Natural Face Masks for Oily Skin

I make natural face masks often for my skin because I think they work better than commercial masks.  They are also a lot cheaper, so that really helps my budget.  I have oily skin, so I need something that will absorb oil without overdrying.  My skin is also somewhat sensitive, so I really like using a mask with no chemicals, dyes, or fragrances.  Here are several facial masks using natural ingredients, so pick one and treat yourself to a spa facial at home!

Clay Mask

I love clay masks because they exfoliate while they pull oil from my face.  I wrote an entire posts on how to make a clay mask, so read that for full directions.  Not sure which type of clay to buy?  Don't worry, I have you covered.  This post tells you which type of clay is best for your skin.

Brewer's Yeast

I just learned about brewer's yeast face masks a few weeks ago, and so far I really like them!  Brewer's yeast moisturizes and nourishes oily skin without making it too greasy.

Soothing Mask

To soothe irritated or sensitive skin, make a natural face mask that will also help prevent pimples and blackheads.  Mix together 3 tablespoons finely ground oatmeal, 3 drops tea tree oil, and 2 drops of sage oil with warm water.  Apply thickly, and let dry before rinsing.

The oatmeal soothes your skin while tea tree oil and sage oil banish blemishes.

Exfoliating Mask

Dead skin cells can clog your pores, which can lead to blemishes.  This natural face mask gently exfoliates to remove dead skin and dirt.  The honey soothes your skin and has antibacterial properties.  Use a coffee grinder to grind the almonds.

Mix 2 tablespoons honey, 3 tablespoons finely ground almonds, and 1/4 cup orange juice.  Gently scrub your face with this mixture and let sit on your face for a few minutes before rinsing.  You can store this one in the fridge for up to a week.

These natural face mask recipes will help clear your complexion and make your skin glow.  I try to use an exfoliating mask once a week and a few days later do a nourishing mask.  When I was in my 20s and my skin was oilier, I exfoliated twice a week.  Do what is best for your skin, but be careful not to exfoliate too often because can irritate your sensitive skin.

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