Your skin might be suffering from some problems. You may be feeling itchy, tight and flaky. If your skin lacks glow, this must be dry. Genes might be one of the factors but mostly, dry skin is due to hormonal changes and certain external factors such as poor diet, very cold weather, stress, medication and wrong cosmetics. These factors can make normal skin dry. Well, don’t worry because you can actually fight dryness by changing your lifestyle.
oils and provide ample moisture to dry skin. Dry skin does not require much toning.
Oatmeal works well on oily, dry and combination skin types. The essential nutrients are beneficial to all skin types. Add little water to one tablespoon of regular oatmeal and make a thick paste.
You can use cooked oatmeal after it has cooled down to room temperature. Add honey, a drop of glycerin, or jojoba oil for moisture. Honey’s antiseptic properties will fight bacteria and give you soft supple skin. Glycerin is a humectant which keeps the moisture locked in. Apply on clean face with clean fingers or a brush. Let the mask stay for 30 minutes. Wash with normal water. Apply moisturizer.
Tips: This mask can be used as a scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells. Oatmeal works well on sensitive skin too.
Avocado is called the superfruit as it is packed with more than 20 essential nutrients and fatty acids. Its creamy texture works great for dry skin by providing moisture and nourishment that your skin needs. Just mash an overripe avocado and apply on your face. Leave for 20 minutes. Wash with warm water.
Tips: Add honey for extra moisture and antibacterial benefits.
Wash with normal water. You won’t need any other moisturizer or toner once you start using this mixture.
Tips: You can add few drops of glycerin to your moisturizer, hand soap and body wash for soft hands and body. Always use vegetable glycerin. This mixture can be stored for a month in the refrigerator.
Banana contains calcium, potassium, vitamins and fatty acids. Honey is known for its antiseptic and hydrating benefits. Mix these ingredients to replenish and moisturize the skin very well. Mash a ripe banana, preferably in a blender. Add a tablespoon of honey. Mix them well and apply on clean face. Leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
Tips: You can also add a few drops of olive oil to this mask.
Olive oil, sweet almond oil, and extra virgin coconut oil moisturize the skin without clogging the pores. The essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and Vitamin B heal various skin conditions without making the skin oily.
Use any one of them after washing your face as natural moisturizers, preferably at night. Just pour a few drops on your palms and rub on your face in a circular manner for a better effect.
Alternatively, add a few drops of olive oil to mashed banana or an egg yolk and in your mask. Olive oil makes a great makeup remover too. Just massage a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil onto your face for a few minutes. Then remove your makeup with damp cotton balls. To cure extremely dry skin, add a drop or two of jojoba oil, primrose oil, or chamomile to any of the carrier oils (olive, coconut, and almond).
Egg yolk is rich in folic acid, minerals, and vitamins nourish the skin. The fatty acids moisturize your dry skin. Just separate the egg yolk from the white. Beat well and add a few drops of olive or almond oil. Apply on a clean face and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
Use full cream milk for dry skin. The lactic acid cleans the skin without clogging the pores and the fat nourishes and provides moisturizing effects. One way to soothe your dry skin is by using milk bath. Another way is to massage the face with milk for a few minutes and let it stay for 10 minutes. You can also add honey in milk for extra moisture.