Oily skin is super annoying to deal with. And clubbed in with dull skin? Well, even worse. It's hard to focus on living your best life when your face feels like an oil rig, and picking the right makeup and skincare products is a minefield, lest you make the dullness worse or wake up with an angry zit, square in the middle of your forehead.
While keeping excessive sebum at bay seems difficult, choosing drying ingredients isn't the answer – in fact, that can often make the issue worse. Instead, let's turn to something a little more au naturel — DIY face masks. You can easily make them at home using ingredients commonly found in your kitchen or on your beauty shelf. Here are the face masks you can make at home using natural ingredients you have to attain glowing, non-greasy skin.
Multani Mitti Face Mask
Your grandmother was right! Homemade multani mitti face masks do a great job of soaking up dirt and oil. With oil-reducing properties that get rid of extra shine, greasiness and oil, the age-old remedy improves skin quality. Not only does this face mask clear up your face, but it also improves blood circulation, meaning you can get healthy, glowing skin in no time.
Here's how to make a multani mitti face mask:
Step 01: Take two tablespoons of multani mitti powder and soak it in water for half an hour.
Step 02: Add a tablespoon of rose water and a few drops of lemon juice. If the mixture is still too thick, then you should add some water to it. If you're concerned about over-drying, add some milk into the mix as well.
Step 03: Apply it on your face, wait for it to harden, and rinse it off! Apply this mask two or three times a week for best results.
Besan Face Mask
You may not like besan in your food, but it's a whole new ballgame when you put it on your face. With a cleansing effect that helps improve your skin texture and adds a natural glow, along with intrinsic properties that help with skin tightening, exfoliating, and clearing dirt, this one is ideal for dull, oily skin.
Here's how to make a besan face mask:
Step 01: Mix two tablespoons of besan with five drops of lemon juice, half a teaspoon of turmeric powder, 2-3 tablespoons of milk. Add water if needed.
Step 02: After mixing the ingredients, apply it to your face and keep it for 20 minutes. Wash it off, and get ready to live in the glory of your newfound happy, healthy skin.
Fruit Face Masks
Not only are the antioxidants you get from eating fruits good for you, applying certain Vitamin C-rich fruits to your face is good for your skin too! Choose between tomatoes, grapefruits, papayas, and more, all of which have astringent properties that help get rid of greasy skin, tighten pores, and make your skin glow.
Here’s how to make a fruit face mask:
Step 01: Mash the fruit of your choice in a bowl, and apply it to your face for 15 minutes.
Step 02: Wash it off. Do this around three times a week for best results.
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