Home remedies for acne-prone and oily skin


Tired of dealing with acne-prone and oily skin? Well, you should know that too much sebum might lead to oily skin. This can lead to clogged pores and acne. Genetics, hormonal changes, or even stress might increase sebum production. Often, home remedies reduce acne symptoms. Let’s take a look at some remedies you can try at home.

1. Wash your face

Do you have oily skin? If yes, it’s advisable to wash your face twice a day. But do not overdo it. Avoid harsh soaps. Use a gentle soap like glycerine soap in its place.

2. Exfoliate regularly

Regular exfoliation helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. You can physically remove these using a scrub. This makes acne treatments more effective by allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin. It’s quite easy to make a scrub at home using sugar or salt. You just mix equal parts of sugar or salt and coconut oil. Scrub skin with the mixture and rinse well. Exfoliate once daily.

3. Blot excess oil from your face

Thin, small blotting papers will allow you to blot excess oil from your face. Blotting papers are inexpensive and available over the counter. Use as required throughout the day.

4. Honey

Honey is one of nature’s most well-regarded skin remedies. Its antibacterial and antiseptic properties might benefit oily and acne-prone skin. Honey is a natural humectant that helps to keep the skin moist. To use honey to treat acne and oily skin, spread a thin layer, preferably raw, onto your face. Let it dry for about 10 minutes. And rinse thoroughly with warm water.

5. Oatmeal

Oatmeal helps to calm inflamed skin. It also helps to absorb excess oil and exfoliate dead skin. You need to combine it with yogurt, honey, or mashed fruit like banana, apple, or papaya. To use oatmeal on your face, combine ½ a cup of ground oats with hot water to form a paste. Stir in 1 tablespoon honey. Massage the oatmeal mixture onto your face for three minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. You can also apply the oatmeal mixture to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

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6. Egg whites and lemons

Egg whites and lemons are a traditional remedy for oily skin. Both ingredients can tighten pores. The acid in lemons and other citrus fruits might help absorb oil. To make an egg white and lemon face mask, combine 1 egg white with 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Apply it to your face. And leave it on until the mask dries. Remove with warm water and pat dry. This remedy is not recommended for people with egg allergies.

7. Almonds

Ground almonds work to exfoliate your skin. They also help to sop up excess oils and impurities. To use an almond face scrub, finely grind raw almonds to make 3 teaspoons. Add 2 tablespoons of raw honey. Apply to your face gently, in circular motions. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Another method is by grinding the almonds into a paste. Do this before adding the honey. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. This remedy is not recommended in case you have a nut allergy.

8.Aloe vera

Aloe vera soothes burns and other skin conditions. Many use aloe vera to treat oily skin. Apply a thin layer to your face before you hit the sack and leave it on until morning. Aloe vera might cause an allergic reaction to sensitive skin. If you are using aloe vera for the first time, test a small amount on your forearm. If there is no reaction within 24-48 hours, it should be safe to use.

Skincare with homeopathy

A homeopathy is a safe approach to dealing with an oily skin condition. Homeopathy tackles any underlying issue that might be causing the acne. Homeopathic acne medicine is absolutely free from toxic chemicals. This is why it is preferred by parents for their children and by expectant mothers.

Self-help tips:

  • Practice consistent skincare.
  • Avoid unhealthy foods like fried and processed foods and foods high in sugar.
  • Do not use heavy cosmetics to cover the effects of oily skin. This can worsen the acne condition.
  • Choose water-based products instead of oil-based.
  • Look for skincare products with natural ingredients that are less likely to clog pores.


If a home remedy worsens acne symptoms, stop using it. Seek medical help if oily skin symptoms are severe. If untreated, they might lead to infection or scarring. Visit your nearest skin clinic and consult an expert homeopathic doctor for healthy, glowing, and blemish-free skin.

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