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How to eliminate oiliness and open pores of skin in 10 minutes

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DIY remedy by: Sheetal Rawal. Scientist (human genetics) and founder of

Excess oiliness of skin is not the most attractive look. I imagine I will get a majority consensus on this one. The fact is that anything that indicates imbalance and lack of perfect health and harmony is inherently a thing we want to fix. A desire to look flawless is part of being human. It suggests we value the gift of life that we are blessed with.

Let's come back to oily skin. It is indicative of our oil producing glands being overactive. Underlying excess dryness or lack of proper care can trigger our sebaceous glands to go into an overdrive. Oily skin comes with open pores; yet another issue we can and want to fix. Open pores also suggest that our oil producing glands are too active. Oily patches can be part of combination skin, in which the t-zone is oily but the rest of the skin could be normal or even dry.

Lack of a consistent and natural skin care routine can be a culprit, and for the most part having a daily and weekly skin care routine can do absolute magic in balancing the skin and reducing oiliness and the look of open pores. Be sure that this routine is not made with products that have harsh chemical ingredients. If they do, then you might be setting yourself up for a temporary fix that lasts a couple of hours at best; worse your skin could be left vulnerable to more issues. Watch this video to learn (in my voice) how to build yourself a daily skin care routine.

Here a simple DIY face mask remedy that can sop up that excess oil and reduce the look of open pores in only a few minutes. Use it 1-2 times a week (no more) as a supplement to your daily skin care routine.

1 TSP wheat flour

1 tsp gram flour (also called besan)

1/4th tsp baking soda

1/4th tsp turmeric powder

enough coconut water or coconut milk to make a thick paste

Mix very well and apply on your skin. You can choose to apply this only on areas that are oily or that have open pores.


Allow it to stiffen (about 10 minutes) and and wash immediately after it dries. Leaving it on after it is dry might make it hard to wash off and that can cause your skin to become stressed. You don't want that! Follow with your serum and lotion for your skin type.

Comments? Questions? Let me know in the comments field below.

Go natural. It is good karma!