Dry skin needs constant and regular moisturizing, and the moisturizers need to be oily enough or the skin will dry up really soon. The use of soaps on such skin also has to be monitored as soap dries the skin and hydrating face washes are the only option.
Most skin products that are suited for dry skin are extremely expensive because they come with fortifying OILS and added beauty benefits. Thus, homemade beauty tips and home remedies are the way to go. Not only are they cost effective, but they are also readily available, extremely efficient and reusable.
This article lists the top ten homemade beauty tips for dry skin.
1. Cleansing Oil
OIL has cleansing properties that are extremely beneficial to dry skin. Applying castor OIL to dry skin repairs the damage caused to it in winter. Mixing together 3 parts of olive oil and 1 part of castor oil and applying this mixture over your face helps repair the flaky skin. Warming the oil beforehand makes it more effective. After applying, take a wash cloth or a towel and warm it. Place it over the face and leave it till the oil is soaked in by the skin. This makes the skin smooth and soft. Castor oil penetrates the skin up to three layers more than any other oil.
2. Honey Pack
Honey is a great product for dry skin. Honey smoothens out the skin’s wrinkles and leaves it silky and soft. Rubbing a mixture of honey and orange juice onto skin and leaving it there for 10 minutes is a great home remedy. The pack then needs to be washed off.
3. Egg Pack
Eggs are an excellent source of protein and eggs packs are necessary for healthy skin. It is one of the best homemade beauty tips for dry skin. To make this pack, take one egg and separate the yolk from the white. After that, take the egg yolk and mix it thoroughly with a table spoon of orange juice, a teaspoon of castor oil, a teaspoon of olive oil, some rose water, a spoonful of honey and a few drops of freshly squeezed lime juice. This mixture can be applied every morning before taking a bath and then washed off.
4. Chocolate Pack
Chocolate is a delicacy but it is more than a confectionary. Lathering melted chocolate onto skin makes the skin soft and supple and gives it the glow that dry skin lacks. To make a chocolate pack– five tablespoons of cocoa powder, five tablespoons of honey, two spoonfuls of maize flour and two tablespoons of mashed avocado are mixed thoroughly. This pack can be applied to dry skin daily and washed off after half an hour with luke warm water.
5. Besan Pack
Besan hydrates dry skin and removes fine lines and wrinkles. To make this pack, add two tablespoons of besan to one teaspoon of turmeric, one tablespoon of honey and a little milk. Squeeze in a few drops of lime and apply this pack to the face, let it dry and then rinse it off with warm water.
6. Mango Mask
Take a ripe mango and separate the pulp from the skin. Put the pulp in the mixer and turn it into mush. Mix a tablespoon of the mush with a tablespoon of honey and add 3 teaspoons of olive oil to the mixture. Apply this to the face and then wash it off after an hour. This will moisturize the skin and make it glow.
7. Egg and Oil Mask
Take one egg and add a teaspoon of honey to it. Mix well. Then add rose water and a few drops of lime to it. Make sure the mix is not too runny. Apply on face and let it dry. Wash it off with warm water and follow it up with a curd pack.
8. Banana Mask
Peel two bananas and put the pulp in the mixer to grind it into mush. Spread this on the face and rinse off an hour later with water.
9. Avocado Mask
Squeeze out the juice from one avocado and add curd to it. Add a teaspoon of honey to it. Apply to dry parts of skin and then wash it off.
10. Curd Pack
Take two tablespoons of curd and add honey to it. Apply to face and leave it for an hour before washing it off.