Controlling Oily Skin

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Many people experiencing an overproduction of oil on their skin but there are natural alternatives and natural routines that can help control this over production and settle the skin.

A simple daily routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising can be beneficial for oily skin. Pure, non irritating products will give your skin the chance to balance itself out over a few weeks. Weekly gentle steam treatments will help cleanse out blocked pores and tepid water washes will cleanse gently. Adding a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to the cleansing water will also help control oil production.

These masks/treatments below can be used to also help control oil production but be cautious, you don’t want to over stimulate your oil glands as they will produce even more oil and the cycle will continue.

Strawberry & Lemon Facial Mask

For this mask you will need:

1 tablespoon of lemon juice (fresh squeezed or concentrated)

2 egg whites

2 tablespoons of honey

I cup of mashed strawberries

4 drops of jojoba oil (optional)

Mix the ingredients together and apply immediately to the face for around ten minutes. This recipe will make enough to treat your face and chest effectively.

Plain Yogurt

Applying plain yogurt every day either as a cleanser or as an after-application can help to dry up the excess oil found in your pores and you will quickly observe improvements to the skin. Simply apply, leave for ten minutes then rinse off with cool water.

Tea Tree Oil & Salt

Applying tea tree oil mixed with sea salt can help ease your oily skin issue without causing excessive dryness. ¼ cup fine salt mixed with only one drop of tea tree oil and then used as a facial scrub will help control oiliness. It is important not to rub this harshly over your face rather wet your hands and then rub the mixture between your palms until almost dissolved then apply gently to the face. Rinse with cool water thoroughly.

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