Oily skin is a common cosmetic problem that is characterized by medium to large-sized pores, a shiny appearance, especially around the area of the nose, chin, and forehead, and a tendency to develop blemishes and blackheads.
Before you begin to work on the external problem, you should focus on the internal situation because that is where the root cause resides. As a Naturopathic Doctor I first take an internal approach to solving the problem of oily skin before working on the external symptoms. As many other naturopathic doctors and other alternative medicine practitioners know, one of the best ways to approach the problem of oily skin is to change one’s diet.
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Natural Remedies for Oily Skin
These are some natural methods for oily skin to control your breakouts and shine.
Mix together 1:1 ratio of water and lemon juice - spread over the face evenly, let it dry completely, and then rinse thoroughly with warm water and then again with cool water. Do this once or twice a day - morning and night works well if you wear makeup through the day.
Oatmeal paste - mix together plain oatmeal and lemon juice; add a bit of olive oil so it can be spread over the skin evenly. Heat up the mixture just until it's warm to the touch and apply it to the face. Let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse completely clean with warm water.
Spot treat oily areas with tea tree oil - dab a few drops of pure tea tree oil on blemishes several times per day.
Aloe Vera - spot treat blemishes and acne prone facial areas by dabbing a bit of aloe Vera onto the skin and let it dry.
Mud mask - mix up a mud mask using equal amounts of raw honey and green clay powder. Apply evenly to your face, carefully avoiding the tender eye area, and let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. This can be applied two or three times weekly.
Rinsing your face with clean cool water during the day is a great way to keep oil from producing on the skin.
Sandalwood paste - mix together a one-to-one ratio of rose water and sandal wood powder. Smooth over your skin, let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Avoid touching your face - you'll add germs and dirt to the skin without realizing it.
Go without makeup whenever possible or wear only water-based, natural makeup.