Not so long ago, my complexion tended to be on the oily side instead of dry as it is now. As a result, I was constantly trying to find solutions from products to DIY recipes that could help neutralize that annoying shine. Earlier I shared a few of them with you that helped me out of a pinch. Today I have another that deserves your attention with this excellent Oily Skin Neutralizing Mask recipe that I nearly forgot about until I was sorting through my files.
Oily Skin Neutralizing Mask Has a Variety of Skin Beneficial Powers
With the effective combination of ingredients such as bentonite clay, lemon, honey, eucalyptus essential oil, tea tree essential oil, and jojoba essential oil, this Oily Skin Neutralizing Mask manages to do it all. Together this home treatment provides powerful skin help having antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties as well as astringent properties.
Bentonite clay is used for its ability to increase blood flow and draw out toxins from the pores with its antibacterial capability. As this ingredient tightens, it also can promote healing of the cells.
Being so close to human sebum, jojoba oil is another essential oil that spurs this Oily Skin Neutralizing Mask into action. The reason this oil was a good choice was due to its oil-controlling and antibacterial properties. This was one thing, but it also had another going for it. It was lightweight and worked so well with the bentonite clay than some others I experimented with. One study found that bentonite clay used alongside jojoba oil can help lessen acne. It also contributes a lot of minerals and vitamin E to nourish and protect the skin at the same time.
Lemon applied alone is too harsh with its high 2 pH, but when mixed with some water reduces that risk of harm to the skin’s mantle. Being a natural alpha hydroxy acid, lemon juice serves as astringent and an antibacterial contributor and helps brighten skin with its gentle bleaching ability.
Honey is also a valuable member of this Oily Skin Neutralizing Mask recipe. Honey is not only a humectant that can lock in the skin moisture and has beneficial antioxidants, but it also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that to better manage oily skin and prevent skin eruptions.
Eucalyptus essential oil is another natural astringent that does wonders for keeping an oily skin more matte and shine free.
Tea tree essential oil is the last ingredient with its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties in this Oily Skin Neutralizing Mask. I included this particular essential oil because it went a step further for its ability to unblock trapped toxins that went deeper into the skin than what other essential oils could do.
Oily Skin Neutralizing Mask
2 tablespoons of bentonite clay
2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons of honey
2 teaspoons of water
1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil
1 drop of tea tree essential oil
2 teaspoons of jojoba oil
Mix the ingredients to form a smooth paste to spread on your freshly washed face.
If the mixture feels too thick, add another teaspoon of water.
Keep this mask on for at 15 minutes before rinsing with cool, not cold water.
Finish by applying an oil-free moisturizer for ultimate skin comfort.For further help, you may also want to check out some others posts of mine with DIY oily skin solutions such as my Oil Zapping Mask or Deep Cleaning Charcoal Mask recipe as a start. There are plenty of other beneficial posts on this subject and acne in Skin Care and the DIY section that you may browse through.