3 Effective Homemade Moisturizers For Oily Skin July 19, 2017

No one wishes to have an oily skin as such complexion gives a dull and wishy-washy look. No matter how well you cleanse your face, the oily skin turns in to greasy texture after a few hours. Also, it is most common for people with oily skin to being prone to acne and breakouts.

There are various causes for oily skin:

1. Genetic: Genes play a key role. So it is unfortunate that people with oily skin cannot get rid of their complexion, but there are several methods to control sebum secretion and skin eruptions.

2. Dirt: Presence of dirt and grit on skin’s surface will clog the pores resulting in excess oil accumulation.

3. Stripping essential oils: Heavy usage of cleansers and toners containing salicylic acid may strip natural oils from the skin and thus induce excess oil secretion.

Oily skin demands more intensive care when compared to dry skin. Oily skin causes many skin problems such as Acne, Premature wrinkles, Blackheads, Spots, White heads etc

Steps to take care of oily skin:

The best way to take care of oily skin and ensure clear skin is

  • Cleansing –use gel cleansers or oil cleansers
  • Moisturizing –moisturize the skin twice daily
  • Exfoliating – exfoliate your skin at least 3 to 4 times every week

[ Read: Homemade Toners For Oily Skin ]

Homemade Moisturizer for Oily Skin:

Many people who have an oily complexion tend to avoid moisturizers. The fact is that oily skin tends to get dehydrated, thus one must apply at least a small amount of moisturizer twice in a day. Given below are few methods that will help you make a natural moisturizer for oily skin.

1. Milk and Olive Oil Moisturizer:

Things needed:

  • Fresh milk
  • Lime – 2 to 3 tablespoon
  • Extra virgin olive oil – 2 to 3 table spoon
  • A cup for mixing all ingredients


  • First take a clean cup and pour about a quarter cup of milk.
  • Take about 2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and mix it well with the milk.
  • Finally pour about 2 tablespoon of lime and stir it well, and your moisturizer is ready.

Benefits of the moisturizer:

Milk: the lactic acid softens your skin
Olive oil: makes your skin healthy
Lime: removes dead cells and any acne or blemishes, thus clearing the skin.

This is the best homemade moisturizer for oily skin!

2. Rose Petals Moisturizer:

Things needed:

  • One cup of rose petals
  • Rose water
  • Aloe juice


  • First take a vessel and boil the rose petals with a few drops of rose water.
  • Filter the mixture as you need the liquid only.
  • Add about 2 tbsp of aloe juice after the rosewater mixture cools down to room temperature.
  • Place it in your fridge for a while and apply it on your face.

Benefits of rose petal moisturizer:

  • Rose water: It helps to remove dirt and makes your skin look fresh <insert 3>
  • Aloe Vera: It moisturizes the skin and clears acne. It is said to be the best skin care product ever.

3. Aloe Rose Moisturizer:

Things needed:

  • 1 teaspoon of carnauba wax
  • 1 table spoon of water
  • Rose essential oil
  • Aloe Vera
  • Jojoba oil
  • Glass bowl

Method for preparing the moisturizer:

  • Firstly, take about 1 tablespoon of carnauba wax in a glass bowl.
  • Add 3 tablespoon of jojoba oil, 1 tablespoon of water and mix it well.
  • Take the glass bowl and place it on top of boiling water, so that the mixture gets melted.
  • Remove mixture from the heat and let it cool down to room temperature.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel and 1 drop of rose essential oil and mix thoroughly; your cream is ready.

Benefits of the moisturizer:

  • Jojoba oil helps clean your skin; it is an excellent anti oxidant and moisturizes your skin.
  • Aloe Vera gel helps clear skin.
  • Carnauba wax softens the skin.

Don’t hold back! Use these simple tips on how to make moisturizers for oily skin and live your oil free skin dream!

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  • LoukyaVerma

    Very useful tip thanks for sharing with us

  • Oindrila

    Nice article :)

  • sunandhasai

    Very nice tips sadia :)

  • Aswani

    Nice article saba i will definitely try them

  • Laasya

    very useful tips thanks for sharing

  • Deepa

    useful tips and good for the natural product . I will suggest Clean and clear product for face wash and acne product .

  • Steven Lee

    I have been trying to clean my face with oils every night for a few months, still struggling to find just the right combo but hanging in there. anyway, should I not wash my face with anything in the morning? I work out first thing in the AM, just a splash of water after that or what is your recommendation? While reading about this I came across an article related to this on


  • Cj

    Do I need to wash it off after putting those stuff?How long would it need to stay on your skin?

  • Hannah Wright

    Found it easier to buy one from Amazon…Anar Naturals Vit E..natural and organic…does a great job keeping my skin soft

  • winnie

    I have to say that people with oily skin tend to look younger than their actual age, so I disagree with you on that one (oily skin= premature aging).

  • muchliz

    made the milk and olive oil moisturiser, its so wonderful! how do i store it? fridge or…..

    • Summer

      Do you wash it off afterwards or just leave it to dry?

  • Anonymous

    Marvellous tips

  • Clarissa

    Good article but oily skin is less prone to premature wrinkles than dry skin or than any other skin type because it less affected by the sun. Moreover, it is best to stay away from milk and most oils (especially if your skin is acne prone) because it is counterproductive as milk contains oils and fats and your oily skin is already making all the oils it needs. This is the same thing as when the dermatologist advise the patient not to take milk with high content of fat in order to avoid breakouts. Definitely use aloe vera and any other gel. As an oil, coconut oil can be used because of its anti-bacterial aspect and should be washed off after 15-45 mins, depending on your skin. Trust me, I’m the girl with oil skin who used to have bad acne/dark spots and now, everything has cleared out completely from my face after multiple trials and errors. I’m in love with my skin and couldn’t have wished for another one.
    I hope this helps!