DIY Face Masks for Dry Skin

By Milly / December 10, 2019

It's almost that time of the year with Christmas trees, hot chocolate and all the goodies winter brings along. It's also that time of the year when our skin can get so dry due to the cold weather so today, we're bringing you a few DIY face masks for dry skin you can use during the cold season.

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Your skin is prone to get dry during winter months because when humidity drops and the air is cold and dry, the water in your skin can quickly evaporate. When this happens, your skin feels tight, dry and can also become flaky. Some people call this winter skin, because during winter your skin loses 25% or more of its ability to hold moisture.

Winter cold is not the only cause of dry skin. Not drinking enough water, long baths and hot showers, indoor heat, not eating the right food and some clothes can cause your skin to dry too. It’s important that you constantly take care of your skin and this list of DIY face masks for dry skin will help you with this.

Best DIY Face Masks for Dry Skin

#1. DIY Creamy Avocado Face mask

avocado hair mask

Ingredients:

  • Half an avocado
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, purée the avocado and then add the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Mix until you make a paste.
  3. Try to use an old shirt before applying this mask to your face since it can be a bit messy if you are not careful.
  4. Gently apply to a clean face and neck.
  5. Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Wash off and follow up with a homemade moisturizer.

Why this Works:

Avocado is full of rich oils that can penetrate the skin to moisturize deeply, help hydrate and soften dry skin. Avocados can also help reduce wrinkles, treat sunburn all while soothing and nourishing your skin. Definitely a superfood!

Honey makes an excellent humectant which is what dry skin needs the most. The excellent humectant in the honey help seals the moisture in your skin to leave it supple and soft. With its antibacterial properties, honey can be an excellent ingredient to fight acne as well.

Rich in nutrients, olive oil contains natural humectants that can attract moisture. Olive oil is perfect for dry skin because it’s loaded with numerous antioxidants, vitamin K, vitamin E, and anti-aging benefits.

#2. Homemade Face Mask for Dry Skin

Oatmeal Face Mask

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. For an easier application, you can use ground oats.
  2. Mix well to create a thick paste and then gently apply to your clean face and neck.
  3. Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. After 15-20 minutes, gently massage your skin to exfoliate, and then wash off.
  5. Follow up with a DIY moisturizer.

Why this Works:

Oats act as a natural moisturizer while removing dead skin cells. Due to it’s anti-inflammatory properties, oats can help keep the skin exfoliated and cool down inflamed skin. Oats can also fight acne and black heads.

Egg white contains proteins that act as a humectant that attracts water molecules hydrating and moisturizing dry skin. The minerals and vitamins in egg whites can help protect the skin from environmental damage and UV rays.

Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer that can do wonders for your skin from helping with eczema and dry skin. Coconut oil can unclog pores and help with inflammation therefore it makes an excellent acne-fighting ingredient.

#3. Baking Soda and Banana Face Mask

banana sugar scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • Half a ripe banana
  • 1 tsp honey

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mash the banana and then add the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Mix them together and apply the paste to your clean face and neck.
  3. Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Wash off and follow up with a homemade moisturizer.

Why this Works:

The baking soda in this recipe work as an exfoliant that can remove dead skin cells which causes flaky, dry skin. Due to its bleaching properties, baking soda can clean your skin by fading away marks and dark spots.

The moisture in this recipe its brought by the banana. Bananas are rich in vitamin A which is great for restoring dry skin and moisture, leaving your skin soft and hydrated. With their anti-inflammatory properties, bananas can help fight acne and blemishes.

Honey has anti-bacterial properties, which when mixed with bananas, makes the perfect mask to fight bacteria and hydrate at the same time.

#4. Hydrating Face Mask for Dry Skin

cucumber mask

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp aloe vera
  • Half a cucumber

Directions:

  1. In a blender, place the cucumber and pulse until it’s watery.
  2. Add the aloe vera and pulse again to mix the ingredients.
  3. Gently apply the mix onto your clean face and neck massaging slowly.
  4. Sit back and relax until the mask dries on your face.
  5. Wash off and follow up with a DIY moisturizer.

Why this Works:

Aloe vera is an excellent moisturizer that helps treat dry skin. Aloe vera also has many others benefits that can help your skin with acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, sunburns and cuts.

Cucumber is a vegetable full of water, and that water is perfect for hydrating dry skin. The moisturizing effect in the cucumber will help soften rough, dry skin, and also reduce the appearance of fine lines. This ingredient works as a purifier, unclogging pores and cleaning your skin deeply. It can also reduce the appearance of pores, tightening them and helping them clear.

If you have dry skin or simply want to keep your skin hydrated and safe during the winter, try one or all of these DIY face masks for dry skin. Dry skin can be a tough thing to deal with, especially when putting on foundation – no one wants a dry, flaky complexion! For best results, apply these face masks on a regular basis (2-3 times a week) for complete hydration. Be sure to leave them on for at least 20 minutes, and always follow up with a moisturizer.

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