Dealing with oily skin can be pretty frustrating. When most lotions and moisturizers on the market are formulated to re-hydrate, that can sometimes cause a bit of a problem for those of us with oily skin. Just because we have oily skin doesn’t mean we don’t want all the rejuvenating and softening benefits that these lotions can give us, but they oftentimes just make the oiliness worse. Of course there are some great products out there for oily skin too, but before spending tons of money trying to find that perfect cream, why not try some of these natural solutions for oily skin first!

Tea Tree Oil
It might sound counterproductive to fight oil with oil, but when applied to the skin, tea tree oil helps curb the over-production of sebum. Sebum is a naturally-produced oil on the skin and hair that makes them oily. Too much sebum can lead to acne, so tea tree oil can help prevent that too! Either look for products that contain tea tree oil, or dab some oil onto your face using a cotton ball after cleansing.

Flaxseed Oil
This oil helps fight the oil on your skin from the inside out. Taking a 1 tablespoons of flaxseed oil a day is said be able to improve multiple skin conditions, including oily skin. The high essential fatty acid content is what is at work here, helping to improve skin and give you a great glow instead of excessive shine. Flaxseed oil can be picked up at any health food store.

Salt is known to dry things out—that’s why bars serve salty peanuts for free, because they dry out your mouth and make you need a drink! So it’s no surprise that it’s recommended to helping prevent oily skin. Fill a spray bottle with lukewarm water and a teaspoon of salt, stirring thoroughly. Close your eyes and spray a light amount directly to your face. You’re not supposed to rinse it off, so make sure you’re not spraying an excessive amount that will leave you dripping! Do this once a day and watch as your oily skin dries up.