I know that we read everywhere that oily skin age better with less wrinkle and all… but somehow flaunting an oily T-zone isn’t quite as enticing. Luckily, there are plenty of all-natural skin savers that will help control oil and reduce greasiness once and for all. Even better? These all-star ingredients oil-fighting elixirs can be combined and created right in your home! Keep scrolling to get all the (not-so-dirty) details!
Aloe Vera Mixed With Cucumber, Yogurt and Honey
WHY IT WORKS: It boasts incredible antimicrobial and repairative properties but the plant can also aid in oil absorption? Paired with skin-soothing cucumbers (which are high in vitamins such as A and E), the lactic acid found in yogurt, which helps exfoliate skin and absorb excess oil, and honey (which naturally moisturizes and de-clogs pores), the powers of aloe reach an oil-fighting high.
PREPARATION: Extract the gel from an aloe leaf (a store-bought gel works too) and blend with a handful of sliced cucumbers (refrigerate beforehand for an extra cooling effect!). Next, add equal parts honey and yogurt (about one tablespoon works) and apply to a clean, pre-washed faced. Relax for 15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
TIP: For extra-oily skin, try it more concentrated with just the honey and aloe. Let the paste sit on your skin for 15 minutes, and then rinse.
Apple With Honey
WHY IT WORKS: Fruits naturally have countless skin-loving acids, vitamins, minerals, and oils. Apples are one of the best when it comes to an oily complexion. The fruit gently exfoliates and thoroughly cleanses the clogged pores that are responsible for oily skin. That, combined with bacteria and germ-killing honey, means excess sebum doesn’t stand a chance.
PREPARATION: Puree one half of a clean, medium-sized apple (make sure to remove any seeds!) and then combine one tablespoon of raw (preferably organic) honey. Stir well. Evenly apply to face, and let sit until the mixture has completely dried (between 10 and 15 minutes). Wash off with warm water, and pat dry.
Aside from being used for the face, these are all edible. So when you have left over from your mixture just sip on it knowing you have indulged your face and body in a very healthy drink.
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