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, 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.
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.
What type of skin do you have?
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 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.
Best face mask for oily skin
Questions & Answers
For the milk and lemon mask, how do you get the thickness to make it stay on your face like a mask?
Use a cotton ball to apply milk and lemon face mask. It can be runny, so you may lay down after applying the mask to avoid dripping.
© 2013 Neha Sadana