On and off the most addressed problems by teens and youngsters are the skin problems. The reasons are many like varying eating habits, hormonal imbalances and climatic changes. And the most prone people are those with oily skin.

The hyperactive sebaceous glands are the main reason for the excess sebum secretion. This may lead to acne and pimple related problems on the skin. To cleanse this excess oil from your skin you might be doing many things. But are you sure about the authenticity of the methods you are using? Or is the frequent face washing is the only solution to this problem? No, let’s explore the different possibilities too. 

Know these practices to treat oily skin at your home

1. Aloe Vera

I am sure that as a person with a skin problem, you have heard about this wonder plant. The natural anti-microbial properties of this herb will rapidly cure almost all skin problems. In quite a few people it may be a little abrasive and call for pre-testing. The aloe Vera gel can soak up the excess oil and will help to anti-clog the pores.


The everyday application of this gel with vitamin E oil will help you to outshine with a glowing skin always.

2. Oatmeal and Honey

Oatmeal is a proven and perfect solution for oily skin. By absorbing all the excess oil and delivering the right amount of moisture to the skin it gets hold of the overall control of moisture balancing of the skin.


And honey- the magic liquid with great anti-inflammatory properties will aid you in treating the skin irritations and redness.

3. Tomatoes

Yes, you read it right; not for your sandwiches.  It is time to spare some tomatoes for your secret skincare routine also. The surprising pH balancing formula of tomato has a positive impact on the sebum secretion. It precipitates the pore tightening process also.  The great anti-oxidants in tomato enhance the skin health and early wrinkling is resisted to an extent.


Weekly thrice you can make a smooth tomato puree using the blender and apply it on the face. After 15-20 minutes wash it off.

4. Cucumbers

These are an excellent addition to the skincare regimes. Being the rich source of vitamin A, E their role in skin nourishment is inevitable. A special face mask made of cucumbers is prominent in treating different skin problems. The skin tightening and thereby pore tightening happens through the regular application of such masks. Hence it brilliantly reduces the sebum secretion with apt moisturizing effects.


Use the face mask with cucumber, egg white and few drops of lemon extract. You will feel the difference soon.

5. Try out the egg-white masks

Nothing can substitute the protein content of eggs. This abundant protein, nutrients, is great cell repairing agents. They repair the damaged skin cells deeply and tighten the pores. They can soak out all impurities; excess oil and dead skin cells thereby keep a long-lasting freshness to the sin.


Take a little cotton, dip in the egg white and apply it on your face. It prevents pimples and cysts.

“Filters are great but Skincare is better.”


Before moving for the expensive skincare products out in the market, look around. You will find some of these remedies at your home. Try them and sure they will bring visible results in no time.

Rose Punja

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Loves coffee and animals. Is an extreme admirer of gardens and nature. When not bird watching, Rose prefers to blog and write about home improvements and wellness.