Hey friend’s!! How are you and your skin doing? Hopefully my last post
Click here: Natural Skincare Essentials for Normal Skin
turned out useful for you. Today let’s take a step forward in our series of ‘NATURAL SKINCARE ESSENTIALS FOR EVERY SKIN TYPE’ and know
more about DRY SKIN and the different ways to make it look vibrant and glowing naturally.
DRY SKIN TYPE
- This type of skin looks dry, dull due to under-secretion of sebum (skin’s natural oil) from the sebaceous glands.
- The lack of moisture causes the skin to become dehydrated.
- Mostly fine lines occur around the eyes and mouth.
- The skin is rough and flaky around nose and cheeks.
- Skin looses elasticity slowly with age.
- Glycerine is our new best friend.
- CTM twice a day is must for dry skin.
- In winters, use oil based moisturiser before makeup.
- Ocassionally, use papaya juice with few drops of raw milk for cleansing.
- Air makes our skin get more dryer so, always moisturise your skin.
- Avoid excessive drinking of tea or coffee as it dries out the skin.
- Drinking 8-9 glasses of water a day is extremely important for this skin type.
- Drink juices and eat lots of green vegetables to make your skin healthy.
- Drinking milk improves dry skin.
WHAT TO AVOID
- Alcohol and sulfate based products.
- Avoid extremely hot water for bathing/showering.
- Avoid being in hot climatic conditions.
(i) Dry skin cleanser with Honey, Egg yolk, Almonds
–Take the yolk of 1 egg and add 1 tsp honey in it. Beat it properly.
–Now, add the paste of 6 almonds and mix well.
–Apply it all over face and neck.
–Let it dry and wash with lukewarm water.
–Honey is anti-bacterial, antioxidant, removes dirt, & soothens skin. Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, act as excellent lubricator for dry skin. Egg yolk is great water binding agent that locks moisture into skin, hydrates & nourishes the skin.
(ii) Raw Milk(not boiled)
—Take 2 tbsp of raw milk and dip a cotton ball in it.
–Dab the cotton gently onto your face.
–Let it set for 5 minutes and then go on with toner.
–Milk has lactic acid which reduces pigmentation, hydrates dry skin, heals acne and sunburns.
(i) Dry Skin Toner with Rose water, Vegetable Glycerine
- Ingredients: Rose water, vegetable glycerine
–Take 30 ml of rosewater and mix it with 5 ml of vegetable glycerine.
— Mix them both and pour it into a spray bottle and use it after cleansing your skin.
–Rose water maintains skin’s Ph balance, controls excess oil, anti-inflammatory properties and it soothen skin. Vegetable glycerine seals the moisture in the skin, it soothens, smoothens and therefore softens the skin.
(ii) Honey & Mint Dry Skin facial toner
- INGREDIENTS: Honey, Mint, Water
–Heat water 1 & 1/2 cup in a container, bring it to a boil. Now, add the 1 cup of mint leaves in it & close it with a lid.
–Turn off the flame & wait till it cools down.
–Strain the liquid & add 1 tablespoon of honey in it. Toner is ready to use. Store it in a spray bottle and refrigerate it.
–The goodness of mint, honey will soothen the skin and help in relieving sunburns.
3. Aloe Vera Gel
— Wait for 5 minutes for toner to set.
–Apply either fresh Aloe Vera Gel cut from Aloe leaf or chemical free Aloe Vera Gel as per availability.
–In few days, you will start feeling your skin turning soft and healthy.
(i) Moisturiser for Dry Skin
INGREDIENTS: Chickpea/Gram flour, Olive oil, rose water, honey.
–Take 2 tablespoons of Chickpea/Gram flour, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of rose water, 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl.
–Mix them well to make a fine paste.
–Apply on the skin and neck.
–Leave it on for 15 minutes.
–After drying, wash it with normal water.
–The chickpea flour helps to treat acne, the vitamin E in olive oil improves skin’s health, rose water cleans the pores and tones it. Honey moisturisers the skin, exfoliates it, & reverses ageing.
(ii) Coconut Oil
— Take virgin coconut oil in your hand, heat it in tour hands and rub onto your skin.
– It is rich in lauric acid, easily absorbs in the skin hence a great moisturiser, has anti-bacterial properties, helps remove acne and is anti ageing.
–Apply coconut oil before bedtime to get smooth, moisturised skin in the morning.
Sunscreen is the most important product to use everyday. It forms a protective layer to protect our body from the harmful UV radiations of sun which even can leave to cancer. We spend many dollar’s on them every year, but what if i help you to make it with few 100% naturally that too at home.
- Items needed: You will need flaxseeds, aloe vera gel, Vitamin E capsules and sesame oil.
–Add 1/4 cup of flax seeds in 2 cups of water and keep overnight.
–In morning boil it in same water for 5-6 minutes.
–Water will get converted to gel.
–Now, filter the gel in a muslin cloth before cooling it down.
–In 2 tablespoons of this gel add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and 1 Vitamin E capsule.
–Mix well and store in a clean container.
–Apply it 15 minutes before stepping out of your place.
–Aloe vera gel has cooling, anti ageing properties and corrects sunburns.
–Flax seeds protects from UV rays.
–Sesame oil creates sun protection layer over skin.
3. Vitamin C Serum
- Ingredients: Aloe vera gel, coconut oil.
— Mix a cup of aloe vera gel to 1 cup coconut oil in a container and boil it on gas.
–When the mixture get nice and brown(not burnt), let it cool down.
–Filter the solution and pour in an ample bottle. It oxidates fast so, make for 5-6 days.
–Every morning take few drops and rub it on face.
— This serum is multipurpose. It can be used to repair dark spots, dark knees, dark neck, acne scars, stretch marks, and hydrates the skin.
4. Makeup Remover
–Take small amount of coconut oil or olive oil on a cotton ball or a facial pad.
–Remove your makeup with it.
Coconut oil or olive oil are best makeup removers for dry skin. They remove the makeup, dirt & any debris that clogs the skin pores & dries out the skin. These oils moisturisers the skin underneath.
(i) Ground flour and milk cream exfoliater
Ingredients: Ground flour and milk cream.
–Add 1/2 tablespoons of ground flour in 1 tablespoon of milk cream. Mix well.
–Exfoliate the skin very gently with this paste for 2 minutes.
–Remove it using cotton pad and wash with normal water.
- Important: Always moisture the skin with coconut or olive oil after exfoliating it.
- Advantages: Gram flour controls acne and soothens inflamed skin. Milk cream contains protein, fats, vitamins and minerals that enhances healthy skin.
2. Face Mask
(i) Turmeric, Cream, Rose water face mask
Ingredients: Turmeric, Cream, Rose water
— Make a smooth paste of thick consistency by mixing 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric, 1 tablespoon of cream & 1 tablespoon of rosewater to a bowl.
— Steam the face for 5 minutes before applying as it opens up the pores to help penetrate deeper.
–Now, apply the paste in upward direction with a brush and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
–Afterwards rinse off with cold water.
–Turmeric removes impurities, has antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties which removes dark spots. Cream gives suppleness to skin. Rose water soothens the skin.
(ii) Almond, saffron, raw milk Face Pack
–Add 1 mashed almond, a pinch of saffron in 4 tablespoons of raw milk.
–Apply this mask and leave for 1/2 hour and rinse off with plain water.
–Almond which is rich in Vitamin E when mixed with the saffron and milk becomes storehouse of goodness. This mask nourishes the dryness of the skin by moisturising it.
So, now we have our own short, ready to use and totally natural essentials to nourish our dry skin. Wait not and start making your daily need skincare essentials with the most natural ingredients in your kitchen. And make sure you only make theses in small quantities as these are natural ingredients and mother nature has fixed an oxidation cycle for them like our human cycle. So, they oxidize fast.
Hope this article is useful for your dry skin. Please feel free to like, share and comment on your blog and let me know what worked best for you.