Tips and Tricks for Oily Skin

Are your cheeks always shining in every selfie? Do the lights reflect on your face too often? Are you tired of feeling sticky all day? Having oily skin can be a drag. You can’t just pick out the latest trending skin care products as this may worsen your skin condition.

But the good thing about having oily skin is the fact that you are not alone in it. Many women around the world suffer from having oily skin. Luckily, there are a lot of tips and tricks that might work for you.

Use Lukewarm Water When Washing

When you have oily skin, you have to exert extra effort in washing your face regularly. And when you do, stick to lukewarm water. If you don’t have one, heating up water will go a long way. Lukewarm water is far more effective in breaking down the oils in your face rather than using hot or cold water. You only use cold water after wash to tighten your skin.

Use Exfoliating Peels and Mask

When you have oily skin, your pores will tend to get clogged. And when this happens, you risk your face to acne breakouts, blackheads, and other skin issues. To make the pores free from clogging, use exfoliating peels at least once a week or as needed. This will keep your pores in check. Baking soda, gram flour, and lemon peels are just a few of the natural exfoliators you can use.

The amount of exfoliation needed should not be over the top too. If your exfoliation schedule makes your skin red and inflamed, then lessen the times. The type of abrasive you use in exfoliating should be taken into consideration.

Pre and Post Makeup

Before applying makeup, make sure to use a gentle cleanser. Stay away from alcohol-based ones as it can make the skin more oily, making your makeup too shiny. Opt for Natural Skin Lightening products that have a dry or matte finish. These finishes will naturally fight off the excessive oils that appear on your skin.

After a long day, never let your makeup stay on your skin overnight. It is a sure fire way to clog your pores and make your oily skin worse.


Natural Skin Lightening in 3 Steps

There’s nothing that stays permanent in this world, except change. And we see it everywhere, on everything, and everyone. People tend to be fascinated in making themselves ‘better’ – on their own standards. The most common is making the skin lighter. If you are one of them, here are the tips to have natural skin lightening in 3 simple steps.

Adjust Your Lifestyle

Skin lightening needs to be in your lifestyle for it to be effective. It will be inefficient if you keep on abusing your skin through your lifestyle.

If you are fond of eating sweets every day, you may be more prone to having acne breakouts. These breakouts can give you scars, especially when not taken care of. This will hinder your journey to a lighter and fairer skin.

When you decide to undergo the process, you should adjust your lifestyle accordingly. Have enough sleep to keep the body energized and the skin rejuvenated daily. Skin should be kept hydrated and for this, drink 8 glasses of water every day.

Use Natural Skin Lightening Products

Skin lightening can be much faster when you use laboratory products. But their effects can be damaging to the skin at the same time. It is still better to use natural products in making the skin lighter.

Choose products that are made of natural ingredients. Mother nature has provided us with plants that gently whitens the skin with regular use. Make a good use of it by buying natural skin lightening products.

You can also make your own lightening creams or soaps. Turmeric with lemon juice can lighten and smooth out dark and bumpy spots. Lemon juice on its own can be applied to dark stubborn areas too. Honey and yogurt can be your friendly face mask for a brighter and moisturized face.

Avoid Sun Exposure

The sun is the leading cause of skin darkening on most people. The sun rays are harsh and easily burn the skin. To keep the skin lightening process flawless, apply sunscreen whenever you are going out. Reapply when needed.

Following these three simple steps will help the skin lighten in no time.

Skin Whitening for Oily Skin (Part 2)

In the first part of this post, we discussed some ways how skin can be whiter even if it is oily. Using natural products helps reduce the chances of making the skin oilier. Common skin care product ingredients, such as salicylic acid, aloe vera extract, and lemon extract can also help.

In this second part, we will continue the list of natural ways to whiten oily skin.


Papaya has been known to be an effective skin whitener. Many whitening soaps have papaya as their active ingredient. If you are already using a soap, you can benefit from it. Rub the papaya fruit directly to the skin. Do this until it is dry. Wash it off with water afterwards.

The power of lemon and papaya in one paste may also bring good results.


Turmeric is not just for improving your health. This antioxidant-rich vegetable also improves your skin tone. Use turmeric powder with milk cream as face wash until dry. Rinse off with lukewarm water.


Leave some breakfast oatmeals to deal with your oily skin. Oatmeal can be turned into a paste with the help of honey or a few spoons of sugar. The paste will have a scrub-like texture which should be left on the face for about 20 minutes. Rinse it off afterwards as usual.

Orange and Lemon Peels

Orange and lemons are great for refreshing summer drinks. But don’t throw those peels just yet. To make use of these peels, dry and then ground them until they have the consistency of a natural scrub. Use like a normal body scrub to improve and reduce oily skin. It will also leave your skin smelling zesty and fresh.

Aside from natural food products, there are also other ways to keep oily skin minimal.

Avoid Makeup or Use Powder-based Ones

Makeup products or skin whitening products based of powder will complement oily skin. The oil will be soaked in the powder which will also leave the skin in a matte effect. Avoiding the use of makeup will also help.

Regular Checkup and Treatments

Sometimes, even with all the natural remedies against oily skin, it’s still won’t be enough. The help of a dermatologist is needed at this point. Ask for their advice or undergo peel treatments for faster and definite results.

Skin Whitening for Oily Skin

The presence of natural oils in our skin is both a good and a bad thing. The good thing is that it helps fight skin aging. The bad thing is that you don’t really need excess oils if you are still young. Too much oil in the face can cause acne and pimples. It can also cause blemishes on the skin and clogged dirt in the pores.

People who want to whiten their skin can be a little picky with products that they would like to use. Not all skin whitening products can be effective for people with oily skin. Some products can worsen the oil secretion too.

There is a way to whiten the skin without making it all shiny. In this article, we will discuss natural skin lightening products and home remedies that can help you deal with oily skin.

Use Natural Products

Skin whitening products that are derived from natural ingredients are often safe to use for any skin type. Make it a habit to patronize natural products. Using skin products with laboratory-made ingredients often irritate the skin. Aside from irritations, those worsen the oily skin condition.

Aloe Vera Extract

Aloe Vera’s unique composition enables it to store moisture within its leaves. That’s why its extracts are usually found in skin products like whitening face cream. Those are helpful in order to retain moisture on the skin. It is a great foundation for whitening substances to build on. It keeps the moisture in check without worsening the oily skin.

Salicylic Acid

Like Aloe vera extract, salicylic acid is commonly found in skin products. It is a natural exfoliator. Oily skin tends to have clogged pores and acne-prone. Salicylic acid can deal with those to make the skin clearer and fairer.

Lemon Extract

Lemon is a natural bleaching agent. Citrus fruits, especially lemon, is a great source of citric acid. With the concentration of citric acid in lemon, it is usually used as a skin lightening agent for homemade masks, soap, and face creams.

Exfoliate Regularly

Too much oil in the skin makes the pores get clogged faster. And clogged pores means more dirt stuck deep. It also influences the increase of dead skin cells. Exfoliate regularly in order to shed the dead cells off.

Exfoliating regularly is different from doing it too much. Set two or three days to do the exfoliating so that the skin will not act adversely and secrete more oils.

The above are just the major ways for skin lightening for oily skin and there are still more ways to whiten an oily skin.

The Wonders of Kojic Acid

Kojic acid comes from the koji species of fungi. It is naturally extracted through the fermentation of malting rice. It is also used on fruits that are already cut as it prevents them from turning into brown color. In the cosmetic industry, it is used to lighten the skin tone.

Scientific Wonders

Its effectiveness comes from its ability to work on a cellular level. It can mildly inhibit the tyrosinase ability that produces melanin for the body. Melanin is the primary cause of dark spots or overall darkness of skin. With less and less melanin from the inside, the skin will become whiter and lighter. This is why it’s been marketed as a skin whitener in many products.

Wonder of Supply

The hype for a whiter skin trend has gone a long way. Kojic acid is now available in different forms. You can buy them through drugstores, beauty shops, and online stores. You can even turn to Amazon and be amazed at all the Kojic acid products that are available there.

Wonderful Products

We have Kojic acid soaps that one can use after every shower or when cleaning the face at night. Serums and creams may have a more concentrated amount for increased effectiveness. Lotions on the other hand are often equipped with SPF to whiten skin even under the sun. If you like using facial masks, then it is important for you to know that some have Kojic acid included in their mixture. All of these products promise increase in skin shade.

Wonderful Cure

People are often exposed under the sun. This causes mild to severe cases of hyperpigmentation. Some suffer from dark spots, acne, and uneven skin tone. Genetic skin issues are also present with freckles or natural darker skin. Products with Kojic acid help in dealing with these skin problems.

Since Kojic acid is a natural ingredient, it is less harsh compared to laboratory-created chemicals. The chance of skin irritation, skin burn, itchiness, and redness is also less.

Kojic acid takes time to make the skin whiter. But it’s the same with any other natural skin lightening product. Discipline and patience is needed in whitening the skin. There’s no need to rush as its effects are not temporary.