Dryness of skin is a common problem and can be caused by several reasons such as change in weather, exposure to the sun, harsh soaps, malnutrition, dehydration, certain medications and also certain diseases like diabetes and hypothyroidism
Dry skin looks dry, flaky and peels off giving a dull look. There are several cosmetic lotions and creams for dry skin available in the market. These contain some artificial chemicals which can be harmful on the skin. Homemade natural remedies for dry skin are easily available, safe and moisturize the dry skin without causing harm on the skin.
An unexpected date or a function is in two days and if you do not have time to spend your valuable time at a beauty parlour, then do not worry, here are 10 homemade face packs that can be made easily. Natural face packs are always the best products that can make your skin look ravishingly smooth and glowing.
Natural face packs and masks for dry skin
Mash some fresh cucumber and mix it with 1tbsp of sugar and keep this mixture in your refrigerator for some time. Apply this mixture on your face and neck and leave it to dry for 10 minutes. Rinse your face with water and pat dry.
Banana face pack
Combine 1 ripe banana with 1tbsp honey and 1tbsp olive oil and mix them in to a smooth paste. Apply this mixture all over your face and neck and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash it off with water and pat dry.
Yogurt and rose face pack
Mix 1tbsp yogurt with 2 tbsp of honey, 2 tbsp rosewater and one small bowl of rose petals. Blend all these ingredients to form a paste and apply this scented face pack all over your face and neck and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash off with cool water and feel the magic of this face pack.
Watermelon face pack
Combine 2 tbsp of cucumber juice with 2 tbsp of watermelon juice, 1 tbsp of yogurt and 1tbsp of milk powder. Apply this mixture all over your face and neck and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it off with cool water and pat dry.
Oatmeal face pack
Mix 2 tbsp of oats and 1tbsp of yogurt and roll some honey to this mixture and stir it well to get a thick paste. Apply this pack to your cleansed face and neck and leave it for 10-17 minutes. Wash it off with water and pat dry.
Mix ½ ripe avocado and ¼ cup honey together to a form a soft mixture. Cleanse your face and apply this mixture all over your face and neck and leave for 10 minutes. Wipe it off with a washcloth dipped in cool water.
Besan/dram flour pack
Mix 2 tbsp of besan flour and 1 tbsp of yogurt or milk to make a thick and smooth mixture. Apply this mixture on your cleansed face and neck and leave for 20 minutes. Wash it off with cool water and pat dry.
Egg and honey mask
Mix the white of one egg and beat it slightly. Add 1 tbsp of honey to this egg white and mix well. Apply this mixture to your cleansed face and neck and leave it for 15mintues. Rinse your face with warm water.
Banana and yogurt mask
Blend a banana, 1tbsp honey and ¼ cup yogurt in a blender. Apply this mixture on your cleansed face and leave it for 20 minutes to dry. Wash your face with warm water.
Sandalwood face pack
Mix 3 tbsp of sandalwood powder with some rose water to create and smooth paste. Apply this mixture to your cleansed face and neck and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it off with cool water.
Milk face pack
Mix 1tbsp of milk, almond paste, aloe vera gel and honey along with 2 drops of essential oil. Mix all ingredients and apply to face. Leave it for 15mins and wash it with water. Milk acts as a natural moisturizer to skin. It is one of the simple dry skin homemade face packs.
Mix ½ tbsp of cocoa powder, honey, 2tbsp of coconut milk and 1tbsp of besan or oatmeal. Make it a smooth paste and apply on the face. Remember avoid eye areas. Wash it after 15mins with cold water.
Use orange juice face pack for dry skin. It gives a fair complexion and glowing skin. Just mix 2tbsp of orange juice, rose water and honey. Apply this on dry face and neck and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it water. You can see the difference before applying and after applying.
Carrot and tomato juice for dry skin
You can use this face pack for both dry and oily skin. By applying this face pack your skin turns fair and looks fresh. This face pack acts as best homemade bleach. Mix 1 tbsp of carrot juice, 1tbsp of lemon juice and 1tbsp of tomato juice. Mix all these juices well and apply on face. Wash the face after 15mins with water.
These are rich in antioxidants, fibre and vitamin C. These nutrients refresh andrejuvenate the skin and slow down the process of aging.
Carrot juice and honey
It treats the dryness and peeling of the skin that makes it look dull and gives a glow to it. Mix 2 tablespoons of fresh carrot juice and 1 tablespoon honey and apply it on the face and neck. Leave it for 10 minutes and then wash it off with Luke warm water.
Almonds and milk pack
Almonds help in making the dry skin soft and glowing. It also helps in lightening the colour of the skin. Soak, peel and grind 3-4 almonds with milk to make it a smooth paste. Apply this on the face and wash it after 15 minutes.
Make papaya pulp by mashing ripe papaya and adding some milk to it. Apply it on the face and wash it off with cold water after 15 minutes to get a perfect hydrated skin.
Butter face pack
This is beneficial for moisturizing dry skin. Rub little butter and water on the palm and apply it on the dry areas. Leave for half an hour and then wash it off with cold water.
Cabbage face pack
Extract cabbage juice by mashing the cabbage leaves. Add some honey and little yeast to it.Apply it on the face and neck and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash the pack with warm water but rinse it with cold water. This is a very effective pack for dry skin.
Onion face pack
This is not very popular as many people cannot tolerate its strong odour, but it is one of the best naturalpacks for dry skin.Mix 2 teaspoons of onion juice with honey and apply it on the face. It gives a wrinkle free skin to the aged people also.
Wheat flour face pack
Prepare the pack by mixinga small quantity of wheat flour with milk cream and raised water. Rub this pack on your skin to remove the dead cells, soften and moisturize r dry skin.
Cleanse the skin with 1 tablespoon ripe mango pulp and sugar. Make the mask by mixing mango pulp with argon oil. Apply it and let it work for 30 minutes. Wash it off and enjoy the instant glow and softness.
Gram flour and curd pack
Gram flour acts as a natural skin exfoliator that helps in cleansing the face and removing dead cells. It removes impurities and dirt that clogs the pores and causes pimples and acne. Gram flour when mixed with curd helps in rejuvenating and moisturizing dry and dull skin.
Saffron and milk cream pack
Saffron is an expensive ingredient, but it has been used for centuries by the queens as very effective beauty ingredients for nourishing the skin. It adds a natural glow to the skin by improving the skin tone and making it soft and glowing. It reduces the dullness and dryness of the skin. Milk cream along with saffron serves as a nourishing agent for the dry skin. It helps in moisturizing and hydrating the dry dull and lifeless skin.