Oily skin

Check out the local department store, and you will find row after row of skin care product promising to effectively treat oily skin. These formulas promise to do everything from clearing up breakouts to reducing wrinkles. Many of these products come with a hefty price tag and some don't even do what they promise. There is an alternative to expensive department skin care; home facial treatments that can offer a clearer, more beautiful complexion with ingredients found right in your kitchen.


There are many great home facial treatments that will cleanse the skin and keep future oil production to a minimum. Plain yogurt is at the top of this list because it can provide a thorough cleansing without drying out the complexion. Simply using plain yogurt in place of soap or other cleansers once or twice a day will keep skin soft, supple and breakout free. Another good cleansing ingredient for oily skin is milk, which can be mixed with a number of natural astringents like lemon or cucumber juice to make an excellent formula for oily skin. Whether you choose to use one of these home facial treatments on occasion or every day in place of your commercial cleanser, you will see positive results on your skin and save money at the same time.


After cleansing oily skin, it is important to use a toner or astringent to close pores and tighten skin. Natural toners can work best and cost much less than those found in department stores. One of the best home facial treatments for toning is applying witch hazel to clean skin. This product can be found in pharmacies and grocery stores for very little cash, and a little goes a long way when treating your skin. You can also use diluted tea tree oil or lemon juice to close pores and leave skin with a healthy glow.


Oily skin will benefit from home facial treatments like a mask once or twice a week. These treatments offer a deep cleansing and conditioning that will keep breakouts at bay and ensure your skin remains soft and healthy. Avocado, oatmeal and mashed strawberries all work well for this purpose. Try combining a few mashed strawberries with a bit of plain yogurt until you get a consistency that will spread easily onto your skin. Cover your face and leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing. The strawberries are another natural astringent that will remove excess oil and tighten pores, while the yogurt will nourish and moisturize the skin without causing breakouts.

Beautiful skin is not always found on the shelves of department stores. Instead, you can head to your local supermarket for ingredients that will cleanse, tone and treat the skin for a fraction of the cost. If home facial treatments sound like the right choice for you, check out the many recipes for homemade skin care on the Internet or at your local library. You will find the perfect formulas to provide a clearer, more beautiful complexion right at home.