I have oily skin. I tried using olive oil, but I get pimples. What do you suggest I use?
By Zubair from India
Oily Skin: If you have oily skin, you can spend a lot of money applying store-bought products three or four times a day to fight it. Or, you can try some of these natural remedies and tips:
Wash your skin in hot water. Cold water doesn't dissolve oil very well. Use good warm water! Rub a wedge of lemon across the oily parts of your face as a natural astringent.
Don't buy soaps especially made for oily skin. Popular Ivory soap works very well - the trick is to lather well and wash often. Also, consider a more-drying regular soap, such as Safeguard or Dial. Good luck.
Many years ago, when I was much younger-in my 30's, I had very oily skin with adult onset acne. I used basis soap-that's the name of the soap with warm water. Rinse very well Using Witch Hazel as an astringent.
Washing your skin with baking soda would neutralize the ph and possibly cut down on the oil. Follow with witch hazel. Keep and eye on hair products, if they are conditioners for dry hair don't use them. Try this link for more information this site recommends apple cider vinegar.
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Hello India, If you're going to wash your face with bar soap, don't use a deodorant soap. It will clog the pores and cause more pimples. A good cleanser for your face is baby wash. It does the job and is gentle on the skin. I live in central Texas, and it can get pretty hot down here in the summer, and the best way to prevent pimples is to allow your skin to breathe. Good luck. :-) mellie
This is not a joke but lettuce is the answer to oily skin! Buy an Iceberg lettuce and rub over your face, especially the parts nearest the stem. No need to rinse off either. Conditions your skin making it feel dry and soft. Wonderful! Better than any cream on the market, I swear. Monique :)
My skin was oily, and a friend told me to make black tea, and cool it down, and put that on my face for 15 to 20 minutes or so. It works. Also, I would crack open an egg, and mix the uncooked eggwhite with a little lemon juice and apply that to my face for several minutes. This always worked,too. Sometimes I would add a little lemon juice to the black tea and apply it to my face. I hope one or more of these remedies works for you!
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Can I apply olive oil on my skin? I have oily skin and I get pimples. Is it better for my skin?.
Renu from Karur, India
I have a list of home remedies for acne at my blog which can give you effective yet thrifty solution to your beauty woes. You can view the remedies here http://organicpassion.info/home-remedies-for-acne/ If you are looking for home mask recipes, do pop by my blog at http://www.organicpassion.info Good luck. (12/10/2007)
As a redhead with sensitive skin, coconut oil lasts forever, you can cook with it, add it to the tips of your hair to deter split ends and put it all over your body. You might want to try a herbal cosmetic/carrier oil sellers to find different oils. If you add a few drops of carrot seed oil to the blend you have, it can help with wrinkles and prematurely aged skin and even add liquid vitamin E to it. Good luck. (12/17/2007)
By Cathy from Townsville, QLD