Natural Makeup Solutions for Oily Skin
The causes of oily skin can be many. It could be caused by:
Cosmetics. This is the time to change over to natural makeup and cosmetics. These will minimize adverse reactions to the harmful chemicals found in them.
Heredity factors. If this is the case, then there isn’t much you can do about it other than manage it.
Diet. If you think that diet is the cause, then cutting out oily and starchy foods can help.
Humidity and hot weather. Again, for this, proper skin management is essential.
Birth control pills. This is an individual choice, so again, skin management will keep oily skin under control.
What can you do for a natural skincare regime which will help to reduce your oily complexion? Natural treatments will cleanse and condition the skin. This will remove dead skin cells that have built up and also the sebum excess. You will be able to get your complexion under control and keep your pores in top shape. In the process you will avoid harmful chemicals which can damage the skin and trigger an oily complexion.
Natural Solutions for Skincare
SAGE as a natural skin toner. Sage will help control the skin’s sebum production thus helping you achieve a spotless condition for your skin. Try this: put some sage (you only need a small amount) in a cup and pour over it hot water. Then leave this covered for around 30 minutes. Pour the liquid through a strainer, and allow it to cool. Once cooled, take a cotton ball and cleanse your face with the sage infused liquid. Do this once or twice a day for a week. You will notice a big difference in your complexion.
MANGO Facial. Mango is a great fruit filled with vitamins which will help keep your skin looking good. It will keep your pores free from dirt. Try this recipe: Take a medium sized mange and mash it up. Once you have a nice smooth pulp, use circular motions to massage this into your skin. Leave for around 5 minutes. Once it has dried, rinse well with water.
ALOE VERA Toner. Aloe vera is a great all-round plant. In fact no home should be without one. You can of course just buy aloe vera gel, but if you have the plant at home you can make your own gel. Here’s what to do: break off one of the outer leaves, and leave it to stand upright in a cup for 10 minutes. This will let the sap drain. Then take a knife and slice down the edges, cutting off the rough edges. Then separate the front from the back. Scoop out the gel.
For your aloe vera toner you will need 3 tablespoons of gel. Add to this 4 drops of tangerine essential oil. Apply this to the face and leave for 15 minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.
CRAB APPLES. Not many people have heard of this, but crab apples have been proven to have great effects on acne and oily skin. This is because they are rich in alpha hydroxy acids. These tone and cleanse the pores. So try this: Get a few crab apples and mash them to a paste in a blender. Push through a strainer. Apply to your face and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse well and dry your skin.
WHEAT GERM OIL. Use this oil, which is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin E, to control your oily skin. Put a little of the oil on your fingertips and massage it into your skin. Leave for 40 minutes. This will feed your pores with the needed nutrients. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Each time you need to cleanse and condition your skin, repeat this.
LEMONGRASS FACIAL SAUNA. Hot steam is great for unclogging your pores, and this will help you keep a flawless complexion. You may have used this method to help breathing when you have a cold, so you know what to do. In a large bowl of water put in about 2 liters of water and 4 tablespoons of lemongrass. Place a towel over your head and put your head over the steaming bowl. Do this for 15 minutes. After rinse with cold water. This will close up your pores.
You as you can see, it’s not necessary to spend a lot of money on expensive makeup and cosmetic ingredients. They can contain harmful chemicals which will damage your skin and lead to skin conditions like acne and dermatitis.