Beauty,  Oily Acne Prone Skin

Best & Easy Home Remedies For Oily Skin To Avoid Acne

woman applying home remedy for oily skin

Hello, Sunshines!

If you are an oily skinned beauty, then this blog post is definitely for you. In this blog post I will try to help you know your skin better and obviously, you get to know the best home remedies for oily skin to keep that extra shine and acne on your face in control.

I myself, have an oily acne prone skin so I know the struggle is real and it comes with a lot of pressure to take care of your skin all the time. All my life I have been so cautious of trying any new products on my skin as anything and everything can easily break me out and my skin can become worse. Oily skin does require more attention and you need to keep a track of products and even food that may break you out.

But first, let me tell you how oily skin is formed?

A shiny face, especially around your T-zone, cheeks, and jawline, enlarged pores, and acne-prone skin means you have oily skin.

Oily skin is the result of the overproduction of sebum from sebaceous glands. These glands are located under the skin’s surface. Heredity, stress and hormonal changes are some of the causes for excess sebum production.

Your skin requires sebum to keep itself moisturized. But too much sebum may lead to oily skin, which can lead to clogged pores, acne, whiteheads and blackheads.

Pollution and dirt can add to these conditions and can make it even worse for you. The solution for this is to keep the oil production in control by following some simple and easy home remedies for oily skin.

But don’t get depressed, oily skin has some benefits too. The oil locks the moisture into the upper layer of your skin which helps you age better and develop fewer wrinkles than dry or normal skin. And girls believe me this one advantage should be surely enough for you to love your oily skin!

When looking for a solution for oily skin, trying home remedies is way better than using some chemical based market product as using natural ingredients will not take away the natural oils from your skin.

However, you need to do a patch test first as some natural ingredients can react badly with your skin. So, keep this in mind before trying any of these home remedies for oily skin.

Let’s get started! Here are 25 best home remedies for oily skin that will help you control the oil and ease your acne-prone skin.

Home Remedies For Oily Skin (Scroll down to see detailed remedies):

  1. Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti)
  2. Oatmeal
  3. Coffee
  4. Honey
  5. Gram Flour (Besan) and Curd
  6. Green Tea
  7. Baking Soda
  8. Almonds
  9. Apple Cider Vinegar
  10. Egg Whites and Lemons
  11. Tomatoes
  12. Ice Cubes
  13. Aloe Vera
  14. Yogurt
  15. Jojoba Oil
  16. Apple
  17. Neem and Turmeric
  18. Cucumber
  19. Banana
  20. Orange Peel
  21. Sea Salt
  22. Clove
  23. Papaya
  24. Sandalwood
  25. Steaming

Oily Skin Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Cleanse your face twice daily with a mild cleanser and water. Use gel-based or foaming cleansers. Look for a product that contains one or more of these ingredients: salicylic acid, tea tree oil, neem, turmeric, honey.
  • Follow it by applying a good alcohol-free toner.
  • And then moisturize your skin with an oil-free moisturizer. Basically, you need to follow a good CTM (cleansing, toning, and moisturizing) skin care routine without failing a single day.
  • Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week with a mild scrub or incorporate any of these listed home remedies for oily skin in your skin care regimen to exfoliate your skin nicely.
  • Follow it up by applying a face mask from the given list.
  • Always wear sunscreen while stepping out of the house. Sun rays can worsen your pimples and can even result in brown spots and freckles. Choose an SPF 30 or more and a gel-based and non-comedogenic product.
  • Always carry a translucent powder and oil- blotting sheets in your bag to remove extra oil from your face, whenever needed.
  • Don’t touch your face frequently.
  • Use water-based and non-comedogenic makeup products.
  • Remove all your makeup before going to bed.
  • Eat a healthy nutrient-rich diet. Avoid eating a lot of junk and sugary foods.
  • Drink loads of water, at least 8-10 glasses per day to keep your skin hydrated and flush out toxins from your body.
  • Try to do some exercise oy yoga at least 4-5 days in a week to sweat out toxins from your body and get a natural glow, without looking greasy.

Now coming to the home remedies for oily skin to treat acne:

  1. Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti)

woman applying multani mitti face mask for oily skin

Fuller’s earth is known for its oil-absorbing properties. It helps pimples to get dried and also helps in treating existing acne scars and blemishes. Fuller’s earth also keeps check on excessive oil production by your skin leaving your skin refreshed and squeaky clean. It is definitely one of the best home remedies for oily skin.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of multani mitti with 1 teaspoon rose water.
  • Add 4-5 drops of lemon juice to this mixture.
  • Apply it over your face and leave it till it dries.
  • Then wash off with water.
  1. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a great exfoliator and has good moisturizing properties. It helps calm inflamed skin and absorbs excess oil. It also helps in treating sunburn. To make a facial mask:

  • Take 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal and mix it with either one of these ingredients like yogurt, honey, or mashed fruit such as bananas, apples, or papaya. Or you can simply mix it with water to make a thick paste.
  • Apply the oatmeal mixture to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Then rinse it off with warm water.
  1. Coffee

Coffee is packed with powerful antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in soothing the redness of the skin and exfoliates the skin deeply. To make a coffee scrub:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of ground coffee with 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • Apply it on your face and scrub gently for 1-2 minutes, keep it until it dries.
  • Wash it off with warm water.
  1. Honey

Honey has antibacterial and antiseptic properties which are great for oily-acne prone skin. It helps in keeping your skin moisturized without making it greasy. It is undoubtedly one of the best home remedies for oily skin.

  • Use it as a face mask by spreading a thin layer of raw honey on your face.
  • Let it dry for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Then wash it off with cold water.
  1. Gram Flour (Besan) and Curd

Besan is a great natural cleanser. It unclogs pores and helps remove dead skin. It also controls excess sebum production. Besan has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties that help in controlling acne. Curd acts as a good moisturizer for your skin. To prepare this face scrub:

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of besan and 1 tablespoon of curd to form a thick paste.
  • Apply it over your face and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  • Then wash it off with warm water in gentle exfoliating motions.
  1. Green Tea

Green tea is loaded with anti-oxidants and helps in reducing sebum production. It is also good for treating acne.

  • Make a cup of green tea without adding sugar and any other ingredient.
  • Let it cool for some time.
  • When it has cooled off, soak a cotton ball in it and dab it all over your face.
  • Keep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then wash it off with cold water.
  1. Baking Soda

Baking soda has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which help in balancing the pH levels of your skin. It works as a great exfoliator and removes extra oil and dead skin from your face. Lemon juice also disinfects your skin and removes excess oil. Hence, it is one of the best home remedies for oily skin. To prepare a baking soda face mask:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of water and few drops of lemon juice together to form a paste.
  • Apply the paste to your face and keep it for 5-10 minutes.
  • Then rinse it off with warm water.
  1. Almonds

Ground almonds are a good exfoliator for your skin. It removes dead skin and helps keep your face shine free. Almonds also help in reducing the signs of aging and nourish your skin thoroughly. To make a face scrub:

  • Soak some almonds overnight in water.
  • Then crush them and mix it with yogurt to make a paste.
  • Apply on your clean face for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then rinse it with plain water.
  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar home remedy for oily skin

Apple cider vinegar can be used as a natural toner for your oily skin. The alpha hydroxyl acid present in ACV helps moisturize the skin very well. To make ACV mask:

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar with 2 teaspoons of raw honey.
  • Add 1 teaspoon baking soda.
  • Apply the paste over your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then wash it off with warm water.
  1. Egg Whites and Lemons

Egg whites and lemons are one of the best home remedies for oily skin. They help in shrinking your pores. The acid in lemons control oil production and it also has antibacterial properties. Eggs also nourish your skin with protein. To make an egg white and lemon face mask:

  • Mix 1 egg white with a juice of 1/2 lemon.
  • Apply it on your face, and leave it on for 15-20 minutes or until it dries.
  • Then wash it off with warm water.
  1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes contain salicylic acid which helps fight acne. It helps reduce the excess sebum secreted by the skin and unclog your pores. Tomatoes also help in de-tan your skin and soothe sunburn. It is undoubtedly one of the best home remedies for oily skin.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon sugar with the pulp of 1 tomato.
  • Apply the mixture to your face in gentle circular motion.
  • Keep the mask on for 5 minutes then wash off with warm water.
  • Don’t forget to moisturize your face after this.
  • Or you can simply just apply tomato pulp on your face.
  • Cut a tomato into half and rub it over your facial skin in circular motion.
  • Then rinse it off with water.
  1. Ice Cubes

Rubbing ice cubes on your face helps in calming oily acne prone skin by reducing the redness and swelling of pimples. It also helps in shrinking your pores. Ice cubes increase the blood circulation to your face which makes your skin tight and gives you an instant glow. Use it on your face before applying makeup for a hassle-free application. To do this:

  • Wrap an ice cube in a thin cotton cloth and rub it over your face for 5-10 minutes.
  1. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is known for its moisturizing and astringent properties. It helps in soothing and toning your skin. It also keeps in check the amount of oil secreted by your skin.

  • You can squeeze out aloe vera from a freshly cut leaf of the aloe vera plant.
  • Apply a thin layer to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes or until it dries.
  • Then wash it off with plain water.
  • You can also apply aloe vera before bedtime as a sleeping mask and rinse it off in the morning.
  1. Yogurt

Yogurt contains lactic acid which helps exfoliate the skin, unclogs pores, and evens skin tone. It has both antifungal and antibacterial properties, which makes it one of the best home remedies for oily skin.

  • Apply few tablespoons of plain yogurt on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  • Then rinse it off with cold water.
  1. Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is great for oily skin, acne, and helps in controlling sebum production. But don’t use too much of it and try this for a few days, if you see any good effect then continue using it.

  • You can just massage a few drops on your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then wash it off with warm water.
  1. Apple

Apples are high in anti-oxidants. They help in thorough cleansing of your skin and nourish it deeply. To make an apple face mask for oily skin:

  • Mix grated apple with some yogurt and lemon juice.
  • Apply it all over your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then wash it off with cold water.
  1. Neem and Turmeric

Neem is known for its antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Its one of the best home remedies for oily skin and helps treat acne, inflammation and other skin issues. Turmeric is also anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial and helps in getting clear skin. The face pack is prepared by:

  • Blend 10-15 fresh neem leaves with 2-3 pinches of turmeric and water to make a paste.
  • Apply it to your face and keep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then rinse it off with water.
  1. Cucumber

women applying cucumber face mask for oily skin

Cucumber is packed with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. Its very hydrating and gives a soothing effect to your skin. It helps treat acne and makes your skin refreshing. For cucumber face mask:

  • Mix 1/2 cup cucumber pulp, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, and a teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • Apply it over your face and leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water.
  1. Banana

Banana is helpful in fading blemishes and fighting pimples. It acts as a natural moisturizer and is a perfect home remedy for oily skin. To make banana face mask:

  • Take 1 ripe banana and add a tablespoon of honey to it.
  • Squeeze juice from half a lemon in this mixture.
  • Apply this on your face and leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Then rinse with cold water.
  1. Orange Peel

Orange peel has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties which makes it a great home remedy for treating acne-prone and oily skin. It helps in fading pigmentation and blemishes. Also, orange peel makes for a good sun tan removal pack.

  • Take 1 tablespoon of orange peel powder and 1 tablespoon of multani mitti.
  • Add rose water to this mixture to get a smooth paste-like consistency.
  • Apply on the face and leave it for 15 minutes or until it dries.
  • Then wash it off with cold water.
  1. Sea Salt

Sea salt is a natural exfoliant which helps remove dead skin. It is also a drying agent which makes it such a great home remedy for oily skin as it will dry up any existing acne and makes your skin clear. It also kills acne and acne-causing bacteria, ensuring that no further breakouts occur. To make a mask:

  • Mix one teaspoon of sea salt with a little amount of water to form a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste over your face evenly and keep it for 5-10 minutes.
  • Then wash it off with warm water.

Do this home remedy only once a week as this may cause excessive drying of skin.

  1. Clove

Clove has antibacterial properties that make it a strong cleanser. It unclogs the pores and kills infection-causing bacteria, thus preventing it from further spreading. Clove also helps in removing dead skin and lightens blemishes. To make a clove pack:

  • Grind 3-4 cloves with the help of little rosehip oil.
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric to this paste and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture on the face and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then wash it off with cold water.
  1. Papaya

Papaya is an excellent exfoliator and helps remove dead cells and control excess oil secretion by your skin. It unclogs pores and soothes pimples. And gives a natural glow to your skin. It also keeps your skin soft and hydrated. Papaya has antifungal properties too which makes it one of the best home remedies for oily skin.

  • Mix 1/2 cup mashed papaya with 1 teaspoon honey.
  • Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric.
  • Apply this mixture on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  • Then wash it off with cold water.
  1. Sandalwood

Sandalwood has great cooling properties and helps calm irritated skin. It also removes acne, blemishes, and suntan. And makes your skin soft, refreshed and provides an inner glow to your face. To prepare sandalwood face mask:

  • Take 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder and 2 tablespoons of rose water and mix them to form a paste.
  • Apply this mixture on your face and keep it until it dries.
  • Then rinse your face with cold water.
  1. Steaming

Steaming your face can boost blood circulation to your face resulting in healthy skin. It helps unclog your pores and cleanses your skin deeply. Steaming also evens-out your complexion and calms down your skin. To do this:

  • Boil some water in a container then remove it from heat.
  • Cover your head with a towel and bring your face above the container to get the steam. Do it for 5-15 minutes.
  • Then wipe off the extra dirt from your face.
  • Follow it by applying any face mask from this list.

woman happy with home remedies for oily acne prone skin

So, these are some of the best home remedies for oily skin to keep your skin shine free and to keep acne at bay. I know oily skin can be tricky to manage as I have sailed on the same boat as yours. But believe me by taking proper care of my skin and doing some of these home remedies I was able to improve my skin immensely.

However, you don’t need to try all of these remedies. Try those which you can easily incorporate in your skin care regimen and then decide which works for you and which not. And then stick to those which worked. Keep following those remedies for a while to see the results.

So, tell me in the comments below which home remedy for oily skin you want to give a shot today?

And if you have any suggestion or any other great remedy then do share with us.

Thanks!

 

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