14 Effective Home Remedies For Oily Skin

If you have acne and blackheads, your skin has open pores and shines, you have an oily skin. That means your skin produces excessive sebum. Oily skin can be caused by stress, dietary choices and genetics.

There are many products on the market for oily skin. Unfortunately, they are expensive and full of chemicals. Why spend a lot of money on  drugstore products when you can prepare home remedies to address the oily skin?

Try these home remedies to get rid of excess shine:

Recipe #1 – Oats, lemon juice & honey mask

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey


Combine ingredients in bowl. Massage onto skin for 30 seconds. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Recipe #2 – Honey and apple mask

1 apple

4 tablespoons honey


Grind one apple and de-seed it. Add 4 tablespoons of honey into crushed apple and mix it well. Given mixture apply to your face and wash it off after 10 minutes with normal water.

Recipe #3 – Excessive Oily Skin – Milk & Ice

1 ice cube

Little bowl of milk


Dip 1 ice cube in milk and apply ice on your face. Repeat the process for 5-10 minutes.

Recipe #4 – Egg White Mask

1 egg

1 foundation brush


Crack the egg and slightly separate yolk from the egg white. Egg white leave in a small bowl. Make sure it doesn’t have any bits of shell in it. Beat the eggs white with your foundation brush until it’s slightly puffy. Use the brush or cotton wool to apply the mask on your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it off with water. After you wash it off, gently pat your face with clean towel. Use this mask 1-2 times per week.

Recipe #5 – Papaya & lemon mask

1 Papaya

½ Lemon


Cut papaya and remove pulp with a spoon. For this mask you will need around 3 tablespoons of papaya pulp. Mash the pulp of papaya with a tablespoon in the bowl. Cut the lemon in half. Wring half of the lemon into the papaya mixture and mix it together. Given mask apply on the face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. This mask can be used once a week.

Recipe #6 – Orange Peel and Milk Mask

1 orange

3 tablespoons milk


Peel the orange and set the orange peel out to dry. Let them dry at room temperature for 3-4 days. After they dried, whirl them in a blender to get a fine powder. Add 3 tablespoons of milk into the powder and mix it together. Apply the mask all over your face. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with water or remove it with paper towel.

Recipe #7 – Rice Flour Mask

2 teaspoons rice flour

2 teaspoons honey

1 teaspoon green tea


If you don’t use rice flour at home, you can find this ingredient in your local asian supermarket. Add 2 teaspoons of rice flour and 2 teaspoons of honey into the bigger bowl. Mix, mix, mix until you get smooth consistency. Add 1 teaspoon of green tea. Instead of green tea, you can add more honey or milk. Your mixture is ready and you can apply it on your skin! Avoid eye and mouth area. Let it settle for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, dampen the face with water and massage it for 30 seconds. Rinse off the mask and enjoy in your healthy skin!

Recipe #8 – Carrot, Potato, Lemon and Egg Mask

1 egg

1 potato

1 lemon

1 carrot


Add 2 tablespoons of just mashed carrot and 1 tablespoon of mashed potato. Into given mixture, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and half of egg white. Mix all ingredients together. If your mask is too liquid, you can add flour (half of a tea spoon). Keep it on your face for 10-15 minutes and then just wash it away with water.

Recipe #9 – Honey & Oats mask

1 tablespoon oats

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon honey


Add 1 tablespoon of oats and 1 tablespoon of water into a small bowl. Mix it well! Mash to the side of a bowl with a tablespoon to get quite a pic chunky paste. Next, take a tablespoon of honey and add it to the bowl. Mix it really, really well and keep it mashing it up against the side of the bowl using the spoon. Your final mixture should be thick and sticky. Using your hands, apply the mask on your face. Keep it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash it out using water and gently massaging it.

Recipe #10 – Strawberry mask

3 strawberries

¼ cup of yogurt

7 drops of honey


Blend the strawberries to get the fine texture without chunks. You can use your fork if you don’t have a blender. Mix all ingredients in the bowl. Apply the mask gently in circular motion on your face. Relax for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. Grab a soft and clean towel and just pat dry. If you have very oily skin you can use this mask twice a week.

Recipe #11 – Gram flour mask

Half a spoon of gram flour

1 tablespoon honey

Lemon juice


Add half a spoon of gram flour into the bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and squeeze in a  little bit of lemon juice. Mix it in a nice thick paste. Put it all over your clean face using foundation brush. Keep it on for 20-25 minutes and wash it out with water. You can use this mask 2-3 times per week.

Recipe #12 – Banana mask

2 tablespoons banana

Lemon juice

1 teaspoon honey


Add 2 Tablespoons of banana, few drops of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey into a bowl. Mix all the ingredients using a fork. Apply it to your face using your hands. Avoid eye area. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water and apply your favorite moisturizer. Use this mask once per week.

Recipe #13 – Chocolate mask

Half tablespoon of cocoa powder

Half tablespoon of gram flour or besan powder

1 tablespoon honey (pure/raw)

1 tablespoon yogurt


Mix all ingredients together. Keep it aside for 10 minutes before using it. Apply all over your face and neck with your fingers or brush. Avoid eye and lip area. Leave it on your face for 30 minutes. When it dries, wash it off using circular motion. Use normal or cold water. Pat dry using clean face towel.

Recipe #14 – Turmeric powder mask

2 teaspoons turmeric powder

1 teaspoon rice flour

2 teaspoons yogurt

Half a spoon of honey


Add 2 full teaspoons of turmeric into a bowl. After the turmeric, add 1 full teaspoon of rice flour and 2 teaspoons of yogurt. Into the mixture, add half a spoon of honey. Mix everything until you get nice fine paste. Apply it on your face with a brush. Wait for 20 minutes and wash it off. Make sure to test the mask on a small part of your skin to see if you are allergic to turmeric powder.

As you can see, there are ways you can tame your oily skin and turn it back to healthy looking skin without shine. These home remedies are easy to make and they don’t have any chemicals since they are made from healthy ingredients that every household has. Check out your fridge and prepare your mask today!

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