Oily skin remedies

Oily skin remediesI think it’s safe to say that each of us have experienced patches of dry or oily skin at least once in our lifetime. For most of us, the experience has led us to try and test an uncountable amount of home remedies and skincare products. There are thousands of products to choose from and, by the time our teen years have flown by, most of us have found just what works for us.

Unfortunately for others, the battle of finding the ‘perfect potion’ is one that seems to be a never-ending story.

Oily skin conditions are issues people of both genders have to face on a daily basis, and most likely causes blackheads, acne and/or skin shine. Oily skin is often caused by the oils produced by the body to keep skin healthy-looking. We all know that a little too much of something isn’t always a good thing and too much oil can leave your face feeling slick and looking uncomfortably shiny. And while oily skin is more common in teenagers, it can occur at any age. Simply washing your skin isn’t enough to get rid of the various problems oily skin can cause. Like any other part of your precious body, it is important to take extra care of your skin.


Wash, wash, wash!
The oilier the skin is, the dirtier it is most likely to look and feel. It is important to wash your face at least twice a day.

Nature’s goods
When choosing a product to treat oily skin, it is advised that you look out for products the contain lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, orange and aloe vera.


Over moisturising
If you have oily skin, it already produces more than enough oil to keep your skin moist. Don’t over do with the moisturiser and avoid those that are too oily.

Ingredients to avoid
When selecting a product to treat oily skin, avoid products that contain mineral oil and petrolatum. These ingredients could have a pore clogging effect on oily skin.

Here are some products you can try to treat your oily skin type

Nivea Shine Control Facial Wash Gel, R56.99 (available November 2012)

Fine exfoliating particles ensure you get a pore-deep cleanse every day and will help balance your skin will keeping those impurities at bay and mattifying your skin.

Almay Even Skin Daily Moisturiser SPF 15, R139

This daily moisturiser contains natural ingredients such as lemon essence, mulberry and soy- derived extracts, which leaves skin looking more radiant and even toned. Almay’s moisturiser hydrates while eliminating shine and gives your complexion a fresh new look.

All products are available at leading retail stores and pharmacies.

Image: Yuri Arcurs/Shutterstock.com

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48 Responses

  1. I have combination skin. But it can sometimes get a bit oily in the mornings. I’ve heard that people with oily skins don’t age as badly – super lucky :)

  2. The Almay Even Skin Moisturiser is nice, but it feels a little greasy and shiny at first. And I usually have to wait at least 5 minutes for it to completely absorb before putting on make up. It’s still a great product nonetheless and I found I didn’t break out at all while using it.

  3. I also have oily t-zone and dry cheeks. using Annique’s range of skincare. it helps drastically. by patting the moisturizer in, sucks the moisture in.

  4. Good tips I have oily skin I try and wash my face twice a day. But after reading this article I will make sure I wash my face every day

  5. Thanks for the tips. My problem is the oily T-Bar area, I am still looking for a solution to this problem, as well as the most effective product for this problem. Thanks.

  6. My skin is fine in the morning, but as soon as 11 o’clock hits, my face is oily, during summer or winter! I hate it! Will try the lemon/grapefruit face wash, don’t think I’ve tried that before.

  7. Try a precleanse product as well, Dermalogica and Environ have ones. There aim is to help break down oil and remove surface dirt including makeup allowing ones face to have the best cleanse possible and allow optimal product penetration.

  8. Oily skin types are usually prone to acne. The most important tip is to NOT use any granular scrubs, as this stimulates the sebaceous glands, thus producing acne.

    1. Hi Wendy. Skincare products work differently on people. What works for other people, might not work for your skin. We suggest using the Yardley Oatmeal for a month. If after a month you have not noticed a difference in your skin, perhaps try one of the other brands that offer skincare for oily skin. It is important to remember that even though your skin is oily, it still requires nourishment, so products that strip your skin of it’s natural oils will do more damage than good.

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