Manasvi Abhishek Jaitly
Oily skin is hard to deal with, even more when you’re the bride-to-be. You’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors for your shopping and trials and oily skin easily catches dust and impurities. But armed with the right home remedies, you can totally make your skin look flawless and fabulous. Here are 10 amazing homemade face packs for brides with oily skin.
Juice of one medium sized tomato mixed with a teaspoon of honey is all you need to prepare this face mask. Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C and come packed with cooling, clarifying and astringent properties. And this helps suck up the excess oil. Leave this pack on for a good 15 minutes and do apply it every once in a week for best results.
Mash one ripe banana and add to it a teaspoon of honey and the juice of one lemon. Banana is rich in iron, potassium, Vitamins A, B, C and E and fights oily skin like no other ingredient. Keep the pack on for a good 20 mins before washing it off with lukewarm water. The lemon will also help you get rid of that tan!
Oily and acne prone skin? Avocado comes packed with minerals, Vitamin E and unsaturated fats too. Oatmeal on the other hand forms a protective layer on your skin while also removing dead cells. Cook half a cup oatmeal and add to it half a ripe avocado. Once you have a thick paste, apply it on your face for 15 - 20 mins. Once in 15 days will do your skin some good!
Make a puree of one egg white, one teaspoon lemon, one teaspoon mint and a small cucumber. Keep this mix in a refrigerator and let it cool for 15 - 20 mins. Once chilled, apply the mix on your face and let it sit for 15 mins.Cucumber helps keep your skin oil free and egg is great to subtly moisturize your skin. Alternate between hot and cold water while washing it off.
Papaya is great for every skin type and it sure does work wonders on oily skin. It helps remove excess sebum from the skin while also helping in exfoliation. Just mash a bowl of papaya and apply it on your skin to remove dirt, dead skin cells and to also reduce your wrinkles. Regular use will also help you get rid of oily skin.
Multani mitti serves as a fab ingredient to soak out oil and dirt from the skin surface. Soak two tablespoons of multani mitti in warm water for about an hour. Once soaked, add a tablespoon of rosewater and lemon juice to make a thick paste. You can even add a few drops of milk to prevent dryness. Multani mitti has oil reducing properties and will help reduce access redness and greasiness on the skin.
Green tea helps sebum production and rice flour helps absorb excess oil while also getting rid of dead skin cells. Brew three teaspoons of green tea and mix it with an equal portion of rice flour once cooled. And a few drops of lemon to get a thick paste. Apply this paste for 20 mins and wash off with cool water. You can later use it to exfoliate your skin as well.
Coconut oil and honey are enriched with antibacterial and antifungal properties to help you fight oil. Take 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil and add to it a teaspoon of raw honey. Stir it well before adding a teaspoon of baking soda to the mix. Apply this mix using a spatula and use your fingers to exfoliate. Leave it on for 15 mins before washing off with warm water. You can even store this mix at room temperature.
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