*Guest Post by Emily*
Some of us may naturally have oily skin by birth. A few of us might have got it due to various factors like cosmetics, stress levels, exposure to heat and pollution and so on. Oily skin will lead to severe acne problems. Home remedies using natural herbs available around you are the best solution for this problem.
Here is the list of top 10 home remedies to get rid of oily skin and learn how these magical herbs can be used organically for curing acne.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a boon to cure most types of skin problems. There are plenty of brands who have introduced Aloe Vera gels to the market. You can use it as a moisturizer before going out in the sun. Once you are backing home, you can use it as a cleanser to remove all the impurities from the skin. You can also apply the gel before going to bed. Along with giving the soothing effect it also reduces the oily content in your pores.
You can grow Aloe Vera plant in a small pot or an old paint tin. It comes with easy maintenance as it does not need special manure or frequent watering.
Basil plant has a great significance for itself in Ayurveda. It cures numerable health concerns within a few days. It is best known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can chew and swallow about 4-6 basil leaves every day. This will cure many internal problems along with improving your skin texture.
Take a bowl of full of basil leaves. Add it to boiling water and let it cool. You can use this as a toner once a day.
Eating raw cucumber is the method to use it. It will help to purify your skin and clear the internal lymphatic issues. This will result in a clear and healthy skin.
Grind the cucumber in a blender and extract its juice. You will see great changes in your skin and metabolism by consuming this juice regularly. You can use it as a face mask for a soothing effect.
Citric fruits like oranges, sweet lime and lemon are a great cure for all types of skin problems. I recommend lemon it is available through most of the year. There are various methods to use lemon for a skin issue.
Mix the lemon juice with Aloe Vera gel and use it as a cleanser. Rub this mix on your face for 4-5 minutes and wash it well with lukewarm water.
Peppermint is one of the best solutions to overcome oily skin. The menthol content revitalizes your skin and keeps it fresh for a long time.
The best method to use peppermint is by crushing the leaves and using them as a face pack. There might be slight burning sensation during the first few uses.
6. Rice powder and corn flour mask
Both these ingredients are always available in our kitchen. Take about two spoons rice flour, two spoons of corn flour, few drops of lemon juice and rose water. Mix all these to the consistency of a thick paste. Apply it on a clean face using a brush or your fingers. You can wash your face with lukewarm water once it dries.
7. Baking soda
Baking soda works as a great exfoliate resulting in oil free skin. Take a spoon of it in a small cup. Mix it to the consistency of a face pack using rose water or regular water. Apply an even layer over your face leaving apart the eye region. Leave it for about 8-10 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.
8. Banana and Honey face pack
Banana and honey make for a great pack to overcome oily skin and acne. Smash a banana into a small cup. Add enough honey and a few drops of lemon juice to prepare a thick paste. Apply a thick layer of this pack and let it dry. Wash your face with lukewarm water.
We can use turmeric both internally and externally to treat skin problems. You can add a pinch of turmeric to your daily glass of milk. It is a great immune booster as well as an anti-inflammatory agent.
You can use it as a face pack along with gram flour and curd. This remedy will also remove tan and improve the natural glow of your skin.
10. Sandalwood powder
Sandalwood powder is a great skin nourishing agent. You can mix it along with Neem powder and Aloe Vera gel to make a face pack. Leave the pack until it dries and washes off with lukewarm water. You can observe some fabulous changes in your skin tone by using this pack regularly.
You can also adopt other methods like yoga, aerobics and facial yoga to tighten your skin. Start using these remedies on a regular basis to overcome oily skin and its consequences!
About the Author: Emily Taylor is the face behind Lovebackyard.com. Emily’s biggest passions are blogging and gardening. She loves to use the things she grows to create fun DIY’s and new recipes in the kitchen. Don’t be shy – visit her here or reach out to her on Twitter.