How is this crazy weather treating your skin ? well if not good its time to wear our ninja masks and combat it with DIY homemade recipes. Hmmm so this time of the year , when the weather is as unpredictable as your mood when you are PMS..ing , our skin requires extra attention , love and care .
So in my last post I came up with this amazing homemade Rose scrub that restores moisture into your skin while scrubbing away the dead cells , and also smells amazing , incase you want to have a look just click here
But today’s post is for all the gorgeous dolls out there who have an oily skin . Since summer is approaching I can totally understand your concern of looking too shiny in pictures taken with friends , and all your lovely makeup getting swept out with the excess oil , and the breakout and pimples i know you don’t even wanna think about it .
But do you know one big benefit of having an oily skin , well people with oily skin are 30-50% less prone to premature wrinkles and aging , do you even understand the advantage of that ? If you start taking care of your skin even in baby steps you can look much younger at your 45th birthday party when all your other friends would seriously need a botox ……well just kidding , I love aging naturally . But its easier to get a dewy finish glowing skin if you have an oily skin instead of a normal or dry skin .
Before you indulge in a homemade remedy its important to identify what oily skin type you are ?
- Type 1 – SENSITIVE OILY SKIN : if you are a type 1 then your entire face remains oily , specially the T-zone and the jawline , you also tend to have a breakout at the back of your neck and the entire face , also your skin is very sensitive and even the mildest of products can make it extremely dry and later heavily oily.
- Type 2 – OILY AND DRY : if you are a type 2 , then your skin stays oily majorly in the T-zone and the cheek becomes exceptionally dry
So here is how you can control that excess oil and transform your oily skin to a healthy glowing skin .
For Type 1 oily skin – Sandalwood fuller’s earth and honey pack
- 1/2 tsp Sandalwood powder ( chandan powder ) – easily available at any grocery or organic beauty store
- 1/2 tsp Fuller’s earth ( multani mitti ) – easily available at any grocery or organic beauty store
- 1 1/2 tsp honey ( organic or raw is better )
- 2 tsp rosewater
Multani mitti ( Fuller's Earth )
Honey ( organic or raw preferable )
I am using Dabur Gulabari rosewater
How to make it :
Just mix all the ingredients well , wash your face squeaky clean with a nice oil control facewash
I recommend :
Neutrogena’s oil free Acne wash
Clean and clear morning burst facial cleanser
and apply the pack with a soft flat brush or your fingers starting from the center of your nose , going outwards towards the cheek,chin and forehead.
Let it dry for about 15-20 minutes ( when it starts pulling your skin )
Wash off with cold water , later take a cotton pad/ball pour some rosewater in it and wipe your face off in upward stroke from chin to forehead , this will remove any residues from the pack that might have blocked your pores , make sure you wipe off your face clean specially around the nose area as the pores tend to be larger here.
Now finish off by applying some mattifying moisturizer with good SPF value , this will keep the oil away and protect your skin from the sun and excess secretion.
I recommend :
Clinique sun spf 30 face cream
Neutrogena pure and free baby sunblock lotion SPF 60
Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunblock
For Type 2 oily skin – Cucumber lemon wheat flour pack
- Juice of one full cucumber
- 1/4 tsp lime/lemon juice ( if you don’t like lime you can use orange or ripe tomato juice )
- 1 tsp Rosewater
- 1/2 tsp All bran flour.
- 1/4 cup of milk and water mixed together in equal proportion ( don’t add this in the mixture this will be used while scrubbing the pack off )
The citric acid in lime helps in controlling excessive oil secretion
All bran flour
How to make it :
mix all the ingredients except the milk and water together to form a liquidy paste , more like a lotion , now apply using a soft flat brush or your fingers evenly starting from your nose and going outward in all directions towards your cheek and forehead and chin , now let it set for 10-15 minutes.
Once it starts drying out , make sure its not too dry or it’ll be hard to scrub it off,when its semi moist start scrubbing with your fingers , if it sticks to your fingers use the milk and water solution to make your hands glide smoothly , make sure you remove all the pack now wash off with cold water .
Later take a cotton pad/ball pour some rosewater in it and wipe your face off in upward stroke from chin to forehead , this will remove any residues from the pack that might have blocked your pores , make sure you wipe off your face clean specially around the nose area as the pores tend to be larger here.
Finish off with a light formulated moisturizer with UVA and UVB protection and good SPF value.
I recommend :
Neutrogena Fine fairness lotion with SPF 30
Ranbaxy’s Suncros Sunscreen lotion SPF 26
And remember to drink and eat lots of water , yes i mean EAT WATER in the form of fruits and veggies and salads as that water is completely retained by your body , where as just drinking water might not stay that long to give benefits as it gets flushed out. Also don’t step out in the sun without your sunscreen , i know it feels sticky sometimes but if you use the right formula it can transform your skin.
So enjoy the summers and flaunt your beautiful skin , also let me know how these packs worked for you .