It’s almost that time of the year with Christmas trees, hot chocolate and all the goodies winter brings along. It’s also that time of the year when our skin can get so dry due to the cold weather so today, we’re bringing you a few DIY face masks for dry skin you can use during the cold season.
Your skin is prone to get dry during winter months because when humidity drops and the air is cold and dry, the water in your skin can quickly evaporate. When this happens, your skin feels tight, dry and can also become flaky. Some people call this winter skin, because during winter your skin loses 25% or more of its ability to hold moisture.
Winter cold is not the only cause of dry skin. Not drinking enough water, long baths and hot showers, indoor heat, not eating the right food and some clothes can cause your skin to dry too. It’s important that you constantly take care of your skin and this list of DIY face masks for dry skin will help you with this.
#1. DIY Creamy Avocado Face mask
- Half an avocado
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 tsp olive oil
- In a small bowl, purée the avocado and then add the rest of the ingredients.
- Mix until you make a paste.
- Try to use an old shirt before applying this mask to your face since it can be a bit messy if you are not careful.
- Gently apply to a clean face and neck.
- Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
- Wash off and follow up with a homemade moisturizer.
Why this Works:
Avocado is full of rich oils that can penetrate the skin to moisturize deeply, help hydrate and soften dry skin. Avocados can also help reduce wrinkles, treat sunburn all while soothing and nourishing your skin. Definitely a superfood!
Honey makes an excellent humectant which is what dry skin needs the most. The excellent humectant in the honey help seals the moisture in your skin to leave it supple and soft. With its antibacterial properties, honey can be an excellent ingredient to fight acne as well.
Rich in nutrients, olive oil contains natural humectants that can attract moisture. Olive oil is perfect for dry skin because it’s loaded with numerous antioxidants, vitamin K, vitamin E, and anti-aging benefits.