There are several different skin related ailments that can put a damper on a perfectly good day. The most common; oily skin. It’s caused by several different factors, some of which are genetic, environmental, or chemical related.

There are several different suggested ways to treat oily skin. You can tackle the condition from the inside or the outside. Here are some great natural at home tips to get rid of that oily skin!

Wash Your Face Well

This can help exfoliate and stimulate skin, ridding it of the excess amounts of oil by penetrating deeper with your cleanser of choice.

Make Your Own Toner

This can be slightly time consuming, but the benefits outweigh the cons. “After you’ve washed your face, soak a cotton pad in distilled witch hazel and dab it all around. Use it twice a day for two to three weeks. After the third week, apply it once a day. Witch hazel contains tannins, which have an astringent effect, making the pores tighten up as they dry.

The herbs yarrow, sage, and peppermint also have astringent properties. To make a homemade skin toner that will improve the look and feel of oily skin, put a tablespoon of one of these herbs in a cup, then fill to the top with boiling water. Let steep for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid and let it cool before you dab it on your face. Whatever is left over can be stored in a squeeze bottle. It will stay fresh for three days at room temperature, or five days if you keep it in the refrigerator.

Hyssop, a member of the mint family, also makes an excellent herbal toner. In folk medicine it’s considered good for the complexion. Add 1 tablespoon hyssop to 1 cup water. Boil for ten minutes, then strain. Let the mixture cool. After cleansing your skin, apply the toner with a cotton ball.

A combination of lavender and neroli essential oil (derived from orange blossoms) acts as a skin cleanser and toner. Pour some lavender floral water in a hand sprayer, and add a drop of neroli oil. Spray the mixture on your skin several times a day,” (Best Health Magazine).

Give Your Face a Massage

Massage stimulates great health benefits, even when you massage your face, it can reduce the amount of oil on the skin. Be sure to massage your skin with buttermilk several times a week. The live cultures in the dairy product work to tighten pores and reduce oil production.

There are other products and herbs available that work in similar manners. But before you try anything be sure to consult your physician for your specific needs.