Top 10 Home Made Beauty Hacks For People With Dry Skin
Dealing with dry skin can be troublesome as it not only feels tight and itchy but can become cracked and flaky too. Luckily we have some great DIY recipes that you can try at home to help combat your problems. Check our list of 10 home made beauty hacks for people with dry skin then take a look in your cupboards to see which of the great hacks you can make right now.
This great cucumber mask can be used all over the body and helps to provide skin with moisture as well as nourishing vitamins and nutrients. Mix five tablespoons of mashed cucumber with three tablespoons of sour cream and stir until combined. Then leave on the skin for 20 minutes before rinsing off with cool water.
Banana and Oats
Oats are very soothing to dry skin and can make the skin more comfortable, while the oils in bananas add moisture. Mash one ripe banana then add a tablespoon of oats and a little water, microwave this for one minute then apply to the affected areas of dry skin for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
If you have large areas of dry skin then an oatmeal bath will help to soften the skin while reducing inflammation. Blend 1/2 cup oats until you have a very fine powder then add to the bathtub as the water is running and soak for as long as you like. Take care when you get out as the bath may be slippery and pat your skin with a soft towel instead of rubbing.
For this dry skin beauty hack you’ll need 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 1/2 cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup of beeswax as well as 10 drops of your choice of essential oil. Melt all the ingredients except the essential oil over a bain marie for 5-10 minutes until everything is melted, then leave to cool before adding in the essential oil. Finally you’ll need to use an electric whisk to whip up the moisturiser and create a light, smooth texture.
Olive Oil and Egg Yolk
Olive oil is a great natural remedy for dry skin as it contains vitamins E and K, while egg yolk contains proteins and vitamins A and D. To make this remedy, mix two egg yolks and a teaspoon of olive oil until well combined, then leave this on the skin until dry before washing off.
Coconut Oil Body Scrub
A body scrub with coconut oil as the base makes a great home made beauty hack for dry skin as the scrub will help to eliminate rough dry skin, while the coconut oil will moisturise. Mix 1/3 cup of granulated sugar with 1/2 cup coconut oil and 20 drops of your choice of essential oil until smooth and there are no lumps of sugar. Then transfer to a plastic tub or glass jar for use in the shower.
Goat’s Milk Sleeping Mask
This dry skin hack is one that you leave on overnight and wake up to the results in the morning. Mix half a glass of goat’s milk with one teaspoon of almond oil then apply to the face and body at bedtime to see moisturised and glowing skin the morning.
Avocado Face Mask
An avocado face mask helps to improve dry skin and add moisture as avocados are high in natural oils that are absorbed. Mix half an avocado with 1/4 cup of honey until a smooth paste is formed then leave on the skin for 10 minutes.
DIY Dry Skin Facial Mist
This great homemade dry skin hack uses antioxidant-full green tea at its base, known for calming irritation and inflammation. To make the mist mix a cup full of green tea brewed at double strength with two drops jojoba oil and five fresh mint leaves. Leave to cool then strain into a spray bottle and mist your face and body whenever it is feeling dry and tight.
Dry Foot Reliever
For dry skin on the feet, try using this unusual foot mask. Mix together 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seed butter, one banana and 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree, then chill in the fridge for 10 minutes, apply to feet and relax. The pumpkin seed butter and banana contain oils for hydration while the pumpkin puree contains vitamins A and C as well as zinc.