Having oily skin is "normal" for most people. Now that we have this out of the way, let's talk about what causes 'oily skin' and some home remedies to deal with having oily skin.
When the sebaceous glands, located underneath the skin's surface, produces excess oil it leads to having oily skin. Having oily skin has the likelihood of leading to acne formation. Your genes could affect the excess production of oil, stress or even hormonal changes can cause oily skin as well.
Here are some home remedies to help if you have oily skin
Use Honey on your Skin
Honey has antibacterial, antiseptic properties and is a natural humectant. This means honey moisturizes your skin without producing oils. You can directly use honey on your face and let it sit for about 10 minutes or add cinnamon to it or even add it to a Clay Mask. Rinse with warm water after and moisturize your face.
Mask it Up with the Clay Mask
Hold on a minute. We're not talking about the normal clay. We're referring to Cosmetic or Bentonite Clay. It absorbs oil from the face and treats other skin conditions as well. To use, mix 1 to 2 table spoonfuls with honey, water, rosewater, apple cider vinegar, castor oil or any other preferred liquid of your choice. Apply it to your face. Let it sit for about 20 minutes to an hour (depending on what you're comfortable with) and rinse off with warm water and a face towel. Pat your face dry and moisturize after.
Lemonade or Scrambled Eggs for breakfast? Skin care comes first
Having scrambled eggs with a glass of lemonade may be delicious, but your skin can enjoy these ingredients as well. Aside the antibacterial properties of lemon, the acid in it helps absorb oil. Using both lemon and eggs help tighten the pores of the skin. Squeeze one medium sized lemon and add the egg-white of an egg. Apply the mixture to your freshly washed faced. Let it sit on face till it dries up and wash out with warm water. Pat dry and moisturize your face.
Is Anything too Difficult for Aloe Vera?
Seriously, what can't aloe vera do? Aloe Vera is known to treat a number of skin conditions such as redness, eczema and others. Oily skin stands no chance with aloe vera. Just apply a thin layer of aloe vera on your freshly washed face before bedtime. Keep it on during the night and wash it off in the morning. Do this at least once a week and watch the magic happen.
If you have oily skin because of your genes, it may be very difficult doing away with it completely. Staying away from sugar-rich foods, processed foods and fried foods might help. Avoid using very heavy make-up as well and continue taking good care of your skin. In case of further skin consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us on Facebook or Instagram or via +233 596 050 073.