5 Natural Ways to Control an Oily Skin

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Apart from the fact that oily skin tends to age better than dry skin, it can be a pain to deal with. Mostly because accumulation of excess oil on the surface of the skin can lead to blemishes and all sorts of skin irritations. From pimples to acne to blackheads and other kinds of skin irritations, it is advisable to seek a way to control it such that these irritations are kept at bay.

Some natural ways to control oily skin are:

  • Tomatoes.
    Cut up a tomato in half and use it to rub on your face, skin. Leave it for about 20 minutes, you can allow it stay for more. Afterwards, rinse with cold water. Dry with a towel and apply a skin moisturizer. This is very helpful as tomatoes have some natural oil-absorbing acids. It also has some astringent and cooling properties.
    Do this on a regular basis to keep in check an oily skin.oily skin
  • Stay hydrated.
    When the body is dehydrated, it can stress the skin glands to produce more oil than normal. Take lots of water to keep your body hydrated and also hydrate your face as often as you can. You can use a lightweight moisturizer with natural remedies and hyaluronic acid.

  • Keep your hands off.
    Yes, there may be break-outs from time to time, avoid picking at the pimples and squeezing/touching your face all day long. This is because your hands may be bearing bacteria which touching your face would mean they end up on the surface of your face… leading to more break outs.

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  • Cucumbers!
    They are extremely beneficial as they also contain astringent and cooling properties. In addition, it is packed with vitamins and minerals that are good for your skin. To use it, just cut up fresh cucumber in thick slices and just like with the tomatoes, rub them thoroughly on your face or skin and if possible, leave overnight and rinse it off in the morning with warm water.
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  • Avoid trigger foods…
    Some people say that oily skin is caused by oily foods. That is untrue, because some kinds of oils especially those high in omega-3 fatty acids like fish oils has been proven to have anti-inflammatory properties. However refined, processed sugar and dairy products are trigger foods and can lead to more break out.
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