Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition that is very common during winter when cold and dry winds steal away the natural skin moisture and leave behind the dry, rough or scaly skin. Nutritional deficiencies, hot showers, caffeinated drinks and seasons changes are some other causes behind the dry and dull skin.
Dry skin is more vulnerable to wrinkles and fine lines. That’s why it really needs proper nourishment and regular moisturization. However, if you have dry, dull or scaly skin but don’t have enough budget for buying high-end commercial products then simply go with less expensive and more effective natural home remedies for treatment of dry skin. Let’s have a look on some recipes of homemade face masks for dry skin.
1. Honey, Sunflower Oil, and Egg Mask
Facial mask with honey, sunflower oil and egg is considered best for dry skin. You only need one egg, one teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of sunflower oil. Mix the whites until they thicken, add honey and oil. Apply it on the face for 15 minutes then wash your face with warm water.
2. Banana, Honey, and Yogurt Mask
Facial mask with banana, honey, and yogurt is also very effective for nourishment and moisturizing of dry skin. For this one, you will need two bananas, one tablespoon of honey and half a cup of yogurt. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until becomes homogeneous.Apply the mixture on the skin and wait for 20 minutes, until it dries. Remove it with lukewarm water. Yogurt not only hydrate and soften your dry skin, it will also exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells.
3. Honey and Milk Mask
For more quick and simple facial mask for your dry skin, mix two tablespoons of honey with two teaspoons of milk. Apply the sticky mixture to your face, and leave on for ten to fifteen minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.
4. Aloe Vera and Cucumber Mask
Take 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel and 1/2 cucumber. Peel the cucumber, take out the seeds and cut it in pieces. Put the cucumber pieces together with the aloe vera in a food processor and blend them until you have a nice smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and neck and leave it for 30 minutes. Finally, wash it off with cold water and pat your skin dry with a clean towel.
5. Watermelon, Banana, Papaya, and Milk Cream Mask
Take 1/2 watermelon, 2 small pieces of papaya,1 banana, a little milk cream. Then mix the watermelon, papaya, banana, and cream into a paste. Take some steam to open your skin pores then apply the mask on face and gently massage. Keep for 15-20 minutes then wash with cold water.
6. Cucumber Juice Mask
Apply the juice from cucumbers on your face with a cotton swab for 20 minutes. Cucumber juice is great for moisturizing and softening the skin. If the skin is too dry, add one tablespoon of almond oil at 250 ml cucumber juice, shake well then apply on skin and gently massage then leave it for about 45 minutes then wash with chamomile tea or plain water.
7. Strawberry and Sour Cream Mask
Mash one strawberry and mix with sour cream; apply the mixture on your face, neck then after 30 minutes remove it with rainwater or simply fresh water.
8. Lemon, Egg Yolks, and Honey Mask
Another effective mask can be made from the juice squeezed from one or two lemons mixed with egg yolk and also add a teaspoon of honey. Apply this mask on your skin for 15-20 minutes then rinse off with rainwater or fresh water.
9. Rosewater, Milk cream and Turmeric Mask
Take 1/2 tablespoon rosewater,1 tablespoon of thick milk cream, a pinch turmeric powder and mix well then apply on your face and neck. After about half an hour remove it with slightly warm water. This is one of the best homemade facial masks for dry skin and gives you soft and glowing skin.
10. Avocado and Yogurt Mask
Prepare a facial mask with avocado and yogurt. Avocado contains vitamin E, as well as other natural oils and is a great moisturizer for dry skin. Yogurt is best for exfoliation and smoothness of your skin. Take a ripe avocado, peeled and seeded, in a blender or food processor with four tablespoons of plain yogurt. Blend them well then gently apply on your face and neck. After 15 minutes remove it with slightly warm water.