Are your sebaceous glands overactive and giving you an oily skin with irritating stickiness? If yes, don't worry girl because we feel you. Many of us have been fighting off oily skin every day. While excessive sebum can even cause you breakouts and, you probably have to cancel out all your plans but, what if we say, we have a solution? Yes, you heard that right!

Covering up the oily skin with layers of makeup products is probably the last solution but, treating it with antidotes present in your pantry is no harm. Here is a list of natural products from your kitchen that would fix your oily skin once and for all.

Milk and Lemons

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Remember when your mum used to trick you into emptying your glass of milk? Hating milk is okay but, this time you can't skip it. Milk has several skincare properties that help to fight off sebum. Mix two tablespoon of raw milk and add a few drops of lemon to it. Dab this on your skin using a cotton pad and, rinse once dried.

Isn't it the easiest way to say goodbye to stickiness?

An Apple a Day keeps Oily Skin at Bay

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Grab apples from your fridge, peel it, cut it, and grind it. Apply the paste on your face and let it sit for about twenty minutes. Wash normally. Apples are one of the best antidotes when it comes down to oily skin. Thank us, because we gave you another reason to love apples!

When Life Gives You Lemons

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Lemons are your best buddies when you need to treat oily skin. Squeeze half a lemon and neutralise it with a few drops of rose-water. Apply this using a cotton swab and leave it for fifteen minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and, here you are! A perfectly flawless oil-free skin.

Cool Cucumbers

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Cucumbers can work wonders for your oily skin. Cut half a cucumber and grate it. Squeeze the juice out of it and, apply on your face. You can even mix a pinch of turmeric to it for a natural glow. If you are running out of time, blend it in a mixer and apply. Wash off after 10-15 minutes with regular water. Repeat daily to get oil-free and glowing skin.


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Tomatoes are the most readily available ingredient and, a great antidote to sticky skin. Grab a tomato from your pantry and cut it into halves. Rub it on your face for about ten minutes and let it sit for another 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can blend them in a mixer to squeeze out the juice from them. Tomatoes treat oily-skin while giving you a fair complexion.

Eggscelent Solution

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One of the easiest solutions to oily skin is the egg mask. Whether you have large open pores or sticky skin, it treats everything instantly. Separate the egg white from the egg and mix it with a few drops of lemon. Whisk it so that both the ingredients blend smoothly. Apply the mask on your face and let it sit until dry. Rinse with lukewarm water to get a smooth and oil-free skin.

Honey, Not Money

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Though it's known as the liquid gold, you don't have to spend a lot to lay your hands on this. Filled with anti-bacterial properties, it treats your skin by hydrating it. You can even mix rose-water to it and massage gently on your face for about five minutes. We bet you would be amazed by the results!


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Okay, we know Aloe-Vera isn't something that's available in the pantry but, you can get it from your home garden. Right? Pluck fresh Aloe-Vera and cut it into halves. Massage the pulp onto your skin for about five minutes and rinse. It will not only fix oily-skin but will also reduce acne scars and dark spots, if any.

So, these were a few of the oily skin antidotes present in your kitchen but, apart from this, there's a specific skin care routine that you must follow to reduce sebum production.

Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

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Cleansing: Cleanse your face with a cleanser that has honey, tea-tree extracts, green tea extracts, or lemon extracts in it. All of these work well against oil and sebum so that you have a clean, bright, and flawless skin.

We recommend Neogen Real Fresh Foam Green Tea, Eunyul Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser, and Neogen Real Fresh Foam Cereal.

Exfoliating: Never miss exfoliating your skin. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and reduces oil production as well. People with oily skin can exfoliate on alternate days but, with the right product. We recommend Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub that goes deep into your skin and pulls out dust particles.

Toner: Toning is essential to restore the pH levels of your skin and keep stickiness at bay. Rose-water is by far the best toner that you can get but, there are a few other astringents too that would help you fight off oily-skin. We would suggest you Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater, Eunyul Skin Toner, and Some By Mi Aha Bha Pha 30 Days Miracle Toner.

Moisturiser: We know it's pretty hard to choose the right moisturiser as many of them tend to make your skin oilier. We would recommend you A.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer by Mario Badescu. It's a gentle revitalising moisturiser that hydrates your skin without making your skin feel oily or sticky. You will love the way it feels on your skin.

Face Pack: Apart from all this, you can apply face packs on alternate days. The best face pack that you can use is the Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque. Formulated with Amazonian White Clay, it gently pulls out impurities to leave behind clear and radiant skin.

Here we come to an end of the oil-free skin guide and, we hope you must incorporate these ingredients in your skincare routine. However, if you wish to give Korean Skincare Regime a shot, click here to read about it. Korean skincare regime is the best that you can do for your skin.

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