Play with Clay
Applying a clay mud mask reduces oil production and removes many impurities. Don't believe the skin care myths claiming that frequent masks are more beneficial, though - one mask a week is all that's recommended to rid the skin of the extra oil, excess dirt and dead skin cells that cause breakouts and over-production of oil. Clay masks are gentler on the skin than products containing chemicals because they have more natural properties. In addition to cleansing the skin more deeply than a daily wash, clay masks also help diminish the appearance of large pores (sadly, they don't actually shrink your pores) that are so common in people with oily skin [source: Todorov].