Skin Care Essentials for Oily/Combination Skin

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


In this post I will be helping those out with oily/combination skin. I have oily/combination skin so I know which products work well. I am obsessed with skin care. Ever since my first experience with hyperpigmentation on my face, I have been amazed with the skin care world and all it has to offer. There are so many great products out there, but most of the best skin care products are not so wallet friendly. There are also natural alternatives you can use that come straight out of your kitchen. 

Of course, my skin is no where near perfect. My skin has been and still is on a long journey to where I achieve my desired skin, which is all my dark spots gone. The thing my skin deals with the most is dark spots/hyperpigmentation. If I get a pimple and by the time the pimple has decreased to nothing it leaves a dark spot, no matter what. The products I am recommending are products that I have used for a long time now. These products have proven to work immensely and have improved my skin.

Masks for Oily/Combination Skin

- Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

This mask is an oldie but a goodie. Here in the U.S. it is very cheap, only around 5 dollars.
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What it does:

This mask has sulfur which is a great natural mineral known for treating acne. It also has bentonite which helps detoxify your skin, shrink pores, and treat breakouts. Overall, this is a good mask.

- Aztec Secret Health Indian Healing Clay

This mask is amazing!! I love this mask so much, it is definitely one of my favorites. Use it with apple cider vinegar.
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Why this mask is good:

This mask is pure bentonite clay. Bentonite clay is great for the skin because it detoxifies your skin, shrinks pores and treats breakouts. 

Natural Treatments

- Plain Greek Yogurt

Use plain greek yogurt as a mask for your face. It is great for those with sensitive skin as well.

What it does:

Plain greek yogurt is a great way to remove any impurities. Greek yogurt naturally contains lactic acid, which is an alpha-hydroxy acid that works as an exfoliator. Lactic acid also helps boost collagen and elastin production. It is also said that the probiotics in the greek yogurt helps heal acne and prevent new acne from forming.

How to use it:

Just grab some plain greek yogurt onto your fingers and spread evenly onto your face. Leave it on until it hardens and then wash off with warm water. It is that simple and affordable and it leaves your skin incredibly smooth and supple.

- Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera is known as the healing plant. Egyptians called it the "plant of immortality." Use the gel of the plant to heal up any scars, burns, acne scars, sunburns, soothe the skin, etc. I have been using the gel of the aloe vera plant for 4 or 5 years. I put the gel of the aloe vera plant on my face at night and just sleep with it on. Then in the morning I rinse it off.

What it does:

The gel heals up any wounds. It can heal up dry and flaky skin, irritated skin, a rash, etc. It can be used as a moisturizer. You can use aloe vera gel for really anything. It is absolutely amazing what it can do. It also said that it can help treat acne. It is known that the gel has great anti-aging benefits since it contains many antioxidants including vitamin C and E.

How to use it:

Get the leaf of an aloe vera plant and cut it open. You will see a clear gel. That is the gel you want to use. Just scrape it off and put the gel in a small container. Then with your hands put the aloe vera gel on any desired area.


This is a great spot/acne treatment. Do this at night right before you head to bed and in the morning just rinse your face with water. I do not recommend this to people with sensitive skin as it might burn or turn your skin red due to the acidity of the lemon. I learned this trick from my father and grandmother.

What it does:

Lemon is packed with a bunch of nutrients. It is used for numerous reasons. It can be used directly on a pimple or on areas you feel need it most for either acne or dark spots.

How to use it:

Squeeze some lemon juice into a small container. Then add a tiny bit of water, this will lower down the acidity and lessen the probability of it burning or irritating your skin. You can add more water if you prefer (or if you feel that your skin is strong enough to take it without any water added, go ahead, but please test a small area first) Get a cotton swab and dip into the mixture. Then dab the cotton swab onto any pimple or dark spot.

- Baking Soda

This is a great exfoliator. Do this once every few weeks. Do not overdo it. Only once every few weeks.

What it does:

Baking soda helps remove any dead skin cells.

How to use it:

Add baking soda to water to form a paste. Massage onto your face in circular motions. Then rinse with warm water.

Well that's it for now. I definitely recommend the masks. Now for the natural alternatives, please test them out first and do not overdo it. Be gentle to the skin on your face.

Skincare has the utmost importance to me. We have this face for the rest of our lives so why not do the best to take care of it.