5 DIY Face Masks For Dry Skin

By Aniela M / January 24, 2018

These 5 DIY face masks for dry skin will replenish moisture, remove dead skin cells, and leave skin glowing after just one use!

Dry, irritated skin is a very common thing, especially in the winter, but getting rid of dry skin isn't so easy. Dry skin can be caused by a number of things including the cold, overuse of scrubs, and not enough hydration.

Additionally, dry skin can become a very common thing in the winter due to over-use of hot water.

These 5 DIY face masks for dry skin will hydrate dry, cracking skin and will leave it super soft and supple. What's even better is that these masks are made entirely of natural, organic ingredients so that you can feel good about what you're putting on your skin!

It's true that there are a slew of products on the market specifically designed for dry skin, but unfortunately, they too are laden with harsh chemicals and artificial dyes and perfumes. The truth of the matter is that you don't really need those – a good DIY face mask for dry skin is ALL you need!

DIY Face Masks for Dry Skin – Recipes

#1. Avocado & Honey Face Mask for Dry Skin

avocado and honey face mask for dry skin

Benefits:

Avocado is super nourishing as it contains fatty acids which melt into the skin hydrating it, and plumping it.

Honey is antibacterial and antifungal, as well as being hydrating. Honey is also great for those with acne prone skin as it kills off bacteria and prevents breakouts.

Coconut oil is also extremely moisturizing, and it also prevents wrinkles and fine lines.

You'll Need:

  • 1/2 an avocado, ripe
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil

Directions:

  1. To a blender or food processor, add all ingredients and mix until it becomes a smooth consistency.
  2. Apply all over face and neck and leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Rinse off, pat dry, and follow up with a homemade moisturizer.
  4. Apply this mask 2-3 times a week, especially during the winter.

#2. Coconut & Honey Face Mask for Dry Skin

honey and coconut oil face mask

Benefits:

Coconut Oil is full of fatty acids which get deep into the skin to hydrate and nourish dry, cracked skin. It also helps in the prevention of wrinkles and fine lines.

Honey is a natural humectant and emollient which means it will penetrate the skin to hydrate as well as protect it.

Lavender oil soothes and calms red, irritated, and sensitive skin.

You'll Need:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup raw organic honey
  • 2-3 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

  1. Combined coconut oil, raw honey, and lavender essential oil into a small bowl.
  2. Before applying to skin, make sure face is cleansed.
  3. Apply the mask using a mask brush or your fingers.
  4. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
  5. Pat skin dry and apply a light moisturizer.

Apply this DIY face mask for dry skin twice a week to replenish lose moisture and fix damaged skin. This mask is especially great for those with sensitive skin, but it works wonderfully on all skin types!

#3. Banana Face Mask for Dry Skin

banana face mask for dry skin

Benefits:

Bananas are high in potassium and other vitamins and minerals which penetrate the skin, giving it a healthy glow and nourish dry skin.

Yogurt contains lactic acid which means it can gently exfoliate the skin (getting rid of dead skin cells). Because of this, other ingredients can better penetrate the skin. Also soothes dry, irritated skin.

Honey not only cleanses and hydrates, but can also help brighten the skin.

You'll Need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 tbsp raw, organic honey
  • 2 tbsp plain, organic yogurt

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, use the back of a fork the mash the banana until completely smooth.
  2. Mix in organic honey and yogurt and stir well.
  3. Alternatively, you may also add all ingredients into a blender or food processor to get a smooth consistency.
  4. Use a cosmetic brush to apply the banana face mask to cleansed skin and leave on for 20 minutes or until completely dry.
  5. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

#4. Aloe Vera Face Mask for Dry Skin

aloe vera face mask for dry skin

Benefits

Aloe Vera is one of the best ingredients you can use on your skin! It will calm dry, irritated skin due to its healing properties. It also helps remove dead skin cells, brighten the skin, and prevent premature aging.

Fresh Cream soothes irritated and dry skin instantly, and because it contains lactic acid also gently exfoliates and gets rid of dead skin cells.

Vitamin E oil gets deep into the skin to hydrate parched skin and also helps maintain a youthful glow.

You'll Need:

  • 1 tbsp aloe vera
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, add fresh aloe vera gel, fresh cream, and vitamin E oil. Learn how to make your own aloe vera gel and avoid using store bought gels which may contain harsh chemicals and dyes.
  2. Apply all over cleansed skin and leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

#5. Oatmeal Face Mask for Dry Skin

oatmeal face mask for dry skin

Benefits

Oatmeal gently removes dead skin cells, and is great at hydrating and nourishing dry, irritated skin. In fact, it's so great for sensitive skin that it's often used for eczema treatments.

Honey is natural antiseptic and antibacterial which means it will help fend off any dirt or debris. It will also help hydrate and soothe skin.

Milk Powder also helps to deeply nourish dry, cracked skin. It contains lactic acid which helps get rid of dead skin cells.

Lavender Essential Oil soothes and calms dry, irritated skin and also helps prevent premature aging. It's also naturally anti-inflammatory.

You'll Need:

  • 2 tbsp oatmeal powder
  • 2 tbsp raw organic honey
  • 2 tsp milk powder
  • 2-3 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until well combined.
  2. Apply the mixture to cleansed skin and leave on for about 15 minutes or until dry.
  3. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
  4. Follow up with a moisturizer.

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DIY Face Mask For Dry Skin

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