DIY homemade face masks for oily skin
Oily skin can be a real problem, especially if it’s accompanied with acne and blackheads. But the natural oils can be an advantage too – women with oily skin get wrinkles and fine lines later in their life. The good thing is that there are effective methods of dealing with oily skin, and you can even do it at home! Here are 7 DIY homemade face masks for oily skin:
Homemade face mask for oily skin with mint and cucumber
Cucumbers and mint are an excellent ingredients for homemade face mask for oily skin. Grate 1/2 cucumber and squeeze the juice until you get 3 tablespoons of cucumber juice. Take 10 fresh mint leaves and crush them with a mortar and pestle until you get a paste. Mix the mint paste with 3 tablespoons of cucumber juice. You can apply this mask with your fingers, with a cotton pad or you can use one of those compressed face masks that expand when submerged in liquid. Leave the mask on your skin for 15-20 minutes and rinse your face with lukewarm water. This mask controls sebum secretion, and also refreshes and cools the skin.
DIY homemade facial mask for oily skin with lemon
Lemon juice is very effective for controlling sebum secretion and it’s great for oily skin. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon and place 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice in a cup. Dilute the lemon juice with 4 tablespoons of cold water. Apply this homemade face mask for oily skin with cotton pad or use compressed face mask that expands when submerged in liquid. Leave the mask for 15-20 minutes (or until it dries) and wash your face with lukewarm water. If you don’t have a lemon in your kitchen, you can use orange or lime. Regular use of this mask will help you with the excess oils, just don’t overdo it, use it 1-2 times weekly. If you’re going to expose your skin to the sun, make sure that you use a good face cream with high SPF.
Homemade facial mask for oily skin with yogurt
This is extremely easy homemade facial mask for oily skin made from only two ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen. In a small bowl, add 2 tablespoons of plain unsweetened yogurt and one tablespoon of oat flour or fine oatmeal. Mix well, apply the DIY face mask for oily skin on your face and and leave it to dry (Around 15-20 minutes). After that, rinse your face with cold water while massaging your face with circular motions. This mask helps remove the excess oils and dead skin cells.
DIY homemade face mask for oily skin with milk & honey
Milk is a good cleanser and if you mix it with honey you’ll get excellent (and delicious) homemade face mask for oily skin. In a small bowl mix 3 tablespoons of milk with one tablespoon of honey. Apply the DIY face mask for oily skin with a cotton pad or use compressed cotton face mask. Leave the mask for 10-15 minutes or until it dries and rinse with cold water. This DIY face mask for oily skin removes the excess oil and dirt. This mask is great for acne prone skin because milk will clean the skin and honey will reduce redness and heal acne thanks to its antibacterial properties.
DIY homemade facial mask for oily skin with aloe vera
Aloe vera gel is another great product that can help the oily skin. Actually, this homemade face mask is great for all skin types because it calms and moisturizes, and it’s especially great for acne prone skin that has been exposed to harsh anti acne products. Take one sprig of aloe vera and cut it in half. Remove the gel, mash it with a fork and mix it well. Apply the aloe vera gel on your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Homemade face mask for oily skin with clay and rose water
From ancient times it has been known that certain types of clay have purifying and cleansing properties, so here’s an effective homemade face mask for oily skin with clay and rose water. In a small bowl add 2 tablespoons clay (you can use green clay or bentonite clay) and mix it with 1 tablespoon of rose water. If the mixture is too thick, yo can add more rose water. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it to dry (about 0-15 minutes). Rinse the mask with a small face sponge and lukewarm water.
Homemade facial mask for oily skin with tomato
Peel 1/2 tomato, mash it with a fork until nicely mashed and add one tablespoon of honey. You can also use a blender. Apply the homemade facial mask for oily skin on a well cleansed face and rinse it with lukewarm water after 15 minutes. The antibacterial properties of honey will help you fight acne and the acids contained in tomato have a gentle exfoliating effect and remove dead skin cells.