Oily skin is a very common condition in people. It is characterized by excess oiliness because the pores tend to produce more sebum on the epidermis. And the truth is that in this matter several factors affect: genetics, hormonal condition, eating habits, hygiene, and, of course, the environment.
Fortunately, there are many alternatives to treat oily skin. For this reason, we will share with you a very simple, but effective treatment that will help you take better care of your face from now on. Without neglecting skin nutrition or skin hydration, two fundamental aspects.
Now, regardless of the type of skin you have, you should always take care of the sun’s rays with an appropriate filter. Remember that the sum of good habits always enhances the action of specialized treatments. Also, we must take care of the type of products that are used to make up, since there are many that do not let the skin breathe properly.
Mask for oily skin
We can take advantage of the properties of natural ingredients to improve the condition of the skin of our face. In this case, the most suitable mask is composed of the following:
1 spoonful of turmeric (10 g).
2 tablespoons of soda (20 g).
A few drops of lemon (5 mL).
1 tablespoon of honey (10 g).
1 pence or aloe leaf (30 g).
The best thing about this mask is that it has depurative, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating effects. And it can be applied to the entire face, including the dark circle’s area (in fact, the only thing you should avoid are the eyelids and lips).
The preparation is very simple, you must mix all the ingredients taking care of the hygiene of the utensils. When making a homogeneous emulsion, it should be applied to the clean, well-dried face, and leave on for 20 minutes. Subsequently, remove with plenty of cold water. On the other hand, it is preferable to apply this mask at night.
At first, it may slightly redden the skin, but it is a momentary effect of the active ingredients included in the mixture. In case of sensitive skin, it is prudent to place a little of the emulsion on the back of the neck, just where the hairline ends; let it act for 10 minutes and observe the reaction.
Why is aloe vera good?
Aloe vera is one of the most versatile and useful natural ingredients for the skin. It can even act as a natural antibiotic. It provides many nutrients, and most importantly, it is very light but highly nutritious. Therefore, it is rapidly absorbed and penetrates the various layers of the skin.
It has the ability to regenerate damaged cells and minimize the action of free radicals. Moisturizes and softens. This is very important when you have oily skin, since excess sebum is favored by dehydration. Thus, an imbalance of the lipolytic mantle is generated, which causes the appearance of impurities.
Why is turmeric good?
Turmeric is a very used spice in India that has incredible anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Some people know it as ‘saffron from India’. Provides relief to burns caused by the sun. It serves as an exfoliating agent and helps eliminate dead cells.
This spice is very well known for its favorable action in cases of hirsutism, as well as in skin blemishes, acne, and premature aging. It is an excellent healing.
Lemon contains vitamin C, which works as a powerful natural antioxidant. It effectively reduces sebum production and acts as a blackhead descaler. It is also known for spotting and for its whitening action. In addition, leaves the skin bright and fresh, improving its appearance and regulating the pH.
The honey has many nutritional and antibiotic properties. It acts as a regenerating balm for superficial skin cells. In addition, it has the ability to nourish the deeper layers of the skin.
Some may be very sensitive to lemon drops, therefore, they can be easily replaced with rose water or, do without them. Honey can also be substituted for coconut oil. Although it sounds paradoxical, the fatty acids present in coconut oil are not an incentive for the production of sebum. On the contrary, they promote the balance of the lipid mantle.
Thanks to this mask, we can achieve that radiant, healthy skin without excess fat. It is important to apply it constantly, at least 3 times a week. While the excess sebum goes down, we can lower the frequency of the mask.