9 DIY Face Masks for Oily Skin That Works Like a Magic

Here I list the 9 DIY face masks for oily skin. You can get rid of an Oily skin and other skin problems with the help of these 9 detailed face masks.

Human skin has multiple layers. Whenever new cells are formed in the inner layer, the dead old cells are pushed into the outermost layer.

Automatically, these dead old cells slowly flake off from the outermost layer. But some of these dead cells hang on for a long time.

These dead cells block the facial pores and cause skin problems such as Pimples, Blackheads, Whiteheads, Acne and other blemishes.

In order to avoid these skin problems, you have to apply face masks and protects your skin.

Oily skin retains more moisture and makes your skin glowing. But excessive oily skin is more prone to skin problems than dry skin.

DIY Face Masks for Oily Skin

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So if are having an oily skin, you have to try the below  mentioned DIY face masks for oily skin.You can try some scrubbing methods to get rid of an Oily face.

Face packs have the following benefits

  • Cleanses your face.
  • Enlarge the facial pores and lightens the dark spots
  • Rejuvenate your skin
  • Removes skin impurities and make the skin free from acne, pimples, blackheads, etc.
  • Speeds up the blood circulation
  • Tightens tour skin

How to do Facial?

Usually, warm water opens up your facial pores and cold water closes the pores.

So it is highly recommended to wash your face with warm water before you do scrubbing and wash your face with Cold water after the facial.

So that your skin deeply absorbs the ingredients and give efficient results.

Let’s see how to prepare DIY face masks for oily skin

1. Neem-Turmeric DIY face mask

Neem is one of the main ingredients in the Siddha and Ayurveda medicines. Neem tree has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties.

Here I recommend you to use Neem leaves for face pack. You can see Neem in most of the famous beauty and skin care products available in the market.

Yes! Neem works well for all kind of skin problems. It removes the acnes and pimples from your face. It removes the excess oil content and dirt from your face and gives you a fresh look.

Turmeric acts as a natural exfoliator and good cleanser for your skin. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can get rid of pimples and get a gorgeous glowing skin with the help of turmeric.

Try this Neem-Turmeric DIY face mask for oily skin. The combination of these two ingredients helps you to get an oil free skin.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons of Neem powder (or) Handful of fresh Neem Leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon of turmeric powder
  • Water

Directions

  • Take a handful of fresh Neem leaves or 3 tablespoons of dry Neem powder in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder in it.
  • Add some water and make it as a thick paste.
  • Wash your face with fresh water.
  • Then apply this Neem face pack on your face.
  • And leave it on for 30 minutes and allow it to dry.
  • Then remove the mask with wet cotton or soft cloth.
  • Finally, wash your face with cold water.
  • Repeat this process twice per week.

2. Sandal Wood, Turmeric, and Curd

Sandalwood lightens your face marks and gives smoothness to your skin. It is vital to lighten up your skin tone. Sandalwood removes the excess oil from your face and you can get a glowing skin.

Regular use of sandalwood may tighten your skin and you would be free from wrinkles.

As I said earlier, turmeric is a natural cleanser. It adds additional benefit when used with sandalwood.

The lactic acid content in the Curd minimizes the wrinkles on your face. Further, the curd is important to lighten up your skin tone.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons of sandalwood powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of curd

Directions

  • Take 3 tablespoons of sandalwood powder in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder in it.
  • And 1 tablespoon curd and mix it well.
  • Before applying the mask, clean your face with fresh water.
  • Now apply this face mask on your face and leave it on for 20–30 minutes.
  • Then remove the mask with wet cotton or soft cloth.
  • Then after 5 minutes wash your face with cold water.
  • Use it twice per week to get oil free face and smooth skin.

3. Orange Peel with Honey

Due to excess oil on your face, you may have a dull look. You can get rid of a dull face with the help of orange peel.

Orange peel has excellent anti-oxidant properties. So it easily exfoliates the dead cells on your skin and removes excess oil content on your face. So you will be free from dirt and zits.

Orange peel is also rich in vitamin C. This gives you oil free and gorgeous look. Orange peel also minimizes your wrinkles. So you will be free from premature aging.

Honey is a natural moisturizer. Honey has anti-bacterial properties. It removes the bacteria and nourishes your skin.

Directions

Take an orange and peel out its skin. Let the peel dry for 2-3 days in direct sunlight. Then grind the orange peel and make it as a fine powder.

  • Add 3 tablespoons of dry orange peel powder in a bowl.
  • And 2 tablespoons of honey in it and
  • Stir it well and make it as a paste.
  • Wash your face with fresh water (without soap).
  • And apply the paste on your face for 30-40 minutes.
  • Then clean your face with wet cotton.
  • Wash with cold water.
  • Repeat this procedure 3 times in a week to get evergreen oil free skin.

4. Papaya Face Mask

Papaya is the ULTIMATE medicine when it comes to skin care. It is best suitable for all type of skins.

Papaya has an enzyme called, PAPAIN. This papain removes the dead skin cell and skin germs.

It is rich in vitamins and nutrients. Papaya is a natural exfoliator, Cleanser, and Moisturizer.

Papaya removes the dark spots on your face and you can get a glowing skin.

Milk gives smoothness and fairness to your skin.

Curd removes the black dead cells on your face. To get rid oily skin and remove dead cells from your face, you have to use Papaya DIY face mask for oily skin.

 Ingredients

  • 1 Small Papaya
  • 1 Tablespoon of curd
  • Milk (Optional)

Directions

  • Peel out the papaya skin and make it slices.
  • Grind the papaya slices and make it as a paste.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of curd in it and mix it well.
  • Add some milk to this paste(Optional)
  • Apply this face pack on your face for 20 minutes.
  • Then wash your face with cold water.
  • Try this face mask twice per week.

 5. Turmeric and Lemon Face Mask

I think there is no need to tell about the properties of turmeric again. It is one of the excellent natural exfoliators.

Lemon juice is a natural astringent. It is rich in citric acid and vitamin C. It enhances the benefit of Turmeric.

The above combination removes any kind of germs and you can get an oil free face.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons of turmeric powder
  • 1 fresh lemon

Directions

  • Take 3 tablespoons of turmeric powder.
  • And mix lemon juice in it.
  • Apply this paste on your face for 15-20 minutes.
  • Then wash your face with cold water.
  • Use this face pack regularly for oil free and spotless face.

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6. Cucumber DIY face mask for oily skin

Cucumber is rich in Manganese, Silica, Potassium, vitamins etc. It is a powerful anti-oxidant. The phytochemical content present in cucumber helps you to get rid of premature aging.

It removes the dirt and oil from your face. Also, it improves your complexion.

Ingredients

  • One Cucumber
  • 2 Tablespoons of Curd
  • 1 Tablespoon turmeric powder

Directions

  • Take one cucumber and make it slice.
  • And grained as a paste add 2 tablespoon curd.
  • And 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder.
  • Mix it and apply as a face mask on your face for 20 minutes.
  • And wash with cold water or normal water.

7. Green apple with honey Face Mask

Apple is good for your skin. The copper content present in apple helps you to balance the melanin production in your body. Melanin is essential as it acts as a natural sunscreen and protects you from the Ultra Violet radiations.

The nutrient rich apple removes the dirt and germs. So your face will be oil free and looks beautiful.

Ingredients

  • 1 Green Apple
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey

Directions

  • Take one green apple and slice it.
  • Then grind the slices and make it as a paste.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of honey in it.
  • Stir it well.
  • Apply this face pack on your face and allow it to dry.
  • Then wash your face with cold water.

 8. Oatmeal Face Mask

The ancient Greeks and Romans used Oatmeal (Oat bath) to get rid of skin problems. Now we use oatmeal to cure skin irritations. Oatmeal gives smoothness to your skin.

Oatmeal is good in amino acid and silica. So it acts as a natural moisturizer for oily skin.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons of Oatmeal.
  • 1 Tablespoon of Yogurt

Directions

  • Take 3 tablespoons of Oatmeal in a bowl.
  • Soak the Oatmeal in water for one full night.
  • Grind the Oatmeal
  • Add 1 tablespoon of yogurt in it.
  • Apply this face pack on your face for at least 15-20 minutes.
  • And then wash your face with cold water.
  • Try this oatmeal face pack at morning for the best result.

9. Sandalwood Powder, Rose Water, and Neem flower

Sandalwood and Neem act as a natural face cleanser. Neem removes the dirt and germs. Sandalwood lightens your skin tone. Rose water enhances the benefits of sandalwood.

Ingredients

  • 1 Handful of Neem flowers
  • 3 Tablespoons of Sandalwood powder
  • Rose water

Directions

Take one handful of Neem flowers and make it dry in sunlight for 1-2 days. Then grind the dry Neem flowers and make it into a fine powder.

  • Take 3 tablespoons of sandalwood powder in a bowl.
  • And mix 1 tablespoon of powdered Neem flowers in it.
  • Add some Rose water.
  • Mix it well to make a paste.
  • Apply this face pack on your face for 15-30 minutes.
  • And wash your face with cold water.
  • Use this face pack regularly for best results.

Try these above DIY face masks for oily skin and free from an oily face. You can try some of the scrubbing methods to get rid of an Oily face.

Feel free to share your experiences here in the comments section.

About the author

Divya Nagendran

Divya is one of leading cosmetic dermatologists. Has over Five years experience in the beauty industry.
She is covering Beauty Therapy, Body Treatments, Relationships, and Dermatology for askmyhealth.