Looking for an oily skin remedy? Read this article to find out how to eliminate oily skin naturally! You can also read all about my oily skin care routine!
How To Eliminate Oily Skin
I struggled with excessively oily skin for over 15 years. Pretty much the majority of my adult life.
It made me extremely self-conscious. Literally an hour after putting on my makeup the oil would start to come through.
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I was constantly using oil-absorbing sheets. In fact, I took them with me everywhere I went. But they were just a temporary fix. I would have to use them every hour or two to keep the oil at bay.
I was so desperate to eliminate the oily skin that I spent all kinds of money on products that were supposed to reduce oiliness. But none of them ever seemed to deliver on their promises.
It got to the point where I pretty much accepted the fact that I would probably deal with oily skin for the rest of my life.
Which sucked! But I just couldn’t figure out what in the world was going on with my skin.
As I started to transition into a chemical-free, natural living, lifestyle I kept hearing about the oil cleansing method.
The oil cleansing method is the process of only using oils to clean your face. Absolutely no soap at all!
I was curious and intrigued by the oil cleansing method. But I was also terrified of it.
The thought of applying oil to my already excessively oily skin just seemed insane!
But I kept hearing about all the positive benefits of oil cleansing like reduced acne, glowing skin, reduced oiliness, and so many other good things.
I got really brave (or maybe really desperate) and decided to give it a try.
There was a teeny bit of a learning curve. Washing your face with oil is definitely different than washing it with soap. And it’s definitely more time-consuming.
But I stuck with it.
And after about 30 days I started to notice a massive reduction in the amount of oil my skin was producing.
I wasn’t having to use the oil blotting sheets at all. And I had a lot fewer blackheads which was also something I dealt with on a consistent basis.
The more I consistently cleansed my face with oil the better my skin looked and eventually, my skin became completely oil-free.
That was something I thought would never happen!!!
And two years later my skin is still oil-free.
So if you struggle with oily skin like I did. And you’re at a point where you have pretty much tried everything. I highly, highly, highly, encourage you do give the oil cleansing method a chance.
It is the only way that I was able to completely eliminate my oily skin. And if I would have never tried it, I would probably still be dealing with oily skin today.
If you’re ready to give it a try you can read my Ultimate Guide to the Oil Cleansing Method.
This guide will teach you everything you need to know about the oil cleansing method including how to make your own DIY oil cleanser.
Oil Cleansing Method Tips
I go into a lot of tips and details in my oil cleansing guide but I wanted to address a few things here as well.
Oil cleansing doesn’t work for everyone. But it was honestly the ONLY thing that helped me so I feel like I need to share that with others.
Sometimes when you first start oil cleansing your skin might start to freak ou. You might break out or the oiliness might increase. This didn’t happen to me but I’ve heard about it happening to others.
This is normal. This is your skin trying to adjust to this new way of cleaning. Give it at least 30 days and by that time your skin should start to balance out.
Another thing I want to mention is that maybe a month or two after I started oil cleansing, whenever I did use soap on my face my skin would freak out. It would get extremely oily again.
So I pretty much stuck to oil cleansing for about year. My skin has balanced out so much since then and I can now use soap on my face from time to time without any issues.
It has to be a natural soap though. The only soap I use is African black soap and only 1 or 2 times a week.
And the only reason I use soap on my face at all is because it’s quicker. Oil cleansing can be kinda time-consuming and to be honest, sometimes I just get lazy.
I just wanted to share that in case you do decide to use soap on your face and experience the same thing.
My Oily Skin Care Routine
I thought I would share a quick peek into my nightly oily skincare routine. I am only sharing my nightly routine because I don’t really have a morning skincare routine.
I pretty much just wash my face with water and apply under eye cream and sunblock in the morning.
My nightly skincare routine is a little more interesting. And I think it plays a big part in why my skin has remained oil-free for over 2 years.
I wear makeup most days so I use my DIY eye makeup remover (recipe coming soon) to first remove all my eye makeup.
Then I use my DIY oil cleanser for oily skin at least 5 nights a week to remove the rest of my makeup and cleanse my skin.
The other two nights a week I use African black soap and pretty much just because it’s faster and like I mentioned earlier sometimes I just get lazy.
And that is pretty much it.
I’ve noticed that my skin does not take to well to store-bought skincare products at all anymore. They seem to throw off the PH balance of my skin and I either start to break out or the oiliness starts to come back.
So I pretty much just stick to DIY skin care products now. They work great and my skin has never looked better!
So if you have excessively oily skin I encourage you to give the oil cleansing method a chance. If you have any questions or comments please share in the comment section below!