It is summer time and during this time the production of oil in skin increases. So there might be a chance that you are frustrated using blotting papers or some other remedy on your pimple that just won’t quit and is a result of oil that is produced over your skin.

But why does your skin become oilier?

Your sebaceous glands pumping out overabundance of sebum, the waxy substance that causes skin to be oily.

Little bit geeky..

Let me explain this in simpler terms

Androgens are the hormones in our body which produces oil. It is a male hormone but are present in both men and women.

Healthy oil production by androgens truly benefit your skin but it becomes a problem when androgen stimulate too much oil. When too much oil is produced, the size of the pores in our skin increases so as to accumulate excess oil production. Also excess of androgens can cause the pore lining to thicken, which blocks oil to get out of the pore and this results in white bumps and black heads.

There are some other contributing factors also.

  1. Stress
  2. Weather
  3. Blockage inducing cosmetics
  4. Genetics
  5. Overuse of skin care products
  6. Bad eating habits

So what to do?

You have tried every face wash, every toner or every product that came your way which claimed to remove oily skin.

But your skin still remains the same. Shiner and greasy than ever.

Don’t worry.

I have solution to your problem.

Below are 15 home remedies for your oily skin that will change your life. Being home made it does not do any harm to your skin nor you have to go out searching every corner of mall for the one product that will make your skin oil free.

Home remedies for oily skin

1. Luke warm water remedy

lukewarm water

So how does you wash your face?

Do you use cold or hot water?

Usually we all wash our face with cold water in summers and hot water in winter. However this is not the best thing to do.

Always wash your face with luke warm water. It will open the pores of your skin and will help to remove excess oil from your skin.

By washing your face with luke warm water your skin will become happy and in return you will be happy too.

To wash your face with luke warm water, take a cotton and dip it in water then rub on your face and remove excess oil.

2. Apple facial

apple facial

An apple a day keeps doctor away!!

And apple facial twice a week keeps oily skin away.

Applying apple pack on your face not only improves skin brightness and lightens the complexion but also hold moisture on your skin. It also gives UV protection and provides a nourishing effect all over your skin.

To make an apple facial, mash the apple until you have a ½ cup, now combine mashed apple with ½ cup of oatmeal, 1 tbsp. of lemon juice and 1 egg white and.

Mix well as it becomes a paste. Apply the paste on your face for at least 15 minutes, and then wash your face with water.

3. Apple cider vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Again it’s Apple, but in different form with huge benefits!

Our skin is naturally acidic but when we balance our levels, our skin will be at a perfect level between oily and dry skin. When your skin levels are out of balance that is when your skin breaks out, pores get clogged, skin becomes too oily and the list goes on and on and on.

So what should we do?

I have a solution.

To balance the pH level of skin, apply apple cider vinegar. It helps bring your skin pH level to normal by shedding dead skin cells and warding off bacteria at a proper rate so that your pores do not get clogged and skin remains healthy.

Apply apple cider vinegar before going to bed. Wash it after 5-10 minutes later with water.

To see good results, repeat this for at least 3 weeks.

4. Yogurt

yogurt face mask

I like eating yogurt. It is a delicious vitamin packed food that is great for breakfast and is a healthy snack. But do you, yogurt also has great benefits for skin.

Applying yogurt on skin regularly lessens blemishes, brightens the skin and shrink and tighten the pores.

You can gently apply teaspoon of yogurt on your face and wait for about 10-15 minutes. Then rinse the face

5. Orange peel

orange peel

Orange has great benefits. Not only when it is a part of your diet but even when you use it directly on your skin. The orange peel contains more vitamin C than the orange itself. Its peel contains antioxidants and when you use it regularly in face pack. It will give you a clearer and brighter skin in no time.

You can easily make a paste from orange peel and apply on oily skin.

For that:

• Try to make orange peel dry in sun.
• After getting dry, it is easy to make powder of orange peel.
• It is now ready to take a shape of paste after adding rose-water.

6. Tomatoes


Tomatoes are great in food and great for oily skin too.

When applied to skin, it helps skin to take in more oxygen which delays the process of aging by preventing the formation of wrinkles. They also reduce sun tan and brightens the skin.

Tomatoes can cure pimples and acne and is a common products in scrubs used for exfoliating.

For Using Tomatoes as skin purifier.

  • Cut a tomato and rinse it on skin.
  • Wait for 15-20 minutes until skin absorbs the tomato juice fully.
  • Wash with cold water and apply an oil-free moisturizer.

7. Lemon juice

lemon juice

Lemon juice is not only healthy as a food but can also be used in home to treat various skin disorders. It has numerous beauty benefits such as lightning dark spots on your skin, lightning skin tone, reducing oily skin and much more.

To use Lemons for face.

  • Mix 1 tsp of lemon juice with 1 ½ tsp of distilled water.
  • Spread it all over the face with a cotton ball and rinse after 10 minutes with warm water.
  • It can also dry out your skin, so after using lemon juice. Apply a little amount of oil-free moisturizer. Repeat this once in a day.

8. Cucumbers


Cucumbers is one of the best home remedies for oily skin. With its nourishing and hydrating properties, cucumbers restore skin’s natural acid level. Cucumbers help reduce wrinkles, tighten open pores, reduce appearance of dark circles and treat puffiness of the eyes.

To use cucumbers

  • First Cut a fresh cucumber into thick slices, and rub them evenly on your face.
  • Leave it on overnight and rinse with warm water in the morning.
  • Do this daily before going to bed.

9. Egg whites

egg white

Egg whites work amazingly for oily skin. It tightens your skin and helps reduce oil by shrinking the size of pores. It also gives your skin a great and firmer look by greatly reducing larger pores.

Eggs are source of Vitamins, Especially, Vitamin-A. Egg whites can effectively tighten up oily skin.

For this purpose:

  • Mix 1 Egg white and lemon juice of ½ lemons.
  • Apply the mixture on your face thoroughly for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.
  • This will soak up excess oil.

10. Multani mitti

multani mitti

Multani mitti helps you achieve natural flawless skin because of abundance of minerals present in it. When you apply it on your skin, it hardens slowly as it gets dry and absorbs the lifeless cells present on your skin surface making it oil free and moisturised

When apply Multani mitti paste thoroughly on Skin. It prevents acne, oil, pores and provides natural glow.

For this:

  • Make a well mix paste of multani mitti and rosewater. OR mix it with a pinch of turmeric.
  • Apply this paste until it gets dry and rinse it off with warm water.

11. Aloe vera

aloe vera

Aloe vera is a kind of all-rounder. You are suffering from Dengue, try Aloe Vera! You want healthy hair, try Aloe Vera! Even in case of fresh, clear and oily skin, try Aloe Vera!

The ancient also used aloe vera and called it as “plant of immorality” because of its healing properties. It contains phytochemicals and other nutrients that make it one of the best thing to treat oily skin.

You can use Aloe Vera alone for absorbing excessive oil in.

For this:

  • Use natural leaf of aloe vera or aloe vera gel from market.
  • Apply the gel until it gets dry.
  • Repeat it for 2-3 times a day.

I hope you like our 11 home remedies for oily skin. But before you go and apply the one that you liked, I want to tell you some simple tips that you can follow to remove the shiny layer on your face of oil

Some simple tips to prevent oily skin

  • Regularly clean your face with face wash in a day
  • Use toner to clean dirt and close the pores of your skin
  • Use water based moisturiser to retain moisture content
  • Avoid fried food
  • Eat green vegetables and fruits
  • Avoid carbonated drinks

Just follow these simple steps and get rid of oily skin.

If you have any questions or suggestion comment below. We would be happy to hear from you.