Oily skin is a problem that has been faced by many over the years. It is most often seen to start in pre-pubescent years or during puberty. Oily skin is also more common in girls as compared to boys. It is the result of sebaceous glands in the skin secreting excessive amounts of oil. People with oily skin tend to have shiny faces or noses. The accumulation of oil on parts of the face such as the nose can lead to the development of white heads, black head, pimples, and other skin problems. Over the years however, people have come up with home remedies to deal with oily noses and oily skin in general. Read this list to know about the top ten of these!
Egg whites can be used in multiple ways to reduce oily skin. Whip an egg white and apply it all over your face. Leave it for fifteen-twenty minutes and then wash this off with warm water. Alternatively, mix half a lemon’s juice into one egg white and whisk them together thoroughly. Apply this on your face and leave it for the same amount of time, then wash off with warm water. A third option is to mix egg white, lemon juice and grape juice. This mask tightens the skin and works as a natural cleanser and will definitely help to get rid of excess oil.
This is a home remedy that is especially suited for those who are in a constant hurry. All that is required is a few drops of lemon juice. Take a cotton pad, dip it in lemon juice and use this to wipe the oil from your nose. Wash off any excessive stickiness with plain, cold water. Repeat this two-three times daily to see effects. In addition to removing the oil, lemon juice also removes dirt and other impurities present in the skin. In addition, honey can be added to the lemon juice. This pack should be kept on for about fifteen twenty minutes before being washed off. Honey tightens the skin and makes it look younger looking instantly.
For this remedy, take a slice of cucumber and rub it on your nose for a few minutes. Do this before you go to sleep every night for best effect. Wash your skin in the morning to remove the excess oil. The natural cooling properties of the cucumber works as a natural astringent and you will see results in no time.
Tomatoes are a natural skin toner. Blend a few pieces of tomato until it becomes a juice. You could alternatively mash it into a paste. Apply this to your nose with the help of a cotton pad. Leave it on for about fifteen-twenty minutes and then wash off with cold water. Follow this procedure two-three times a week for natural, oil-free skin. Tomatoes also make the skin feel softer and younger.
Honey and Almonds
Honey and almonds are ingredients that are present in every household. Simply crush the almonds and add to a few tablespoons of honey to make your own facial scrub. Use this homemade scrub regularly to rid your nose of excessive oil and protect your skin from dirt and dust particles.
Milk can be used by itself or in a combination with other ingredients to reduce oily skin. Plain milk can be applied to the face and washed off after it is dry. Alternately, milk can be mixed with a few drops of lavender water or sandalwood oil and applied on the face. This mixture should be massaged into the skin for a few minutes before bed daily. Use warm water to wash your face in the morning. If this remedy is used daily, it can get rid of oily skin completely.
Orange with its citrus nature works similar to the way a lemon does. Take a few dry orange peels and add milk to it. Mix or blend these two ingredients together until a paste is formed. Apply this mixture to the nose and leave on for about fifteen-twenty minutes. Rinse nose with cold water. Use this pack two-three times a week to reduce oily skin. This paste can also be used as a face pack to rejuvenate the skin.
Vinegar and Water
Mix equal amounts of vinegar and water in a bowl. Soak a cotton pad in this mix and use it to rub your nose and surrounding areas. Leave this solution on for about fifteen minutes before washing it off with cold water. This combination removes excess oil from your nose and also prevent dirt and dust from collecting on the skin and entering it. Continued usage of this remedy can also help treat blackheads and acne.
Sandalwood is a great remedy for any skin irritation or issue. It helps to reduce oily skin and also remove blemishes such as blackheads and pimple marks from the face. Take some sandalwood power and add some milk to it. Alternatively, you could also add rose water. Mix this together until it forms a paste. Apply this paste to the nose and leave on until it naturally becomes completely dry. Then, wash it off using cold water. Since this is a natural remedy with no harsh ingredients, it can be used daily to see best effects.
Yogurt is one of the easiest and oldest home remedies for beautiful skin. For this all you need to do is take some yogurt and add small amounts of oatmeal and honey to it. Blend all of these ingredients together until it is a finely mixed paste. Apply this paste onto the nose and leave for about twenty minutes. Wash it off with plain water and pat dry. Do this a few times a week to see improvement and a definite reduction in the oiliness of your skin. In addition to using this on just your nose, you could also apply it on your entire face to reduce oiliness as a whole.
There are several face packs and scrubs available in the market. However, none of them are as safe as a home remedy made from natural ingredients. These remedies are easy to make and not very time consuming. The ingredients are easily obtainable and if not already present in the kitchen, can be bought at any local supermarket. In addition, all of these remedies have been used for several years by generations. Being well tried and tested, there is no scope for anything to go wrong. Regular skin care with these remedies will give you natural, glowing skin in no time at all!