Dry skin is a condition of having small fine flakes and dry patches on the skin. It is a very common skin condition. Itching is more prominent symptom in people with dry skin. It is more common during winters and dry climates. Skin rashes, skin infections, eczema, cracks, fissures, skin darkening and thickening are the most common complications of dry skin. Around 35% of people in the world have dry skin. In this article, we will discuss the natural and homemade face masks for dry skin.
Natural Homemade Face Masks for Dry Skin
Dry skin face masks lower the problems of dryness, produces soothing action and improves the overall wellbeing of the facial skin.
Avocado Face Mask
Avocado contains 70% of oleic acid, which is omega-9 fatty acid (monounsaturated). Oleic acid is mainly responsible for its health benefits. When it is applied on the skin, oil penetrates the skin. It makes skin soft and smooth and reduces dryness and flakiness of the skin. Using avocado face mask also provides benefits to alleviate the pain of sunburned skin. It also prevents aging of the skin and provides a youthful and radiant look to the face.
How to Prepare Avocado Face mask for Dry Skin
|Avocado creamy pulp||100 grams|
|Almond oil||10 ml|
- Take avocado pulp in a bowl. Add honey and almond oil in it. Mix these ingredients and make a uniform paste.
- Apply it to the face and neck. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
- Rinse off the paste with lukewarm water.
- Pat dry the face and neck with a soft cotton towel.
Almond Butter Face Mask
Almonds are the best remedy for dry skin. Almond oil is commonly used for improving skin glow, complexion and texture. It also used to reduce skin dryness, dullness and flakiness.
Almond butter contains around 59% fats including monounsaturated fats (38%) and polyunsaturated fats (12%). The face mask prepared with almond butter reduces dryness, dullness, roughness, skin tightness, scaliness and itchiness. It is an excellent face mask that prevents all these problems in winter.
How to Make Almond Butter Face mask for Dry Skin
|Almond Butter||25 grams|
|Aloe Vera Gel||25 grams|
- Mix these ingredients in a bowl uniformly.
- Apply it to the facial skin and leave it for 45 minutes.
- Wash your face with lukewarm water.
- Pat your face dry using a soft towel.
- Repeat this facemask 1 to 2 times a week. In case of winters or during the season in which you have more dry skin, you can repeat it 3 times a week.
Oatmeal Face Mask
Oatmeal powder helps to remove dead skin cells. It also removes dirt from the face. It is also nourishing, soothing and moisturizing for the face. It helps to repair the damaged skin and rejuvenates the face. Milk cream is also added in it, which is best to moisturize and nourish the skin. Along with oatmeal, it provides exfoliating effects.
How to Make Oatmeal Facemask
|Oatmeal Powder||20 grams|
|Milk cream||20 grams|
|Extra-virgin olive oil||10 ml|
- Mix these ingredients in a bowl and prepare a paste.
- Apply this mixture on the face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
- Rinse off your face and pat dry with a towel.
- Repeat this facemask once a week.
Egg Yolk Face Mask for Dry Skin
The egg yolk contains unsaturated fatty acids and water. It binds the moisture and locks it into the skin cells. Ultimately, it helps to reduce dryness and flakiness of the skin. It makes skin soft and supple. Its nutrient content also nourishes the skin cells and reduces dullness of the skin.
How to Make Egg Yolk Face Mask
|Yolk from 2 eggs||From 2 eggs|
|Coconut Oil||5 ml|
- Beat the egg yolk in a bowl. Add 5 ml of extra virgin coconut oil in it. Stir it for a few minutes to mix it well.
- Apply this paste on the face. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
- Rinse off the face and pat dry.
- Repeat egg yolk face mask once a week.
Sesame Oil Face Mask
Sesame oil face mask is an excellent treatment for dry skin. It is highly beneficial for reducing dryness, roughness and scaliness. It makes the skin soft, smooth and supple. In addition, it also removes toxins, reduces blemishes, prevents wrinkles and slows the aging process of the skin. It is the most suitable for people having irritating, dry and scaly skin type.
How to Make Sesame Oil Face Mask
|Sesame Oil||30 ml (6 teaspoons)|
|Black Gram Flour||20 grams (4 teaspoons)|
|Turmeric||2.5 grams (1/2 teaspoon)|
- Take sesame oil in a bowl. Add gram flour and turmeric powder in it. Mix them and make a uniform paste.
- Apply this paste on the face and leave it for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, rinse off your face and pat it dry with a soft towel.
- Repeat it 2 times a week for getting good results.
Sandalwood Face Mask
Sandalwood is a common ingredient used in skin care products. Its face mask helps to get rid of dry skin, wrinkles, sagging and premature skin aging. It has potent antioxidant actions that prevent damage to the skin by free radicals. It also exfoliates the skin, removes tanning, reduces irritation, burning and itching. It also prevents and treats acne by inhibiting the growth of acne-causing bacteria. It is also a good home remedy for the glowing and clear skin. It fades blemishes and dark spots.
How to Make Sandalwood Face Mask
|Sandalwood Powder||15 grams|
|Turmeric Powder||2 grams|
|Almond Oil||5 ml|
- Take a bowl and add milk and almond oil. Add sandalwood and turmeric powder in it. Mix all these ingredients uniformly.
- Apply this paste on the face and neck. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
- Wash off face and neck with warm water and pat it dry with a soft towel.
- Repeat this mask for 2 to 3 times a week.
Rose Face Mask
Rose petals have antioxidant, cooling and soothing effects on the skin. Its face mask is the best remedy for people having dry skin throughout the year. Generally, skin dryness increases in winter and reduces in summer. Some people have excessive dryness on the skin even in summers. Rose face mask is usually best for these people. It hydrates the skin and improves complexion. It improves the suppleness of the skin and restores skin glow. It is helpful for softening, moisturizing and soothing the skin.
How to Make Rose Face Mask
|Fresh Rose||Petals from 1 rose|
|Milk Cream||2 teaspoons|
- Take petals of fresh rose and crush them to make a paste. Mix it in 2 teaspoons of milk cream.
- Apply this face mask on the face for 30 minutes.
- Wash off the face with water and pat it dry.
Cuddapah Almond Face Mask
Cuddapah Almonds are seeds of plant ‘Buchanania Lanzan’. These seeds are also called ‘Chironji’. It is very nutritious food like almonds. It is also used in skin care remedies. Its local application provides similar benefits as almond oil provides. Its face mask reduces dryness and makes skin smooth and supple. It also makes skin clear and improves skin glow.
How to Make Cuddapah Almond Face Mask
|Cuddapah Almonds||20 grams|
- Take cuddapah almonds and crush them to make powder.
- Take milk in a bowl and add cuddapah almonds powder. Mix it well to make a uniform paste.
- Apply this paste on the face and leave it for 30 minutes.
- Wash off the face and pat it dry.
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