Women with oily skin long for skin that is dry and shine free. But ask a woman with dry skin whether she likes her skin, and she will say her skin feels parched and lifeless! And god forbid the dry skin is sensitive, then it makes it very difficult to take care of the skin, since you can’t just slather on any moisturizer in the fear that it might irritate the skin. So how do you deal with dry and sensitive skin? We show you some homemade face masks for dry and sensitive skin that will help you get over the dryness. Nourish your skin weekly with the face packs. While buying skin care products, choose products that suit sensitive skin. Stay away from very heavy creams that can end up irritating your skin.
Homemade Face Masks for Dry and Sensitive Skin
Aloe Vera and Cucumber Face Mask
This is as mild as it gets in order to treat your skin. For the face mask, you would need
- 2 tsp aloe vera gel
- 2 tsp grated or pureed Cucumber
Mix both the ingredients well to form a paste. Apply this all over your cleansed face. Leave it to dry and wash it off soon after. Aloe vera helps in restoring the moisture balance of the skin. Cucumber, which is full of water hydrates it. Both aloe vera and cucumber are excellent to soothe irritated skin, thereby they take care of the skin sensitivity. Using this face pack every week will keep your dry skin woes at bay.
Yogurt and oatmeal face mask
Yogurt has anti-microbial properties. It also helps in deep conditioning your skin because of the healthy fat content in it. Just as how a bowl of yogurt soothes your digestive system, it also soothes your irritated skin. To this combine the gentle exfoliating oatmeal flakes and you have a winning face mask to counter dry and sensitive skin. To make it,
- 2 tsp oatmeal
- 1 tbsp yogurt
Mix them together and leave it for 10 minutes, so that the oats get softened a bit. Now massage this onto the face in circular motions. Let it stand on the face for about 20 minutes. Wash it off after that. This face mask will soothe your face and also moisturize it to leave it soft and supple.
Plain Honey Face Mask
Sometimes, one single ingredient can work wonders rather than going for a combination of ingredients. Honey is one such magic ingredient. It gently moisturizes the skin and long after you have washed it off also, as an after effect, your skin absorbs moisture from the environment and remains supple.
You can use this on a daily basis where the first thing you do in the morning is cleanse your face and apply some honey all over your face. It dries up as you go about your chores. Once it is dry, wash it off and pat your skin dry. Can any remedy get simpler?! While your face is still damp, you can spread a few drops of coconut oil on it to seal in the moisture.
Banana and yogurt face mask
Both banana and yogurt have healthy oils in them that nourish the skin and make it really soft and supple. To get the benefits from both these foods, you can make this simple yet effective face pack. If you want, you can make a larger batch and eat up what remains after application!
- 2 tbsp mashed banana
- 1 tbsp yogurt
- half tsp honey
Mix them all together and apply it on your skin. Leave it until it dries. Wash off with lukewarm water and repeat weekly for best results.