Dry skin is a problem of its own. The flaking and the dry patches can be difficult to get rid of. The worst part? Sometimes even the best moisturizer isn’t good enough. While store-bought products can be really good for quick fixes, sometimes what your skin really needs is just some things from your kitchen. Your kitchen is actually full of things to nourish not just your body, but also your skin.
Here are some face packs you can make at home to soothe that dry skin.
Take a cucumber and start by peeling it. Once peeled, cut it into tiny pieces and mash it. You can use a grinder for mashing this. Add 1-2 tablespoons to the mashes cucumber and mix them well. Refrigerate the mixture for a little while till it solidifies and then apply the mixture on your face. Let the mixture sit on your face for 10 minutes and then wash your face with some cold water. This pack can be used up to two times a week.
Sandalwood is a great ingredient to tackle flakiness. Additionally, it moisturizes and soothes the skin. For this face pack, take 1 tablespoon sandalwood in a bowl. Add approximately 1 tablespoon rose water and 1/4th teaspoon of coconut oil. Mix the ingredients until you have a paste that can be applied on your face. Feel free to adjust the ratios until the mixture you have is the right consistency to apply on your face. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. This pack can be applied up to three times a week.
Eggs are a great solution for skin problems, be it dryness or oiliness. To cure flakiness and drying you need egg yolks. Take 1 egg yolk in a bowl and beat it well. Once done, add a teaspoon of honey to this beaten egg and beat again till the two are mixed well. Once mixed, apply the mixture on your face for up to 15 minutes or till it dries. Once it has dried, wash it off. This pack can be applied up to two times a week.
Bananas moisturize the skin and are great for anti-ageing and preventing wrinkles. For this face mask, take half a ripe banana and mash it. To the mashed bananas, add 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon honey. Once the ingredients are mixed well, apply the mixture to your face and rise it off after 10 minutes. This recipe can also be altered by using 2 drops of Vitamin E Oil and 1 teaspoon almond oil instead of honey and olive oil. This face pack can be applied one time every week.
Orange Juice & Oatmeal
Oranges are good for balancing the pH levels of the skin and toning it. It also works well for preventing wrinkles and repairing skin damage. Oatmeal, on the other hand, hydrates the skin and moisturizes it. To start, grind the oatmeal. Once ground, take 1 ½ tablespoon of ground oatmeal in a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of orange juice to it. Apply the mixture to your face for 15 minutes and wash it off. This face pack can be applied one time every week.
Aloe Vera and Sandalwood
There’s nothing that soothes Aloe Vera better than aloe vera. While store-bought Aloe Vera is good enough, fresh gel from the plant works better. When you take a leaf, wash it with water and cut off the sides and peel the exterior of the leaves till the gel is out. Put it in a blender till the gel is ready to use. Add 2 tablespoons of the gel in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder and 1 teaspoon honey. Apply it to your face for 15 minutes. The pack can be applied twice a week.
With these face packs, hydrate and nourish your skin all the way to a radiant, glowing and supple skin!