Coffee has rich antioxidant content in it which slows down the production of sebum in the pores of your skin. Soak used coffee grounds in pure coconut oil and use this to massage your skin. It also gives you even skin texture and tone.
Lemon is acidic in nature and its mild acid helps in neutralising your facial tissues which in turn helps in regulating the sebum production in the skin pores. Squeeze an entire lemon and apply the juice using a cotton pad. Avoid using lemon juice to control sebum if you have very sensitive skin or active acne as it can cause irritation. Lemon has a strong concentration of dilute citric acid which helps in cleansing the skin pores and removing any bacteria that may trigger sebum and oil production.
Turmeric has been used as an herbal medicine for centuries. It is slightly basic in nature and helps in cutting down the sebum production by neutralising chemicals produced by the skin. Add a few drops of milk to a tsp. of turmeric and apply this mixture as a face mask. Leave it to dry for ten minutes and finish by rinsing your face with cold water.
Apart from these face masks here are a few skin care tips which may additionally help you in reducing excess sebum production:
- Use a face wash that suits your skin type and acts chemically on your skin to control sebum production. This will not be a concern for people with dry skin as their sebum production is below average.
- Apply non-greasy beauty products that do not cause your skin to secrete sebum or oil.
- Do not use beauty products that cause skin irritation as your pores may form sebum to combat the irritation.
- Take dietary supplements that reduce the oil production in your body.
- Do not eat oily and spicy food items as they trigger production of sebum and oil in your glands.