Every skin type has its own pros, cons and challenges, but during cold winter months, dry skin definitely suffers the most. The lack of moisture in the air can seriously irritate your skin, causing redness, peeling, itching and dull, greyish complexion. And with the spring fast approaching, we need to take care of that ASAP.
Dry skin doesn’t retain moisture well. Its natural barrier that should protect the skin and prevent the water from evaporating is damaged and insufficient.
So, a skincare regimen for dry skin needs to cover two very important things:
- To supply your skin with moisture
- Repair the skin barrier to lock that moisture in.
The following DIY face masks for dry skin are some of the best you can find. They are soothing and nourishing, packed with natural oils and antioxidants and just perfect for this time of year. Try them all out, choose your favorite and use it 1 – 2 times a week – you won’t believe how easy it is to maintain your skin soft, plump, supple and well-hydrated.
3 Best DIY Face Masks for Dry Skin
DIY Chocolate-Banana Face Mask
This aromatic face mask can make you feel like you’re in a luxurious spa salon. Or in a chocolate factory. The smell, the rich, creamy texture, the pampering effect… and it is so good for your skin!
- 1 small piece of banana – around an inch long
- 2 teaspoons raw cacao powder
- 1 large teaspoon of thick yogurt
About the Ingredients
Banana is an extremely nourishing fruit that softens rough patches, hydrates the skin and makes it firm and elastic.
Yogurt contains lactic acid which exfoliates the dull, dry layer of your skin, smoothes the skin and helps in fading dark spots.
Cocoa powder improves the circulation, tones the skin, repairs damages and prevents premature aging signs.
How to …
Start by mashing the banana piece with a fork. Try to get rid of as many lumps as you can – you want a nice, creamy, smooth texture. Add a teaspoon of yogurt and mix well. In the end, add just enough cocoa powder to get the consistency that you like.
Apply the mask to a clean face, preferably after a gentle scrub. Leave it on for around 20 minutes. Wash the mask off using a gentle cleanser and apply your moisturizer right away.
You should use this mask at least once a week or every time you feel your skin is getting rough and tight.
DIY Avocado Face Mask for Dry Skin
Avocado face masks are a perfect choice for dry skin. The nutrients and healthy fats avocado contains can smooth out and nourish even very dry patches. Combined with olive oil and fresh lemon juice, it will supply your skin with moisture, vitamins
- 1 tablespoon mashed avocado
- 2 teaspoons olive or coconut oil
- a small squeeze of fresh lemon juice
How to …
Mix the mashed avocado with some olive oil. You can use coconut oil instead, but warm it up first – it will be much easier to mix it with other ingredients. In the end, add just a little bit of fresh lemon juice and mix everything well together until you get a completely smooth paste.
Wash your face using a gentle cleanser. Apply a thick layer of the mask as evenly as you can. Massage it into your skin for about 5 minutes, and then leave it like that for 10 – 15 more minutes.
Wipe the mask off using a clean towel or a tissue. Rinse the residue off and apply a moisturizer while your skin is still slightly damp. That will prevent the evaporation of water and keep your skin plump and supple.
Use this face mask 1 – 2 times a week. Apart from dry skin, it is also great for treating combination skin, early aging signs or you can simply use it as a quick fix for every time your skin looks dull, greyish or tired.
Soothing Oatmeal Face Mask for Dry, Irritated Skin
This face mask is one of the most soothing skincare products, both DIY and commercial. You should reach for it every time your skin becomes uncomfortably tight, dry and flaky. It will heal and repair your skin, gently exfoliate the dead, dry skin cells layer, provide all the moisture, nutrients and antioxidants your skin needs and prevent future drying out.
- 1 tablespoon colloidal oatmeal
- 2 teaspoons whole milk
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
Colloidal oatmeal has super fine particles, which makes colloidal oatmeal perfect for skincare products. But if you don’t have any, you can replace it with oat flour or you can finely grind some rolled oats.
How to …
First mix the oatmeal powder and milk to get a smooth, thick paste. Add honey and mix everything well until your mixture is completely smooth. Apply right after washing your face. Leave the mask on for 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse it off well and apply your moisturizer or a thin layer of some natural oil.
In fact, it is a great idea to add a thin layer of some oil over your face moisturizer every night before going to sleep. Any quality natural oil will suit dry skin, but especially moisturizing are sweet almond oil, argan oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, jojoba oil or even shea or cocoa butter.
Hope you’ll like these all-natural face masks. For dry skin, you’ll hardly find better products. Use them every time you want to pamper your skin and your skin will repay you by being healthy, youthful and glowing. Enjoy…
Written by Jovana R. from BeSpotted. Freelance article writer with extensive experience in