8 Best Homemade Face Masks for Oily Skin

Oily skin is the most irritating skin type. It catches dirt and impurities very easily from its surroundings and tends to break out.

Additional oil secretion demands extra attention for the skin to be healthy and glowing.

Homemade face masks can treat many of the problems caused by oily skin, including acne, spots, blackheads, and greasy lines. Though they will give results gradually unlike other cosmetic beauty treatments, these natural remedies are chemical-free and gentle on the skin.

Have a look on below and who knows, you may be able to find a cure for your problems.

Gram flour face mask
Gram flour face mask

Gram Flour, Turmeric, Lemon, and Milk Mask


  • Two tablespoons gram flour (besan in hindi)
  • Five drops of lemon juice
  • Half teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • Two to three tablespoons of milk
  • Water as needed


Mix ingredients and apply to face for 20 minutes and wash off. It does deep cleansing and removes dead skin cells, giving a clear appearance.

This mask will act as a natural exfoliating scrub for oily skin.

Multani Mitti / Fuller’s Earth Face Mask

Homemade multani mitti face masks are very good up soaking up dirt and oil.

Multani mitti, also known as fuller’s earth, is an age old remedy used to treat acne and pimples. It’s an effective cleanser that can prevent breakouts. You can get rid of extra shine, greasiness and oil with clay masks as they have oil-reducing properties.

A face mask can be made at home with multani mitti as a basic ingredient.


  • Take two tablespoons of fuller’s earth powder and soak it in water for half an hour.
  • Add a tablespoon of rose water and few drops of lemon juice. If the mixture is still too thick, then you should add some water to it.
  • A tablespoon of milk can be added to avoid over-dryness.
  • This face mask will clear up your face, improve blood circulation, and remove excess oil and dead cells from skin.
  • Apply this clay mask twice or three times a week.

Lemon and Milk to make face pack
Lemon and Milk to make face pack

Oil-Free Milk and Lemon Mask

Oily skin does need some moisture, but it needs to be oil-free. Milk combined with few drops of lemon makes a mask that is ideal for people with oily skin.

It acts as a natural cleanser. Lemon reduces the oiliness while milk gives the skin a soft and glowing touch of moisture.

Mixture of Rose Water, Glycerin and Lemon

Mix equal portions of rose water, glycerin and lemon juice and apply to the face. Leave for 20 minutes and wash off.

You can store this lotion in the freezer for daily skin care routine. Keep it in glass bottle.

Lemon has anti-bacterial properties and will help make your skin dry and tight. Rose water is an antiseptic and an excellent cleanser and toner which will give you clean and fresh skin. Glycerin will hydrate the skin.

This is a perfect face mask to treat acne, acne scars and pimples. You must do a patch test to know if this lotion will suit your skin or not.

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Fruit Face Masks

Lemon, orange, tomato, grapefruit and papaya all benefit oily skin in many ways. They are rich in vitamin C and have astringent oils that are very beneficial for greasy skin.

Natural astringents in these fruits help to tighten facial pores, reduce oil secretion and make skin clean.

People with combination skin should smear these face masks on the T – zone area only (the forehead, nose, and chin). If you apply them on dry areas of your face, then you might suffer from dry patches.


Tomato face masks are very effective at dissolving extra oil while shrinking the size of large-looking pores. A tomato has natural astringent properties which make it perfect for this.

Mash a red tomato and apply on face for 15 minutes. You can apply this homemade face mask three times a week.

It will make your skin healthy, toned, and flawless by reducing the appearance of blemishes and acne scars.


Lemon does irritate the skin, but at the same time it is very suitable to prevent oily skin problems. Like tomato and papaya, lemon is also rich in vitamin C. The best part of using lemon on your face is its astringent and bleaching effect.

Lemon can be added to face masks prepared at home to deal with all the troubles of greasy and shiny skin, including acne, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Your skin will feel clearer, fresh and clean of all the dirt and impurities after using it.

You can apply fresh lemon juice on your skin to clean and reduce oiliness. If your body is oily like your face, then you should add half a lemon to the bathtub to get rid of excessive oil.

Orange Peel

Orange peel is a well-known remedy to manage overly shiny skin.

Orange peels are first dried in the shade and then powdered to make a face mask. It can be used with water, curd, or milk.

Homemade orange peel masks clean and open clogged pores. Its astringent properties also reduces extra oil from the skin.



Though papaya suits all skin types, oily skin is most benefited. A papaya face mask will remove excess sebum from the surface of the skin. It also has enzymes that aid in exfoliation treatment.

Using a regular papaya mask on the face means youthful skin, less wrinkles, no dead skin cells and reduced discoloration.

Mash a piece of papaya in a bowl and apply on the face and neck. You can also add few drops of lemon to it.

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priyanka 3 months ago

Very helpful tips

max pattinson 3 months ago

I like the this thanks

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Neha Sadana 12 months ago from India Author

Hi Kendra! Thanks for your feedback. I am glad these oily skin remedies help you out in skin care!

kendra 12 months ago

Hi i'm kendra i have an oily skin and the solution that u have made it for oily skin is more effective for me...thnk u do much

pari 18 months ago

Hii mam

I m pari... i m 17 yrs old n i have vry oily skin n mny thin pimples on my face.. plzz give me solution for it... n evn to mke skin healthy n glowing.. ty

sama 18 months ago


I m Sana. I m 21 yrs old I have oily skin nd more pimples..... I want to fair face... so u give me solution........

Sumi nagpal 20 months ago

i m 37, I hav oily skin and still facing problem of acne . Acne scars . I hav applied lots of thing but didn't get any result . Pls help me

chahat 21 months ago age 19 my skin so...oily nd there pimlp on my face nd blck hd so plzz give me the best tips plzzz fast...

khush 23 months ago age 18 plz tell me some good tips for my oily skin is very delicate...plz help me

jyoti 24 months ago

Hi i m 22 my skin is very oily skin more blackheads nd pimples on my nose plz give me some good solutions

Aiza shaikh 2 years ago

TThanks 4 giving us a beautiful and easy Home made tips...

Meena 2 years ago

Hi I am 18 my face become oily after 1 hour during function times I need some idea plz grant me

my name is zoya khan. 2 years ago

hai mam,.,. My skin is very oily skin.plz some ides give me remove this so oily fsce.

aditi pal 2 years ago

Hi, I have so oily skin & more blackheads. Plz give me good solution. Thax

Amar 2 years ago

How often should the "Gram flour, turmeric, lemon and milk mask" be applied ??

Prema 2 years ago

Nice tips. Thank u so much

pranjali shukla 2 years ago

Thank u so much for ur help.this is just what I needed

kinjal dutt 2 years ago 22 years old...and my problem is pls give me for this mee...

radhika 2 years ago

I want to remove my it remove it home therapy

kenny 2 years ago

i love this the results r very good and thanks

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Neha Sadana 2 years ago from India Author

To get rid of pimples, besides applying homemade face masks for oily skin you also have to take care of your diet and eating habits. Your skin is what you eat! Eat healthy and fiber rich food, improve your digestion. Try multani mitti face masks, they soak impurities and make skin clean and clear.

darshu chandaliya 2 years ago

Hii plz give me the slution for pimpln oly skin plz tell me my age is 20 plz plz

Tina 2 years ago

Hi iam tina .... iam in 23 yrs ....My skin problem is oily & lot of pimples ....plz give me solution......

Pinky 2 years ago

Which peel off mask is suitable for oily skin

Mishra megha 2 years ago

My skin is so oily and more pimples and black heads please give me solution.

suresh 2 years ago

Hi I am suresh my skin problem oily skin next blackheads please Give me the solution

i m alka 2 years ago

My skin is very oily & more pimples

sweety 2 years ago

Hii..... i am 16 and my problem is blackheads...plss give me solution..... 2 years ago

hiii,I am using multani mitti, rosewater,and lemon lst 1year but its nt good work for my oily ,greasy acne or blackheads skin.

plz sggst sm good tips to me for my skin type....

lots of love....

kanak 2 years ago

Hi mam i m kanakkanak 27 year old.. I hav oily skin nd Whiteheads nd my face looking vry dull.. Plz give me best solution.. Plz fast

manisha 2 years ago

hie .i am manisha 19 year old

my skin is so oily my problem is blackheads

plzzz give me the solution fast

christian 2 years ago

Hey I'm Christian

I have oily skin and I get acne but these home remedies really did work for me thx so much

isha 2 years ago

Hi i m isha i want to reduce scars in our face

I don't know the where is my scars comes in our face and day by day it increases in my face?

Plz give me the solution fast ?

hema 2 years ago

Hi i am hema age 22 year my problem is blackhead

Plz give me best soulution give fast

Rahrah 2 years ago

How to lighten scars on the leg area?

please help thank u so much

Rishaa 2 years ago

Hi, im 18 my skin oily dull acne and blackheads.i want clear and beautiful

.plz give me best solution. Tnx in advance

Risha 2 years ago

Thnx 4 helpful information

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Neha Sadana 3 years ago from India Author

I am glad you like these homemade remedies. Thanx for stopping by..

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Jennifer Suchey 3 years ago from Northern California

Nice hub. I recently read about using lemon juice with egg whites as a mask and have planning to try that. Thanks for all the info you shared here.

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