As temperatures falls, heaters being turned on, and the wind being lashed out, the problem of dry skin begins followed by flaky and itching skin, blemishes ad itchiness. If you’re also dealing with dry skin then commercial face packs available in the market can further damage your skin even if they claim to be gentle. So in this post, I offer you top 3 homemade face packs for dry skin that are nothing but natural without any side effect.
1. Honey and banana face pack
This is one of the most fabulous homemade face packs you can go for. While honey is laden with moisturizing elements, banana is enriched with vitamins A, B, C and E and minerals such as potassium, zinc, iron and amino acids that make the skin supple, soft and bright.
- 1 tbsp. Honey
- 1 ripe Banana
- 1 tsp. Olive Oil
Method: First mash the ripened banana and mix the rest of the ingredients to form a smooth paste. Now apply this paste on the face and leave it for 10 minutes before rinsing it off. While banana and honey moisturizes the skin, the anti-oxidant properties of olive oil remove impurities and free radicals from the skin thereby giving a glow to your face.
2. Cucumber Face Pack
This humble vegetable is one of the best beauty resources you can find it in kitchen. High in anti-oxidants, cucumber is enriched with B carotene, A-carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein that remove free radicals thereby fighting against ageing process. Here are some more skin benefits of cucumber –
- It revitalizes skin
- Its bleaching property reduces tanning
- It tightens the skin
- The ascorbic acid and caffeic acid present in cucumber controls eye puffiness
- It soothes sunburn and rejuvenates skin
- Cucumber juice is used as toner and when mixed with tomato pulp, apple cider vinegar and aloe vera gel, it can treat open pores
- Cucumber fights cellulite, especially when treated with coffee and raw honey
- Cucumber hydrates skin. Since this vegetable is made up of 95% of water, it helps in hydration
- Cucumber also reduce fine lines, blemishes and wrinkles, as it contains potassium and Vitamin E
- 1/2 Cucumber
- 1 tbsp. Sugar
Method: Cut the cucumber into half and mash it properly. Mow mix 1 tbsp. of sugar to it and keep it in refrigerator for some time. Apply it on face and keep it for 10 minutes before rinsing it off. Now apply a moisturizer.
3. Watermelon face pack
Watermelon is enriched with vitamins A & C and anti-oxidants that are essential in skin care. Just like cucumber, watermelon also contains high water content and thus helps in hydration and thus resulting in radiant skin. Here are some more skin benefits –
It is a fabulous anti-ageing agent, as it’s a rich source of antioxidants like lycopene, Vitamin A and C
It is a natural toner. And if you’ve oily skin then you can mix hazelnut powder with watermelon juice to remove oiliness
Its high water content helps in hydrating and moisturizing the skin
It cures acne and removes excess oil
- 2 tbsp. Watermelon juice
- 2 tbsp. Cucumber juice
- 1 tbsp. Milk powder
- 1 tbsp. Yogurt
Method: Mix all the ingredients and create a smooth paste. Apply the paste on the skin and leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing off gently. You will be left with a bright and glowing face.
So those were the top 3 homemade face packs for dry skin that can prove be effective and affordable alike this winter.