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Oily skin is sometimes not easy to maintain but remember this kind ofskin generally ages slowly.

It gets dull and greasy and pores are always clogged. Oily skin needs care, regular exfoliation, moisturizers and masks. Ayrveda and homeremedies might help with the maintenance of the oily skin.

Rice powder and corn flour should be used to exfoliate (scrub).Mix 1 tablespoon of rice powder, 1 tablespoon of corn flour and a drop or twoof lemon juice and add some water to make a paste. Apply onto wet skin andgently massage all over your face, avoiding the eye area. The paste should beused 3 to 4 times a week, and it will remove the dead skin cells, leaving yourskin soft and cleaned.

Another scrub is made of 2 tablespoons of almond meal, 1tablespoon of lemon rind and 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk. Apply it gently toyour face and rinse with water.

Milk is an excellent cleanser for oily skin. Use milk atleast three times a day, to clean the pores. Before bedtime, use 2 tablespoonsof milk, combined with 2 drops of lavender. It will clean pores, dirt andmakeup residues.

The best way to moisturize oily skin is to use honey. Just spreada thin layer to your face and wash away after 15 minutes.

Make a crab apple paste and apply to the face and then leavefor 20 minutes. After that time wash away with some warm water. Crab applecontains alpha hydroxi acids (AHA), which helps to soften and moisturize oily skin.

Mix half a tablespoon of sandalwood powder with some water(just a couple of drops). Apply to the face, avoiding your eyes. After it driesrinse your face with water.

Mixture of lemon juice, flour and turmeric powder oryoghurt, flour and turmeric is said to brighten and refresh the oily skin.

Try to massage your face with wheat germ oil. Leave the oilon the skin for 1 hour and then wash away with water. Rich in vitamin E, germ oilwill soften your skin. Mix of 2-3 drops of each, cedar wood and sandal woodoils could be a good choice, too.

In some Indian grocery stores you may find multani mitti (orfuller’s earth). The mask containing this substance, 3 tablespoons of water anda pinch of turmeric is considered to be anti aging preparation for the oilyskin.

They say that Cleopatra used clay masks to purify her skin.2 tablespoons of green clay, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of yogurt, 2drops of lemon juice and 2 drops of lavender oil with some water are mixedinto a paste. Apply all over the face, avoiding the eyes, and when it drieswash away with water.

For the oily skin on your body you could try to bath withsome rose petals, a drop of geranium oil and 3 to 4 drops of chamomile oil. Be carefulnot to add more essential oil then recommended because it may cause an allergic reaction.

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