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Trust these 3 DIY face packs to tackle oily skin this winter

Even when you are doing everything right, oily skin just misbehaves for no reason at all and more so in winters. To combat the oily skin woes, try these homemade face masks.
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Here are some oily skin remedies that actually work! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 20 Nov 2021, 04:00 pm IST
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Do you belong to the category of people who have oily skin? If so, you know the real struggle to manage a skin type like that. During the winter season also, when everyone else deals with khushki, ladies with oily skin have a different struggle!

The greatest disadvantage of having oily skin is that the oil can clog pores. These clogged pores ultimately result in the dreaded acne.

You see, oily skin can be a bane. It can cause breakouts, unwanted shine, make it hard for your make-up to last all day, and other issues. At this point, you should think about trying some home hacks that claim to help your oily skin. But as organic as they may sound, not every product or kitchen ingredient is made for you.

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Not all home hacks are right for your greasy skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

That’s why we consulted Dr Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist & Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics, to make this list of face masks prepared with kitchen ingredients to combat oily skin during the winter months. 

“The struggle with oily skin is never-ending. But home remedies from simple ingredients in our pantry are the easiest and most affordable way to combat oily skin problems in winters. The face packs given below will not only calm your skin but also give it a rosy glow that you will love,” says Dr Kapoor. 

Here is the list of face masks to help you manage oily skin in winter:


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1. Besan and haldi (gram flour and turmeric) pack


This mask exfoliates, calms, heals, and cleanses the skin.

Here’s how you can prepare it:
  • All you need from your pantry is a cup of gram flour, a pinch of turmeric, and some milk to make a smooth paste. 
  • Apply this on your face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes. 
  • Wet your hands in some lukewarm water and gently scrub the mask off. 
  • Wash your face and neck and apply a gel or water-based moisturizer afterwards.
  • Use this mask every second day. 
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The secret to glowing skin is besan and haldi. Image courtesy: Shutterstock


2. Carrot and honey to the rescue


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This mask helps treat dull and patchy skin and moisturizes the skin. You can use this mask daily to remove the accumulated dead skin. 

Here’s how you can prepare it:
  • For this winter moisturizing face pack, you need one pureed carrot, and some honey mixed in the ratio of 2:1. 
  • Apply this mask on your face and neck and leave it for about 15 mins. 
  • Gently remove using water and circular motions of hands. 
  • Wash and moisturize normally. 


3. Honey and oatmeal skin rejuvenation pack


Oats are sebum-soaking and keep the pores clear. They also exfoliate and moisturize. Yogurt helps reduce spots and scars and honey is nourishing and anti-inflammatory and almonds are rich in vitamin E that softens the skin.

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Honey has multiple benefits for the skin, and definitely deserves a place in your skincare routine. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how you can prepare it:
  • For this, you need oatmeal powder, two tablespoons of honey and some ground almonds, and 1 tablespoon of yogurt. 
  • Mix them all to make a smooth paste. 
  • Apply this mix on the face and neck area. 
  • Leave it for 15 minutes before washing.
  • Use this mask every alternate day.

So ladies, include these masks in your daily or weekly skincare routine and get rid of oily skin!

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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