20 Homemade Oil-Eliminating Face Mask Recipes

by Vicky

Everyone needs a certain amount of natural oil to keep their skin supple and moisturized. Skin type is determined by how much oil the skin on your face produces. Thus, your skin type can be categorized as dry, combination, and oily.

An oily skin type is exactly what it sounds like, the excess oil on the face produces a persistently shiny or greasy appearance. If you don’t treat your oily skin, pores can become clogged and enlarged, and dead skin cells may accumulate. Blackheads, pimples, and other types of acne are also common with this type of skin.

Face masks can help pull oil out of the skin and making your face look and feel cleaner and healthier. However, you should avoid face masks with fragrances, added moisturizers, or harsh chemicals. Those ingredients can irritate or dry out the skin, making it respond by creating even more oil.


We are here to show you that you can treat your oily skin with natural, homemade face masks. Thanks to their rich nutrients you will say goodbye to oily skin once and for all. Here are our top 15 picks of the most helpful homemade facemasks for oily skin. Enjoy!

1. Banana + Honey + Lemon

Tutorial: modernghana.com

Who knew that the humble banana can offer so many beauty benefits for the skin? It’s rich in powerful antioxidants, phytochemicals, and moisture. If you’ve got oily greasy skin, use a simple banana face mask with lemon juice and honey. Banana is a great exfoliator that helps slough off excess sebum on the skin’s surface. It also contains and contains moisture, potassium, and vitamins E and C, which all promote clear glowing skin.

2. Purple Tea + Lemon + Banana

Tutorial: blog.purpletea.com


Purple tea is the rising star of organic medicine. Dubbed as the “magic tea” or the “tea of the future,” purple tea contains more antioxidants than the other popular types of tea leaves such as green tea and black tea. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals, which proves to be beneficial for preventing the skin from sagging. It rejuvenates the skin, helps fight acne and excessive oil production.

3. Raw Cacao + Yogurt + Honey + Banana

Chocolate is amazing IN and ON the body. The cacao bean has over 300 identifiable compounds including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and phytonutrients. High in magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium, beta-carotene, and omega 6 fatty acids, cacao powder provides these and other nutrients so that your body and skin perform at peak levels. When applied topically, these elements can protect the skin against environmental stressors, feed the skin, and produce a healthy glow.

4. Eggwhite + Lemon

Egg white works amazing for oily skin. It helps to tighten the skin and shrink large pores. This mask will leave your skin glowing and firm. Lemons have antibacterial properties, so its the best choice to treat oily skin. It’s a very simple face mask since it’s made out of only two ingredients. However, these ingredients are super-helpful for oily skin.

5. Oatmeal Powder + Milk + Egg White + Lemon + Olive Oil

One of the best ways to soak up oil from the skin is to use oatmeal as a mask. Its absorbent qualities quickly reduce excess sebum production, leaving your complexion smooth, bright, and matte looking. Oatmeal is also very moisturizing, so it tricks oily skin into producing less oil. Using an oatmeal face mask will reduce irritation and redness and soothe inflamed, angry-looking acne breakouts.

6. Green clay + Spirulina Powder + Kelp Powder + Lavender Powder

This mask is called a seaweed mask. “Seaweed” is a term that encompasses a huge variety of aquatic plant and algae species. Much of seaweed’s prime composition is filled with ingredients that work wonders for the skin. The benefits of seaweed for skin are plentiful. For example, maintaining oily skin and helping to resolve problems such as clogged pores and acne. Moreover, it can nourish your skin with the nutrients it needs to appear bright, supple, and healthy.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar + Clay + Witch Hazel

Apple cider vinegar is an ingredient, which has many health as well as skin benefits. It is rich in acetic, citric, malic, and amino acid and also contains vitamins, enzymes, and mineral salts. These astringent properties help in increasing the blood flow to the skin and minimize the pores. It is a great remedy for the ones with oily skin and also regulates the pH level of your skin. Witch hazel is a natural astringent which helps remove excess oil and dirt, giving the skin a matte appearance, so they are ideal for oily or acne-prone skin.

8. Pink Clay + Rose Water + Witch Hazel + Raw Honey + Lavender/ Geranium Essential Oil

Tutorial: viva.co.nz

Using clay masks has been a pampering necessity in which popularity dates back centuries. The benefits of pink clay are notably impressive, with every skin type being able to use them in complete comfort. Pink clay is a very gentle ingredient and offers a more softening approach to clogged pores instead of drawing out the gunk like other masks. Pink clay can deeply cleanse the skin whilst leaving the natural oils of the skin uninterrupted.

9. Charcoal + Tea Tree Essential Oil + Witch Hazel + Clay

When it comes to oily skin it’s important to use the right products to cleanse and moisturize your skin. You’re trying to eliminate excess oil while maintaining supple, hydrated, and healthy-looking skin. An effective ingredient for that is charcoal. Charcoal can work wonders on oily skin as it removes excess oil, reduces the appearance of existing blackheads, and stops new acne from forming. It gives your pores a deep clean, removing dirt and bacteria.

10. Orange Peel Powder + Yogurt + Honey

Tutorial: jeddahmom.com

Bright, shiny, and tangerine, the peel of the orange contains antioxidants, and using it regularly will give you clear and brighter skin in no time. The peel has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties which make it great for treating acne and oily skin. Orange peel is best used in a powder form. Just the peel has way more Vitamin C than the orange itself.

11. Rose Water + Pumpkin Seed + Clay + Honey

Rosewater has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that make it an efficient anti-acne ingredient. The ingredient, unlike most topical treatments for acne, is extremely gentle on your skin. It also helps unclog your pores, controls oil production, as well as reduces the size of your pores, preventing future breakouts. Pumpkin seed is packed with essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and zinc. That same zinc along with natural selenium helps with oily skin, helping it to look healthy and clean.

12. Tomato + Potato + Cucumber + Honey

If you’re tired of wasting time and money on fancy products with big claims, give the skin-friendly tomato a chance. This humble fruit’s superpower is preventing acne by unclogging pores. Which also means no blackheads and whiteheads. Tomato pulp or juice also helps to reduce oiliness and brightens the skin.  The potato can greatly improve your skin health, removing dark spots, and controls the excess oil. Cucumbers are mildly astringent which helps to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

13. Turmeric + Honey + Coconut Kefir

It’s hard not to love spice like turmeric, largely because it kind of seems like it heals everything. Its active ingredient, curcumin, is what gives it that yellow-orange color. It’s also what makes it such a potent anti-inflammatory. Turmeric is good for oily skin because it helps regulate the production of sebum, thus making your skin less oily and naturally healthy.

14. Papaya + Honey

Papaya is well known for its anti-aging and skin lightening effects, therefore it’s a popular face mask ingredient. Orange and papaya contain vitamin C, and the juice is believed to work as a natural astringent and reduce excess production of sebum. A healthy amount of this fruit will leave your skin moisturized and smooth.

15. Brown Sugar + Honey + Coconut Oil + Lemon

Tutorial: misswish.com

This face scrub does a great job of getting rid of dead skin cells and reducing excess oil from the skin. Brown sugar naturally exfoliates and removes dead cells. It hydrates the skin and promotes healthy skin cleansing and circulation. Honey helps open your pores, helping clear away dirt and oil. Besides, honey is antibacterial, so it’s very effective in the prevention and treatment of unwanted acne. Lemon helps in removing oil from your skin, and even getting rid of dark spots from your skin and lightening it over time. It also keeps the face hydrated.

16. Aloe Vera + Honey

Tutorial: bespotted.org

Aloe vera works as an astringent, drawing out excess oil from the skin pores. As it contains 90% water, it also hydrates the skin. It is combined with honey, which acts as a humectant, drawing moisture to the skin, without turning it oily. By combining these ingredients for an at-home spa treatment, you’ll be upping your chances at smooth skin that’s acne-free.

17. Multani Mitti + Rose Water

Tutorial: netmeds.com

Multani mitti can remove excess oil, dirt, sebum, sweat, and impurities from the skin, which means that it helps clean pores from the inside, which further aids in preventing acne and pimples. For those with super oily skin, the clay can absorb excess oil and draw out blackheads. In addition to helping oily skin, rose water is a great ingredient for combination or oily skin due to its hydrating and astringent properties. Rosewater has astringent properties that work to tone the skin, gently lift dirt and oil and maintain the skin’s natural pH balance.

18. Avocado + Honey + Cider Vinegar

Tutorial: eatingwell.com

Avocados are a treasure of healthy nutrients. The avocado face mask has also proven beneficial for oily skin since it absorbs excess sebum. They also contain skin promoting nutrients such as folic acid, omega 3 fats, and essential proteins required for skin health. Regular consumption of avocados as part of a healthy diet plan, as well as the external application of the fruit, promotes a gorgeous-looking skin.

19. Gram Flour + Water

Tutorial: oshinity.com

Gram flour has amazing absorbing properties and this is chiefly why it works so effectively for oily skin. Gram flour has certain properties that treat acne and has been used for this purpose in India for centuries. For one, the zinc in gram flour has been shown to fight the infections that cause your face to erupt with acne. Secondly, it also helps control excess sebum production and soothes inflamed skin. When used topically in a face pack or scrub, gram flour absorbs the excess oil present on the skin and helps to keep skin oily free for a long time.

20. Strawberries + Honey + Milk Yogurt

Tutorial: livesimply.me

Strawberries are superfruits, bursting with powerful anti-oxidants and loads of vitamin C that will provide your skin with nourishing nutrients for healthy and happy skin. These fruits can be used to make excellent face masks to fight oily skin, as well as nourish and revitalize your skin. Strawberries are acidic and this is effective to remove the excess sebum on the skin. The juice is very efficient in lightening blemishes and acne scars.

We hope you are satisfied with our homemade remedies for treating oily skin. Do you have a favorite face mask? Feel free to leave a comment and let us know whether it’s helpful.


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