3 Homemade Masks For Dry Skin

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What is your skin saying? Is it complaining of flaking, peeling and cracking? These problems cause a lot of grief especially in the winter months and may cause premature aging, pigmentation and visible capillaries. The first step to control dry skin is to hydrate it well. Stay away from soap, harsh cleansers or alcohol based beauty products that strip the skin of essential oils. Apart from the regular cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine, a great way is to apply face masks that provides intense moisture.

You’ll be surprised to find some exotic recipes for masks coming out of your own kitchen. Use these special masks twice a week and see the difference!

The moisturizing and vitamin mask: One mashed kiwi fruit, a dash of yogurt and a bit of potato starch instantly lights up your skin. Mix all these ingredients to the consistency of sour cream and leave on for 15 minutes. Then wash off with a decoction of green tea and parsley or some chamomile tea. The kiwi provides the vitamins, the yogurt lends the moisture and the potato starch helps to tighten the skin. The green tea rinse is rich in anti oxidants and soothes the skin.

The intense moisturizing mask: Soft creamy avocados and warm golden honey come together to make an intense moisturizing mask. Mash half an avocado and gently stir in 1/4th cup of honey to make a smooth pulpy paste. Apply on your face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with some chamomile tea and rub a rose water ice cube for that extra glow. Follow it up with a moisturizer meant for dry skin giving your skin the spa facial feel.

The revitalizing mask: Oranges and tangerines are delicious to eat and have amazing cosmetic and medicinal properties. These fruits are very high on Vitamin C and P, mineral salts and pro vitamin A, all of which help in improving and rejuvenating the skin. Air-dry the orange peel and grind it to powder. Add 1 teaspoon of this powder with 1 egg yolk and add another teaspoon of sour cream. Leave this mask on for 15 -20 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Follow up with a light moisturizer.

Homemade facials are a great way to get that much desired glow. Homemade face masks are less expensive than the commercial ones. They are a healthier option being free from chemicals and preservatives.

What’s your secret recipe for a dry skin mask? Comment and tell us!

  • Monica

    Take 1 tsp of powdered milk, 1 tbs of honey, 1 tsp of aloe vera gel , 2 drops of essential oil. Mix all ingredients well, apply to face for 15 minutes, wash it off with warm water. It helps specially for dry skin.

  • http://squaleneoil.blogspot.com/ squalene oil

    I like the natural way of treating dry skin. I would love to try these masks and let you know the result!

  • Betsy Smith

    Great post!Mostly during the winter months when the temperatures are cooler and the humidity is lower,the drier air can cause skin to feel dry,tight and itchy.I use natural homemade remedies that work well for my skin- apply some whole cream for a few minutes on the face once in 15days, apply apricot oil as a body moisturizer.

  • Johana

    Great post!Mostly during the winter months when the temperatures are cooler and the humidity is lower, the drier air can cause skin to feel dry, tight and itchy.I used to try natural homemade remedy and it works well for my skin

  • Betsy

    Great post,I would definitely try these masks.

  • Musarrat

    During winter skin gets dry.For day cream, choose one that contains zinc oxide, and provides SPF30 protection. Good Moisturizers should form a protective barrier against the environment and its elements. Select preparations which are creamier and water-in-oil emulsions.Apply your moisturizing cream immediately after bathing and toweling dry. This will seal in the moisture.

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    I appreciate your useful and interesting post about dry skin.
    Thanks. Happy forever.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melissa-Locks/100002491375568 Melissa Locks

    I purchased the ANTIOXIDANT Berry Masque (from the Lady Soma brand) after doing ALOT of research on the ingredients. Use on face, chest and
    hands. The first application was not dramatic as far as results go; but I use
    daily and the results are fantastic. 

    It took me about a week to get the
    impressive results. I have very dry skin. My serums and creams were not
    penetrating into my skin to give me a hydrated look. Now I can easiy tell when
    the serums and creams are penetrating. My skin is much more even in color,
    hydrated, healthy looking. I apply the mask work into my skin for a few seconds
    and leave on for 15 minutes. 

    That took over a week
    to change, but wow I can wear lower cut tops now and my skin is radiant! I have stocked up on
    this product, I never want to run out. Finally a product line that works!

  • http://www.myskin.com mySkin Inc.

    Hey! Great to know that you found your ‘Holy Grail’ Skincare product. Happy skin= Happy you:)

  • Eli Denzel
  • http://www.myskin.com mySkin Inc.

    Thanks for the like:)