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Niche Topics (Beauty and Wellness) is all about a natural approach to healthy skin,
hair and nails. You'll love our collection of organic homemade beauty, bath and body
treatment recipes using natural ingredients that nourish, pamper, cleanse and protect
your skin. Harness the healing powers of Mother Nature's bounty to make yourself
Awesomely beautiful skin never goes out of style and it sure does take a lot of work
to achieve that. This is even more so if your facial skin looks shiny and feels excessively
greasy all the time, with visible pores and blackheads all over your nose – tell-tale
signs of oily skin.
Oily skin, if not taken care of, can be really problematic. It makes you more susceptible
to a host of skin problems like clogged pores, pimples and acne breakouts, and not
to mention, keeps your true beauty from showing through. However, the good news is
people with oily skin tend to “age” better than those with normal or dry skin. The
reason behind this is, oily skin secretes more sebum that acts as a natural barrier
against loss of moisture from the skin, keeping wrinkles and fine lines away.
If you desire fresh looking and naturally glowing skin, then the first thing you
should do is make sure you cleanse your skin properly and thoroughly to get rid of
impurities and grime. Otherwise they will clog up pores, leading to skin blemishes.
Exfoliating oily skin to decongest pores on a regular basis goes a long way in controlling
acne breakouts as well as refining skin texture. Exfoliation helps boost skin renewal
and rejuvenate skin by gently removing dead skin cells on the surface that make your
face look lifelessly dull and uneven.
Furthermore, exfoliating the skin helps prevent oil glands from going into overdrive
and produce too much sebum which can clump together with the unwanted surface cells,
trapping oil and acne-causing bacteria in your pores.
The skincare market is filled to the brim with loads of facial scrubs specially labeled
for oily skin type, but finding the right one can be mind-boggling and somewhat fustrating
There are face scrubs that have granules such as sunflower seeds, apricot kernels,
walnut shells, sugar or sea salt crystals, and all kinds of natural ingredients that
give them a coarse grainy feel. You can also find chemical exfoliants that contain
enzymes, retinols or alpha (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs, also known as salicylic
acid) as well as fruit enzymes to gently buff away dead skin cells for a smoother
and younger look. For problems with acne, you won’t go wrong with BHA. Not only does
it have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial actions, BHA can also penetrate through
the oil that is clogging pores, and “normalize” the lining of the pore that makes
you break out.
The question is of course, how often should you exfoliate oily skin? My recommnedation
is 2-3 times a week but it is highly dependent on how your skin responds. If your
skin feels dry, chafed, or irritated, it generally means you exfoliate too much.
Also, don’t forget to hydrate your freshly-scrubbed face with a lightweight water-based
moisturizer. Avoid those with mineral oil as you don’t want to introduce more oil
to your already greasy face. Try super affordable Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
by Neutrogena, or lay your hands on Shiseido Pureness Matifying Moisturizer Oil-Free
or Skinceuticals Renew Moisturizer Overnight Oily, if you have a little extra cash
in the pocket.
Here are 3 ludicrously easy-to-make natural homemade face scrub recipes which are
ideal for people with oily skin type.
Lemon juice soaks up extra facial oil while leaving your face ultra clean and spotlessly
clear. Both sea salt and manuka honey contain antibacterial properties that will
help naturally heal acne. Oatmeal calms down redness and irritations while avocado
aids in collagen production with its rich Vitamins A, C and E content to give you
a smoother and plumper complexion.
Homemade Facial Scrubs for Oily Skin
Lemon and Sea Salt Face Scrub Recipe
Ingredients needed are:
How to make lemon and salt face scrub:
Mix 1 part sea salt and 1 part lemon juice into a paste. Gently scrub face for 1
to 2 minutes and wash off thoroughly.
Many people may think that this natural homemade face scrub would be very drying
to the skin. It is untrue. On the contrary, it actually leaves your skin feeling
clean, refreshed, and velvety soft.
Oats and Lemon Face Scrub Recipe
Ingredients needed are:
¼ teaspoon dried yeast
1 tablespoon oats
1 teaspoon lemon juice
How to make lemon and oat face scrub:
Place all ingredients in a small bowl; mix well to form a thick paste. If you don’t
get a paste-like consistency, add some water to the mixture. To use, gently massage
into the skin, avoiding eye area. Wash off well with warm water.
Avocado and Honey Face Scrub Recipe
Ingredients needed are:
2 teaspoons finely ground oats
1 teaspoon avocado
1 teaspoon raw manuka honey
How to make avocado and honey face scrub:
Place all ingredients in a small bowl; mix well to form a thick paste. Massage gently
onto a damp face using circular movements. Wash off thoroughly with warm water.
Is washing your face with just water enough to remove surface impurities that are
accumulated throughout the day and night? Find out what you can do to keep dry sensitive
skin optimally hydrated, beautifully plump and glowing.
Aside from coffee grind and brown sugar, what else is good to exfoliate skin? Find
out gentle exfoliating face scrub ingredients from your kitchen that can keep your
skin baby smooth and radiantly bright.