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Skin routines for oily face

If the oil on your face is enough to fry an egg, gather here, we have a meeting...! 
So, if you're reading this and you're one of the people that has been battling with acne, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and the whole works (probably from adolescent), then you're in the right place because today we are looking at simple routines we can imbibe to reduce the oil in our face. 
We have what we call the sebaceous glands throughout our skin(except for the palms and soles of the feet) and when these glands overproduced sebum, it can result in oily skin. Sebum moisturizes and protects the skin, however when it becomes too much, it can cause acne and clogged pores.

Easy and Inexpensive ways to take care of oily skin.

There are some simple and easy steps to curb the oils from getting excessive. If you have oily skin, endeavor to wash your face twice every day. Do not use detergents or any harsh soap. Use a gentle soap on your skin. Meanwhile, diet and lifestyle changes go a long way in tackling the problem from within.


Honey has antiseptic abilities. It is good to be used on oily skins. It keeps the skin moist because it a natural humectant.

Honey can be used to treat acne and oily skin. Spread a thin layer of honey on your face, allow it to stay for about 10 minutes, before rinsing with warm water.

Woman pouring honey into cup


This can also be referred to as healing clay. It absorbs oil on the skin and also used in treating several skin conditions. You can make use of the “French green clay”.

To make a mask,

· Add rose water to clay, mix into pudding form.

· Apply on your face, leave it on your face till it dries.

· Use warm water to remove it (this makes the removal gentle on your skin), then clean your face thoroughly. 


Oatmeal absorbs excess oil from the skin, it also helps in exfoliating the skin. It can be used as a facial mask on oily skin. Grounded oatmeal can be mixed with honey or yogurt.

Mix ½ cup of grounded oats with hot water. Add a tablespoon of honey to the oatmeal paste. Mix together. For 3 minutes, massage the mixture on your face. Rinse your face with warm water and clean thoroughly using a towel. If you do not want to massage the mixture on your face, you can leave it on the face for about 10 – 15 minutes before rinsing off.


Lemon and egg whites tighten pores. Lemons contain acid which absorbs oil from the face. If you are allergic to egg, do not use this remedy. Mix 1 egg white with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply the mixture on your face and allow it to dry before rinsing off. Use warm water to remove it, dry your face gently with a towel.

lemon and mints in a glass cup


Almonds absorb excess oil from the skin, it removes impurities and also exfoliates the skin. To make an almond face scrub, grind almonds. Take 3 teaspoons of grounded almond, add 2 teaspoons of honey. Mix together and apply on the face in a circular motion. Rinse it off after about 5 minutes and pat dry.


Aloe Vera is very good for treating oily skin. Before bedtime, apply a thin layer on your face, leave it on the face until morning. Sensitive skins usually react to the use of Aloe Vera. For safer use, apply Aloe Vera to your forearm, if there are no reactions within 24 to 48 hours, then it is safe to use on your face. Otherwise, go for the stabilized Aloe Vera gels at the counters.
See also, health benefits of Aloe Vera Plant

Other ingredients you may try on your face include tomatoes, Tumeric, cucumber, yogurt and so many more. So you can not only put it on your face but you can eat it while at it 😄. Having an oily face now many seem like a nightmare but research has shown that they are the best skin to have later in life. Remember to always follow the right regimen for your skin and stay hydrated. Until then take care of yourself.

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