How Do I Choose the Best Natural Remedy for Oily Skin?

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  • Written By: Angela Crout-Mitchell
  • Edited By: Allegra J. Lingo
  • Last Modified Date: 05 July 2019
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Many people suffer from oily skin and struggle to find ways to improve the condition and appearance of it. Some people choose to try a holistic, natural approach to skin care and health. There is a wide variety of ingredients found in the home that work well as a natural remedy for oily skin. Natural remedies are often lower the chance of adverse reactions, and the skin isn't exposed to harsh, drying chemicals that often make the condition worse. Generations of people have used home skincare ingredients and techniques with a great deal of success.

Some of the most effective home remedies for oily skin can be found in your kitchen cabinets. Baking soda is a common natural remedy for oily skin when mixed with liquid soap when used as a skin cleanser. You may also consider trying a salt and water solution placed in a spray bottle. Gently mist your face or oily body skin and blot dry throughout the day to help control the production and appearance of oily skin. Apple cider vinegar, applied to the face or body with a cotton ball and rinsed with cool water, is another excellent way to gently and safely remove oil from the skin.


The refrigerator can also yield a useful natural remedy for oily skin. Many people have enjoyed great success applying an egg yolk to the oily places on the face and body, allowing it to dry for 15 minutes, and rinsing it away with cool water. Other oily skin treatments include equal parts lemon juice and water dried on the skin and rinsed first with warm and then cool water, and lime and cucumber juice can be applied to the skin before showering or washing the affected area. Apples can be used for oily skin as well. One natural remedy for oily skin suggests combining lemon juice, mashed apple, an egg white, and cooked oatmeal into a paste and applying it as a mask before rinsing with cool water after about 15 minutes.

Most people are familiar with using fresh aloe vera to treat minor burns, sunburn, and bug bites. The natural remedy can also be used to treat oily skin. Holistic skin care experts suggest slicing an aloe plant leaf open and applying the juice to the face or affected skin up to three times a day. Allow the gel to dry completely before rinsing. You may also choose to keep some harvested juice cool in the warm months for a refreshing version of this natural remedy for oily skin.



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