Women with oily skin often have to deal with issues like acne, clogged pores, ingrown hairs, and a whole host more. Oily skin happens when the sebaceous glands in the skin make too much sebum. Warmer weather plays mischief with oily skin, and skincare products for this skin type are often pricey. And let’s face it; some products promising to rid oily skin of its constant problems don’t always deliver the desired effects.
Skincare Routines for Oily Skin Shouldn’t Break The Bank
If you’re on a budget or tired of spending money on products that don’t deliver what they promise to do, then beauty hacks for oily skin are just what you need. Some ingredients, which you may find in your pantry, that you can use for your skincare woes are oatmeal, lemon, honey, and many more.
Give these skincare hacks for oily skin a try to save you time, money, and disappointment:
1. Using honey as a humectant for oily skin has sweet results
Humectants like honey draw water out of the air, adding it to the top layer of your skin without leaving your skin feeling oily. You can incorporate humectants like honey into your daily battle against oily skin. Anywhere you’re feeling oily, apply a thin layer, allow it to dry for 10 minutes, then rinse gently with warm water.
2. Get real steamy, and do it often
Steam loosens up debris, opens your pores, and eliminates the need for intense irritating scrubbing. For full-body steam, a shower is quite useful but, if it’s facial-like steam you want, just heat a bowl of water to a slow boil, place a towel over your head, and lean in on the steam.
Get creative by adding some aromatherapy oil or flowers to the water.
3. Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast; it’s an exfoliant
Oatmeal helps remove excess oils by gently exfoliating dead skin cells without harsh chemicals. Combine it with a little honey and enough hot water to form a paste, massage into your skin for three minutes, then rinse. Removing dead skin cells using gentle exfoliation with oatmeal helps other portions of your skin routine to work better.
4. Believe it or not, tomatoes do absorb excess oils
Tomatoes are a source of salicylic acid known to unclog pores, reduce acne, and absorb excess sebum. Combine one tomato crushed up and one teaspoon sugar, apply to skin in a circular motion, leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Try sliced tomatoes directly on your skin to get a boost of salicylic acid.
5. Lemon and egg whites are great for lemon cookies but even better for your skincare routine
Both egg whites and lemon are known to tighten pores. Lemons contain citric acid, which helps absorb oils and have antibacterial properties.
Combine one egg along with a teaspoon of lemon juice, mix, apply in a thin layer, let dry, then rinse with warm water. Use just lemon directly to help blackheads and brighten your skin.
6. Almonds are delicious in candy and work wonders on your face
Almonds are known to absorb oils and work well as an exfoliant. Take three teaspoons of crushed almonds, two teaspoons of honey, apply in a gentle circular motion and rinse with warm water. Be gingerly, as with any heavy exfoliant, could leave small tears called micro-tears.
7. How to avoid the expensive price tag when using Facial Blotting tissue
If you love using oil blotting papers to keep a polished look, all-day make them. An excellent DIY recipe is taking tissue paper and cutting them into the same size as commercial brand blotters. Take pieces of tissue paper and place sheets flat in a small container, one best suited for travel since you want to dab your skin throughout the day.
8. Avoid secret chemicals in toners by making one yourself!
Toners are packed with harsh ingredients and are another expensive portion of your routine. Toners remove pore-clogging oils, restore Ph, and helps to balance skin tone.
Mix in equal parts of water, witch hazel, and apple cider vinegar. The amount you’ll use just depends on the size bottle you want.
9. Razors aren’t just a part of men’s skincare regime
Women all over are adding a razor into their facial skincare routine. It became called micro-plaining, and those little tools will close out your checking account. Using a regular new razor works just as well for exfoliating skin and removing dirt and debris.
Not all DIY hacks work for everyone. The only real test is the one you perform yourself. Find a routine using these hacks mentioned above and give them a try. You’ll love that the ingredients you’re using are all-natural. Remember, if glands are producing an excessive amount of sebum for an extended period causing severe skin issues, you should see a dermatologist.