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.