Oily skin is caused by over-active glands that produce a natural, healthy skin lubricant, sebum. When the skin produces too much sebum, it becomes heavy and thick in texture. Oily skin is not a bad thing since oily skin is less prone to wrinkles and other signs of aging because the oil locks moisture in.
Oily skin benefits from mud or clay masks. Clay is great for removing excess oil, deep cleaning your pores, and preventing and clearing up blackheads. But be aware that clay masks can be very drying so you should add a few drops of oil or honey to the clay mask and use a light moisturizer after. A great mask to make at home for dry skin and to avoid drying clay is 1 tsp avocado mashed with a few drops of ripe orange juice, add any oil u cook with. Mix. Then spread on your face and let sit for 20mins before washing off, or you can use just honey, just spread it all over your face for 30mins. It washes off very easily with water.
For everyday skin care avoid using harsh astringents like witch hazel, try to balance your oily skin with homeopathic liquid skin oils like a 50/50 mix of lime and cucumber juice. Strong astringents will do more harm then good but stimulating an overproduction of oil. As for a daily cleanser I recommend milk add some crushed orange peels and freeze, rub the frozen milk cube on your face to clean then rise off with warm water.
If your makeup is looking patchy after application due to oiliness use a little cucumber juice on the oily areas then dry and apply makeup, it should keep the oil at bay for the day, or rub oily areas with apple cider vinegar. Lastly misting your face with lavender water several times daily will help greatly.
There are some over the counter products I highly recommend because they help combat oily skin but don’t completely dry out skin. I like Oridel Glycolic Mosturizing Cream
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