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14 DIY Face Masks For Oily Skin

[] You don’t need a fancy, expensive product, for a smooth and prettier skin. You can try out these DIY face masks made with different ingredients like orange, lemon juice, Oatmeal, clay, Aloe Vera, milk, egg yolk, etc. These ingredients are in fact loaded with nutrients which are not only good for your body but also for your skin.  Try any of the tips in this article for a good looking skin.

DIY Face Masks For Oily Skin: 14 Recipes

1. Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar can both help to balance the hormones responsible for the excess production of oil. This makes vinegar one of the best DIY face masks for oily skin. They can also help to exfoliate the skin.


  • Apply vinegar to your face using a cotton ball.
  • Let this stay on your face for about 5-10 minutes and then wash off with water.

You can repeat this for 3 weeks. Alternatively, rub on your skin ice cubes from frozen or chilled vinegar.

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2. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice rejuvenates, revitalises as well as dry out excess oil from your skin.


  • Mix lemon juice that has been freshly-squeezed.
  • Apply lemon juice to your face and wash it away when it’s dry.
  • You first need to wash this off with tepid water and then with cool water.

Do this often – most especially right before taking your shower. Alternatively, you can use cucumber juice instead of water.

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3. Salt

Salt is one of the best ways to remove or stop the over-production of oil from the skin. As a natural drying agent and a disinfectant, it is one of the best DIY face masks for oily skin.


  • Pour lukewarm water into a spray bottle and add a teaspoon of salt to it.
  • With your eyes closed, spray the salt water over your face.
  • Do not wash this away.
  • Apply this natural face mask every day.

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4. Egg Yolk Mask

Another great natural face mask is the egg yolk mask.


  • Whip the yolks of two eggs and apply to your face using a cotton ball.
  • Let it stay on for about 15 and then wash off with cool water.

5. Baking Soda

Baking Soda is among the best natural DIY face masks. It helps to balance the pH levels of the skin, regulate the production of oil, and of course removes dead cells from the skin.


  • Add 1 tablespoon water to 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
  • Mix them into a paste and apply to your face.
  • Let it stay on for about 5 minutes and dry.
  • Wash it off with warm water.

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6. Tomatoes

The juice from tomatoes can help to tighten your pores and removes excess oil.


  • Make the tomato juice by blending a fresh tomato.
  • Apply this to your face using a cotton ball.
  • Now, wash this off your face with lukewarm water after it’s become dry.

You can do this 1 – 2 times each week.

7. Milk

Next to nourishing DIY face masks, don’t miss milk. It acts as an oil free cleanser that leaves your skin soft by reducing sebum on the skin. Wash your face well with water.


Add 2 – 3 drops sandalwood oil or lavender to 2 teaspoons milk.

  • Mix well and then massage this to your face or oily skin using a cotton ball.
  • Let it stay on until it’s become dry and wash it off with water.
  • You can leave this on overnight and wash it off the next morning.
  • You may also wash the mixture off your face using plain milk instead of water.
  • Repeat every day.

Alternatively, you can use milk for oily skin by dipping ice cubes in milk and rubbing them on your face. You continue this process for 5 – 10 minutes. This should be done often. Keeping dipping and rubbing for 5 – 10 minutes.
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8. Oatmeal With Aloe Vera

Oatmeal together with Aloe Vera can absorb excess oil from the skin. Make a paste by combining Aloe Vera gel with 1 tablespoon oatmeal. Massage this to your face and let it stay on for about 15 minutes. Wash it off with water. This scrub is not good for people suffering from acne.

9. Honey Almond Scrub

Honey together with Almond are great removing dead skin cells, excess oil as well impurities from the skin. This makes them great remedies for oily skin. Mix into a paste honey and almond. Massage this onto your face using a hot washcloth for about 5-10 minutes. Wash it off and repeat the process as often as you can to get rid of excessive oil.

10. Cornstarch

As a natural face mask, corn-starch leaves your skin clear and soft by drying up excessive oil from the skin. Add warm water to 2 – 3 tablespoons of corn-starch and let it stay on until it’s dry. Wash it off with tepid water and repeat every day.
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11. Apple

Apples are quiet rich in vitamin C, fibre, and Alpha Hydroxy acids. These soften, tone, and moisturise the skin. This makes them one of the best DIY face masks for oily skin. Mix half cup oatmeal, half cup mashed apple and 1 slightly beaten egg white to 1 tsp. Lemon juice. Blend them into a paste and massage it unto your face. Let it stay for about 15 – 20 minutes and then wash it off with cool water. This should be done regularly.

You may also remove the seeds of the apply and then crush it. Add 4 tablespoons of honey and mix together into a paste. Massage this to your face and let it stay on for 15 – 20 minutes. Wash this off with tepid water. This process should be repeated regularly in order to get rid of excess oil from the skin.

12. Banana & Honey

Honey and Banana leaves your skin hydrated and looking more bright by removing excess oil. It also helps to soothe the skin. Make a fine paste from 1 tablespoon of honey, and one peeled banana. Add a few drops of orange juice or lemon, mix them and apply to your face. Let this stay till dry. This may take about 15 minutes. Now rinse off with a steaming or cool washcloth. Use an oil free moisturizer after patting dry. You may also want to exclude the banana and simply apply the honey as a face mask.

13. Orange Peel

Orange peel helps to control the secretion of oil due to its astringents components. First, put an oil peel in the sun to dry. Blend it into a powder and mix it with rosewater till it’s paste-like. Massage to your face and let it stay on for about 15 minutes before rinsing off with water. Do this often to prevent blemishes and of course control oil secretion.

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14. Clay Mask

Clay masks can be used in removing makeup, dirt, impurities and dead skin cells from the skin. More refined tone, giving you a cleaner, tightening your pores. Mix together plain water or rose water with Clay powder. Mix into a paste and leave on 20 minutes after you have applied to your face. Now wash it off with water and repeat this once every week.

We hope you enjoyed these tips from I Love My Shape. Do you know of other DIY face masks that you would like to share with us? Our readers would be more than happy to know. 

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