There are many useful scrubs that can remove extra oil from the surface of your face. Here are a few simple and light scrubs that are easy to make and convenient to apply. [Read: How to Take Care of Your Skin in Winters]
Home Made Remedies for Oily Skin
Almond- Honey Scrub
Grind the almonds and mix with honey, apply the paste gently on the face without rubbing it. Use a hot washcloth for this purpose. Let it stay there for some time and then rinse properly.
Oatmeal and Aloe Vera Scrub
Grind the oats and mix with aloe vera. Apply the paste on the skin and let it stay there for about 15-20 minutes. Wash the face and dry it by blotting.
Please avoid applying a scrub if you have acne on the face. As the acne irritates the skin the scrub may further enhance the problem.
Clay Masque / Fuller’s Earth Masque
Skin oil can be decreased with the use of masques. You can get the clay or Fuller’s Earth from any pharmacy and make a paste by mixing it with water. Apply this paste on the face and leave it for about 20-25 minutes. Rinse the face thoroughly.
Add half teaspoon of baking soda in liquid soap and rub it softly on the oily surfaces of the face like nose and chin. Apart from removing extra oil this will cure the blackheads also. Wash the face with cool water.
You can use white or apple cider vinegar to obtain same effects. Take a cotton ball and apply the ingredient before going to bed. Let it stay there for about 15 minutes and then wash it with cool water. Continue this treatment for about three weeks to achieve success. A person with an over-sensitive skin may dilute the vinegar with water. During summer season keep the vinegar in freezer to cool it or freeze it into small cubes. This will work nicely as a cooling facial.
Cornstarch and Salt
Cornstarch is very effective for drying up the extra oil. Make a paste by mixing about 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with water. Apply the paste on the face and keep it there for some time to dry. Wash off the face with warm water. Apply this once in a day.
Salt dries up the skin rapidly. This is the reason why people living on the sea shore experience dryness in their skin. In order to create the same effects in a controlled manner, take a small spray bottle and fill it with tepid water. Add one teaspoon of salt in it. Spray the content gently on your face while keeping the eyes close. You will feel as if you are facing a salty breeze on a sea shore. You can do it once in a day. Dry your face by blotting after this exercise.
Arrange following ingredients:
Meshed Apple: ½ Cup
Cooked Oatmeal: ½ Cup
Egg White: 1 slightly beaten
Lemon Juice: 1 Tablespoon
Make a paste of all the ingredients and apply it on the face. Leave it for about 15 minutes. Wash the face with cool water.
Egg is the simplest element that can remove the oil shine from the face rapidly. Egg yolk mask is efficient to dry out the skin. Apply the egg yolk with a cotton piece of cloth on the oily parts of the face. Let it dry for about 20 minutes and then wash with cool water.