Perhaps more than any other skin type, oily skin requires a great deal of care and attention, and only the best of natural astringents to battle its issues effectively. That’s why it is important to include a homemade face mask in your beauty routine, at least once a week. They will help close the pores, soak up the excess oils and stabilize the production of sebum, clear the troubled skin, hydrate and repair it.
Needless to point out the benefits of using only fresh and natural ingredients when dealing with an oily skin type, but you are about to full enjoy them anyway thanks to the 5 DIY face masks we are about introduce to you, after the break.
Avocado and egg white face mask for oily skin.
Although it might sound strange for avocado to be used in treating the oily skin, when the same avocado is well-known for benefiting dry skin, learn that in most cases the oily skin is really dehydrated beneath the surface, meaning a moisture boost will actually help regulate the sebum production:
- 1 ripe avocado pitted, peeled and mashed
- 1 egg white
- 1 tbs lemon juice
How to use: Take a small bowl and use it to combine the mashed avocado, the egg white and the lemon juice. Mix all ingredients using a wooden spoon until you create a smooth paste. After cleansing your face, apply the mask onto your entire face making sure to avoid the eye area. Keep it on for 20 minutes, rinse it off with lukewarm water and proceed with your usual beauty routine.
Orange and Aloe Vera face mask for oily skin.
Even the oily skin needs its fair share of hydration and the combination between orange juice and Aloe Vera promises to do that and more, absorbing the excess sebum and leaving your skin with a matte finish:
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 tsp Aloe Vera gel
How to use: Using a spoon, mix the two ingredients together in a small recipient. Just as with any other face mask, proceed to apply the paste made out of orange juice and Aloe Vera gel after first cleansing your skin. Avoid the eye area and relax for 15 minutes, while the mask works its wonders. Rinse with lukewarm water and a gentle washcloth. Apply once, or twice a week.
Banana and honey face mask for oily skin.
Promising to make your skin both feel, and look smoother, the banana and honey face mask is known for its soothing proprieties. Prepare it for yourself and expect for the oily shine to be replaced with a healthy glow:
- 1 banana, preferably ripe
- 2 tbsp honey
- juice from an orange, or a lemon
How to use: Start by mashing up the ripe banana, add the tablespoon of honey and mix well. For best results, mix the ingredients in a blender. Finish making the mask by adding a few drops of orange, or lemon juice, and apply it on a clean face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then proceed to rinsing your face using a cool washcloth, or a steaming warm washcloth. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer.
Cucumber, yogurt and oatmeal face mask for oily skin.
Combining three ingredients that are known for doing wonders for the skin, the cucumber, yogurt and oatmeal homemade face mask soaks up the excess oil, balances and hydrates the oily skin:
- 1/4 cucumber
- 1 tbsp yogurt
- 1 tbsp ground oatmeal
How to use: Wash, peel and puree the 1/4 cucumber and add the resulting paste into a small bowl containing the one tablespoon of yogurt, and the one tablespoon of oatmeal. Mix well until you get a smooth paste that you will smear on a clean face, in even layers. Allow for the mask to work for about 10 to 15 minutes, rinse it off with cool water and pat dry.
Strawberry, honey and lemon juice mask for oily skin.
Strawberries and lemon juice contain natural astringents which work in reliving the oily skin from the expansion of the pores and excessive oils, preventing the microbial attacks to result in acne outbreaks:
- 6 fresh strawberries
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
How to use: Start by de-steming the strawberries using a common drinking straw. Just push the straw up through the bottom of the strawberry until the stem pops off. Mash the strawberries with a fork or toss them in a blender until they are pulp. Add the lemon juice, the honey and the egg whites, making sure to blend them well together with a whisk. Apply the mask to your face after having previously washed it, avoiding the eyes and the mouth. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.