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Skin Care for Dry Skin- Home Remedies
Now I am sharing with you all the best of best home remedies for getting rid of dry skin. So here it goes:
1: Morning Dew Skin Rejuvenators or Skin Cleansers
You have to do this 15 minutes prior to your morning shower or bath for your dry skin.
• Few drops of rose water and lime juice
• 1 teaspoon of olive oil and orange juice
• 1 egg yolk
Mix them together thoroughly and then apply 15 minutes before shower or bath.
Okay, I am certainly not giving out a good breakfast menu. But I am sure most of the mouths are going to water after reading this section. 😛
The Yogurt and Fruit Exfoliator
Mashed fruits act as a gentle exfoliator whilst yogurt retains moisture in your skin since it has lactic acid which essentially acts as an exfoliant.
You can have papaya, banana, pumpkin and avocado, yes all the fruits shown in the Lakme moisturizer wala advertisement.:P Mash them to form a pulp or thick paste.
Mix about 1 tablespoon of yogurt with the mixture of mashed fruits paste. Blend thoroughly. Dampen your skin with a moist tissue or lukewarm water. Apply the mixture on your face and rub in circulatory motion, emphasis on the dry areas.
Leave for about 10 minutes and rinse off with cold chilly water.
You can do this anytime after or before shower.
Sugar is the best ever exfoliator.
You can have raw sugar or the regular sugar for this.
Mix sugar with any oil which is readily available. The sugar portion must be double the oil portion.
Dampen the skin with water, and scrub the sugar scrub on the skin. Scrub as per your requirement, but do not scrub till you get rashes. 😛
Rinse off with water.
2: The Beauty Masks for Winter Itch
You can possibly apply this anytime round the clock.
• Few drops of rose water
• 1 whole egg (both the egg white and yolk)
• 1 teaspoon honey
• Half a teaspoon of olive oil
Mix them together to form a mask and apply it.
A Quick Skin Pack:
Take a ripe banana. Mash it with a fork. Apply the mashed banana as a thick coat on your face and down the neck. Leave for fifteen twenty minutes and wash off with warm water.
The Famous Honey and Oatmeal Mask
Both honey and oatmeal have rejuvenating qualities. Oatmeal has enzymes which soothe the skin whilst honey has moisturizing and antibacterial properties. And this mask definitely smells yummy!!!!!
Here’s how you do it:
• Mix equal quantities of both oatmeal and honey together.
• Dampen your skin with slightly warm water.
• Rub the mixture on the skin, emphasis on the dry areas particularly.
• Keep it on for fifteen minutes.
• Rinse it off. You can apply this to any dry skin affected area over the body.
3: Instant Natural Moisturizer
Did you know that Beeswax is supposedly the most natural and instant moisturizer? If no, let me tell you it is one of the most trusted and guaranteed natural moisturizer.
It not only makes your skin moist, smooth and supple but also seals the moisturizer into your skin for hours together which most of the products fail to do.
But there are many products available in the markets which use beeswax as their base ingredient since this product has no side-effects and is suitable for all ages and skin types.
Here is an instant way of making your own Beeswax moisturizer at home.
• 1 oz. Beeswax
• 4 oz. almond oil
• Few drops of vitamin E oil, to be accurate 10 drops
• Double boiler
• Spoon and spatula (which is quite obvious)
• Vanilla essential oil again 10 drops
• Plastic jar or any jar for that matter
How to go about it:
• Firstly, you need to make a beeswax cream. So take your double boiler and add the beeswax, almond oil and vitamin E oil to it.
• Heat these contents till they melt and mix completely. After they melt, take them off the heat.
• Now add 1/8th cup of water and vanilla essential oil. Mix the amalgamation thoroughly for five to ten minutes.
• Now scrape the mixture into a plastic jar with a spatula and let the mixture cool and solidify at room temperature.
• Do not forget to seal the jar. Now the moisturizer is ready to be used.
4: The Divine Milk Bath
Don’t get excited about it. It has to be done once a week or at the most twice but if you are rich enough you can have this daily. 😛
Milk has smoothing and nourishing qualities. All you need for your milk bath is,
250 gram powdered milk (pick any brand of your choice, we just need milk powder)
Few drops of almond oil
And lastly, your favorite fragrance or perfume.
Mix all these contents in your warm bath water tub or bucket, and the rest is done by your milk mixed water. 😛 You need not do anything further.
Milk supposedly has lactic acid, which improves the skin’s moisture.
You can soak a piece of mul- mul in milk and lay it over your face before going to bed, do not forget to rinse it off. You can happily apply your moisturizer and other creams after this.
You can try this after getting rid off your heavy make up after a party or may be when you get back from office.
You can use your shampoo but avoid the soap for this special bath.
5: Natural Lip care
Lips need urgent care and pampering in the winters, whilst I do it with my “Editor’s Pick” lip balm, I also use a guaranteed home remedy for it.
Here what you need for it:
• A little”malai “, that’s milk cream
• Few drops of rose water and lime juice
Mix these together and apply it every night before going to bed. But before applying it, do not forget to exfoliate your lips of dry skin and chapped bits with a soft tower or you can also rub a piece of beetroot gently on them for exfoliation.
Make up tip: If you are using glosses this winter like Rati :p, its super fine. But the lipstick lovers can apply Vaseline on their lipsticks for a smooth and shiny finish plus it will protect your lips from drying.
6: The Weekly Home Facial Mask Especially for Winters
Winters, are prone or meant to get you dry skin, chapped lips, cracked heals and bad abd skin days. It gets monotonous getting to the parlor too, at least for me, because everything you get done at the parlor, be it the eyebrows, waxing or facial and clean ups definitely give you that stupid stupid winter itch.
So I have something for people like me. You can try this as a substitute for a facial.
• Clay powder or “apni multani meeti”
• Equivalent Honey
Remember the portions of clay powder and honey must be equivalent or proportionate.
Mix them together, rather blend them together and apply it. Avoid the area and skin near the eyes. Let it be on for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water,
when your skin is a bit damp apply almond oil.
The glow and suppleness it renders is awesome.
Next is the herbal facial sauna for your skin.
You can easily get herbs like lavender, peppermint, basil and chamomile in any cosmetic shop or may be an herbal product shop easily.
Get these, and put them in your regular sauna machine, i.e. the steamer or vaporizer in simple words. And have an herbal steam. This helps the skin’s pores to open up and of course the herbs give your skin the required nourishment and glowing effects. Take a steam for about 15 minutes.
After fifteen minutes wash your face and apply the facial pack I recommended above.
The herbal water remaining in the vaporizer can be used as a toner for cleansing.
Next, mash half of an avocado and mix it with fresh lemon juice. Apply the mixture after cleansing the skin. Have it on for fifteen to twenty minutes and wash it with warm water.
7: Natural Moisturizers for the Hands and Legs
Vitamin E oils and aloe vera is certainly the best moisturizers for your hands and legs.
Aloe vera not only removes the dead cells from the skin but also soothes, heals and moisturizes it.
Comfrey and calendula are typically used for reducing the inflammation or irritation of the skin and it also has skin soothing and softening qualities.
Lavender oil is one of the best moisturizing oils. Adding a few drops of it to your bath water can work wonders. You can also dilute this oil in your regular moisturizers and use it. Similarly you can add tea tree oil to your normal creams and moisturizers and use it.