Snowflakes look beautiful in the winter, but you know what doesn’t? Flakey skin. Struggling with dry, itchy, flaky skin? Does dewy skin seem like a distant dream? If the answer to these two of the questions is a YES, well we now know that you’re probably dealing with a skin type that’s called DRY SKIN. Perhaps it’s time to give your skin the ultimate nourishment it needs to become radiant and supple! Kiss the dry patches goodbye with our ultimate all-natural homemade skin-drinks that will moisturize and hydrate your skin for that ultra dewy glow. Get ready to experience the magic of natural ingredients, found right inside your kitchen cabinets. Calling out to all skincare lovers it’s time to save some money, no salon or Sephora trips for you this season.
What Dry Skin Really Is?
Dry skin is an impaired skin barrier. The skin cells shrink, opening cracks which allow greater moisture loss and the entry of irritants. Dry skin is especially common in the winter months when the humidity level outside drops. When the air outside is cold and dry, the water in your skin evaporates more quickly; this makes your skin feel dry and tight and makes it look flaky. It is an increasingly occurring problem that can make your skin look dull and gloomy. It happens when the sebaceous glands are either completely inactive or become inefficient at producing natural excretes of sebum.
Dry skin can be very frustrating – flaking, irritation, rough texture. The best way to tackle it is to address the cause, supply sufficient hydration/moisture, and seal it all in. I mean if you don’t look like a glazed doughnut after your skincare routine did you really do your skincare correctly?
Why Opt For Natural Remedies For Dry Skin Rather Buying A Product?
The D-I-Y trend has shaken up the skincare industry with an abundance of brilliant, high-performance products at eye-widening reasonable prices. Don’t you think you need to make the switch to natural skincare products? Think again. Women can put an average of 168 chemicals on their body through their skincare regimen every day, as shown by a study conducted by the Environmental Working Group. The FDA doesn’t regulate chemicals in skincare, and it’s not possible to know what is truly safe or not. These chemical-packed lotions and makeups say they help skin, but in the long run, they can cause wrinkles, dryness, and irritation.
Using natural homemade skincare also creates peace of mind because you do not have to worry about any preservative chemicals and other misleading ingredients. Nature has blessed us with so many all-natural medicinal plants and oils. There are many ways to reap the moisturizing benefits of oils, either on their own or with other ingredients, to make a DIY nourishing mask or an exfoliating rub. Castor oil, lavender oil, and avocado oil may be good natural remedies for dry skin and can be used to make homemade natural moisturizers for face and body.
How To Make 5 Easy D-I-Y Homemade Moisturizers For Dry Skin In Winter
Natural oils and remedies tend to be pure and it’s often a good idea to keep it simple with beauty care. You can add these 5 DIY homemade moisturizers to your skincare routine.
Note: The ingredients mentioned in the recipes are easily available on the market, or you can buy them online. One thing you should keep in mind is that since these are all-natural products, their shelf life is very limited. So, avoid making them in large quantities. Instead, prepare them in small batches and use them within a month before they go rancid.
1.D-I-Y Honey And Glycerin Moisturizer
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 teaspoon glycerin
- 1 teaspoon lemon
- 1 teaspoon green tea
Mix all the ingredients together and apply it all over your face. Massage in circular and lifting up motions. Use it overnight and rinse in the morning.
How Will It Work?
Honey and glycerin are two very popular natural ingredients that have been used in beauty care for centuries. They are natural humectants that keep the skin hydrated and moisturized. Green tea will act as a calming agent for irritated dry skin. Where-as lemon is a powerhouse of vitamin C that will make the skin super radiant and glowy.
2. Rice And Aloe Vera Moisturizer Face
- 2 tablespoon soaked rice
- 1 tablespoon aloe gel (you can either use the one available in stores or get a scoop from the plant itself)
- 1 teaspoon coconut powder
- 2 teaspoon/capsule of vitamin E oil
- Milk as required
Soak 2 tablespoon rice overnight or till the rice water becomes pungent. Separate the soaked rice and water. Take a saucepan and pour the rice water into it. Cook on low flame until the rice water thickens, stirring continuously. When the rice water thickens add aloe gel, coconut powder, vitamin E oil and milk. Stir occasionally till it becomes a cream mixture. Store it in a glass bottle and keep it in the refrigerator. Apply it whenever you feel your skin is dehydrated.
How will it work?
Dry skin accelerates the process of ageing, this moisturizer will show you the de-ageing effect. Rice is known for its anti-ageing properties. It’s known as the Korean secret for young and youthful skin. Aloe gel is a natural soothing gel which when combines with vitamin E oil gives magical results.
3. D-I-Y Shea Butter Body Lotion
- 1/2 shea butter
- 2 tablespoons almond oil
- 3 drops tea tree oil
- 5 drops rosemary oil
Melt shea butter with the double boiler method and add almond oil. When this mixture cools down add the essential oils and mix the batter until its consistency turns creamy. Apply on your face any time of the day or before your makeup. Store in a glass jar and refrigerate.
How Will It Work?
Shea butter and almond oil will keep your skin moisturized and nourished. Essential oils protect your skin cells because of their antiseptic properties that heal infections and skin damage like rashes that are caused by excessive dryness.
4. D-I-Y Cracked Skin Power Moisturizer
- 4 tablespoon grated beeswax
- 5 drops lavender oil
- 2 tablespoon almond
Put all these ingredients in a freezer bag. Bring water to boil in a pan, put the ingredient filled freezer bag in hot water. When the mixture melts let it cool down but do not let it solidify, pour the liquid mixture in a jar. Let it cool and solidify. Your moisturizer is ready.
How will it work?
Beeswax locks in moisture and helps keep the skin plump. Lavender oil soothes irritated and flaky skin. You can use this moisturizer on eczema and also various other parts of the body.
5. Argan Oil Moisturizer
- ½ cup Argan oil
- 3 drops of lavender oil
- 1 teaspoon Emu oil
- 5 drops of chamomile oil
Pour all these ingredients in a glass jar, thoroughly mix them. Apply this luxurious mixture overnight to your whole body to get smooth silky skin in the morning.
How Will It Work?
This is an ultra-firming, de-ageing moisturizer rich in essential anti-oxidants. Argan oil is a lightweight oil that helps moisturize and soothe dry skin, whereas the emu and chamomile oil has natural healing effects that help with the sensitivity and irritation. Lavender oil slows ageing and reduces scarring.
Plan Ahead This Winter Season!
So, are all-natural beauties ready to kiss bye-bye to dry skin blues this winter season? The best part of these homemade moisturizers is that you can add or skip or replace any ingredient according to your skin needs. Your skin needs your time and effort. Natural remedies take time to show change and improvement, the key is to just be consistent. These botanical herbal blends have the key ingredients for achieving radiant, youthful and clear skin. Moreover, these magical homemade remedies restore hydration, soothes sensitive skin and keeps the skin barrier happy, for that youthful, lit-from-within-glow. We’re going to talk more about it so make sure you have an eye out for that!