Homemade Products and Face Packs For Oily Skin

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Face packs for oily skin
Ananya Bhattacharjee
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Taking care of oily skin is complicated, with regular acne, breakouts and pimples! Though winter season seems as relief from these breakouts of oily skin, the summer season creates havoc. Come summer and the T-line on the face with an oily skin starts to shine with the excess oil. The beauty and wellness industry has many products and remedies to tackle and manage oily skin, but not everyone prefers them. Some people love using homemade face packs for oily skin and products for controlling oily skin effectively. It is always better to handle skin naturally, with natural products that remove oil effectively from the face.

Homemade Face Pack For Oily Skin

Some of the useful homemade face pack for oily skin include:

1. Besan and Curd Face Pack

Besan is helpful to remove excess oil from the skin and curd has lactic acid properties which cleanse the skin and oil from it thoroughly. The pack should be used once a pack for six-seven weeks. 

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons Besan
  • One tablespoon Curd

 How to use  

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl to form a thick paste.
  • Apply the paste to your oily face and massage the skin with fingers in a circular motion for 15 mins. 
  • After that, wash off with cold water.

2. Multani Mitti and Lemon Face Pack

Multani Mitti is one of the best drying agents available and effectively removes excess oil from the skin. Combine it with lemon which cleanses the skin and removes impurities from it. This face pack for oily skin in summer should be used twice a week. 

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons Multani Mitti
  • One tablespoon Lemon Juice

 How To Use  

  • Use the ingredients and form a paste. Add rose water to it to make it smooth.  
  • Apply on the face and wash it off when the pack feels semi-dry.

3. Mint Face Pack

Mint is a skin purifying agent. It easily opens the clogged skin pores and removes excess oil. It is also useful in preventing breakouts due to its antiseptic properties. This best face pack for oily skin should be used once a week.

Ingredients:

  • Mint leaves
  • Honey

 How to Use  

  • Grind mint leaves to form a paste and add honey to it  
  • Apply on the face and wash it off when it dries.  

4. Lemon Juice And Honey Face Pack

Lemon is useful for removing oil from the skin, and honey leaves a radiant glow to the face. 

This pack can be used every day. 

Ingredients:

  • One tablespoon Honey
  • One tablespoon Lemon

 How To Use  

  • Mix Honey and Lemon together and apply on the face.  
  • Leave it for 15 minutes before washing it off.

5. Cucumber Face Pack

An antioxidant, cucumber hydrates the skin and leaves a more elegant texture with frequent use. You can add curd to the pack; curd has lactic acid that exfoliates the dead cells from the skin. This face pack for oily skin in summer can be used twice or thrice a week. 

Ingredients:

  • Cucumber juice
  • Curd

 How To Use  

  • Mix cucumber and curd to form a pack. Apply the mixture on the face and massage it with fingers in a circular motion.  
  • Wash it after 15 minutes with running water.

6. Banana Face Mask

Bananas help to control oil secretion. Mix it with honey and lemon for an even-toned skin and an oil-free skin. This best face pack for oily skin can be used once a week. 

Ingredients:

  • ½ Banana
  • Two tablespoons Honey

 How To Use  

  • Mash half a banana, add honey and whisk the ingredients to form a smooth paste. 
  • Apply on the skin evenly and leave it for 20 mins and then wash off.

7. Egg White and Yogurt

Egg white is a fantastic pore cleanser and helps to clean pores and prevent breakouts. Use the egg white and yoghurt pack once a week.

Ingredients:

  • Egg white from one egg
  • One tablespoon yoghurt

 How To Use  

  • Mix yoghurt with egg white and apply the paste on the face.
  • Leave it for 15 mins and then wash off.  

8. Aloe Vera And Honey

Aloe Vera is the best ingredient for any skin type and can be used daily. It removes excess oil from the skin and keeps it hydrated and glowing. This pack can be used 3-4 times a week. 

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
  • One tablespoon Honey

 How To Use  

  • Mix Aloe Vera and honey and apply the paste on the face. 
  • Keep for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

9. Cornstarch and Apple Cider Vinegar Face Pack

Corn starch helps to keep the skin firm and young by reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It is also helpful in removing excess oil from the skin surface. This pack can be used once a week. 

Ingredients:

 How To Use  

  • Mix the two ingredients and form a paste.
  • Apply on the face and skin and leave for 10 mins and then wash off.

10. Lemon and Turmeric Face Pack

Lemon removes excess oil from skin and turmeric has incredible healing properties. This pack can be used once a week and leave a beautiful glow to the surface.  

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons Gram Flour
  • ½ tablespoon Turmeric
  • ½ Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup of milk

How To Use  

  • Mix all ingredients to form a runny paste
  • Spread it evenly on the face and leave for 20 minutes and then wash off.

Homemade Products 

In addition to the homemade packs for oily skin, you can also try using homemade and natural products for oily skin to manage oily skin. There are many cleansers, toners and moisturizers which one can make at home. These products are more natural to make and can treat oily skin effectively.  

1. Homemade Cleanser 

Cleansers bind to the impurities in the skin and help in removing dirt and oil from the face. You can create the cleaner products for oily skin in the following way: 

  • Mix 1/4 liquid organic soap, brewed and cooled chamomile tea, 3/4 teaspoon of olive oil, eight drops of essential oil (lavender or peppermint), and few drops of vitamin E. Store this mixture in a bottle and use it regularly for effective results. 
Face packs for oily skin

2. Homemade Toner

Make a toner using peppermint, sage, or yarrow. Put a tablespoon of any one of the mentioned herbs in a cup, then fill it to the brim with boiling water. Leave the mixture for 30 minutes, strain it and then let it cool. You can regularly dab the mixture on the face as a toner. The combination can be used for up to 5 days if it is stored in a refrigerator.

Make a toner from green tea and aloe. You would need two tea bags of green tea, one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and I cup of hot water. Steep the green tea bags in the cup of boiling water for 5 minutes and then let it cool. After that, remove the tea bags and add the aloe vera gel to the tea. Stir thoroughly and pour the mixture in a glass jar or spray bottle. Dab the toner regularly on recently washed face and skin with a cotton pad. 

3. Homemade Scrub 

Baking soda and Coconut Oil scrub: 

Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup of organic coconut oil (melted or very soft) 
  • ¼ cup of baking soda. 

How to make

Mix the ingredients until they form a frosting-like consistency. Store the mixture in room temperature in a jar with a tightly fitted lid. Use a tablespoon of the mix as a scrub regularly on the face and rinse off with warm water.

4. Lemon and Sugar Scrub

Ingredients:

  • ½ a lemon (juice)
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar 
  • A tablespoon of olive oil
  • A tablespoon of honey. 

How to make

Mix the lemon juice and olive oil. Add the honey and whisk the mixture until it forms a medium-to-thick consistency, and then add sugar to it. Use it regularly.  

5. Moisturizer 

Mix ½ cup of coconut oil, one teaspoon of liquid vitamin E, and 5-7 drops of lavender essential oil together. Store in a jar and use it on the face twice daily for best results.  

Jojoba to the homemade moisturizer. You can use jojoba oils after washing the face. Rub drops of jojoba on the palms and apply it evenly on the face. You can also mix jojoba oil with other essential oils to make a moisturizer and best products for oily skin in India.  

Do-It-Yourself Homemade face masks and products though may take time to give results, but they are natural and completely free of any harmful chemicals. If you are someone who prefer natural way to caring for your oily skin, try these face masks and products regularly for better results!