The correct home care for a dry face skin includes 4 stages: cleansing, toning, peeling and moisturizing. You can make cosmetics for each of these stages yourself –it’s simple and cheap because most of the ingredients can be easily found in every kitchen.
Making cosmetic products at home is a very exciting task. Homemade cosmetics produce a fascinating effect at the minimum time spent. In this article, I will share 13 best recipes for dry skin, each of them which I have tried myself.
In this article, you will find:
- Homemade Cleansers for a Dry Face
- How to Make Face Tonics at Home
- Home Remedies for Peeling Dry Skin
- Natural Homemade Face Packs
- Moisturizing Home Remedies for Extra Dry Skin
Homemade Cleansers for a Dry Face
Facial cleansing – is one of the most important stages. To ensure the best results, it is necessary to use a cleanser twice a day. In the morning, you clear the skin from the toxins, which your body discharged at bedtime; in the evening, you wash away dust and dirt, settled on the skin during the day and often invisible to the human eye.
These home remedies of cleansing products for dry skin will be ideal for those, who would like to use natural cosmetics. Also, you can use them before a hair removal procedure.
1. Soothing Milk Cleansing with Chamomile
Ingredients: dairy cream – a quarter of a glass, milk – a quarter glass, chamomile flower heads – two tablespoons. Heat these ingredients on an element for 30 minutes, but don’t boil. Leave for 2 hours, then strain. Pour into a sterile container and put into the refrigerator.
Directions: apply on the face in circular massage motions and rinse well with water. This excellent remedy for dry sensitive skin can be stored in a refrigerator for 2 weeks.
2. Honey Cleanser
Directions: Apply honey on the face and neck skin in circular upward motions, leave for 1-2 minutes and then rise.
3. Kiwi Cleansing Cream
Ingredients: one kiwi, plain yogurt – two tablespoons, almond oil – one tablespoon, honey – one tablespoon, crude almond flour (finely ground almonds also can be used) – one teaspoon. Use a blender, to make mash. Add yogurt and other ingredients. Stir well until you get a thick creamy texture.
Directions: Apply on the face in upward circular motions, then rinse with warm water.
4. Almond and Milk Cleanser
This remedy is really good for extremely dry skin.
Ingredients: powder milk – a quarter teaspoon, sugar – a quarter teaspoon, crude almond flour – one teaspoon, warm water – one teaspoon. Mix all the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Then start adding water gradually, stirring until smooth.
Directions: Apply on the face and neck, leave until completely dry, and then rinse with water.
How to Make Face Tonics at Home
A high-quality tonic narrows the pores and tones the skin. Usually, it is applied after cleansing and before applying a moisturizing cream.
Tonic is perfect for refreshing dry skin. This is an important stage of everyday face care. However, many women, especially extra dry skin owners, consider tonics to dry their skin even more. That’s why they omit the use tonics and move directly from cleansing to moisturizing, thus depriving their skin of a tonic’s multiple health properties. But the drying effect that tonics can have is related to the fact that many of them contain alcohol. However, at home, you can make a tonic that perfectly suits dry skin. It won’t contain aggressive alcohol and other chemical elements, but only natural products that will nourish and moisturize your skin.
5. Honey and Lemon Tonic
Ingredients: one egg white, lemon or pineapple juice – one teaspoon, honey – one teaspoon. Whip an egg white until you get thick mousse. Add juice and honey and whip again until smooth.
Directions: Apply on the face and neck, avoiding sensitive eyes and lips areas. Leave for 10 minutes, rinse well first with warm and then with cold water.
6. Cucumber and Honey Tonic
Ingredients: one middle-sized cucumber and a half teaspoon of honey. Peel the cucumber, cut it into pieces and use a blender to make mash. Filter through butter cloth or a coffee filter. You will only need the cucumber juice. Mix it with honey and stir thoroughly. Pour the ready tonic in a sterile plastic bottle.
Directions: Shake the bottle well before applying, wet a cotton pad with tonic and wipe your face and neck with it. Use it twice a day if your skin is very dry.
Home Remedies for Peeling Dry Skin
Notwithstanding the type, your skin needs peeling, that is, in fact, the removal of dead cells. It’s difficult to select peeling for dry skin because it’s necessary to be a scrub, which will prevent the skin from further drying. That’s why homemade scrubs for dry skin not only gently peel the skin, prone to dryness, but nourish and moisturize it as well. Moreover, such scrubs contain only fresh natural ingredients.
7. Oat Flour Scrub
Ingredients: ground oat flakes – two tablespoons, brown or white sugar – two teaspoons, aloe pulp – two tablespoons, lemon juice – one teaspoon. Use a coffee mill to grind oats. Mix it with sugar, aloe pulp and lemon juice in a small bowl. You should get a thick paste.
Directions: Apply onto a wet face and neck in circular upward motions. Massage the face for several minutes, after that rinse with warm water. You can make a body scrub the same way: you should take two or three times the amount of ingredients.
8. Cucumber Scrub
A very simple home remedy to make.
Ingredients: a half of a peeled cucumber, plain yogurt – one tablespoon. Cut the cucumber into cubes, add yogurt and use a blend until you have a smooth consistency.
Directions: Apply on your face and neck in circular upward motions, leave for 20 minutes, then remove, using a wet wipe or a cotton pad.
Natural Homemade Face Packs
9. Honey and Avocado Pack
Ingredients: honey, and milk; stir all the ingredients until smooth.
Directions: Apply on your face and neck skin for 15 minutes, then rinse with water. After using the pack, apply moisturizing cream. The pack, made according to this recipe, can be stored in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
10. Natural Homemade Almond and Avocado Pack
This pack brilliantly softens and smoothes the skin.
Ingredients: one avocado, almond oil – one teaspoon, boiled water – two tablespoons, lemon juice – one teaspoon, honey – one teaspoon, flour – one tablespoon. Peel the avocado and mash the pulp in a small bowl. Add boiled water and lemon juice. Mix well, then add almond oil and honey. Mix well again and add flour to get a thicker texture. Add more flour, if necessary.
Directions: Apply on the face and neck in circular upward motions, leave for 15 minutes, rinse well. Wipe your skin with tonic and apply moisturizing cream. This is very effective treatment for dry skin.
This pack can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Moisturizing Home Remedies for Extra Dry Skin
Moisturizing is the last stage of everyday face care and the most important one for dry skin. Because it is vitally important for this skin type to maintain water balance. Affordable ingredients, which are used in our recipes, will help to moisturize your skin. To receive the best effect, use a moisturizing cream (homemade or ready bought) twice a day: in the morning, after washing your face and in the evening, before going to bed.
Try making moisturizing creams for dry skin yourself. They are easy to make and very affordable.
11. Super-Soft Moisturizing Cream with Coconut Oil
Ingredients: honey – one teaspoon, coconut oil – one tablespoon, lemon juice – one teaspoon. Mix all the ingredients and put them into a sterile container.
Directions: Apply a thin coat on your face in circular upward motions, leave at least for 30 minutes (or even longer, if desired), rinse well. This moisturizing cream can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week.
12. Deep Moisturizing Peach Cream
Ingredients: one ripe peach, dairy cream – a quarter of a cup, starch – one tablespoon. Peel the peach and mash its pulp in a small bowl. Add cream and starch, mix well.
Directions: Apply on the face and neck in circular upward motions, leave at least for 30 minutes or more (but no longer than for 4-5 hours). Rinse well. This moisturizing cream suits any skin type.
13. Aloe Vera Tinting Cream
Ingredients: fresh aloe pulp – two tablespoons, glycerin – half a teaspoon, any oil (jojoba, coconut, olive or grape seeds) – three drops, essential oil of your choice – six-seven drops. Mix all the ingredients and put into a nontransparent container.
Directions: Apply as any other moisturizing cream.
And one more piece of advice. If you have no time to make cosmetics and your skin becomes extremely dry after staying in the sun for a long time, use olive oil. Just wet finger tips with it and massage your skin until the oil is completely absorbed. You can use grape seeds oil, jojoba, almond oil and oil solution of vitamin E as well.