Oily skin is one problem which many youngsters find difficult to tackle. You find many people visiting multiple dermatologists to find some sort of cure for this. Before taking any hasty steps you need to ensure you have enough and more knowledge and information on oily skin. Some homemade treatments can also be of a big help.
The sebaceous glands in the skin make sebum for hydrating and protecting the skin. When the sebum produced is more than the normal limit you tend to suffer from an oily skin. It is a known fact that a ‘too’ oily skin can lead to acne and pimples. Before consulting any specialist for this specific problem it is advisable to opt for simple homemade treatments which are free of harmful chemicals.
Tips for Oily skin Treatment:
- Ensure Regular Washing:
Make washing your face a habit. This is one sure way in which you can lessen the amount of oil on your face.
*Use warm water and a gentle soap for washing your face.
*It is advisable to keep a safe distance from soaps which contain different moisturizers or any types of fragrances. These can dry out the skin excessively, making the response of creating more of sebum.
*Avoid using rough cloths or loofahs to scrub your face. This is ideal for those with an oily skin.
- Lemons and Egg Whites:
Lemon and egg whites are known for tightening the skin. The acid in citrus fruits can help in absorbing the excessive oil. In accordance to recent studies, lemons are known to have specific anti-bacterial qualities, which is an added bonus for the skin. For the lemon and egg mask you need to
*Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice which is freshly squeezed with 1 egg white.
*Leave it on your face till the time the mask dries completely.
*Ensure you remove this with warm water and then pat it dry.
Oatmeal is known to absorb any excess oil and also calm any inflammation on your skin. This exfoliates the dead skin. Ground oatmeal mixed with any mashed fruit, honey, papaya, apple or even banana works as an apt face mask.
*Form a paste with warm water and ground oats.
*Mix in 1 tablespoon of honey.
*Massage this mixture into your face for around 3 to 4 minutes.
*Rinse with warm water and pat your face dry.
- Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera not only soothes the skin but is also known to be apt for burns. It has been proved that aloe vera can treat flaky skin which is due to oil patches. All you need to do is apply a thin layer of this in the night and wash this off the next morning. Before using this, apply it on a small patch of skin to ensure you are not allergic to this.
Besides making an effort to maintain a healthy skin you need to ensure you concentrate only on healthy food. Food can make a difference to the type of skin you have. It is advisable to avoid junk food and concentrate more on vegetables and fruits.