Oily skin requires a lot of attention and hard work. It easily catches dirt from the environment and is more prone to breakouts and blackheads. It usually releases excess natural oil and it needs special treatment to keep it clean, toned, and flawless. It is the most irritating skin type as you feel the need to wash your face more often than your dry-skinned friend, but sometimes harsh scrubs and facial cleansers can overstimulate your already open pores to produce more oil to protect themselves.
Maybe you’ve already found a perfect commercially produced face mask for your oily skin, maybe you haven’t, but whatever the case may be, why not give one of these DIY masks a chance? Maybe switching to natural ingredients will help your skin feel smoother and healthier and keep it youthful and bright, as the natural ingredients do not carry the risk of side effects with them, unlike chemicals. Just make sure you are not allergic to some of them and you can safely use these masks more than once a week!
Not only are they delicious but great for oily skin! This banana mask is soothing and works wonders on naturally oily skin. Mash or blend one fully ripe banana with one tablespoon of honey and add a few drops of lemon or orange juice. Mix well and apply the mask to your face and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Remove the mask with a warm washcloth and apply a moisturizer if needed.
Gram Flour, Lemon, Turmeric, and Milk Mask
Mix two tablespoons of gram flour with five drops of lemon juice, half a teaspoon of turmeric, and two or three tablespoons of milk. Add some water if needed to form a paste. Apply the mask to your face and let it sit for approximately 20 minutes. Rinse off the mask and apply a moisturizer. This mask deep cleanses the skin and removes the dead skin cells, therefore acting as a natural exfoliant, perfect for oily skin.
Clay and Witch Hazel Mask
Clay is a great deep pore cleanser as it literally pulls out the dirt out of them, while witch hazel is a great astringent that tightens up the pores as they dry. To make this mask, combine one tablespoon of witch hazel with one teaspoon of bentonite clay and two drops of lemon essential oil. Stir the ingredients together using a non-metal spoon in a non-metal bowl. Apply the mask to your face with clean fingers and let it sit for about 10 minutes, or 20 minutes if your skin is very oily. Rinse it off with warm water and apply a moisturizer.
Okay, we know this sounds completely counterproductive, but bear with us. Whole-egg mayo is actually pretty amazing when it comes to oily skin care! It is soothing, inexpensive, and most importantly – super easy to use! Simply spread the mayo over your face and let it sit for around 20 minutes. Wipe it off and rinse your face with cool water. You will immediately feel that your face is clean and smooth, and best of all, you can use this cheap mask twice a week if needed!
Try not to eat this one, though! Mash a tomato and papaya and add a few drops of lemon, orange, or grapefruit juice and stir well. Apply to the oily areas and let the mask sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water and applying a moisturizer. Because all these fruits are loaded with vitamin C and have astringent properties, they are great for oily skin! However, be careful not to apply this mask to dry areas of your face as it can cause dry patches.
Tomatoes are not only heavenly delicious but also great for your face! They dissolve the extra oil and reduce the size of the pores. Tomato is a natural astringent and therefore a perfect match for the oily skin.
To make the mask, mash one tomato and apply it to the oily areas. Let the tomato mask sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing. You can use this mask two or three times a week to tone your face, diminish the blemishes and acne scars, and to make your skin radiant and healthy.
Papaya mask is good for all skin types, however, it works best on oily skin. It removes excess oils and gently exfoliates the skin, while at the same time it gets rid of pimples and acne scars. Using this mask regularly can improve the overall look of your skin, make it even-toned, remove dead skin cells, and diminish wrinkles!
To make this mask, puree a chunk of ripe papaya and apply to your face and neck. If you want, you can even add a few drops of lemon or orange juice into the mask. Leave it on for around 15 minutes and rinse off.
Apple and Honey Mask
Apples are loaded with vitamins A, B, and C, and they are a perfect toner and a great antioxidant for oily skin. Peel an apple and remove the seeds. Blend the apple meat in a blender and add in three tablespoons of raw honey. Apply this mask to your face and let it sit for around 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and apply a moisturizer. You can use this mask twice a week and you should see improvement after a few uses!
Apple, Sage and Lemon Mask
As we already know that both lemon and apple contain loads of vitamins and natural fruit acids that are great for exfoliating the skin and removing excess oil, it is no wonder that they make a great mask for oily skin. Sage is a herb with numerous benefits and astringent properties and it is great for closing the pores and tightening the skin. To make this mask, mix one tablespoon of applesauce with one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of dried sage. Mix and apply to a cleansed face. Let the mask sit for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
Apricot, Clay, and Yogurt Mask
This mask is great for regulating the oiliness of the skin, soothing the inflamed acne and nourishment of the skin overall. To make the mask, mash a peeled apricot and add one tablespoon of yogurt and ½ teaspoon of clay. Mix the ingredients well to form a smooth face and apply to the skin avoiding the eye area. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. It is safe to use once or twice a week.