Using facial cleanser twice a day is the most efficient way to eliminate excess oil, according to WebMD. One should avoid scrubbing skin with a washcloth and limit the use of soap, as these products can stimulate oil production.
People with sensitive skin may use cosmetic blotting paper to remove oil, while others may opt for a cleanser that contains beta-hydroxy acid or glycolic acid, suggests WebMD. The Times of India suggests that using a mixture of oats and freshly squeezed citrus juice, such as lime or grapefruit juice, can reduce oil on the skin. WebMD cautions that it is best to avoid direct sunlight when using citrus-based skin care products, because citrus can increase the risk of sunburn. The Times of India also suggests using a combination of mashed avocado and honey to create an oil-reducing face mask.