There are three types of skin people have, dry, normal and oily. Where dry skin requires a little more application of moisturizer on the skin, normal skin requires a normal skin care routine but the oily skin needs the highest maintenance. Skin gets oily due to many factors as hormonal changes or imbalance especially in teen age, then genetic factors or climate conditions.
A teenager's oil glands produce more oil that is called sebum in body than others. It decreases with age when a person grows. Then the skin gets dry due to age, as oil glands don't produce so much oil.
Some people have it because their parents have the oily skin or at times climatic factors as rains, and humidity makes the skin look greasy and oily.
As I mentioned earlier that oily skin needs maximum care, as it's prone to acne, open pores, boils and pimples. There are many medicated soaps, gels and lotions available in market for the oily skin. Some nice established brands have come in the market with their entire cosmetic range for oily skin, as oily skin needs special care.
But using harmful chemicals on the skin is not the permanent solution. All these gels, face wash and creams for oily skin are pretty heavy in price too and everybody cannot afford them.
At home there are whole lots of things we can use in our day-to-day routine to keep our oily skin healthy and glowing without oil. To start with one should drink lots of water to detoxify the body. As pimples and acne come on the skin when the traces of oil are not washed away from the skin surface, they stick to the skin and burst into acne and pimples.
One should wash the face with clean water with mild soap. One can apply a little astringent on face by wiping off oil from the skin with a cotton ball having few drops of astringent on it. Mixing cucumber juice and few drops of lemon juice can make a good homemade astringent. Mixing them together and applying on the skin makes skin refreshing and less oily.
When one gets acne or pimples, one should never squeeze or pinch them as it will spoil the skin and will give it permanent scars. One should never leave oily skin unclean as dust and dirt stick to it so does pollution so as soon as one comes back home from out should wash his hands and skin. So that no outside dust and dirt is left on it.
One with oily skin should avoid all oily and saturated foods, as they will make your skin's appearance worse.
Whenever one squeezes sweet lime or oranges, should apply a little juice on face too. It will absorb the oil and will give the skin a fresh look. Same way one can rub lemon peel on the face and wash it after few minutes. It will remove the grease from the skin.
Tomato juice is good for open pores; it tightens the pores and makes them visibly small in size.
One can make face packs at home for oily skin: by adding some clay powder, lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric and apply it on the face and neck.
By making power of dried lemon or orange peel and mixing little curd in it, can apply it on face and neck. It will even lighten the skin and pimple scars from it.
By scrubbing or applying sandalwood powder with rose water on skin and washing it away when dried.
By adding curd and limejuice to gram flour and applying it on skin till it dry makes skin visibly less oily.
One can even rub fruits like papaya, cucumber and watermelon on skin to remove the grease.
Though oily skin requires more of cleanliness than other skin types, it even requires moisturizer so one should apply light water based moisturizer on the skin on daily basis.
And people with oily skin should keep in mind their skin type when buying any skin product or cosmetics. As when buying a sunscreen, one should remember that it should be particularly for oily skin.
They should avoid out much make up on skin and whatever make up is applied should be removed as soon as one comes back home.
When out one can wipe face with wet face tissues, so that no dirt and grease sticks on the skin for long and makes it look bad.
For oily skin one can opt for lukewarm water to wash it. Many people do think that scrubbers are good for oily skin though they can be real harsh on oily skin and tear the open pores and damage the acne and pimples on face. So if one really wants to use scrubber on oily skin to remove dead skin and black heads, one can make scrubber by dried lemon or orange peels and can rub skin gently with that powder.
As all these are external factors and the real cause of oily skin is internal by oil glands producing more sebum, one should not ignore that factor as one cannot do much about it, one can drink lots of water at least 8-10 glasses a day and should refrain from oily stuff can help a lot.
So by giving a little more care and attention oily skin can become the best looking skin, as it remains younger for long time than the other skin types.