5 DIY Face Masks For Dry Skin

Suffering from dry Winter skin? Yeah, we know the feeling.

Dry and dull skin happen when your skin is unable to retain moisture. This is super common in the winter when there is less moisture in the air. Dry skin can make you feel tight, flakey and scaley. Left unchecked it can even lead to a bigger issues like eczema or dermatitis. Other common causes of dry skin include using harsh soaps or cosmetics, extremely hot, long showers and household allergies.

While there’s a million and one skin care products on the market promising to cure your dry skin in return for a big chunk of your paycheck, did you know you can sooth and repair your skin with ingredients you have laying around your kitchen? Here’s 5 DIY face masks for your dry, Winter skin.

1. Cucumber & Aloe Mask

The aloe vera in this mask heals and hydrates while the cucumber cleanses and cools. You’re skin will feel clean, refreshed, and moisturized!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of a cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

Directions: 

  • Cut cucumber into slices
  • Put in a blender, mix until watery
  • Add aloe vera and blend until smooth
  • Apply, leave on skin for 10 minutes or until dry
  • Rinse
  • Follow up with moisturizer or skin care.

2. Banana Honey Mask

Bananas contain potassium, vitamin E and vitamin C that help hydrate your skin while the honey and yogurt work to sooth and repair itchy, flakey skin.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/4 cup of yogurt

Directions: 

  • Peel and mash bananas with a fork
  • Add yogurt and honey
  • Stir until the ingredients have a smooth consistency
  • Apply, leave on skin for 20 minutes or until dry
  • Rinse
  • Follow up with moisturizer or skin care.

3. Avocado Mask

Carrots are potassium rich and full of antioxidants, helping hydrate and revitalize the look of your skin. The avocado, honey, and egg yolk work to moisturize and smooth your skin, reducing dry patches and irritation.

Ingredients:

  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 egg yolk

Directions: 

  • Steam carrot until tender
  • Blend or mash carrot until creamy
  • Mash avocado and mix with carrot pulp
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl
  • Stir until the ingredients have a smooth consistency
  • Apply, leave on skin for 15 minutes
  • Rinse
  • Follow up with moisturizer or skin care.

4. Strawberry Yogurt Mask

Strawberries contain powerful antioxidants and vitamin C. Greek yogurt contains lactic acid which is a natural exfoliant. Mixed with honey, these ingredients work to break down dead skin cells and hydrate your dry skin.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons of Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Directions: 

  • Blend or mash the strawberries, and add to bowl
  • Add the Greek yogurt and honey to bowl
  • Stir until the ingredients have a smooth consistency
  • Apply, leave on skin for 10 minutes
  • Rinse
  • Follow up with moisturizer or skin care.

5. Oatmeal Mask

Oatmeal contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that sooth your dry, irritated skin. Mixed with the hydrating and smoothing benefits of honey and olive oil, this mask will help moisturize your skin while reducing inflammation and dry patches.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil

Directions: 

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl
  • Apply, leave on skin for 10 minutes or until dry
  • Rinse
  • Follow up with moisturizer or skin care.

 

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