8 Best Homemade Face Masks for Oily Skin

Updated on August 31, 2017
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Neha has been writing beauty articles for 5 years. She is passionate about skincare and natural remedies.

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.

Best face mask for oily skin

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      Neha Sadana 9 months ago from India

      Hello Fariha,

      Apply lemon juice on your face daily. You may feel little bit of itchiness because of lemon mask. It has strong bleaching properties that will fade away your pimple scars.

      Also do massage with mashed papaya on alternate days.

      All the best!!

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      Fariha 9 months ago

      Hii I'm 2o yr old I have pimple marks on face plz suggest me effective home remedy for marks nd my marriage is in November so plz reply me nd thnx for these remedy....

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      priyanka 21 months ago

      Very helpful tips

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      max pattinson 22 months ago

      I like the this thanks

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      Neha Sadana 2 years ago from India

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

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      kendra 2 years 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

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      pari 2 years 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

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      sama 3 years 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........

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      Sumi nagpal 3 years 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

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      chahat 3 years ago

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

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      khush 3 years ago

      Hi..mam...my age 18 plz tell me some good tips for my oily face..my skin is very delicate...plz help me

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      jyoti 3 years ago

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

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      Aiza shaikh 3 years ago

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

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      Meena 3 years ago

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

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      my name is zoya khan. 3 years ago

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

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      aditi pal 3 years ago

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

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      Amar 3 years ago

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

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      Prema 3 years ago

      Nice tips. Thank u so much

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      pranjali shukla 3 years ago

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

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      kinjal dutt 3 years ago

      Hi...im 22 years old...and my problem is pimples....so pls give me for this soleuthion...plzz...help mee...

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      radhika 3 years ago

      I want to remove my tan..is it possibl..to remove it home therapy

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      kenny 3 years ago

      i love this the results r very good and thanks

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      Neha Sadana 3 years ago from India

      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.

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      darshu chandaliya 3 years ago

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

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      Tina 3 years ago

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

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      Pinky 3 years ago

      Which peel off mask is suitable for oily skin

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      Mishra megha 3 years ago

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

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      suresh 3 years ago

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

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      i m alka 3 years ago

      My skin is very oily & more pimples

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      sweety 3 years ago

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

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      risha121@gmail.com 3 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....

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      kanak 3 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

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      manisha 3 years ago

      hie .i am manisha 19 year old

      my skin is so oily my problem is blackheads

      plzzz give me the solution fast

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      christian 3 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

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      isha 3 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 ?

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      hema 3 years ago

      Hi i am hema age 22 year my problem is blackhead

      Plz give me best soulution give fast

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      Rahrah 3 years ago

      How to lighten scars on the leg area?

      please help thank u so much

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      Rishaa 4 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

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      Risha 4 years ago

      Thnx 4 helpful information

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      Neha Sadana 4 years ago from India

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

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      Jennifer Suchey 4 years ago

      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.