Dry skin can be troublesome. It can get itchy and give rise to that uncomfortable stretchy feeling, cause chapping and skin cracking. Dry skin can also make your face look pale and create white lines when you scratch on the skin.
In addition to all this, dry skin is also prone to wrinkles and premature aging. Dry skin which is the direct result of low sebum production by the skin makes your skin sensitive and prone to the above problems because of its inability to retain moisture. So what’s the solution?
You can learn how to make a facial mask at home by trying the following moisturizing face mask recipes with all the ingredients available in the kitchen which is quite easy and inexpensive.
Avocado Moisturizing Face Mask
To prepare this dry skin mask, you will need half of a ripe avocado and 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey (or manuka honey). First you mash the avocado and add in the honey.
You can apply this mask on your face and let it stay there for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse off with water.
Avocado is rich in healthy fats and vitamins that soften rough, dry or flaking skin. Avocado contains essential fatty acids and other nutrients that help prevent premature wrinkling. This mask is therefore great for helping you to maintain or get a younger looking skin.
Banana Moisturizing Face Mask
To prepare this dry skin mask, you will need half a banana, 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey (or manuka honey) and 4 tablespoons of ground oats.
First, you mash the banana using a fork. Add all the ingredients and mix until it has a uniform consistency. If it is too thick you can add a tablespoon of milk.
Apply this all over your face and neck using your fingertips or a small brush. Let it sit for 15- 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Bananas are rich in nutrients and vitamins which leave your skin looking healthy and glowing. Honey is a natural antibacterial and antioxidant which prevents redness and dry itchy skin. It also moisturizes the skin. Oats are known for their exfoliating properties. It helps to remove dead skin and dirt that covers your healthy skin making it seem dull.
Cucumber Moisturizing Face Mask
To prepare this dry skin mask, you will need half of a cucumber and 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel.
First, you 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.
Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear. Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 30 minutes.Finally wash it off with cold water; and pat your skin dry with a clean towel.
When cucumber is used within the facial mask, it can leave your skin glowing and allow your skin to stay soft and subtle. Aloe Vera gel is known for its healing properties which makes this a great mask for wind-burned or sunburned skin.
Carrot Moisturizing Face Mask
To prepare this dry skin mask, you will need a cooked, mashed carrot and 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. First, you boil the carrot in water until it becomes soft and easy to mash. Next add in the olive oil to the mashed carrot.
Gently massage your skin with this mixture and rinse after 15-20 minutes. Carrot contains antioxidants that help prevent free-radical damage, thereby avoiding premature aging. Regular application of this dry skin mask recipe is highly beneficial for toning up sagging skin, particularly for dry skin.
Egg Yolk Moisturizing Face Mask
To prepare this dry skin mask, you will need one egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey (or manuka honey). You mix the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of honey, and stir the mixture until smooth. Leave on for ten to fifteen minutes, and then rinse off with warm water.
Egg yolk contains retinoids that help the skin have a youthful glow. Egg yolk can moisturize the skin making it feel soft and smooth. This is especially suitable for people with very dry skin and those that may be allergic to very harsh chemicals that various over-the-counter products contain.
Milk Moisturizing Face Mask
To prepare this dry skin mask, you mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 2 teaspoons of milk. Apply the sticky mixture to your face, and leave on for ten to fifteen minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.
The lactic acid in milk effectively hydrates the skin by increasing its water retention capacity. Milk is also rich in amino acids, which enhances water retention and skin moisture and allows for deeper penetration into the skin.
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