Soothe, Smooth, And Save: DIY Masks For Dry Skin!
It’s January, which means if you’re in the northern hemisphere you’re most likely suffering through the harsh cold of midwinter. The winter can really do some damage to your skin! Cold air, wind, and blasting heat indoors can leave our skin feeling parched, dry, and flaky. You could try slathering on expensive creams or treatments. But who has that kind of cash after the holidays? There must be a cheaper way to soothe our skin! Why don’t you make a DIY mask for dry skin?
Lucky for you (and us), you can find tons of great ingredients right in your pantry. It’s more than likely that you’ll have at least some of the ingredients for a DIY mask for dry skin already. And even if you don’t, most of these ingredients are inexpensive and widely available in grocery stores! Keep reading to learn more about three of our favorite DIY mask recipes for dry skin!
DIY Mask For Dry Skin #1: Oatmeal + Milk + Honey
This super soothing mask uses only 3 ingredients (that you’d usually find on the breakfast table!):
- ½ c. Oatmeal—Oatmeal has antioxidant properties and helps to reduce itching and inflammation.
- ½ c. Milk—The lactic acid naturally present in milk can help to heal dry skin and add hydration! We recommend using whole milk in this DIY mask for dry skin.
- 1 Tbsp. Honey—Honey adds hydration while fighting breakouts with its antibacterial properties!
- Combine— Mix all ingredients with ¼-1/2 c. water and heat in a small saucepan for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Allow to cool.
- While It Cools— Massage a generous layer of plain honey all over your clean face. When the mask has cooled, apply over the layer of honey in upward strokes.
- Leave On For 10-15 Minutes— then rinse with warm water and a soft cloth! Voila! Soft skin!
DIY Mask For Dry Skin #2: Brown Sugar + Olive Oil
This DIY mask for dry skin couldn’t be more simple. Mix 1 part dark brown sugar with 1 part olive oil. Gently massage this mixture into your clean skin, making sure to gently exfoliate with the brown sugar for extra soft skin! Leave this mixture on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water and a soft cloth. Follow up with a rich moisturizer, and your skin will breathe a sigh of relief!
DIY Mask For Dry Skin #3: Aloe Vera + Vitamin E + Cream
If you’re skin is in SERIOUS need of some TLC, this DIY mask for dry skin dips into the medicine cabinet for an extra hydrating boost! Here’s what you need:
- 1 Tbsp. Pure Aloe Vera—You can find pure aloe vera gel at most drugstores. Or keep an aloe plant in your home to have aloe on hand whenever you need it! Aloe hydrates, soothes, and protects the skin, and is even used to heal burns!
- 1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream—Similar to milk, the lactic acid in heavy cream will help to moisturize and repair the skin.
- ½ Tsp. Vitamin E Oil—You can find Vitamin E Oil in the skincare section of most drugstores, but you can also break open a Vitamin E capsule if you have any of those on hand! Vitamin E is super hydrating and soothing for the skin!
Combine all ingredients and apply to face, leaving on for about 30 min. Rinse to reveal super soft skin! This DIY mask for dry skin can be used 2-3 times a week!
Who Should Use These DIY Masks For Dry Skin?
Here are some signs that your skin is feeling dry and could use a DIY mask for dry skin:
- Your skin feels “tight” during the day, or right after washing it.
- You notice your skin is flaking.
- If your skin is feeling itchy and you don’t have a rash or allergy, it could be dry!
Even if you usually have more oily skin, our skin tends to shift with the seasons! Make sure to notice if your skin needs some extra moisture as we move into the colder months! And never hesitate to whip up one of these affordable, soothing DIY masks for dry skin! Your skin will thank you for it, and everyone will think you spent a fortune on your skincare!