Oily skin is a very common skin problem faced by both men and women. It is very important to treat this skin issue on time, or later it will cause clogged pores and pimples that can make your skin look sticky and unhealthy. There are various remedies and treatments available in the market to treat this skin issue, but most of them don’t offer an assured result. So, to make things easier for you, we have compiled a few tips to get rid of excess oil from your face.

Use blotting paper -
Blotting paper is smooth, absorbent paper that removes oil without taking off your makeup. It's the most convenient quick fix for an oily face: simple take out a sheet and blot your forehead, nose, chin, and any other oily spots. You can buy blotting paper at most drugstores, but if you don't have it on hand, try one of these handy substitutes
  • Tissue paper. Use the plain white kind that you use to wrap presents. Avoid getting colored tissue paper, since it can bleed on your skin.
  • Cigarette papers. These are made from smooth paper similar to blotting paper. They're usually cheaper than blotting papers, too.
  • Toilet seat covers. In a pinch, you can use a clean paper toilet seat cover as blotting paper. Cut it into smaller squares and blot away
Use disposable face cleansing pads
These are convenient when you're on the go and just have to wipe away the oil on your face. Since cleansing pads are wet and they contain soap, use this solution when you aren't wearing makeup - cleansing pads will take it right off. If possible, splash your face with cold water after using a pad to remove the trace amounts of soap.

Swab on some toner -


Use a cotton ball to smooth some toner over the oily areas of your face. Toner takes off the oil and tightens the skin, temporarily cleaning your face. You can buy a bottle of toner at the beauty supply store or drugstore, or make your own using the following recipe:

  • Put 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar in a jar.

  • Add 1 cup of filtered or distilled water.


Shake the jar and use a cotton ball to apply this natural toner to your skin as often as you want.

Splash water on your face -


Splashing some cold water on your face will tighten up your pores and make your face feel fresher.Pat, it dry with a soft towel when you're finished. This is a good quick solution no matter where you find yourself with an oily face. Make a fuller’s earth face mask

Fuller’s earth is derived from clay and is widely used for brightening, lightening, and treating marks and spots. The absorbent properties of fuller’s earth help in oil reduction.

How to use:

  1. Make a paste by mixing 2 tablespoons of fuller’s earth with water.

  2. Apply the paste to your face and allow it to dry for 15 minutes.

  3. Wash your face with water.

Use turmeric and sandalwood -


A turmeric-based face mask with orange juice is beneficial for oily skin. The high vitamin C content of citrus fruits, such as oranges, helps in brightening and rejuvenating the skin as well as treating acne.

How to use:

  1. Mix ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder with 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder.

  2. Add 2–3 tablespoons of orange juice, and combine to form a smooth paste.

  3. Apply the mask to your face, and rinse it off after drying.

Apply an oatmeal and egg white mask -


Oatmeal is a natural moisturizer that aids in reducing skin oiliness. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent acne formation.


The vitamin A in egg white can help in unclogging pores and removing oil as the mask penetrates the skin.


How to use:

  1. Break open an egg and separate the egg white from the yolk. Beat the egg white using a whisk.

  2. Add ¼ cup of ground oatmeal, and mix them well.

  3. Spread the mixture on your face, and let it dry for 15 minutes.

  4. Wash your face with warm water.

Scrub with coffee grounds and honey -


Coffee is rich in antioxidants and stimulates elastin and collagen synthesis, thus providing firmness to the skin.


Honey moisturizes the skin and gets rid of excess oil. It can also help in preventing wrinkles and clearing pores. Honey also has antibacterial properties and aids in the prevention of acne.


How to use:

  1. Form a thick paste using equal portions of honey and used coffee grounds.

  2. Gently massage the paste on your face in circular motions, like a scrub.

  3. Rinse your face with warm water.