Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Nutrition masks for oily skin are a very good substitute for expensive creams: They are cheap, easy to make and they give exactly the same results. This is how you're going to make them yourselves.

Many skin care products for oily skin declare that their products are made from "natural ingredients" and contain organic compound that is originated from fruit and plants. The modern cosmetic is going back to the ro%u05DDts, and uses more and more natural ingredients instead of chemicals that were very popular in the recent decades.

This trend, makes the totally natural approach one of the best and most effective ways of skin care. Who needs expensive creams when fruits and vegetables that are available in any grocery store will do the exact same work? (and maybe even better).

We all know the cucumber slices which people like to put on their eyes to reduce the swelling, the fatigue signs and the annoying little bags under the eyes. Besides the cosmetic effect, the cool liquids have a very soothing effect and they can help to improve your mood and calm you in the hot summer days.

A good homemade facial masks will help you to regain the nutritious substances that the skin need, like moistness, vitamins and oils. A mask for oily skin will also contain drying substances that reduce the amount of oil in the skin and remove the dead cells from the upper layer of the skin, the dermis. Here are some very good recipes of masks for oily skin, that will cost you only a few bucks and will have a very good influence on your skin and your overall feeling.

Oatmeal Mask

Nutrition masks for oily skin are very good substitutes for expensive creams: They are cheap, easy to make and they give exactly the same results. This is how you're going to make them yourselves.

1/2 boiled apple

One teaspoon of honey
Two teaspoons of ground oatmeal

Mix all the ingredient until you get an uniform mixture, apply on the face for ten minutes and wash carefully afterward.

The oatmeal is good for pimples, it also absorb the excess oil on the skin. The acids in the apple remove the dead skin cells and clean the pores. The honey works as an antibacterial ointment that destroys bacterium, that can cause infections.

Yogurt Mask

One spoon on yogurt
One teaspoon of cornflour
One spoon of honey
One spoon of lemon juice
two drops of tea tree oil

Mix everything together and apply on clean skin. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.

Tomato Mask

Tightens the pores, refreshing and lightning.

Mash one medium tomato. Add scraped peel from half of a lemon and a half of spoon of fresh lemon juice. Apply the mixture on the skin, except near the eyes. Leave for ten minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.

Walnut Mask

2 spoon of ground walnut
1/2 mashed cucumber
2 spoons of yogurt
1 spoon of squashed yeast

Mix it all up and apply on clean face. Wait 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

Aspirin Mask to Fight Acne, Redness and Swelling  - Aspirin is over the counter drug that is used for different health conditions and to treat mild pain. Aspirin contains Salicylic Acid, also called Beta Hydroxyl Acid (BHA) that helps fight acne, redness and swelling. If I you use it in a form of a full-face mask you need 3-5 tablets of Aspirin (uncoated) dissolved in few drops of water to form a paste. To apply to acne spots directly (with a Q-tip) you will need half a tablet only. Don’t forget to perform a test on a small hidden area of your skin. Since the consistency of this mask is a bit runny you can modify is in a variety of ways: a) replace water with honey, yogurt, apple vinegar or aloe vera; b) use any moisturizer instead of water and make the mask less harsh; c) add aspirin powder into any clay, hydrating or soothing mask of your choice, this will make the mask less irritating and drying. Apply to the face avoiding eye zone. Leave for 15 minutes then rinse.
The mask exfoliates skin and makes it more sensitive to sunlight. Make sure to apply SPF 30 or more when exposed to sunlight. Don’t use the mask more than once in 3-4 days for oily skin, and not more than once a week in all other cases. It doesn't give dramatic results quickly, but if you're patient and persistent, it does help, especially good to decrease redness and swelling associated with acne.

Mint Leaves To Eliminate Pimples and Acne Mint works as a gentle and quick home remedy for acne. Get some fresh mint leaves (from a fruit stand or supermarket), crush them finely or blend in a clean blender. Dab the mix with a Q-Tip wherever you have acne or pimples and leave on your face for 15 minutes or so. You can also apply the mix all over the face and then wash it off. To not rub mint against your skin to avoid irritation, just apply gently. Use this mix (if you have more leaves then needed for 1 time use you can store them in a fridge in a plastic container) and use at least once a week. It controls pimples.
Some people are allergic to mint, so if you are one of them – avoid this remedy

Parsley Leave to Fight Acne, Dark Spots and Skin Discoloration Parsley is widely known for its skin whitening properties. It is also helpful for some acne cases. This combination of natural properties makes it also helpful in minimizing visibility of post acne scars. Take fresh parsley leaves or stems and squeeze few drops of juice. If your skin is not dry, add 2-3 drops of lemon juice (it’s know for skin drying and whitening properties). Apply parsley juice alone or mixed with lemon to your face. Let it dry, wait for few minutes and remove with lukewarm water. If your skin likes it (no unpleasant feelings or tightness), make it your everyday routine to improve your acne, whiten dark spots and clear the skin.
Note: Lemon juice makes your skin photosensitive.

Aloe Leave to Fight Acne Place the Aloe leave into the fridge for 7-10 days. Squeeze the juice, mix it with a small pinch of fine salt and apply to your face twice daily, morning and evening. For oily or combination skin add few drops of lemon juice to the mix. Let dry and rinse with water. This mask is also effective for overall skin improvement, brightening and moisturizing.
Tip: To reduce oil production you can simply apply freshly squeezed aloe juice to your face twice a day (morning and evening). Keep the aloe in the fridge for about 2 weeks before use, this will intensify concentration of biologically active ingredients and make the juice extraction easier.

Sweet Pepper Mask for Oily Skin Take 2 tablespoons of red or yellow sweet pepper pulp blend it with 1 egg white, 1 tablespoon of no sugar yogurt and 1 tablespoon of grinded oatmeal. Apply to face for 15 minutes and wash off the mask with cold water.

Banana Mask for Greasy Skin Mash 1 banana with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice until smooth consistency. Add 1 egg yolk into the mixture. Apply to the face for 15-20 minutes and remove with warm water. Repeat at least twice a week. The mask will also even out your skin tone and lighten your skin.

Pore Minimizing Egg White Mask This mask will tighten your skin, reduce pore size and clear the red spots. Separate egg white from one egg and whip it with a folk. Little by little add one 0.5 teaspoon of lemon juice to the egg white. Apply to your face and let dry. Follow with the 2nd layer and let dry again. Wash off with lukewarm water when the mask is completely dry (approximately 20 min)

Yeast Mask For Acne and Oily Skin - dissolve 1 teaspoon of yeast in boiled water until it reaches the  consistency of sour cream. Add a few drops of lemon juice and mix. Apply to face and remove with cool water when completely dry.

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  1. These are some really great recipes for controlling oil externally. Many of the same foods should be consumed to help balance the inside as well. However, since every person is different, you will need to figure out which works best for you.

    If you aren't sure how to get started, a Health Coach can point you in the right direction.

    Christal DeLoach
    "Optimizing Your Mind Body & Spirit"

    1. Thank you, Christal, for your visit and comment. I put all those recipes because I use them as my skin is a oily one but I will attach your links right after them for the interested ladies.
      Have a beautiful life and thank you again.