3 Best Homemade Moisturizers Recipes for Oily Skin


If you have suffered from having oily, shiny or acne-prone skin, you probably have been tempted to shell out the big money for the most expensive toners and moisturizers you can find to help rid you of this problem. But wait! Before reaching for many of the commercial products which are often based on alcohol and can actually make the oil problem worse, try using any of the three recipes for moisturizers below. They are simple and inexpensive to make and because they are all-natural, you can rest assured that there will be no added dyes or fragrances which will irritate or interfere with the pH balance of your skin.

Milk and Olive Moisturizer

  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2-3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2-3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Pour all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well, then apply lightly to face with cotton ball. The lime juice helps remove sebum and dead skin cells from your pores and helps kill acne-causing bacteria, while the lactic acid in the milk softens the skin and the olive oil provides the hydration that oily skin needs to stay healthy.

Rose Petal Moisturizer

  • One cup of rose petals
  • 1-2 drops rose water
  • Aloe juice

Boil rose petals, adding a few drops rose water, then filter it out so that only the liquid is left. Add to cups of aloe juice to this mixture after the rosewater cools, then refrigerate for a while to cool before applying it to your face. Rosewater freshens your skin and removes dirt from clogged pores and aloe is one of the nature’s most effective moisturizers.

Jojoba-Aloe Moisturizer

  • 1 teaspoon carnauba wax
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1-2 drops rose essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon Aloe vera
  • 3 Tablespoons Jojoba oil

In glass bowl, combine carnauba wax with the jojoba oil and water and mix well. Take glass bowl and place atop a pain of boiling water or use a double boil to melt the mixture down. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature, then add the aloe vera and rose oil and mix thoroughly. This is another great moisturizer that does many things at once: jojoba has powerful antioxidant properties to fight the aging process of the skin as well as being a natural moisturizer, while aloe vera is an excellent cleanser and will also hydrate it. Carnauba wax will leave the skin incredibly soft to the touch.

Many people who have oily skin tend to avoid moisturizers and opt instead for sometimes harsh astringents which actually strip the skin of oil and cause, in response, an increase in sebum production (the last thing you want!). Instead, moisturizing gently with any of the treatments above, especially if you can do it twice a day in tandem with gentle cleansing and exfoliating, will give you the hydrated, acne-free, smooth skin you are dreaming of.

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