There are three major skin types. They are oily, dry and combination. It is necessary to say that most people have mixed type of skin. There is such a tendency that darker skin is more subject to the extremes of dryness or oiliness.
Oily skin can be recognized by the constant shine. As a rule, it is subject to acnes and black heads. Oily skin contains a lot of sebum which does not let it dry out. One of the greatest disadvantages of oily skin is that it tends to accumulate more dust and dirt than dry skin. Oily skin recipes usually tell that the skin should be cleaned just with soap and water. First, warm water is used to rinse the dirt. After that cold water should be applied to rinse the skin. Oily skin requires the use of astringents and toners that contain alcohol and the use of non-greasy light liquid cleansers. If you are a teenager and your skin is very oily, you do not have additional moisturizing.
It is worthy of note that homemade treatment may be very effective for any skin type.
For example, oily skin recipes represent a good toner for skin which can be made very easily. It is necessary to take some cider vinegar (about one teaspoon) and water (two tablespoons). Take into account that cider vinegar has a very strong smell.
Tomatoes are often present in oily skin recipes because they possess natural acids and exfoliants, which are very helpful for oily skin. So, you should take a ripe tomato, puree it and apply it to your skin after 15 minutes you have cleaned it. It may be rather difficult to keep it on your face because it slips off the face.
Another one of oily skin recipes advises is to take some amount of raw oatmeal, mix it with the lemon juice (about half a cup) and to add an egg, which has been previously lightly beaten up. This mask is said to make wonders to oily skin.
Another product which is very helpful for oily skin is strawberries. They help oily skin keep its balance. The mask of strawberries is prepared in the following way. It is necessary to take a handful of strawberries, to crash them and apply them to your face for about five minutes.
Specialists say that such a product as honey is good not only for dry skin but for oily type of skin as well. A mixture consisting of honey (about a teaspoon) and pureed peach is very efficient for oily skin.
Here is another recipe using tomatoes. You will need peppermint leaves (about one teaspoon), fresh, but dried, yeast (1/2 teaspoon) and lemon juice (1 teaspoon). First of all, it is necessary to boil the tomatoes. After that let them cool and peel the skin. Then crush tomatoes and take away the seeds from them. Add the rest of the ingredients. The mask should be applied to the face for about 10 minutes, 2-3 times a week. It is not fortitous that tomatoes are often present in the recipes for oily skin. Tomatoes contribute to the healthy complexion. As for the lemon juice, it has an opposite effect. It is often used in different cosmetic products as it contains Vitamin C and is good at bleaching skin.
Another mask which is very popular for oily skin is made of avocado. Take the white of an egg, lemon juice (one teaspoon) and half of an avocado. The avocado should be taken in the form of mashed pulp. All the ingredients should be put into a blender. It will produce green mixture. Before applying the mask to your face and neck, it is necessary to wash them thoroughly. So, when you apply the mask on the skin, relax for about 20 minutes. After that you may rinse it and use a towel to dry. It is recommended to use either skin tonic or cold astringent after applying the mask.