Which Is The Best Face Pack For Oily Skin?

Which Is The Best Face Pack For Oily Skin?

Authored by : Shreya Dalela
  • 10 February 2022
  • 9 mins read
Reviewed by : Dr. Kanchan Kachroo

Oily skin can be challenging to take care of. You have to be very careful, from picking the proper skincare to using the right makeup. If your face looks greasy with excess oil all day long, you have an oily skin type. It’s also essential to use only the best face pack for oily skin to keep your skin free of excess oil. Else, you might end up with clogged pores and angry red zits on your face.

"Too much of anything is bad" - stands true for the natural oil our skin produces. While the sebum produced by the skin protects the skin from environmental damage, excess oil can clog your skin pores and increase the occurrence of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. 

Those with oily skin types should always try to keep sebum production under control. While there are a zillion ways to control your natural oil production, one of the most common and effective ways to do so is using the best face packs for oily skin.

Read - 18 Effective Ayurvedic Face Packs to Treat Your Skin

Why Use A Face Pack For Oily Skin?

A face pack helps in refreshing the skin and improves its overall health. The following are some benefits a face pack has for oily skin.

A face pack helps by - 

  • Controlling excess sebum production
  • Making skin appear matte
  • Reducing acne, breakouts, and dullness
  • Promoting healthy and younger-looking skin
  • Fighting inflammation and soothing your skin
  • Unclogging pores

Tip: Not all face packs will give all the benefits listed above. So, make sure you learn the properties of the ingredients before going ahead. 

How To Choose The Best Face Pack For Oily skin

Oily skin can cause a lot of other skin concerns like dull skin, clogged pores, acne, breakouts. Some of these issues might be more prominent than others for most people.  

For example, your acne might be under control, but your skin might look dull. Therefore, it is always recommended to choose a face mask that can address your specific concerns. The following are some tips on choosing the best face pack for you.

Identify Your Target Concern

Do you want to reduce acne? Are you looking to exfoliate your skin? Or do you want both? Knowing your concern and looking for ingredients meant to solve these specific problems will help you narrow down the face packs. With a zillion DIY mask recipes and products around you, this tip will surely help you choose the suitable face pack. 

Check The Ingredients

The best face packs for oily skin use only natural ingredients. Each ingredient has its unique benefits. So, knowing the ingredients in your face pack will help you pick the best one for your skin concerns. For example, Tea Tree oil reduces acne and has antibacterial properties. If you are looking to fight your acne and breakouts, look for face packs that contain Tea Tree essential oil.

Do A Patch Test

Doing a patch test of all the products you use on your face is highly recommended. It is considered an important step, especially if you have unknown allergies that can cause dangerous reactions on your skin. So, take a small amount of the face pack mixture and apply it on your arm or neck before you use it on your face.

When To Apply Face Pack In Your Skin Care Routine

If you are wondering when to include your face pack in your skincare routine, the following is the procedure you can follow once or twice a week to get going.

  1. Cleanse: Rinse your face with a mild cleanser to remove the existing dirt or oil on the face. Make sure your cleanser is suitable for oily skin. 
  2. Tone: Apply toner using cotton pads. Have you tried Kama Ayurveda's Vetiver Water or Pure Lavender water? They are just perfect for oily skin.
  3. Face Pack: Apply the face pack you have chosen and leave it on until it dries. Rinse clean with warm water.
  4. Moisturize: Apply a suitable moisturizer or sunscreen. 

7 Effective DIY Face Packs For Oily Skin

To get you started with face packs, here are a few that you can make at home with the ingredients available in your kitchen.

Aloe Vera And Turmeric Face Pack To Reduce Acne

Both Aloe Vera and Turmeric are well known for their anti-inflammatory effects. They help reduce acne (one of the significant concerns of oily skin) and keep the skin healthy. (1) (2)

You Will Need

  • One spoon full of Aloe Vera pulp.
  • ½ teaspoon of Turmeric powder.

Method

  • First, blend the Aloe Vera pulp in a mixer. 
  • Take the blended mixture in a bowl and mix it with the Turmeric powder. 
  • Apply the mixture all over the face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Rinse, clean your face with water and pat your skin dry with a smooth cloth.
  • Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a week.

Fuller's Earth And Rose Water Pack For Oily Skin

Fuller's earth (Multani Mitti) has an anti-inflammatory effect. It keeps the skin clean, clear, and acne-free. And, of course, it will also help you remove excess dirt and oil from the skin. On the other side, Rosewater soothes your skin; it has a calming effect that we all know. (3) (4)

You Will Need

  • One tablespoon of Multani Mitti.
  • One tablespoon of rose water (according to your need).

Method

  • Mix Multani Mitti and Rose Water into a fine paste in a bowl.
  • Adjust the consistency to spread it all over the face.
  • Let it sit on your face until it dries with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this twice a week.

You can also use Kama Ayurveda’s Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack with Pure Rose Water. This face pack is best suited for oily skin types as it has Ayurvedic ingredients such as Multani Mitti, Turmeric and Sandalwood.  

Read - 5 Multani Mitti Face Packs That Work Like Magic

Oatmeal And Honey Face Mask For Healthy Skin

Oatmeal is rich in antioxidants and relieves many dermatological conditions. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Honey is an excellent source of antimicrobial properties. It helps keep your skin clean, healthy and moisturized while preventing acne from occurring. (5)

You Will Need

  • One tablespoon of oats powder.
  • Two tablespoons of organic Honey.
  • One tablespoon of water, milk, or Rosewater to mix the ingredients.

Method

  • Take all the ingredients in the bowl and blend them to make a fine paste.
  • Apply the face pack and leave it on for 15-20 minutes until it dries.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry with a smooth, soft cloth.
  • For better results, apply the face pack twice or thrice a week.

Tea Tree Oil And Clay Face Pack For Acne Reduction

Tea tree oil contains potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that help control excess sebum production and visibly reduce acne. Clay removes greasiness, oil, and dirt from the skin. (6)

You Will Need

  • 1-2 tablespoons of clay. You can use either Multani Mitti, Bentonite clay, or other clay.
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Tea Tree oil.
  • 2-3 tablespoons of water or Rose Water.

Method

  • Add Rose Water or water to the clay to make it a fine paste.
  • Now add the Tea Tree oil and mix them well.
  • Apply the paste to the affected areas. 
  • Wait until the paste dries, and then wash it off with warm water.
  • Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a week for better results.

Lemon, Egg White, And Tea Tree Oil Face Pack For Acne Reduction

Egg white and Lemon helps in removing excess oil and dirt from the skin. They have a tightening effect on the skin as it dries when applied to the face. Tea tree oil is an excellent source of antibacterial properties that help reduce acne and pimples. (7) (8)

You Will Need

  • One Egg white.
  • Two drops of Tea Tree oil.
  • ½ teaspoon of Lemon juice.

Method

  • Mix egg white, Tea Tree oil, and Lemon juice in the bowl.
  • Apply the face pack all over the face.
  • Let the mixture sit on for about 10-15 minutes until the face pack dries.
  • Rinse clean with warm water and pat skin dry with a soft cloth.
  • Repeat it twice a week.

Garlic And Honey Face Pack For Clear Skin

Though there are not many studies on Garlic, its abundance of antioxidant properties helps prevent many skin concerns. When Garlic is mixed with Honey, it helps prevent bacteria that cause acne. The face pack helps keep the skin clean and clear. (9)

You Will Need

  • One tablespoon of Garlic paste.
  • One teaspoon of Honey.

Method

  • Take Garlic paste in a bowl and mix it with Honey.
  • Apply the fine paste on your skin.
  • Leave the pack until it dries (for about 15 minutes).
  • Then, wash it off with warm water.
  • For better results, repeat it 2-3 times a week.

Activated Charcoal And Aloe Vera Face Pack For Prevention Of Acne

This face pack with Activated Charcoal not only removes excess sebum and dirt from the skin but also helps prevent acne and pimples. 

You Will Need

  • A teaspoon of activated Charcoal.
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel.

Method

  • Take the given amount of activated Charcoal and Aloe Vera gel in a bowl and mix them into a fine paste.
  • Apply the face pack on the skin and leave it on for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Rinse clean with warm water and pat dry gently with a smooth cloth.
  • Repeat it once every two weeks (Note that the regular use of this pack may harm the natural barrier on your skin).

Best Face Packs For Oily Skin 

Below are the two best face packs for oily from Kama Ayurveda that will make you love your skin.

Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack

Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack from Kama Ayurveda is a 100% natural and skin-illuminating face pack that contains antibacterial and purifying Haldi (Turmeric) and anti-aging, soothing Chandan (Sandalwood). 

With the natural astringent qualities of Rose and the extracts of Orange peel, this natural face pack tones and provides antioxidant protection to your skin. It reduces acne blemishes and tightens open pores. When used regularly, this face pack helps in smoothening and clarifying skin. 

Suvarna Haldi Chandan face pack also helps maintain a supple, younger-looking experience while protecting your premature skin against aging caused by environmental pollutants.

Benefits:

  • Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack visibly improves skin brightness and textural smoothness.
  • It is gentle on delicate skin.
  • The face pack is vegan and natural.

How To Use

  • Take two to three teaspoons of the Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack in a bowl. Using Kama Ayurveda's Pure Lavender Water or Pure Vetiver Water, blend the powder into a smooth paste.
  • You can also use milk, Aloe Vera, Yogurt, or Honey if they work better for you. 
  • Now, apply the paste all over your moist face and neck. Leave it on until the paste dries.
  • Rinse clean with lukewarm water.
  • Use Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack once or twice every week for better results.

Nimrah Anti-Acne Face Pack

Nimrah Anti Acne Face Pack from Kama Ayurveda is a natural, powerful and effective face pack to reduce acne and pimples visibly. The natural blend contains Vetiver, Ashwagandha, Coriander, Lodhra, Red Sandalwood, and Liquorice to treat pimples and acne and help reduce scars and dark spots. 

Ashwagandha works great in decreasing inflammation, discomfort, and swelling while fighting against the early signs of aging. On the other hand, Red Sandalwood will visibly brighten the skin complexion and lighten post-acne scarring. Coriander seeds are a great source of antibacterial properties, which effectively treat whiteheads and blackheads and prevent hyperpigmentation. 

Benefits 

  • Nimrah Anti-Acne Face Pack is 100% natural. It is non-drying and non-foaming.
  • It helps in healing active acne and pimples.
  • The face pack also helps in repairing scarring and swelling.
  • It is excellent to use as a spot treatment.

How To Use

  • Take one to two spoons of the Nimrah Anti-Acne Face Pack in a bowl. Mix the powder with either water or pure Rose water to make it into a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste to moist skin and leave it on until it dries.
  • You may have a tingling sensation as the paste contains rich herbal concentrations.
  • Now, massage in a gentle circular motion for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water.
  • The Nimrah Anti-Acne Face Pack can be used every day.

Tips While Using A Face Pack For Oily Skin

Below are some valuable tips to have the best experience with face packs for oily skin people. 

  • Most people make the mistake of applying a face pack before taking a shower. But the fact is, a face pack works best when applied after a shower as showering helps in opening pores. When the pores are opened, it helps in better absorption of the face pack.
  • To get the face pack into the skin, massage it on your face gently in circular motions. 
  • For the more accessible face pack application, use tools like a brush or spatula.
  • It is not recommended to leave the face pack too long. The face pack can lose effectiveness if you leave it on for too long.
  • Always make sure the ingredients are suitable for your skin type before applying the face mask. 
About the Author
Shreya Dalela
Shreya Dalela

Shreya Dalela is a certified Yoga instructor and a professional dancer trained at The Danceworx. She’s passionate about Ayurveda and holistic living with over 6 years of experience in doing extensive research and content creation in the domain.

About the Reviewer
Dr. Kanchan Kachroo
Dr. Kanchan Kachroo

Certified Ayurvedic Doctor (Central Council of Indian Medicine) working in Kama Ayurveda as an Assistant Training Manager.

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