Dry skin is one of the most common types of skin out there. Naturally, dry skin has a lack of natural oils that keeps the skin hydrated, and hence can appear dry or flaky. Normally oily or combination or other types of skin has these natural oils in enough amount, so they d not get dry so easily. But sometimes, due to lack of care and rough conditions, even oily and other skin types can appear dry and flaky. Using over the counter products to get rid of the dryness might work well for some but in the long term, they are pretty ineffective. Home remedies, on the other hand are a much better alternative that works better and have zero side effects.
Reasons for having Dry Skin
Dryness in the skin is a very common problem and the common causes can be weather changes or hot showers or improper skin-care. But in extreme cases, it can be lead to some serious skin disease. Here are some common causes of dryness in the skin.
- Hot showers
- Sun exposure
- Dry winter weather
- Harsh chemicals in soaps
There can be many reasons for skin dryness, more than the above mentioned. Mostly it can be smoothened and softened and you can have healthy skin with easy home remedies and over the counter products. But in some rare cases, you might need some help from your dermatologist.
Let’s look at some home remedies to treat dry skin and get healthy bright smooth skin.
Nourishing and Brightening Face Mask for Dry Skin
Use these amazing face masks to treat and hydrate dull, dry and rough skin. Give your skin some pampering at the comfort of your home and show your skin some love. Hydrating and adding the oils are the main focus when it comes to dry skin. And these face masks can exactly do that.
Papaya and Honey pack for Dry Skin
To make this papaya and honey face mask you will need:
- ½ cup ripe Papaya
- 1 tablespoon of Honey
Take the papaya pieces and mash them to make a smooth paste. Add the honey into it and mix well. Face your face clean and apply this mask thoroughly. Let it stay for 30 minutes and wash off properly. You can use this mask 2-3 times every week to get silky smooth skin. This mask will also add a beautiful glow to your skin when applied religiously.
Milk and Almond Face Mask for Dry Skin
To make this milk and almond face mask you will need:
- 2 tablespoons of Milk
- 8-10 Almonds
Soak the almonds for 2-3 hours or overnight so that they turn soft. Overnight is better since you can easily remove the skin also. So, after the almonds are soft, ground them and make a thick paste of it. In this paste add the milk and mix well. Clean your face and remove the dirt, and apply this paste thoroughly. Massage gently for 2 minutes when you apply it and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Wash it off with water.
Banana and Olive Oil Pack
To make this amazing face mask with olive oil you will require:
- 1 Banana
- 1-2 tablespoon of olive oil
Peel of a ripe banana. Take a bowl and mash the banana to make a smooth paste. Now, add the olive oil into the bowl and mix well. Apply this paste on your face and let it stay for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off properly with water. You repeat this 2-3 times every week. This face mask will give you naturally glowing and soft blemish-free skin.
Yogurt and Rosewater Face Pack
To make this pack of yogurt and beautiful rosewater you will need:
- 2 tablespoons of unflavored Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of Rosewater
First of all, take the yogurt in a glass bowl and whisk it well. Add 1 tablespoon of rose water into the bowl. Mix this mixture well and apply it in your face. Let the mask sit for 30 minutes and then wash it off with water. You can apply these homemade face masks 2-3 times every week until you get satisfying results. It is known to make your skin brighter, smoother and softer. It can also balance uneven skin.
Aloe Vera and Cucumber Face Pack
Aloe Vera and Cucumber are our all-time favorite for every skin. it also works for most skin types and is very effective. So, to make this mask you will require:
- 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera
2. 1 tablespoon of Cucumber pulp
Take an Aloe Vera leaf and cut it into half. Scrape out the gel from within it and keep it aside. Now grate some cucumber and mix the cucumber pup with the Aloe Vera gel. Apply this mask on your skin and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Wash it off with normal water. You can repeat this process 3-4 times a week and get hydrated and flawless skin.
Saffron and Milk Cream Face Mask
This cream mask you hydrate your skin like magic and will remove all dry patches. It will rejuvenate your dull dry skin into flawless glowing skin. to make this face mask you will need:
- 2 tablespoons of pure Milk cream
- 4-5 strands of Saffron
Take a glass bowl and put the milk cream in it. Add the strands of saffron into the milk. Keep this mixture aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes stir it and mix well and apply it onto your skin. Let it sit for 30 minutes and wash it off with normal water. Repeat this for about 3-4 times every week and enhance your skin tone. This mask will make it soft, smooth and give your skin a beautiful glow.
These face mask applied regularly as mentioned can solve all your skin related problems with dry skin. Using it before bedtime is most effective. Since you will not be in contact with the outside environment for a long time, therefore, your skin will get proper rest and nourishment during the night.
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