Dry skin can crack and become prone to infections. It also looks dull and accumulates dead cells in higher number to further aggravate dullness and give rise to skin conditions. This problem is more severe in winters or cold weather conditions and affects people who are in habit of bathing with warm water or suffer with malnutrition or lead strenuous lifestyle. Skin needs hydration to remain soft and healthy. If water level in skin is low it is unable to withstand external stressors and cracks and becomes rough. There are certain very effective homemade face packs for dry skin which are excellent for maintaining optimum hydration in skin and prevent dullness and roughness.
Goodness of honey for skin needs no introduction or reference. This natural moisturizer helps skin to retain moisture even in harsh weather conditions and also remove dead cells. This natural supplement keeps skin glowing and remove blemishes as well. Honey provides easiest homemade face pack for dry skin. Simply apply honey over face and neck and let it stay for 10 minutes, wash off later and repeat regularly to gain softer, smoother and glowing skin. You can apply the pack of honey before taking a shower every day.
Papaya is used due to its immense skin health promoting properties in various face packs. It also provides one of the useful homemade face packs for dry skin. Take a piece of papaya and cut it into small pieces. Collect half cup of these papaya pieces and add a tablespoon of honey. Mash the ingredients till these form a paste. Apply this paste evenly over face and let it stay for 15-20 minutes and wash off later. Papaya is rich source of antioxidants which are excellent for keeping skin free of dead cells and open skin pores and blocked capillaries. Honey moisturizes skin and keeps it hydrated to make it glowing, softer and improves its shade.
Like honey Aloe Vera gel too is natural moisturizer which is excellent from protecting skin from dryness, it is also efficient supplement to protect skin from harmful UV rays in skin and keep skin supple, soft and glowing. Scrape some fresh Aloe Vera gel and keep it in refrigerator to be used for a week. Apply sufficient quantity of it over face and neck and let it stay for 15-20 minutes. Wash off later and repeat regularly during winters to prevent skin from drying. This gel prevents build-up of infectious agents on skin and also heals cracks and cuts on skin effectively due to dryness.
Take 8-10 almonds and soak them in water overnight. In the morning peel them off and grind to form a paste, add one tablespoon of milk and mix them well, make paste thick so that it stays on skin. Apply this paste over face and neck and let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash off later and repeat regularly or every alternate day to keep skin supple. Milk and almond both are sources of vitamins and minerals and also supplement antioxidants. These nutrients keep skin soft and nourished and also improve its health by promoting blood flow. Almond and milk provide one of the popular homemade face packs for dry skin.
Take a ripe banana and peel it off, grate the pulp to form a paste and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix both the ingredients well and apply the resultant paste over face and neck. Let it stay for 15 minutes and wash off. This too is one of the useful homemade face packs for dry skin.
Take milk cream in sufficient quantity and add few flakes of saffron to it, whisk the mixture till saffron changes colour of cream. Wash your face and wipe it dry completely, apply this paste forming circular motions and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash off later, milk cream and saffron provide one of the most effective homemade face packs for dry skin and also provide radiant and brighter shade of skin colour.
Yogurt and gram flour provide one of the oldest homemade face packs for dry skin. Add one tablespoon of curd to two tablespoons of gram flour to form a paste. Apply this paste over face and neck forming circular motions and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash off later and pat the skin dry. Repeat few times in a week to gain softer and shinier skin.
Cucumber is excellent for improving skin tone and removing blemishes. Aloe Vera gel is soothing and wonderful moisturizer. These two together provide useful homemade face pack for dry skin. Grate a piece of cucumber to collect a tablespoon of pulp, add one tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel and mix, apply resultant mixture over face and wash off after 20 minutes. Repeat few times in a week to gain healthier and radiant skin.
Prepare a paste by adding one tablespoon of rose water and two tablespoons of unflavoured yogurt. Mix these and apply over face and neck, wash off after 15 minutes and repeat regularly to cure dryness and roughness of skin.
Grate one or two carrots finely and add half tablespoon of honey, blend the mixture and apply over face and neck. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash off. This is effective for all types of skin and treats dryness too effectively.