Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog. It’s been like forever since I wrote anything, my apologies.
Let’s talk oily skin!
I’ve suffered a few skin conditions in the past which were not easy to deal with. Discoloration, pigmentation, allergy rash, sun burn and most recently, oily skin.
Oily skin is shiny, thick and dull colored. Often a chronically oily skin has coarse pores, pimples and other embarrassing blemishes. It is prone to blackheads: pores clogged with dirt, oil and dead skin gathered into a ball. Oily skin is as a result of the sebaceous (oil producing) glands being overactive, producing more oil than is needed. This causes the pores to be enlarged, giving the skin a coarse look.
A lot of people have skin that is oily only in certain areas and dry or normal in other areas, a condition known as combination skin.
Causes of oily skin
- Sunlight damage
- Hormone levels
- Humidity/hot weather
- Personal hygiene, etc.
Things you’ll need;
- Natural honey
- Lime or lemon
- Apple cider vinegar
Procedure: Start your routine half an hour before bath time by applying natural honey as a cleansing mask. Massage into skin for a few minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Next, take half a teaspoon of both lime or lemon and cucumber juice, mix together and apply on your face. Allow to dry off before rinsing with lukewarm water.
For excessively oily skin, mix one part Apple cider vinegar (ACV) and two part water and use as a toner. Use clay or mud mask at least three times a week or more. Once or twice a day, mix lemon juice and water in equal proportions and pat the mixture on your face. Let it dry, then rinse with warm water, followed with a cool-water rinse.
In addition to these tips, endeavour to wash your face at least two times a day, use an organic face mask at least twice in a week – I recommend a honey, lemon juice and turmeric face mask.
These remedies have been tested and they actually produce positive results through consistency and I really do hope you find it helpful to your oily skin dilemma.
Thanks for dropping in. Don’t hesitate to leave comments or questions, feel free to contact me also. See you in my next post. Xo!