How to Manage oily skin

Remedies for oily skin

For all of you who follow my posts regularly, you must have read one about oily skin and pimples.This is a continuation to the topic and I have compiled few remedies and products that help treat oily skin.

A glowing face is wonderful as long as the shine is not because of excess oil in your chin and forehead!

Oil is a natural skin lubricant, necessary to keep the skin healthy and is produced by the sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands are microscopic in nature and are present throughout the skin wherever there is growth of hair, except in palms and soles! This secretion called sebum is necessary to keep skin moisturized and waterproof.

As they say, too much of anything is harmful. Sometimes these glands become over active and produce excess sebum/oil, leading to an oily skin type. Oily skin is not just genetic. Any of us can have a breakout of this problem during any phase of our life time. Oily skin type is associated with seasonal changes, medication, Stress, over usage of beauty products, hormonal changes etc.

preventing pimples

Along with oily skin come other problems like pimples and acne. Hence it is better to take care of this problem in its initial stages.

Try out this easy tomato and honey face pack to get rid of oil in your face.

Blend one half of a tomato with one spoon of honey and apply it on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes until dry. Now wash your face with cold water and pat dry. Tomatoes are slightly acidic in nature and helps balance the pH levels in your skin, getting rid of oil and brightening skin. Honey is a natural moisturizer and keeps the skin glowing and healthy.

You can also apply a mix of mashed apple, oat meal and honey for 15-20 minutes and wash off.

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Use a gentle face cleanser that is slightly acidic twice a day. It is necessary to keep the skin clean all times. Strea teen derm gel specifically works for oily skin for gentle exfoliation and moisturization. You can also try the Cetaphil dermacontrol oil control foam face wash that boasts of doing wonders to getting an oil free and glowing skin.

remedies for oily skin preventing oily skin

Using skin toners that cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores also helps. Do keep in mind that few toners have high percentages of alcohol in them and cause slight irritation to skin. They absorb excess oil and keep the skin dry.

You can buy Sebamed Clear Face Deep Cleansing Facial Toner online from different e-commerce sites. It gently cleanses the face removes excess sebum, oil and dirt. It offers antibacterial action and is therefore extremely effective in preventing the development of pimples. Brands like Neutrogena also offers toners that help reduce excess oil.

managing oily skin

Do not shy away from normal skin care products like moisturizers and sunscreens. They are required to keep the skin healthy. Try choosing products that are oil free. Check Strea Uveblock 30 Clean Derm Sun Protection Fluid that provides protection against UV radiations specifically for people with oily skin. Its active ingredients also control sebum secretion.

remedies for oily skin

. Have a proper skin care regime and follow it religiously every day. You will surely see results over time. Take care!


Janani Balasubramanian is a Senior Blogger at with a passion and flare to write. She loves experimenting on topics ranging from health to beauty tips and general lifestyle and will review newer beauty and healthcare products in the market! Do keep in touch with her new work here!

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