Face Mask For Oily Skin

Face Mask For Oily Skin

Disclaimer: This is my own personal recipe and if you wish to try it out then you are responsible for ensuring you patch test any ingredient you haven’t used before to avoid any potential problems. Your use is at your own risk. Sorry but sometimes you can have an allergy to the most basic things in life!

Be careful, you may think you have oily skin but you may actually just have shiny skin! Oily skin looks very greasy by the end of the day and makeup wears off very easily. Also, you may only have oily skin on parts of the face, in which case only use this mask on these areas.

You will need:
kaolin powder
calamine powder
milk (fat free if possible)
aspirin (optional for acne sufferers)

To make the mask simply mix 1 heaped teaspoon of kaolin powder, 1 heaped teaspoon of calamine powder, half an aspirin crushed and enough milk to make a paste. Spread evenly all over your face (avoiding the eye area and corners of the mouth). Leave for around 10 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

The milk has lactic acid which unblocks pores. The kaolin powder absorbs oil from the pores. The calamine soothes the skin and the aspirin, if you decide to use it, has a mild exfoliating action. NB less is more, so don’t use more than half an aspirin. Your skin is very gentle so treat it just as gently.

Can be used daily during summer without the aspirin, as when we sweat we generate more oil so you’ll be more greasy than usual.