Best Tips for Dry Skin in Winter: 10 DIY Face Masks and 5 Homemade Moisturizers
We all love winter because of the cozy blankets, scarves, boots, and delicious food. But we all face a very common problem during winter which is dry skin. The flaky patches, cracked skin, and itchy red patches are the signs of dry skin in winters.
Our skin fails to cooperate with the chilly weather and it turns all dry and flaky. This happens because of the lack of moisture. The humidity level outside gets a drop in winters that lead to dry skin. To get rid of these problems we often look for winter body washes, cold creams, and moisturizers. No doubt cold creams and moisturizers are good for our dry skin but there are some remedies as well which we can use for better results.
If you are searching for tips for dry skin in winter. Here we are with some great winter skincare tips and homemade face masks for winters. Always use cream-based body wash in winters. After that do apply moisturizer to your body to keep it hydrated. Always apply cream or face moisturizer after face wash.
Winter Skin Care
|Table of Contents:
|Winter skincare tips for dry Skin
|Homemade face masks for dry skin in winter:
|1. Papaya Face Mask
|2. Milk and Almond Face Mask
|3. Avocado and Honey Face Mask
|4. Coffee Face Mask
|5. Strawberry Face Mask
|6. Egg Honey Face mask
|7. Yogurt-Honey-Oatmeal Mask
|8. Avocado and Oat Facemask
|9. Gram Flour and Turmeric Facemask
|10. Sandalwood Facemask for dry skin
|Homemade moisturizer for dry skin in winter
|1. Glycerin Moisturizer
|2. Lemon and Honey Moisturizer
|3. Aloe Vera Moisturizer
|4. Olive Oil
|5. Yogurt Moisturizer
There are some home remedies that are good for winter dryness. Below is a list of winter skin care home remedies for you. You will fall in love with the season all over again by using them. Take these winter skincare tips for dry skin.
Winter skin care tips for dry Skin
Here are the best winter skincare tips to keep your skin hydrated in winters:
- Never ever drop the moisturizer from your daily routine. Keep a body butter or moisturizer in your bathroom and apply it on your body after shower.
- Always use lukewarm water for bathing. Hot water takes away moisture from the skin.
- If you are using warm water for bathing, do pour slightly cold water on yourself after the bath. This helps in locking the moisturizer in your skin. Always remember, never use too cold water for this because it makes a lot of difference in body temperature which may make you sick.
- Always use a face moisturizer after face wash.
- Use vitamin-E cream or any night cream before going to bed.
- You can also use our special homemade Vitamin-E serum at night for moisturized and glowing skin.
Homemade face masks for dry skin in winter
The face is an important part to take care of during winter as it is always open to cold weather. So, winter care for the face is very necessary. You can use a homemade face mask or homemade moisturizer or both in winter to take care of your face. Below are homemade face masks for dry skin in winter.
1. Papaya Face Mask
For making this papaya face mask you need only three ingredients: papaya, banana, and honey. First, mash a piece of ripe papaya and a banana together and then add 1 spoon of honey to them. Mix them properly so that the mixture is lump-free. Apply this mixture to your face. You can also apply this mask to other dry parts of your body. This is the best winter face mask.
Benefits of Papaya mask in winter:
Banana contains vitamins and papaya is known for containing antioxidants. Both papaya and banana are amazing anti-aging agents and honey help in providing moisture to our skin. Using this face mask will make your skin rejuvenated, and firm and make it look younger.
2. Milk and Almond Face Mask
For making this face mask you need only two simple ingredients: 1 tablespoon of almond powder and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix both ingredients well to get a smooth paste. Apply the winter face mask on your face with the help of your fingers or a face mask brush and let it sit on your face for 10-15 minutes. After 10-15 minutes, massage for some time and then wash your face using water.
Benefits of Milk mask in Winters:
Almonds contain fatty acids and vitamin E which are essential for dry skin. Milk helps in maintaining the moisture level of the skin thus preventing it from drying. This mask helps in exfoliating your skin and makes it soft and glowy. Using this face mask will reduce the dryness of your skin and will make it soft.
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3. Avocado and Honey Face Mask
For this wonderful homemade winter face mask, you need avocado and honey. Mash half the avocado and then add 1 spoon of honey to it. Mix both ingredients well so that they are well combined and there is no lump. Apply the face mask on your face and neck and then keep it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes. After it dries wash it off with normal water.
Benefits of Avacado and Honey mask in winters
Both the ingredients are humectants thus helping in solving dry skin problems during winter. Avocado is rich in vitamins C and E and also contains healthy fats. These ingredients help in protecting the skin during winter’s free radicals and keep the skin hydrated. Honey is a great moisturizer but it also helps in making the skin look younger.
4. Coffee Face Mask
Coffee is one of the best ingredients in a homemade face mask for dry skin in winter. All you need is one Tablespoon of Coffee Ground, one Tablespoon of Cocoa Powder, and one Tablespoon of Honey and Milk. Mix all the ingredients well and apply them to your face and neck. Keep it for 20 minutes and then wash it off.
Benefits of Coffee mask in winter:
Coffee is best for rejuvenating tired skin. This face mask brightens the complexion and decreases puffiness along with treating dryness. Coffee is suitable for all skin types so you don’t have to worry. The cocoa powder used in this mask is rich in antioxidants and is good for repairing damaged skin.
5. Strawberry Face Mask
For this recipe, you need 2 strawberries, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 tablespoon of fresh cream. Start by mashing the strawberries in a bowl and then add honey and cream to it. Apply this mask all over your face avoiding your lips and eyes. Let the mask dry for 10 minutes and then wash off using lukewarm water.
Benefits of Strawberry mask in winters
Strawberries are rich in vitamin C which helps in getting rid of dryness during winter. They also help in making the skin soft and smooth. Additionally, strawberries are exfoliants and help in removing dead skin cells and impurities from your skin. Fresh cream and honey in the face mask help in making the skin moisturized.
6. Egg Honey Face mask
For this winter face mask, you need 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of honey. Take an egg and separate the yolk from the egg white. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to the egg yolk and mix it well. Apply it on the face for 20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
NOTE: This face mask can smell bad due to the use of egg yolk. If you can’t bear the bad smell, I recommend you go with another facemask.
Benefits of Egg Honey facemask in winter:
The egg white mask gives tightness to the skin and egg yolk masks give deep hydration to the skin. The egg yolk has fat and protein in it. Therefore, it helps in fighting dryness and reviving dull skin.
7. Yogurt-Honey-Oatmeal Mask
You need 1 tablespoon of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 tablespoon of Oatmeal to make this face mask for winter. Blend oats to make it powdered. Add yogurt and honey to it to form a thick paste. Apply this mixture on the face for 20 minutes and then wash o face.
Benefits of Oatmeal and yogurt face mask in winter:
Now, let’s talk about the benefits of this face mask. The yogurt in this winter mask is a natural cleanser and moisturizer which removes dead cells and gives clearer skin. Oatmeal is a great scrubber that cleans and exfoliates the skin.
8. Avocado and Oat Facemask
For Avocado Facemask, all you need is 1/2 Avocado, 1 tablespoon of honey, and a handful of oats or oat bran. Mix all the ingredients and make a paste. Apply it on the face for 15 min and then wash the face.
Benefits of Avocado and Oat Face mask
Both Avocado and honey are humectants thus helping in solving dry skin problems during winter. Avocado is rich in vitamins C and E and also contains healthy fats. Oatmeal is a great scrubber that cleans and exfoliates the skin.
9. Gram Flour and Turmeric Facemask (Ubtan)
In India, this is the main and important mask that use for the face as well as the body. It is called “Ubtan”. Indians have a function named “Haldi” for “Brides to be” and apply this mask on the face and body. All you need is turmeric, gram flour (besan), sandalwood powder (Chandan), rosewater, and milk. Mix all and apply on the face for 15 minutes. After that wash your face.
Benefits of Ubtan (Gram Flour & turmeric facemask):
It makes skin soft and makes complexion light. This ubtan is the best to mask for skin whitening in winter.
10. Sandalwood Facemask for dry skin
All you need is 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder (Chandan), ¼ teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of rose water. Mix everything and apply it to the face. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
Benefits of sandalwood facemask
Chandan or sandalwood is an excellent ingredient for treating dry patches, flakiness, and irritation on the skin.
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You can also use the homemade serum at night to moisturize your skin. I made this awesome Vitamin E serum at home and you can also give it a shot: Homemade Vitamin E serum for glowing skin in Winters
Homemade moisturizer for dry skin in winter
During winters the main issues for everyone are how to take care of their skin in winter. The dryness also leads to itchiness. Your body needs daily moisture during winters. You must use the cream-based body wash or soap during winter along with the moisturizer. No doubt there are many good moisturizers available on the market but homemade moisturizer adds extra benefits.
1. Glycerin Moisturizer
When it comes to getting rid of dryness during winter, glycerin is a wonderful ingredient. Mix glycerin, lemon juice, and rose water and keep this mixture in an airtight bottle. Apply this homemade moisturizer after the bath.
You can also use only glycerin for the face. Just wash your face and pat dry it, leave it a little damp. Dip a cotton ball in glycerin and then apply it to your face. Do not apply glycerin to your eyes and lips. Do not wash your face and let the glycerin stay on your face.
Benefits of glycerin moisturizer in winter
Glycerin is a natural moisturizer and helps in keeping the skin soft and hydrated during winters. It is also very easily available everywhere. If you want to give someone tips for dry skin in winter, don’t forget to mention glycerin.
2. Lemon and Honey Moisturizer
For this remedy, you need the juice of half lemon, 1 spoon of honey, and a cotton ball. Take the juice of half a lemon and simply add honey to it. Uses a cotton ball to apply the mixture prepared on your skin and then leave it on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it off with normal or cold water. You can keep this home moisturizer in a bottle for daily use.
Benefits of Lemon honey moisturizer in winters
Honey is anti-inflammatory in nature and lemon contains a high amount of vitamin C. When both these ingredients are combined, they help in soothing itchy and dry skin during winter. This is a good homemade moisturizer for winter.
3. Aloe Vera Moisturizer
Aloe vera has many benefits. You can use it for skin, for hair, and even for your health issues. For making Aloe Vera moisturizer, Mix aloe vera, glycerine, and a few drops of essential oil and keep it in a jar. Use this mixture after bathing.
Benefits of Aloe Vera Moisturizer in Winters
Regularly applying aloe vera gel on your face can help in making your complexion clearer, smoother and reducing inflammation.
4. Olive Oil as a Moisturizer
You can use only olive oil as a moisturizer. The antioxidants in olive oil help in fighting dull and dry skin and also gives fair skin. It also prevents age-related wrinkles and fine lines.
5. Yogurt Moisturizer
This moisturizer is used before the shower. Take yogurt and apply it to your body. Keep it for 10 to 20 minutes as per your body’s need and then take a shower with warm water.
Benefits of Yogurt moisturizer in winters:
The yogurt mildly exfoliates the skin and gives it a glow. It cures the itchiness and dryness of the body.
Here is the list of Home Remedies for Skin Care in Winter
These are a few tips for dry skin in winter. I am sure you will have a beautiful experience and notice the change in your skin the very first time you use it. Do not forget to share your experience in the comment box below.