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Ayurvedic Remedies For An Oily Skin

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Oily skin is one of the most undesirable skin types. It is not easy to deal with an oily skin. The accumulation of oil on the skin can give rise to acne, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. It can cause skin irritation too.

Those who have an oily skin tone have larger pores and a shiny skin that can look ugly and sticky. If we look at the brighter side, oily skin tends to age slower.

So, one needs to take a proper care to get rid of the oiliness on the skin. Washing your face for several times in a day, reducing the intake of sugar, adding a lot of leafy vegetables and fruits in the diet, including foods rich in protein, etc, can help to overcome the oiliness on the skin.

Apart from these tips, there are a handful of Ayurvedic remedies too that one can try to do away with the undesirable oiliness on skin. Using these remedies quite often helps to reduce the accumulation of oil on the skin that paves a way for acne and whiteheads.

Therefore, in this article, we at Boldsky will be listing out some of the Ayurvedic remedies for an oily skin to help manage it better. Read on to know more about it.



The healing property of milk can tackle any kind of a skin issue. Just soak a cotton ball in milk and wipe it on your face twice in a day. Lemon can also be used with this, as it helps in the extra cleansing effect.



The high level of vitamin C present in orange is good for skin health. Squeeze half an orange into a bowl and apply it on your face. Massage the juice on face for sometime and leave it on for sometime and rinse it off.


Sandalwood And Turmeric:

A mixture of sandalwood and turmeric is another effective remedy to get rid of the oiliness on skin. Mix these two ingredients in equal quantities. Apply it on to the face. Leave it on for sometime and rinse it off.


Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera is the best herb that one can use to get an oil-free skin. It works as an anti-inflammatory agent too and makes the skin look fresh. Apply aloe vera gel on to the face. Leave it on for sometime and later rinse.



Neem can be used to treat both an oily skin and oily hair. Just apply the paste of neem on to the skin. Leave it on for sometime and later rinse. It helps to clear out the excess oil on the skin and prevents the appearance of acne and pimples too.


Rose Water:

Rose water is one of the best remedies to get rid of the excess oil on face. Just wipe your face with this solution. It clears up the oil buildup and provides a cooling sensation to the skin as well.

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Story first published: Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 14:45 [IST]
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