Each skin type comes with its own set of boons and banes. Having oily skin may make you more prone to problems like acne, blackheads, dullness and dark patches. If you have oily skin, drink more water, cut down on caffeine and oily foods, and include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. In addition to that, make use of these face packs which can easily be made at home to get oil free, glowing skin.
Multani Mitti (Fuller’s earth) and Rose water Face Pack
Multani mitti or Fuller’s earth has the ability to absorb extra oil from the skin thus making it a great companion for those having oily skin. Take equal quantities of multani mitti and rose water. Make a paste of it and apply on the face except the eyes. Let it dry. Wash with cold water once the skin begins to feel tight.
Neem and Yogurt Face Pack
The medicinal properties of neem leaves help in controlling excessive oil secretion from the glands. Mix in a few drops of rose water to a teaspoon of powdered neem leaves and a tablespoon of yogurt. Spread this paste all over your face. Leave for fifteen minutes and rinse with plain water.
Neem, Orange, Multani Mitti and Sandal Face Pack
Dry orange peels and neem leaves, and grind to a fine powder. Make a mixture of equal quantities of the powdered neem leaves, powdered orange peel, sandalwood powder and multani mitti. This can be stored for a good amount of time and does not spoil easily. To apply the face pack, take the needed amount of the powder mix and add honey, rose water and lemon juice. Mix well and apply on your face. Wait till it dries and wash with cold water.
Rice Flour and Cucumber Face Pack
Make a smooth paste using a tablespoon of rice flour, a teaspoon of cucumber juice, a few drops of honey and a pinch of turmeric. Apply this pack on your face and rest for fifteen minutes. Rinse with plain water.
Rice Flour and Tomato Face Pack
Add three teaspoons of rice flour and a teaspoon of honey to the juice of a fresh tomato. Make it into a smooth paste and spread on your face. Let it dry and wash with plain water to get oil free skin.
Potato Face Pack
Take equal amounts of potato juice and multani mitti in a bowl. Mix well to get a smooth paste. Apply evenly on your face and wait until the paste dries. Rinse with lukewarm water and then with cold water without using soap.
Egg White Face Pack
Egg white has the potential to tone and tighten oily skin. Separate the yolk from the egg and apply the egg white on your face. Wait until it dries and your skin feels tight. Now wash with lukewarm water followed by cold water.
Mint Face Pack
Extract the juice out of a few mint leaves. Add this juice to a few drops of rose water and apply on your face. When it dries rinse lukewarm water followed by cold water.