“Best homemade face mask for oily skin” sounds like an overstatement, doesn’t it? I get you and I am not a fan of unfounded superlatives either. Still, at least for me and quite a few other folks with oily skin, it is true. The face mask I am telling you about today has been the best DIY mask for us.
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What oily skin doesn’t need
If you have been dealing with oily skin for a bit, you probably already know about what to avoid.
First of all, don’t eat bad foods, your skin will get more oily.
Definitely don’t wash or treat your skin too much, as this dries it out. Then it produces even more sebum in response – Hooray!
Also, don’t use most of the face masks from the drugstore, as they all contain chemicals that won’t help either. We already have enough skin problems!
Consequently, for everyone with oily skin it seems like there is a huge list of things not to do. But usually we are looking for something that we CAN actually do. And this is where my best homemade face mask for oily skin comes in!
The best homemade face mask for oily skin
Unless you have an allergy to the only ingredient you can use this face mask. Even though and especially if you have oily skin.
Yes, you read that right. This DIY mask only needs one ingredient and you might already have it on your window sill.
The fact that it only needs one ingredient also makes it the best homemade face mask for oily skin! Or for any skin! The secret ingredient I am talking about is pure Aloe Vera gel! (Imagine angelic music and a light beam towards that plant.)
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Why is Aloe Vera the best homemade face mask for oily skin?
I am glad you asked. Let me give you two reasons.
Number 1: Above you read about how people with oily skin shouldn’t wash their face too much. No one wants to increase sebum production. But what if I told you that Aloe Vera has an awesome moisturizing effect on your skin? And it does that without clogging the pores? Also, it works against inflammation and small pimples. Both things oily skin tends to develop.
Number 2: This mask is super easy to “make” and use. You definitely want to use pure Aloe Vera gel for this. (You can buy some here.*) So either buy a good one or, even better, get a plant. This is how you get some gel out of your plant:
Aren’t Howcast videos just the best? Anyways, back to our face mask. As I said, using it is extremely easy. No mixing, cooking or other forms of preparation required. Just distribute the gel over your freshly washed face and leave it on till it is completely dry.
After washing it off, your skin will feel super soft and moisturized. And it won’t feel the need to overproduce on sebum for quite a while!
Doesn’t mean you should eat burger now though! What you eat also has a big impact on your skin. For “internal” help with improving oily skin, I recommend having a look at my 3 easy steps to improve your diet.
So this is it. Tell me, have you tried this face mask yet? Did it work for you as well as for me? Or didn’t it do anything at all? I love hearing your experiences, so do leave me a comment!
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