Oily skin tends to attract more dirt and grime which then clogs pores and results in acne. Constant care is needed to manage oily skin. Apart from the daily care, it is essential to pamper it once a week to keep your skin looking young and fresh.
Citrus fruits can come to your rescue as they have astringent-like properties which work well for oily skin. This eliminates the bacteria while toning it. Fruits like lemon, oranges and even strawberries can work wonders for your skin.
Orange can be used in any form – peels, powder, juice. You can store the powder for a longer time and then use it in combination with other ingredients which will further enhance the appearance of your skin. Add a few drops of lime juice and some honey to powdered orange (dry the peels and then blend them to make powder) and then mix it well to make a pack. Apply it on your face and neck and leave it to dry. Then wash it off with cool water and pat dry.
You can even use orange peel directly by squeezing it on your skin or rubbing the peel till it changes colour. Oranges are high in vitamin C content, remove tanning and oil, prevent blemishes, and even keep ageing signs away.
Lemon is an excellent fruit to use for oily skin. It lightens marks, removes dead skin cells, cleanses the skin, reduces oil secretion and gives a fresher look to your face. You can directly apply lemon juice or mix with something, like multani mitti, honey, chandan, etc.
Strawberries contain antioxidants which not only fight signs of ageing but protect your skin from free radical damage. They make for good scrubs which can be used once a week to remove dead skin cells and impurities from the skin. Mash them and then add a bit of lime juice. Now apply it and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then wash off with water.
Published: October 9, 2013 5:42 am | Updated:September 24, 2014 4:43 pm