When we live in a tropical country like India, most people suffer from oily skin, and if not an oily skin then an oily T-zone. While you do have to make certain changes to your lifestyle and diet to battle this, there are a few home remedies you can try. Here are 3 effective face packs for oily skin that can help…


Lavender and peppermint face steam

Boil a litre of water and add lavender oil or leaves, peppermint leaves and basil leaves to it while it is still boiling. Don’t turn off the flame; just place a thick towel on your head and steam. (Lavender oil controls oil production, peppermint leaves soothe your skin and basil is rich in vitamin E.)


Green tea and yogurt face mask

Grind 2 tablespoons of green tea into fine powder add whipped yogurt, a drop of essential oils and massage the pack on your face and neck for a minute and wash off with warm water. Rich in antioxidants, green tea is beneficial both externally and internally.


Egg white and oatmeal face mask

Egg yolk when used locally helps to control the oil secretion. Throw in the egg white and oatmeal together in a bowl and apply the mixture on your face and neck to fight oily skin.