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15 Easy Homemade Face Packs For Oily And Acne-Free Skin

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15 Easy Homemade Face Packs For Oily And Acne-Free Skin Hyderabd040-395603080 October 14, 2019

Taking care of oily skin is a tough task. It’s because you are trying to manage multiple issues – excess sebum, open pores, greasiness, and acne – all at once! While you cannot get rid of these issues overnight, you can manage them with the help of a few ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen. In this article, we have put together a few effective face mask recipes for oily and acne-prone skin. Check them out.

Best Face Packs And Masks For Oily And Acne-Prone Skin

1. Honey And Lemon Juice

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Honey has antimicrobial properties that help to minimize acne (1). Lemon has an astringent effect on your skin.

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • ½ teaspoon of diluted lemon juice

Method

  1. Mix both the ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Spread the mixture all over the face, focusing on the problem areas.
  3. Leave it on for 15-minutes
  4. Wash off and pat your skin dry.
  5. Repeat 2-3 times a week.

Caution: Always use diluted lemon juice on the skin and apply sunscreen after using this pack as lemon juice makes your skin photosensitive.

2. Aloe Vera And Turmeric Face Pack

Both aloe vera and turmeric have anti-inflammatory effects, and both help in reducing acne and keeping the skin healthy (2), (3).

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe vera pulp
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric

Method

  1. Blend the aloe vera pulp in a blender.
  2. Pour it in a bowl and mix it with turmeric.
  3. Apply the face pack and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wash it off and pat your skin dry.
  5. Repeat 2-3 times a week.

3. Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti) And Rose Water Face Pack

Fuller’s earth has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps to remove excess dirt and oil (4). This keeps the skin clean and acne-free. Rosewater has a calming effect on the skin.

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of Multani mitti
  • 1 tablespoon of rose water (adjust the quantity according to your need)

Method

  1. Mix the Multani mitti and rose water in a bowl.
  2. Adjust the consistency and spread it all over your face.
  3. Wait until it dries and then wash off.
  4. Repeat 2 times a week.

4. Turmeric And Honey Face Pack

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Both turmeric and honey have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects on the skin. These ingredients are widely used in Ayurveda for their healing effects.

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder

Method

  1. Mix the honey and turmeric in a bowl to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste all over your face or just the problem areas.
  3. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off.
  4. Repeat this 3 times a week.

5. Oatmeal And Honey Face Mask

Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory effects, is rich in antioxidants, and helps in relieving many dermatological conditions (5). Honey has an antimicrobial effect, and it prevents acne and keeps your skin healthy and moisturized.

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of oats (powdered)
  • 2 tablespoons of organic honey
  • 1 tablespoon of water, rose water, or milk (for mixing the ingredients)

Method

  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Apply it on your face and neck.
  3. Leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with warm water.
  5. Repeat 2-3 times a week.

6. Yogurt And Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti) Face Pack

Yogurt contains lactic acid that helps improve skin texture and make it smooth (6). Both the ingredients help to keep the skin clean and healthy.

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of Fuller’s earth
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt

Method

  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Adjust the quantities (if required) until you get a paste-like consistency
  3. Apply it on your face or the problem areas. Let it dry
  4. Wash it off.
  5. Repeat 2 times a week.

7. Cinnamon And Honey Face Mask

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Cinnamon (both oil and other extracts) has antibacterial compounds and is effective on Staphylococcus aureus, the acne-causing bacteria (7). Together with honey, it helps to keep the skin clear and reduce inflammation.

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • A pinch of cinnamon powder or 1 drop of cinnamon oil

Method

  1. Mix both the ingredients.
  2. Apply it as a spot treatment for acne and pimples.
  3. Let it stay for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Wash it off.
  5. Repeat once a day until the pimples are gone.

Caution: Cinnamon might cause skin irritation and redness. Do not use if you have sensitive skin or if you feel discomfort.

8. Tea Tree Oil And Clay Face Mask

Tea tree oil is known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties (8). Along with the clay, it helps control excess sebum production and reduces acne.

You Will Need

  • 1-2 tablespoons of clay (Multani mitti, Bentonite clay, or any other clay)
  • 2-3 drops of tea tree oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons of water or rose water (for mixing purpose)

Method

  1. Mix the clay and water or rosewater in a bowl. Adjust the consistency as per your convenience.
  2. Add the tea tree oil to the paste and mix well.
  3. Apply the mixture on your face or just the problem areas. Let it dry.
  4. Wash it off.
  5. Repeat 2-3 times a week.

9. Witch Hazel And Clay Mask

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Witch hazel has astringent properties and exhibits anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects (9). This face mask helps to keep your skin clean and reduce oiliness and acne.

You Will Need

  • 1-2 tablespoons of clay (use any clay of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon of witch hazel
  • 1 tablespoon of water or rosewater

Method

  1. Mix the clay with witch hazel and add water or rosewater until you get a paste-like consistency.
  2. Spread it all over your face and leave it to dry.
  3. Wash off once it dries.
  4. Repeat 2-3 times a week.

10. Egg White, Lemon, And Tea Tree Oil Face Mask

Tea tree oil has antibacterial effects and helps to reduce acne. Egg white has a tightening effect on the skin as it dries. Proponents of this face mask claim that applying egg white and lemon on the face can help remove excess oil.

You Will Need

  • 1 egg white
  • ½ teaspoon of diluted lemon juice
  • 2 drops of tea tree oil

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Using a brush, apply a thin layer on your face.
  3. Let it dry.
  4. Wash it off with warm water.
  5. Repeat this 2 times a week.

11. Gram Flour And Yogurt Face Mask

Gram flour helps to reduce oiliness and pimples. Along with yogurt, it can brighten the skin tone.

You Will Need

  • 1-2 tablespoons of gram flour or besan
  • 1-2 tablespoons of yogurt

Method

  1. Mix the gram flour with yogurt in a bowl.
  2. Once you get a smooth paste, apply it all over your face.
  3. Let it dry and then wash it off.
  4. Repeat 2-3 times a day.

12. Bentonite Clay And Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask

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Bentonite clay is often used as a part of traditional remedies. It has a detoxifying effect and protects the skin from damage (10). ACV is said to have an astringent effect on the skin and helps to kill acne-causing bacteria  (11).

You Will Need

  • 1-2 tablespoons of Bentonite clay
  • 1-2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water (optional)

Method

  1. Mix the clay with ACV and make a smooth paste.
  2. Mix water if the consistency is not smooth.
  3. Spread the pack evenly on the face.
  4. Let it dry and then wash off.
  5. Repeat 2-3 times a week.

13. Garlic And Honey Face Pack

Although the effect of topical garlic is not studied much, its antioxidant properties can help prevent a lot of skin issues (12). Together with honey, it prevents acne-causing bacteria and keeps the skin clear.

  • 1 teaspoon of garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Method

  1. Mix the garlic paste and honey in a bowl.
  2. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Wash it off.
  4. Repeat 2-3 times a week.

14. Neem And Turmeric Face Pack

Both neem and turmeric have medicinal properties. Neem has antibacterial and antifungal properties and helps to reduce acne (13). This face pack will give you clear, acne-free, and blemish-free skin.

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of neem leaves paste
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of water (if needed)

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients and make a paste. You may add water if the paste is too thick.
  2. Spread the mixture on your face.
  3. Leave it for 15-20 minutes or until it dries.
  4. Wash off with water.
  5. Repeat 3 times a week.

15. Activated Charcoal And Aloe Vera Face Mask

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Those who use activated charcoal think that it removes all the dirt and excess sebum from the skin and leaves it squeaky clean. This face mask can help you manage excess oil and prevent acne.

You Will Need

  • 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal
  • 1-2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

Method

  1. Mix both the ingredients.
  2. Apply the mixture all over your face.
  3. Leave it for not more than 10 minutes.
  4. Wash off.
  5. Use this once every two weeks. (Regular use of activated charcoal on the face may harm the natural barrier of your skin.)

DIY face masks may take time to give results, but these are natural and free of harmful chemicals. If you prefer the natural way to skin care, try these face masks today and share your experience in the comments section below.

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Ramona Sinha

Ramona has a Master's degree in English Literature. She believes that beauty begins with a good skin care regimen and is on a mission to eliminate all toxins from her routine. She helps readers select products and ingredients specific to their skin type and gives out tips to keep their skin healthy in a natural way. When Ramona is not working or experimenting with a new skin care product or ingredient, her books and a passion for music, good food, and traveling keep her busy.