A lot of people, especially women have problems with oily skin. When skin is oily, there is an overabundance of sebum, and this can contribute acne.
There’s different factors causing this, but stress and hormone activity (changes) are the most common. Also, pregnant women are more likely facing this problem.

Oily skin requires more care, but the good thing is that people with oily skin age better and have fewer wrinkles.

Important daily steps that you need to do:
Hot water dissolves oil from skin cells more effectively than cold water. If you are facing acne use an antibacterial soap with triclosan or benzoyl peroxide. But if you prefer liquid cleansers, choose the one that contains lactic acid, glycolic or citric acid.

Below you can read about some natural remedies for oily skin:

Natural herbal skin toner

You can make a natural skin toner using herbs like sage, peppermint and yarrow.
Choose the one of these herbs, put one tablespoon in a cup, and fill it with boiling water. Let it for about 30 minutes.
Liquid can be stored in a bottle, and remain fresh for three days.

Neroli oil

Also a mix of lavender and neroli oil is good as skin cleanser or toner. Neroli essential oil is received from orange blossoms. Spray your skin with a mixture of lavender floral water and a bit of neroli oil.


Indonesian women are making face mask for oily skin using mango. Just mash a mango, put it on your skin, leave for a few minutes to dry, and then wash it off.


Another useful mixture you can make if you simmer one apple, then mash it, add one teaspoon of dried lavender or peppermint, and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply it to your skin and leave it for about 5 minutes. Then wash it off.