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Homemade Beauty Tips for Oily Skin, Sensitive, and Dry Skin

Updated on April 8, 2013

The good news is that oily skin greatly slows down the ageing of your beautiful skin, but in the summer months when there is humidity; oily skin can create all kinds of problems. So below are a few homemade beauty tips for people with oily skin:

1. As soon as the summer starts, it is recommended for you to start using a homemade sandalwood and fuller’s earth pack on your face once a week or once in two weeks. The fuller's earth (multani mitti) will absorb all extra oil from your skin’s surface and the sandalwood will make your skin feel soft, smooth, and supple. Mix the pack in rose water and use it. Rose water is a natural astringent and will reduce the redness on your face.

A villager making sandalwood paste in a Lord Shiva temple..
A villager making sandalwood paste in a Lord Shiva temple.. | Source
Fuller's earth - multani mitti which is powdered and then used in making face packs. An excellent remedy for oily skin
Fuller's earth - multani mitti which is powdered and then used in making face packs. An excellent remedy for oily skin | Source

2. Make sure you clean your oily skin well because if there is dirt, etc. trapped in your skin pores, it can cause bacterial infections which can result in pimples, acne, and other unwanted eruptions.

3. Also, using a homemade scrub containing masoor dal helps in getting rid of this problem. This will also absorb any extra skin oil being generated and will work as a natural exfoliator on your facial skin surface.

Indian spices, lentils, and beans Masoor dal (dark yellow beans in the pic) are used in making a scrub to remove blackheads and whiteheads.
Indian spices, lentils, and beans Masoor dal (dark yellow beans in the pic) are used in making a scrub to remove blackheads and whiteheads. | Source

4. Follow your cleansing by toning with a lavender toner. A face skin toner basically cleanses the facial skin and reduces inflammation and restores the normal PH balance of your skin. It will also keep the skin hydrated.

5. Do not use any moisturizers on your face unless the skin is feeling dry. In the winters, you can use a light moisturizer for oily skin. Drink plenty of water too, as it does wonders for oily skin.

Lavender flowers in Kashmir on the way to visit Lord Shiva's Amarnath cave.
Lavender flowers in Kashmir on the way to visit Lord Shiva's Amarnath cave. | Source

6. Heat rashes are inflammation of certain areas of the skin caused due to exposure to sun and humidity. If you encounter heat rashes on your skin especially in summer months, then wash the affected areas with cold water several times a day. Also, apply rose water with a cotton wool ball on the affected areas. The sandalwood, multani mitti, and turmeric powder pack is also very soothing because it contains turmeric which is an antiseptic, fuller’s earth which will absorb all the excess oils, and sandalwood which will cool and soften the skin. Do not ever scratch the heat rash. This will just aggravate it. Maintain a proper cleansing routine and use a scrub twice a week.

Rose water, sandalwood powder, and kumkum
Rose water, sandalwood powder, and kumkum | Source

7. Keep your skin clean at all times to prevent any infection and make sure that any sweat is dried off (use a hanky, or a tissue, or a face cleansing pad). Talcum powder also helps absorb the sweat. Rubbing ice cubes wrapped in a thin cloth on the affected areas also provides a lot of relief.

Above were a few homemade beauty tips for oily skin. Cosmetic products should never be used on your delicate skin as they contain chemicals and are made up of several other harmful ingredients associated with skin diseases. The best way to become beautiful is using homemade herbal products. Now read some beauty tips for dry and sensitive skin.

Oily skin female models in bikini
Oily skin female models in bikini | Source
Funny woman/man applying blue face pack - from movie The Pink Mirror
Funny woman/man applying blue face pack - from movie The Pink Mirror | Source

Skin Care for Mixed Skin: T Zone Oil Control | Face Pack for Sensitive and Dry Skin

Question: Actually my skin type is mixed and T zone is oily. I almost daily have 2 to 3 whiteheads around my nose, do not understand the cause, and when I apply multani mitti face pack with rose water, I develop dry skin and at times very small pimples also develop. I have got very sensitive skin. Please suggest me a facial skin care routine which I can follow regularly.

Answer: Since you have combination skin, I suggest you to make a routine something like this: Apply an almond scrub and scrub your face every Sunday and Wednesday. On Saturday night, wash your face, and steam it. Once the pores are opened, take cotton wool dipped in warm water, and wipe your face, to remove dirt and grime. Now apply a sandalwood plus multani mitti face mask on your face by mixing it in a little bit of milk as well as a little bit of rose water. Once the pack has dried, wash it off with cold water. Pat your face dry. Apply a tiny amount of moisturizer on parts of face that feel dry and sensitive.

Do this regularly, and you will see good results! I strongly recommend sandalwood multani mitti pack and almond scrub. It should be homemade without any chemicals. In the next article, we will talk about homemade face packs for fairness and glowing skin.

For glowing skin, learn how to make skin whitening or skin bleaching face pack


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      sumon mahamud 

      4 years ago


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      5 years ago

      my skin is mixed i am not understand what kind of products i can use and how can i get my glowing skin

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      dia khan 

      5 years ago

      thnx and i will try inshAllah

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      5 years ago

      It's too bad you had to put that video for a skin whitening product. I always found the fascination with whitening or bleaching one's face quite disturbing and a sad remnant of colonialism on our standards of beauty.

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      6 years ago

      Hi,My skin type is dry and sensitive to any creams or any type of cosmetice....So pls suggest me which cream with spf suits me best or sunscreen lotion with moisturizer ?

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      6 years ago

      my forehead is tanned vry much hw shld i get rid of it pls suggest me ... thank u

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      Rajinder Soni 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much for your comments friends.

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      6 years ago

      vry nc tips thanks a lot

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      6 years ago from India

      The photograph of man grinding sandalwood is apt and eye catching. Every time I look at it I am captivated by it.

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      6 years ago skin changes by seasons and i have so many dark spots on my face..i feel very shy. i don't know what should i do..can anyone plz tell me??? ....thnxx

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      7 years ago

      What was the song on that video I want to know :D

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      7 years ago

      Very nice pictures, Great article. Cheers, BB

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      7 years ago

      thanks for your beauty tips i'm gonna try it.plz suggest me how can i get rid of black spots over my skin as well as so many glaring pores on face

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      7 years ago from Canada

      I really your enjoyed your article on homemade remedies for skin. I'm becoming a huge advocate of natural remedies for beauty solutions. I will gladly follow your postings. I noticed you mentioned Talcum powder--more studies reveal that talcum powder contain asbestos which is why many products are becoming "talc-free". It's no wonder many of us in the western world have asthma problems--growing up on Johnson and Johnson baby powder! Thought you would appreciate knowing this. Cheers.

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      Tonette Fornillos 

      7 years ago from The City of Generals

      I LIKED this hub. I think everyone needed those tips! Natural is always best. Thanks for sharing!

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      rorshak sobchak 

      7 years ago

      Awesome write up. I suffer from oily skin during the summertime and am going to try your tips. Thank you for the suggestions keep up the good work.

      rorshak sobchak


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