Dry skin needs extra attention in terms of beauty care. In order to come to your help, we are her to tell you that it doesn’t take expensive creams and lotions to care for your dry skin. Today we reveal to you eight remedies that will improve your skin care ritual.
1. Olive oil
Olive oil has a strong moisturizing action and is therefore recommended for dry skin. Before applying the moisturizer you normally use, apply a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil and your skin will receive a beneficial dose of antioxidants. The skin will become soft and dryness will decrease considerably. It can be used for chapped lips, elbows or hands.
2. Exfoliating mask with yogurt and papaya
You may not think a dry skin needs to be exfoliated, but it does. Yogurt is recommended for the exfoliation of very dry skin, sensitive skin, because the lactic acid it contains has an exfoliating action without irritating delicate skin.
For this mask you will need: half a cup of Greek yogurt and three tablespoons of papaya. Mix these two ingredients and apply on face, then clean with soft strokes. The time for action is between 5 and 15 minutes and can be used as a body mask as well.
3. Cinnamon and pumpkin mask
This mask is designed to deeply exfoliate and the pumpkin has a great role in terms of moisturizing. For this mask you will need: canned pumpkin and half a teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix cinnamon and pumpkin well and apply on skin. Let it act between 5 and 15 minutes, depending on the degree of dehydration.
4. Homemade scrub
A simple scrub with ingredients you surely have in your kitchen will get rid of the dry skin stress. For this scrub you need equal parts brown sugar and oil (can be any kind of oil). Mix the two parts and then apply on the face in a circular motion, gently. For extra vitamins and minerals, you may add a teaspoon of honey or a few drops of lemon juice. Make sure the skin is thoroughly rinsed after the mask has had its effect!
5. Leave-in mask with honey
This mask has an intense moisturizing effect and gives an extra care to your skin. For this mask, you just need honey (preferably organic). The honey is applied in a thin layer all over the face and left to act overnight. In the morning, you clean your face, then using your usual beauty ritual.
6. Mask with honey and avocado
This mask has a hydrating and refreshing action. For this you will need: half an avocado and a quarter cup of honey. Crush half of the avocado in a bowl, then add the honey and stir until it forms a smooth paste. Apply on the skin and leave it on for 10 minutes then clean with cold water.
7. Mask with coconut oil
Coconut oil is a versatile product that has a moisturizing effect, perfect for dry skin. For this mask you will need: two tablespoons of coconut oil, a teaspoon of mashed banana and three drops frankincense essential oil. Mix all ingredients and apply on face. Let the mask act for 20 minutes, then rinse face with warm water and apply a moisturizer.
8. Mask with butter and honey
Butter is a natural food rich in fat and has a moisturizing effect and the honey “feeds” your complexion. For this mask you will need a teaspoon of butter, a teaspoon of unfiltered honey and a quarter teaspoon of lemon juice.
Mix all in a bowl until you get a creamy composition. Use the mixture immediately, applying it in a thin layer all over the face.
Let the mask act between 20 and 30 minutes then clean your face with warm water and blot with a towel until it stays dry.