Masks for oily skin

by Michèle Serre

Scrub cleansing mask
  • Combine 1/2 tbsp. olive oil, 1/2 tbsp. water and 1 tbsp. clay.
  • Apply this mixture with a brush and relax until it dries.
  • Once dry, rinse off with warm water.
  • Wipe your face with a cotton pad moistened with rose water, then apply your favorite toner.
Anti-blackhead mask
  • Finely crush the flesh of a papaya and apply the pulp to your face, avoiding the areas around your eyes and mouth.
  • If your skin is dry and sensitive, apply the papaya only to the affected areas. Keep on for 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Astringent tomato mask - oily skin


  • Thoroughly crush two tomatoes and collect the juice, or use a juicer.
  • Mix with 100 ml (scant 1/2 cup) milk and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 or 5 days, no longer. Be careful – if you have sensitive skin, avoid tomatoes: they’ll mean redness for sure!
Cucumber mask for oily skin
  • In a plastic (not metal) bowl, mix two tbsp. finely powdered green clay into some cucumber juice, obtained by puréeing some pieces of cucumber in a blender. You should obtain a smooth creamy paste. Add a few drops of sweet almond oil or jojoba and apply to thoroughly-cleansed skin.
  • Rinse with mineral water, then apply toner.
  • One masque a week for a month should perk up your skin and reduce dilated pores.
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