Home Remedies for Oily Skin that Really Work

Do you have an oily skin and have been combating with associated skin problems? Are you one of those many women who have tried so many so-called oil control skin care products that make tall claims but are ineffective in the long run? You have landed at a right place, because today's write-up is about skin care tips for oily skin. These tips talk about the dos and don'ts as well as home remedies to incorporate in your skincare regimen.

Women with oily skin look younger than those with normal or dry skin. This is because the aging process of oily skin is comparatively slow. But oily skin continues to be one of the major concerns for most women. It brings along myriad of skin problems like enlarged pores, whiteheads, blackheads, acne and the resulting blemishes.

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Let us take a look at some home remedies that with soothe your oily skin, making you feel fresh for longer.

The Cool Cucumbers

Cucumbers are high in water content and full of freshness. Not to mention their easy availability. Extract some cucumber juice by squeezing the grated cucumber and apply it on your face and neck with a cotton ball. Let it stay for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with cool water. Try this amazing idea before putting on make-up to make it stay fresh and smudge-free for several hours.

The Sassy Strawberry

This remedy is my personal favorite since last 6-7 years. I too have an oily skin and I love to use strawberry on my face. Its fruity fragrance refreshes my senses. Strawberries are a powerful astringent. An astringent has a tendency to shrink the skin cells, which is beneficial for people with engorged skin pores. Regular application of fresh strawberry juice on your face will bring down the size of the pores and make your skin appear even. It also helps lighten the scars or marks that have been left by acne.

Honey- Yogurt Face Mask

Honey is well known for its medicinal and healing properties. Turns out, it works like a magic for the skin. Add a teaspoonful of honey to a spoonful of yogurt and mix well. Apply this mixture on your face and neck with your finger tips. Leave it to dry for 15 minutes and then wash your face with water. This combo will moisturize your skin and keep dullness at bay, making your face glow.

Grape Juice

Grapes are yet another favorite fruit of our skin. It works like cleanser and fights skin oiliness and acne. It is rich in vitamins and mineral and provides nourishment to your skin. Squeeze some juice from sweet, ripe grapes and use it apply it on your skin for 10 minutes.

Now let us talk about the dos and don't when you have oily skin.

  • Do not use facial scrub. They stimulate production of sebum, causing your skin to become oilier.
  • Use a gentle and natural exfoliating agent. Make a paste of powdered almonds with some milk and use it as for exfoliating the layer of dead skin cells.
  • Avoid washing your face too often, as it promotes production of oil in your skin.
  • Always wear a sun-block lotion with adequate SPF before stepping out in the sun.
I hope you found this write-up useful and will benefit from trying some of the remedies yourself.


  1. Rose water with glycerine helps too. Also multani mitti+sandalwood paste for a face-mask. Thanx


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