In the winter, our skin is more prone to irritation because of the dry air and cold wind. If you already have dry skin, You need to pay some extra attention during these months. The first pieces of advice we can give you are to drink lots of water and to avoid taking long showers (they dry out your skin), but because some extra care may be needed, we’ve compiled five of our favourite homemade DIY masks recipes that are easy to make and give fantastic results.
1. Banana, Honey & Oatmeal Mask
All of these super healthy groceries that we love to eat will feed your skin inside out. Banana, honey, and oatmeal make an excellent mask for dry skin. The banana provides moisture, the honey soothes and the oatmeal exfoliates.
Ingredients: 1/2 banana; 1/2 cup oatmeal; 1 tablespoon honey; water.
Preparation: Cut the banana in half and mash it with a fork. Add oatmeal and mix. Mix in the honey as well and add some water till you achieve creamy consistency. Apply evenly to clean skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Wash away with warm water.
Avocados have been found to be especially hydrating. They are super rich in oils and will help regenerate and feed the driest skin. All dry, normal, and mixed skin types can benefit from these incredible avocado masks. However, they are especially beneficial for those who have dry, wrinkled skin.
Ingredients: 1/2 very soft avocado; 1/4 cup honey.
Preparation: Smash the avocado and add the honey. Bland together. Apply to skin and let it on for 10 minutes. Clean the face with a cool washcloth.
We all know that coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. But did you know that coffee can also be used as a natural remedy for your skin? Coffee will soften and moisturize your skin, and since most of us already have it in our homes it is super convenient as well.
If you have dry skin, you may want to try using a coffee mask. Coffee is packed with antioxidants and can help to moisturize your skin. It can also help to improve blood circulation and reduce inflammation.
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of ground coffee; 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder; 3 tablespoons of milk; 1 tablespoon of honey.
Preparation: Combine all ingredients and apply mixture onto your face. Leave for 30 minutes and wash away with water.
Grapes are so juicy that just thinking about them makes us feel hydrated.
Ingredients: Grapes; flour; paper mask.
Preparation: Wash a desired amount of grapes, cut them in half and smash. Add a pinch of flour and combine. Soak a paper max in the mixture and leave it on your face for 20 minutes.
Cucumber’s high water content makes it a great food for hydrating parched skin.
Ingredients: Four teaspoons of cucumber purée and two teaspoons of sour cream.
Preparation: In order to prepare, you should mix the components and then apply them to a clean face. Rinse and pat dry after 20 minutes of application.
What ingredients to avoid if you have dry skin?
Have you ever wondered why, despite utilising the best products and home cures, your skin still responds unfavourably to specific goods or substances, causing either acne or persistent dryness? Your skin’s negative reaction to topical cosmetics, such as increased dryness and acne, is likely due to the fact that the substances you’re applying on your face are inappropriate for your skin type and, more significantly, your skin’s level of dryness.
If you have dry skin, you may want to avoid certain ingredients in your skincare products. These ingredients can further dry out your skin and make your skin feel tight and irritated.
Adding fragrance to a skincare product is a common way to give it a pleasant aroma. While fragrance is generally safe for most people, those with dry skin may experience discomfort or an allergic reaction. It can cause irritation, redness, flaking, scaling, and itching. Products labelled “unscented” are not fragrance-free since they often contain a masking aroma that creates the unscented effect.
Some of the ingredients you may want to avoid include: alcohol, sulfates, and retinoids. Alcohol can strip away natural oils from your skin, leaving it feeling dry and irritated. Sulfates are harsh cleansing agents that can strip away moisture from your skin. Retinoids can also cause dryness, redness, and irritation.
If you have dry skin, look for skincare products that are labeled “fragrance-free” and “alcohol-free.” These products will be less likely to cause irritation and dryness. You should also look for products that contain hydrating ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide. These ingredients can help to restore moisture to your skin.