Try Homemade Recipes for Winter Dry Skin
Homemade dry skin tips are definitely out there. Whether they are the recipes your grandmother or mother used (or still use), stuff that can be likened to old wives tales, or even new age solutions such as using natural plants and essential oils, homemade solutions for dry skin can be very useful and affordable.
Avocado, olive oil, bananas, honey, yogurt and even oatmeal have been used to treat dry skin naturally. Aloe vera gel, long renowned for being soothing, cooling and gentle, can also be used as a homemade remedy.
Below are a few recipes collected from Stylist, using ingredients easily found around the house.
Winter Body Scrub (Stylist)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons light oil such canola or almond
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
Mix all of the ingredients until smooth. Before bathing, gently massage the body scrub all over your body to increase circulation and remove dry, flaky skin. Rinse your skin with warm water and moisturize well.
Yield: 4 ounces
Whole Egg Mask
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 /4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Mix together all ingredients until smooth. Spread the mixture on clean skin and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat your skin dry.
Yield: 2 ounces
Hydrating Facial Mask
- 1/4 cup rice flour
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons soy milk
Mix together all ingredients until smooth. Spread on clean skin and let sit while you relax for 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and pat your skin dry.
Yield: 3 ounces
There are tons of homemade facial masks and remedies posted all over the web. I’ll be sure to reference a few more for your convenience in the future. I’m going to try the facial mask sometime next week, since I have to buy some soy milk. 🙂