Effective Homemade Masks for Oily Hair and Skin
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People that have oily hair usually have an oily skin problem as well. This happens when the problem is hormonal due to a genetic predisposition or from living an unbalanced life that causes raging hormones. Oily hair is actually caused by oily scalp skin, but sometimes you facial skin can also be very oily and prone to acne. So when you apply some remedies for oily hair, it would be good to also take care of your oily skin.
Oily skin happens when your skin glands produce more sebum than it should be normal. Although it is known that oily skin ages beautifully and stays free of wrinkles for a long time, it can also be an inconvenience. Having a shiny face, and sometimes acne, is not anybody's idea of beautiful skin. The same goes for oily and sticky hair.
If you are a teenager or if you are pregnant, you should also know that oily skin is caused by the changes in hormonal activity. That being said, you still need to treat the problem and there are some easy remedies that help. Clay is a miracle worker for overall health. It has become famous throughout the centuries for its many cosmetic benefits. Although clay is very good for all skin types, it is extremely beneficial for oily skin. Due to its powerful detoxifying properties, it is also a great treatment for those that have acne problems.
Any type of clay can be used as a facial mask, but the best types are White Clay (or Chinese clay) and Moroccan Clay, which really has some amazing properties. Genuine Moroccan clay can be a little tricky to find, but its effects can be seen on your face immediately.
How to do a clay mask? When using clay there are a few things that you need to know. First of all, don't touch clay with any plastic or metal objects because clay has absorbing properties and you could alter its composition by using metals and plastics. Instead use only ceramic, glass or wooden vessels and spoons.
Take about 2-3 spoons of clay and mix it with a little water until it becomes a paste. Spread this paste all over the face and leave it on for 30 minutes. Repeat this 2-3 times a week and you will definitely see that your face will be cleaner and less oily. Clay also has a lot of minerals in its composition, so it also nourishes your skin.
The egg yolk mask is very beneficial for oily hair, but you can also use egg on your face if you have oily skin. Oatmeal is great for oily and sensitive skin. It mildly exfoliates and refreshes the skin, while getting rid of excessive oiliness. You need oatmeal from the health store that has not been chemically processed. Take half a cup and grind it in your coffee grinder. If you don't have a grinder just grind it manually in a bowl. Add the whole egg and mix it with the oats until it becomes a paste. Spread this mixture on your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and leave your face dry naturally.
If you would prefer not to use eggs, you can use some 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 1 spoon of honey. Honey is very nourishing for the skin due to all the vitamins that it contains, and it also cleans the pores effectively.
Apple slice - Quick fix for oily skinIf you see that your face has become oily, for example during a hot summer day, you can use an apple to fix the problem. Take a slice of apple and clean your face with it. It will get rid of the oil and nourish your skin. It's that simple.
Some of the most important guidelines for oily skin and oily hair are in regards to washing frequency. Try not to wash your face more than 2 times a day (morning and evening) and only use a mild cleanser. For hair, it should only be washed 2 times a week and that can be easily accomplished by using simple homemade remedies on a regular basis.