[toc]A shiny nose, glossy face and some pimples and acne on it are the basic signs of a oily skin. They accumulate more dust and bacteria and so are prone to acne and pimples. Although hormone levels, lifestyles and environment attributes to oiliness, skin type is still a natural factor and varies from person to person. This is the reason why some people have oily skin whereas the others have dry or normal skin.
The sebaceous glands, which produce oil naturally, are larger and more concentrated in people with oily skin as compared to those with normal or dry skin. Since, we cannot change our natural skin type, we can certainly make it less prone to the problems like acne, blackheads, whiteheads, etc associated with it by reducing the sebum deposit under the skin.
Safeguarding the skin against sebum deposit is an ongoing process. An oily skin will return to its normal form if the treatment is discontinued. Therefore, it becomes more convenient, safe and cost effective to make it a part of our daily beauty regimen instead of opting for cosmetic products, whose effects do not last longer.
7 Excellent Ways To Get Rid Of Oily Skin
Gram Flour(Besan In Hindi)
Besan not only removes the excess oil from the skin, but also removes dead skin cells, rejuvenates the skin and makes it flawless and radiant. For better results, instead of using water, add a few drops of rose water or yogurt with besan.
Now, apply this pack on the whole face, carefully avoiding the areas near the eyes(dryness might create wrinkles around the eyes). Let this pack dry out and then you can wipe it off with a damp towel or cotton wool. This pack is very effective in absorbing the excess oil from the skin and remove toxins from it.
Camphor is full of anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties that helps in reducing the secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands. It not only makes the skin oil free, but also restores the PH balance of the skin.
This is the reason why it is found in most of the astringents available over the counter. However, the acidic properties present in it can be harsh on the skin. Therefore, it should be applied in moderation and in combination with some other ingredients like rose water or yogurt.
Tomatoes are a must in every kitchen. But the lesser known fact is that being an antioxidant, it is an ultimate remedy for a lot of skin related problems. From removing blemishes, rashes, sunburns, acne, blackheads, whiteheads, reducing pores to bringing back the glow of a dull skin, removing extra oil from the skin, the list is just endless. Take the pulp of a fresh tomato or squeeze out its juice and apply on the skin with the help of a cotton wool, daily for ten minutes to notice the remarkable change.
Apple works as an astringent and antiseptic for our skin, the Vitamin C present in it nourishes and brings radiance and glow to it, and the malic acid present in it helps in removing excess oil or sebum from the skin, and exfoliates the dead skin cells. Grate a piece of apple and apply it on your skin. Alternatively, you may apply its juice with a cotton wool. Leave it for fifteen minutes and then wash off.
Applying cucumber is very effective in getting rid of an oily and greasy skin. It leaves a cooling and soothing effect on the skin when applied, and suits every skin type. Besides, it also removes blemishes, reduces sunburns, wrinkles as well as puffiness of the skin. You may apply it as thin slices or in grated form, apart from extracting its juice. It need to be kept for ten minutes and then washed off.
Aloe vera is a natural antiseptic and antioxidant containing loads of beta carotene, vitamin C and E. It is used both for healing and soothing the skin. Being extremely beneficial for all sorts of skin problems, it is extensively being used in cosmetic and beauty products throughout the world.
Apart from maintaining the oil balance of the skin, it acts as a non-oily natural moisturizer.Break an aloe leaf and collect the gel coming out of it in a bowl. Apply it on the skin. Wash it off with water after ten minutes.
Drinking sufficient quantity of water balances the production of oil in the skin. If there is lack of water in the body, the skin is likely to become dry and chappy. The sebaceous glands will start secreting more oil to compensate for the water deficiency.
Drinking eight to ten glasses of water keeps the body hydrated and prevents the glands from producing excessive oil. You may add a few drops of lemon juice in it for better results.