Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Handmade Soap – for Oily Skin

Oily skin is a cause of embarrassment for many, as the skin look dull and greasy.
This is due to the overactive sebaceous glands in the skin which produce oil in excess, and this oil is released to the surface of the skin, making it greasy and shiny. In some cases of extremely oily skin, the skin may become coarse with pimples, blackheads and blemishes. This condition results in coarse skin as the pores get enlarged. Oily skin can be due to various reasons like hormonal shifts, heredity, diet, climate, menstruation, pregnancy, birth control pills and cosmetics. The changes in hormone levels during various stages like adolescence, pregnancy and menopause can trigger this skin condition. This makes teenagers more vulnerable to have oily skin with acne and blackheads. Hot weather with high humidity levels is another reason for the skin becoming oily. Oily skin can also be caused by the use of some cosmetics or birth control pills. This is a condition which can affect both sexes. In men, this is mainly due to the fluctuating levels of the hormone androgen.Image
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Natural Oily Skin RemediesSome people prefer natural remedies for oily skin rather than the commercial beauty products.Such remedies are more sought after by people whose skin is oily and at the same time sensitive too. In such cases, artificial products may lead to skin problems, which can be avoided by using some natural remedies. Natural products include many household items which are easily available. You can also try these home remedies for Oily skin –Mix equal amounts of apple juice and lime juice. Apply this mixture on the skin and rinse off after 15 to 20 minutes with cold water.
Clay masks are always recommended for those with oily skin. Take a teaspoon of green clay powder in a bowl and add one teaspoon of honey. Mix them well to make a smooth paste, which has to be applied on the face. Rinse off the mask with cold water after 20 minutes. Another effective clay mask can be made by mixing ‘multani mitti’ and honey. Clay masks can be used twice a week for good results.
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Make a solution of equal parts of water and lemon juice, and apply it on the face. Use warm water to rinse off the solution and then wash the face with cold water. This can be done once or twice a day.
Aloe vera gel is touted to be good for oily skin conditions, as it can absorb oil and thereby prevent clogging of pores. You can dab a small amount of aloe vera gel to your skin after washing. You can also mix the aloe vera gel with equal amounts of organic yogurt and crushed strawberries to make a paste, which should be applied on the skin. Gently massage the mixture into the skin and leave it for ten minutes, before rinsing with warm water.
You may use tomatoes as an oily skin home remedy. Make some tomato puree and apply it on the face. Rinse off after ten minutes.
Yogurt is also popular as a natural remedy. Use it as such or mix it with fuller’s earth to make a paste to be applied on the skin.
Mashed papaya is also good for oily skin. Apply it on the skin and rinse off after 20 minutes.

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