Tips for dealing with oily skin

Tips for dealing with oily skin

One of the most irritating beauty problems is very oily skin. If you suffer from this problem, you are having trouble coping with your shiny and oily skin at the beginning or in the middle of the day. Although our skin needs oil to appear at its best, excessively oily skin can be extremely uncomfortable. Fortunately, you can avoid this look with a little caution.

Several factors can cause oily skin. One of these is genes. Hormonal changes can also cause oily skin, using the wrong product. Another factor is the weather conditions. In hot and humid weather, your skin may feel sticky and you may notice that it looks slippery and shiny.

One of the most important things to keep in mind about oily skin is that you should not over-cleanse and rub. Oily skin should be treated as gently as possible. When choosing lotions and creams, one should turn to special products. Mineral ones should be preferred in makeup products.

1. Clean twice a day: If you don’t feel your gentle cleanser is strong enough, you can use a cleanser with salicylic acid or glycolic acid. Do not make harsh and abrasive movements on your skin. When it comes to oily skin, gel and foam products should be preferred.

2.Use a sedative: If your skin looks oily even after washing and cleansing, you can use soothing tonics for your face. Avoid alcohol-based products.

3.Use moisturizer as needed: It is a popular but false information that people with oily skin should not use moisturizers. Instead of applying the cream all over your face, you should apply it to dry areas rather than oily. Choose oil-free products when choosing a cream.

4. Use an oil-free sunscreen: You shouldn’t stop using sunscreen just because you have oily skin. You can choose gel products that do not clog pores and are oil-free.

5. Make a clay mask once a week: Clay cleanses your skin from oil and gives it a wonderful appearance.

Oil absorbent papers

If you have oily skin, you may have an eye on oil-absorbent papers in cosmetic stores. These small papers do not prevent your skin from becoming oily, but especially absorb excess oil that causes a glow on your face. You can easily access oil-absorbent papers by paying small amounts.


When it comes to citrus, honey is among the most popular natural products. Thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, it also benefits oily and acne-prone skin. Honey is also known as a natural moisturizer and does not make your skin oily while keeping it moist. The reason for this is that it does not moisturize your skin with another substance, it reveals the moisture in the skin. To use honey in the treatment of acne and oily skin, apply a thin layer on your skin. Let it dry for 10 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Clay masks

As mentioned above, clay masks are used in the absorption of oil in the skin and in the treatment of many skin problems. Here’s what you can do to make your work clay mask look like you went to the spa:

1- Add water or rose water to a teaspoon of clay until it becomes a pudding.

2- Apply the clay mixture on your face and wait until it dries.

3- Wash the clay from your face with warm water and pat dry gently.

Compared to peel-off face masks, water-extracted clay masks are healthier for your skin.

Rolled oats

Oats help calm inflamed skin and absorb excess oil. It also allows the dead skin to shed. It is often used as a base in face masks and can be combined with yogurt, honey or with banana, apple or papaya puree. You can use oatmeal for your face as follows:

1- Add hot water to half a cup of oats and wait until it forms a paste.

2- Add a tablespoon of honey to the mixture.

3- Massage the oatmeal mixture on your face for about 3 minutes, then rinse with water and pat dry.

4- If you want, you can apply the oatmeal mixture on your face and wait for 10-15 minutes. Don’t forget to rinse with water afterwards and dry gently!

Egg whites and lemon

The acidic acid of the lemon in the egg white and lemon mixture, which is thought to help shrink pores among the people, can help absorb the oil. According to a study conducted in 2008, it was revealed that lemon also has antibacterial properties. However, keep in mind that this concoction can be dangerous for those who are allergic to eggs.

For the egg white and lemon mask:

1- Mix an egg white and a teaspoon of lemon juice.

2- Apply it on your face and wait until it dries.

3- Rinse with warm water and pat dry.


Ground almonds not only exfoliate your skin but also absorb excess oil and dirt from your skin. To use the almond on your face with the scrub method:

1- Crush raw almonds to form three teaspoons

2- Add two tablespoons of raw honey.

3- Gently apply it to your face in circular motions.

4- Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

You can apply your mask made of raw almond paste without adding honey. After waiting for 10-15 minutes, you can wash and dry. If you are allergic to nuts, it is not recommended to make this mask.

Aloe vera

It has been scientifically proven that aloe vera, known for its soothing effect on burns, is good for scaly flaking on oily skin. Currently, aloe vera is used by many people to treat oily skin. You can apply a thin layer of aloe vera to your face before going to bed and sleep like this until morning. You should remember that aloe vera can cause allergic reactions in sensitive skin. If you have never used aloe vera before, you can find out if you have allergies by applying a small amount on the forearm. If no allergic reaction occurs within 24-48 hours, you can use it easily.


Tomato with salicylic acid is one of the most common home remedies against acne. Acids in tomatoes help to absorb excess oil from the skin and help cleanse the clogged pores. For a purifying tomato mask:

1- Mix a teaspoon of sugar and the pulp of a tomato.

2- Apply to your face in circular motions and wait for five minutes.

3- Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

You can apply only tomato pulp or slices to your skin without making a mask.

Jojoba oil

Applying oil to oily skin may not make sense. However, jojoba oil is believed to be good for oily skin, acne and other skin problems. Jojoba oil is also thought to mimic the sebum in the skin, allowing the sebaceous glands to produce less sebum and stabilize the oil levels. Although there is no research proving the correctness of this idea, a study conducted in 2012 showed that applying a mask made of clay and jojoba oil 2-3 times a week to the skin was good for skin wounds and acne. A small amount of jojoba oil can be beneficial for your skin, but using too much will make your skin even more oily. At first, you can experiment with a few drops of jojoba oil on your skin, and if you get a good result, you can continue.

How can you prevent your skin from becoming oily?

If your oily skin is caused by your genes or hormones, it is difficult to prevent it. Regular skin care, avoiding fried foods, high-sugar foods and processed foods can be your biggest helpers. You may want to use heavy cosmetics to cover the oily appearance of your skin, but doing so will make the situation worse. When you observe that your skin starts to get oily, you should stop using makeup, especially foundation. You should also be careful to choose water-based products instead of oil-based products. Choosing non-comodogenic products will also prevent your pores from clogging. All of the methods mentioned may have different effects from person to person. It would be more accurate to consult a dermatologist for more detailed information and the most accurate directions.

Compilation and translation: Dilara Preserve

Source: Healthline. 10 Home Remedies for Oily Skin. Retrieved from:

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