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Skincare Essentials: Best Face Wash for Oily Skin

Oily skin can often be a challenge to deal with. If you’re finding yourself washing your face before every Zoom meeting, you may need to rethink your face wash choices. In this blog we break down the right  face wash for oily skin and the ingredients to look for that help reduce excess sebum production and keep your skin looking fresh.

Picking the right face wash is arguably the most important step of your skincare routine. Face washes laden with harsh chemicals can wreak havoc on your sensitive oily skin and aggravate it. You need to pick one that gives you clean, matte-like skin without draining the essential moisture out and leaving it dull and lifeless. If you’ve been on the market for such a product, you know that this is easier said than done. Most face washes for oily skin or acne prone skin are harsher than those available for other skin types

That’s why we at Vedaearth have curated a line of face washes for oily skin that are free of mineral oils, sulphates, silicones, and parabens. They cleanse and heal your skin and keep excess oil and acne at bay without drying out essential moisture. Enriched with therapeutic-grade essential oils, the gentle formula of these cleansers gets greasiness under control without wreaking havoc on your skin’s natural pH levels. 

If you’re dealing with oily, acne prone skin, this guide will help you pick a great natural face wash

What Causes Oily Skin?

Sebum is not your enemy. This oily substance produced by your sebaceous glands hydrates and moisturizes your skin and also shields it from external aggressors. It also transports antioxidants and Vitamin E to the skin’s surface and maintains your skin’s health. 

However, oversecretion of sebum is the cause of oily skin. This can be triggered by hormonal changes, over-washing, wrong medication and harsh makeup or skin products. When combined with dead skin cells, sweat, makeup, and other impurities, the excess sebum leads to clogged pores and becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. This becomes the major contributor to acne breakouts and pimples. 

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition where the hair follicles in the skin get blocked by oil and dead skin cells. Pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and cysts can arise if oily skin is not taken care of with an appropriate skincare routine.

Choosing The Best Natural Face Wash for Oily Skin

When establishing a skincare routine to combat oily and acne-prone skin, you need to start with a cleanser that gets rid of excess sebum without stripping off the natural oils and moisture from your skin. Look for natural ingredients that protect and nourish your skin and effectively remove acne-causing bacteria and other toxins from deep within. The best face wash for oily and acne prone skin is one that has any or all of these ingredients - 

  • Tea Tree Oil - A magic remedy for treating acne, tea tree oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that treat acne and reduce swelling. 
  • Rosemary - French Rosemary has powerful antibiotic and disinfectant properties that help oily and acne-prone skin.
  • Neem - Prized for its antibacterial properties, neem has always been the top choice to treat acne and control excess sebum production. It is rich in antioxidants and improves your skin health. 
  • Lemon - As a rich source of Vitamin C, the acidic nature of lemon helps open clogged pores and reduce skin pigmentation.
  • Apricot - High in vitamins and antioxidants, apricots soothe inflamed skin and help prevent acne.

    Vedaearth’s facial cleansers use all of these natural ingredients to ensure that your skin is left with an all-day long matte look and fresh complexion. Treat yourself to our collection of face washe made from potent natural ingredients today!

    Summer Skincare Tips for Oily Skin

    As summer comes around, the increased temperature and humidity can send your sebaceous glands into overdrive. Apart from using the best face wash for oily skin in summer, you also need to tweak your skincare routine and add a few natural ingredients to keep your face from looking like a greasy mess.

    Multani Mitti

    The mattifying and purifying benefits of multani mitti make it a must-have for summer when dealing with oily and acne prone skin. Multani mitti (or Fuller’s Earth) pulls out excess oil, sweat, dirt, and other impurities from deep within your pores and detoxifies your skin. Apply a multani mitti face pack one to two times a week for a deep cleanse.

        Multani mitti face pack - 

  • 1 tablespoon multani mitti
  • A few spritzes of the Vedaearth Rose Water Facial Mist

Mix the 2 ingredients together till it forms a thick paste. Apply a layer of this all over your face (avoid the delicate eye contours) and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse the face pack off with water before it completely dries down and tugs at your skin. Follow with a lightweight serum or moisturizer for dry and oily skin.


The absorbent properties of oatmeal make it perfect for oily skin. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of oatmeal also help in getting rid of dead cells, giving you a bright and radiant complexion. After thoroughly cleansing your face with an oil-free face wash, use the Vedaearth Chamomile and Oatmeal Nourishing Cream for soft, supple, and nourished skin.


On days when your skin needs an extra pick-me-up, treat it to the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of lavender. Refresh your face with the Vedaearth Lavender Water Facial Mist and accelerate your skin’s healing process.

Why Go Natural?

A holistic approach towards wellness is our driving force at Vedaearth, each of our products is bottled with clean intention, without compromising on ingredients and results. This means no matter which product you choose, you can be assured that it has been sourced, processed, packaged and delivered to you keeping your better health in mind at every juncture. Inspired by Ayurvedic wisdom and the power of Aromatherapy, we believe in crafting the best of nature for you.

Try our vegan and cruelty-free formulations curated for oily skin to experience the difference!



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