Increased production of sebum, big skin pores, blackheads and other blemishes as well as an oily looking appearance are all signs of an oily skin which is one of the most tricky types of skin.
If you have oily or even prone to blemishes skin, there is no way you are not constantly after ways to balance the levels of oil produced by your skin and to improve its looks whether these ways include finding the right skincare products for this type of skin such as face masks for oily skin or even trying some homemade natural recipes to cleanse and moisturize oily skin.
So, if you like experimenting with fresh face recipes, here we have one cleansing recipe for oily skin as well as a mask and a moisturizing recipe for oily skin.
Face Cleansing Recipe for Oily Skin
When it has to do with oily skin, the idea that you have to use a strong cleanser to remove the oiliness from your face is not correct because that way you will imbalance your skin even more and force it to produce even more sebum.
So, what you really need is specialized and good quality products that will help your skin be clean but at the same time be balanced and stay moisturized. Non comedogenic products are the best for oily skin.
Also, avoid cleansing your face more than two times a day because this can imbalance it and cause dryness. So, let’s have a look at our homemade natural recipe which is good for cleansing as well as tightening the pores.
You will need:
- 25 ml of rosewater.
- 25 ml of tincture of fenugreek.
- 25 ml of hamamelis.
- 50 ml of distilled water in which you will have mixed 5 drops of geranium oil, 5 drops of juniper and 4 drops of lemon.
Deep Cleansing Homemade Face Mask for Oily Skin
Especially people with oily and prone to blemishes skin need a deep cleansing mask for their face 1-2 times a week. That way, they can prevent the appearance of blemishes and use it to absorb excess oil.
Dead Sea mud masks or masks that contain different types of clay like Rhassoul clay, French green clay and other types of clay are great for removing oiliness from face and rejuvenating skin.
So, let’s see now how to prepare a natural face mask at home with antibacterial benefits which will deeply cleanse your skin, tighten your pores and relieve skin irritations.
In a glass or porcelain bowl, put 3 tablespoons of white clay, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, 2 tablespoons of beer yeast and after you have mixed these ingredients well, add 30 ml of rose water as well as 2 drops of geranium oil, 2 drops of lemon and another two drops of sandalwood oil.
Apply the mask and let it rest on your skin for 10 minutes. After that, remove it with lukewarm water.
Moisturizing Recipe for Oily Face
There are a lot of people with oily skin who avoid using moisturizing products because they are afraid that their skin will become even more oily but that is not correct.
There are a lot of specialized good quality products for oily face which will keep this type of skin moisturized and balanced without clogging its pores. Our review on non comedogenic moisturizers will give you a good idea of such products.
A useful tip to follow when applying a moisturizer on oily face is to leave the product absorb and then softly press a tissue or even a cotton pad on the skin so that you prevent greasiness.
If you want to try out a moisturizing face recipe at home, some good natural ingredients which I use for my prone to blemishes skin are jojoba oil, aloe vera gel and coconut oil.
So, all you have to do is mix 4 tablespoons of organic aloe vera gel, 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil and another two of coconut oil.
This is a moisturizing recipe you can use when at home and it is not recommended for use under makeup.
Finally, as I have already mentioned, before applying these recipes on your entire face, it is always better to make a patch test on a small area of your skin to be sure that you won’t get irritation to any of the ingredients contained in these homemade recipes for oily skin.