Are you fed up with your oily skin? Oily skin is a boon as well as bane at the same time. The right amount of oil in our skin protects us from external toxic elements. It is found that people with oily skin will be less prone to wrinkles and aging marks. But if it becomes excess, then it makes our skin dark. That in turn will become the reason for acne breakouts. We can manage oil in our skin by choosing the right skincare products and the right skincare routine. Here we are going to discuss some special things you need to care for when you have oily skin.





You may have noticed that your skin feels oily even though you are not outside or you are not busy with any work. Your skin automatically sheds oil from time to time. This can be reduced by a daily cleaning routine both in the morning as well as in the evening. Even Though you feel fresh in the morning, your face may be covered with excess oil. So make it a habit to wash your face with a good exfoliating cleanser at the beginning and the ending of the day.



Toner is used to remove the last traces of dirt or impurities which are stuck at the pores of your skin. It will remove the chances of occurrence of acne. You should make it a habit to use a toner daily when your face is free from all makeup and dirt. Toners containing salicylic acid/ glycolic acid or lactic acid are best for people with oily skin



Make blotting paper your friend. Always remember to accompany blotting papers with you. It will help you to take off the excess oil from your face. It is the inexpensive as well as easiest method to wipe off excess oil from your face.





Honey is the best known remedy for oily skin. Since it has antibacterial and antiseptic properties,it wipes off oil from your face but keeps your face moist. Spread a layer of honey to your face, keep it for ten minutes and rinse it off with water. It will help you to prevent acne breakouts. 



Cosmetic clays are effective in healing acne as well as absorbing oil from your skin. For making a clay mask, mix a teaspoon of rosewater with clay and make it into your paste format. Apply the clay mask to your face and leave it until it gets dried. Wash off the mask with water. Since clay has a highly absorbent feature, it will dry off the oil from your skin.



Oatmeal heals inflammated skin and absorbs excess oil. It also exfoliates dead skin. Crush oatmeal into a powdered form and mix it with yogurt, honey or mashed fruits. Apply this paste to your face and wait till it becomes dry. Wash after that. This will help to remove oil from your skin as well as exfoliate your skin.



This combination is effective for oily skin. Since lemons and other citrus fruits have acid content as well as antibacterial properties, it will tighten your pores and prevent acne breakouts. This mask is not effective for those having allergies with eggs. Combine one egg white with squeezed lemon juice and apply to your face. Allow it to dry. Remove it with warm water. This mask is very effective for tightening your pores.



Almonds not only work to exfoliate your skin but also it absorbs excess oil and impurities from your skin. Mix finely grind almonds of three spoons with a table spoon of honey. Apply this to your face in circular motions. Wash it after it becomes dry. This mask is not preferred for people who have nut allergies.



Aloe Vera is the best known natural remedy for any skin conditions. Apply a thin layer of aloe vera to your face, before you go to bed and wash it off in the morning. Aloe Vera has some allergic properties with sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, try a batch test before applying it to your face.


These are the most common as well as most effective natural remedies for oily skin. Since these are natural remedies, it takes a lot of time to get a better result. There are numerous beauty parlour treatments like facials and cleanups for oily skin which are best effective in getting an instant result. Try these techniques and you will be able to manage your oily skin better.


NB: Always do a patch test before applying any mask to your face.