Oily skin can be an embarrassment and can contribute to pimples and more severe acne. It also can make using certain cosmetics difficult or impossible. You may find relief from oily skin by using these three simple remedies at home, but contact a skincare professional for more advanced help if needed.

Make and Use an Oatmeal Mask

Oatmeal has the unique capability of absorbing oil from the surface of the skin. To use oatmeal as an oily skin remedy, mix ½ cup of oatmeal with hot water to make a paste. Add a tablespoon of organic honey, which will act as an antibiotic and neutralize bacteria on the surface of your skin.

Once you have made the oatmeal paste, rub it into the surface of your skin for three minutes. Allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off with a mild soap and warm water. Use the oatmeal paste everyday to relieve oily skin as well as dry out pimples and acne.

Use an Astringent Toner

Another way to get rid of oily skin is to use an astringent toner on your face. You do not need to spend a lot of money on expensive astringents. You can use inexpensive witch hazel, which has the astringent qualities needed to dry up oil and neutralize the surface of your skin.

Before you use the witch hazel or other astringent, you should test it on a small area of your skin to make sure you are not allergic to it. After making sure it is safe to use, you should use a thin layer to dry out oil and keep the surface of your skin clean from debris. Witch hazel can also remove debris from your skin pores and reduce the size of the pores as well.

See a Professional

If home remedies do not work, it may be time to make an appointment with your a skincare professional. This professional can help to determine what will work best for your skin, helping to absorb oil and even out skin tone.

Oily skin can be an embarrassing problem with which to cope every day. You can overcome it and get the healthy skin you have always wanted by using these remedies that could relieve the underlying problem that causes your oily skin.