Homemade Face Masks For Dry Skin

Dry skin on the face can be a challenge, especially in the winter months. Strong winds, central heating and a stodgy diet can make dry skin even drier and more fragile. Homemade facial masks made with rich and nourishing ingredients are a brilliant technique to give dry, thirsty skin a much needed moisture boost. It is possible to make spa quality, effective face masks from ingredients you probably have in your kitchen. Furthermore homemade facial masks are totally natural and cost very little compared to commercially made products.

Here are some really quick, simple and effective facial mask recipes to soothe, hydrate and calm dry skin.

Avocado and Vitamin E face mask for dry skin.

You will need:

Flesh of half ripe Avocado.
Contents of one Vitamin e capsule.

Blend the avocado in a food processor until smooth, and add the vitamin e oil. Mix well and apply to cleansed face. Wash thoroughly after 20 minutes and moisturise.

Coconut milk and Pink Clay face mask for dry skin.

You will need:

Two tablespoons of coconut milk.
One tablespoon of pink clay.

Mix both ingredients in to a smooth paste and apply to cleansed skin. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes and wash thoroughly.
Follow with moisturiser.

Aloe Vera face mask and scrub for dry skin.

You will need:

One tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel.
Half tablespoon of Almond oil.
Half tablespoon of almond powder.

Mix all three ingredients to form a smooth paste. Apply to cleansed skin and massage gently in circular motions to remove dead skin. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes and wash thoroughly. Follow with moisturiser.

Honey and cucumber mask for dry skin. n95 mask

You will need:

Three tablespoons of grated cucumber.
Half tablespoon of honey.
Half tablespoon of Pink clay.

Pass the grated cucumber through a sieve and save the juice in a bowl. Mix the pink clay and honey in to the cucumber juice and mix well. Apply to cleansed skin and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash thoroughly and follow with moisturiser.

Some helpful tips to enhance the benefits of your face mask:

* Always apply facial mask to freshly cleansed skin.
* Make sure all facial mask is thoroughly removed before moisturising.
* Try to relax during a facial mask treatment. Lying down and listening to calming music is a simple but effective to technique to induce relaxation.
* Never leave a facial mask for more than the specified time.
* Always apply facial mask evenly. If a face mask is applied unevenly it can evaporate too quickly and may cause irritation.
* Do not use a face mask more than once or twice a week.