Oily skin gives rise to pimples and acne. Read the article below to find useful home remedies to take care of oily skin.

Oily Skin Care

Oily skin is nothing, but a protective skin lubricant called sebum, secreted by the sebaceous glands. Skins, which are oily, are less prone to wrinkles and other signs of aging. Sometimes the gland secretes excessive sebum, which results in the accumulation of a heavy and thick filament, on the skin surface. This, blocks the skin pores, increases blackheads, and accumulation of dead skin, on the skin surface. The skin, irritatingly, becomes glossy, and pimples tend to develop. To reduce the secretion of excess oil, care must be taken so that all the skin lipids, are not removed as these, keep the skin healthy, by locking the moisture in the epidermis. There are several other factors, which contribute in heavy secretion like heredity, hormone levels, pregnancy, and humidity. Also, diet is a very important factor, as oily food results in oily skin. Instead of worrying about whether to go to the doctor or not, it is better to try out the several tips, listed below, on how to take care of oily skin. 
 
Skin Care For Oily Skin 
  • Diet is of outmost importance, so avoid oily food. Instead, go for healthier alternatives, like olive oil. Drink plenty of water and eat lots of fruits both dry and fresh. Supplement your diet, with plenty of salads and vegetables.
  • Take a piece of cotton, and soak it in refrigerated rose water. Now gently dab your face with the cotton, removing the excess oil and cleaning the skin surface.
  • To one tablespoon of Fuller’s earth (multani mitti) add one tablespoon of rose water, and mix it thoroughly, to form a paste. Apply this, on your face and leave it for ten to fifteen minutes. Wash your face with warm water.
  • Make a chickpea powder paste, by mixing two tablespoon of chickpea, with one tablespoon of milk cream, and one tablespoon of honey. Apply this paste, and keep it for five minutes and then wash with water.
  • Keep in mind, that the areas around the eyes are very sensitive so avoid face pack over there. Instead, take half a tablespoon of honey, half cucumber juice, and half a tablespoon of milk cream. Mix these together to form a paste, and apply it around the areas near the eyes. After ten to fifteen minutes, wash with water and pat dry.
  • Don’t wear makeup, for long stretches of time, as it harms the skin by blocking the pores. Use, water based gels, and keep your skin, free of dirt and grime.
  • Mix limejuice with ice water, and wash your face, two to three times, a day. This freshens up the face, and also cleans it. Another method to refresh your face is to, mix one tablespoon of apple-juice mix, with six to seven drops of limejuice. Apply this on your face, for 15 – 20 minutes and then wash.
  • Mint juice mixed with rose water, is also an effective remedy for oily skin.
  • Apply buttermilk on your skin, leave for 15-20 minutes, and then wash it off. Buttermilk has the capability, to soak up the oil from the skin.
  • To remove blemishes, due to oily skin, apply carrot juice, or rub thin slices of apple, on your face, regularly. Also, use the juice or paste of common herbs like mint and basil.

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