Home remedies to treat rough & dry skin

Our skin becomes dry when the topmost layer of the skin lacks the required amount of water and moisture. Dehydrated skin becomes dry and flaky. This happens the most during winters. Not only do people who have dry skin suffer from this problem but also people with oily or combination skin can also have dry patches from time to time.  Here are some effective and amazingly simple home remedies that you can use to treat rough and dry skin.

Milk cream-saffron face pack for a radiant glow

Ingredients required:

  • Full-fat milk cream: 2 tablespoons
  • Saffron strands: 4-5 strands

Procedure:

  1. Take the ingredients in the specified quantities in a clean container.
  2. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  3. After that, give it a stir to mix it well.
  4. Apply this face pack with the help of a cotton ball.
  5. Keep it on for about 30 minutes.
  6. Wash it off with running tap water.
  7. Follow with a facial mist and a creamy moisturizer afterwards.

Frequency:

  • To reap the maximum benefits from this face pack, try it at least thrice a week.

Watermelon face pack for a hydration boost

Ingredients required:

  • Watermelon Juice: 2 tablespoons
  • Milk powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Cucumber juice: 2 tablespoons
  • Yogurt: 1 tablespoon

Procedure:

  1. Mix everything in a clean container to achieve a smooth lump-free face pack with a medium consistency.
  2. Cleanse your face with your regular face wash.
  3. Pat dry with a clean towel.
  4. Take a generous amount of this pack on your face pack applicator.
  5. Apply it evenly all over your face and neck.
  6. Let it sit for about 15 minutes or so.
  7. Rinse it off with cool water.
  8. Pat dry your face with a clean towel.
  9. Follow up with a creamy moisturizer.

Frequency:

  • Use this face pack twice a week to get the best results.

Banana-olive oil face pack to treat dry and flaky skin

Ingredients required:

  • Ripe banana: 1
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 1 teaspoon
  • Manuka honey: 1 tablespoon

Procedure:

  1. Cut the banana in small slices.
  2. Mash it into a smooth paste.
  3. Add the other ingredients in the mashed banana paste.
  4. Mix it well.
  5. Wipe your face with micellar water to make sure that it is squeaky clean.
  6. Take a generous amount of this face pack and apply it all over your face and neck.
  7. Keep it on for about 10 minutes.
  8. Rinse off with normal tap water.
  9. Follow up with a moisturizer.

Frequency:

  • To get the best results, use this face pack once in a week.

Grape face mask for intense hydration

Ingredients required:

  • Grapes: 12
  • Flour: 1 teaspoon

Procedure:

  1. Mash the grapes into a fine paste at first.
  2. Then add flour in this paste.
  3. Mix it well.
  4. Wipe your face with a wet wipe to make sure it is clean.
  5. Take a generous amount of this face pack evenly all over your face.
  6. Keep it on for about 15 minutes.
  7. After that, rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  8. Pat dry your face with a clean towel.
  9. Apply a toner.
  10. Follow up with a moisturizer.

Frequency:

  • Use this face pack once in a week especially in the winters to treat dry and flaky skin.

Steam-distilled rose water-strawberry face pack

Ingredients required:

  • Mashed strawberry pulp: 2 tablespoons
  • Steam-distilled rose water: 1 tablespoon

Procedure:

  1. Add the ingredients in a clean container.
  2. Mix it well to make a smooth red paste.
  3. Cleanse your face with a mild face wash.
  4. Pat dry your face with a clean towel.
  5. Take a generous amount of this pack on your face pack applicator.
  6. Apply it evenly all over your face and neck.
  7. Keep it on for about 20 minutes.
  8. Rinse it off with running tap water.
  9. Follow up with a toner and a moisturizer.

Frequency:

To reap the maximum benefits, apply this face pack once in a week.

Sandalwood face pack for clear skin

Ingredients required:

  • Sandalwood powder: 3 teaspoons
  • Steam-distilled rose water: as much as  required

Procedure:

  1. Mix these ingredients in a clean container until you achieve a smooth face pack.
  2. Make sure that your face is squeaky clean before applying this face pack.
  3. Take a generous amount of this pack on your face pack applicator.
  4. Apply it evenly all over your face and neck.
  5. Wait for at least 20 minutes for this face pack to dry out completely.
  6. Rinse off with running tap water.
  7. Pat dry your face with a towel.
  8. Apply a toner.
  9. Spritz on some facial mist.
  10. Follow up with a moisturizer once it dries up completely.

Frequency:

  • Use this face pack every day until you achieve satisfactory results.

Raw onion face pack for dry, aged skin

Ingredients required:

  • Onion juice: 2 teaspoons
  • Manuka honey: 1 tablespoon

Procedure:

  1. At first, take onion juice in a clean container.
  2. Add manuka honey in it and mix it well.
  3. Cleanse your face with a gentle facial cleanser.
  4. Pat dry your skin with a tissue.
  5. Take a generous amount of this pack on your face pack applicator.
  6. Apply it evenly all over your face and neck.
  7. Keep it on for about 10 minutes.
  8. Rinse it off with running tap water.
  9. Follow up with a facial mist and a moisturizer.

Frequency:

  • Use this face pack 4 times a week to notice a visible change.

 

 

Apart from following these remedies, you can also try this

  • Hot water reduces the effect of natural skin oils. Avoid washing your dry skin face with hot and soapy water. Instead, use lukewarm water to clean your dry skin followed by an emollient or moisturizer. This way your face skin will be less likely to become dry and cracked. This is the best remedy for dry skin.
  • Dry fruits especially almonds help to retain moisture in the skin. Consume dry fruits regularly; continuous intake can help in treating extremely dry skin.
  • A few drops of Almond oil added in warm milk at the time of sleeping is an effective home remedy for dry skin.
  • Rubbing sesame oil on the affected area after your shower is one of the best home remedies for dry skin.
  • Severe cases of dry skin can be treated with the help of avocado oil. You can also apply a paste of avocadoes on your dry skin face to nourish the skin.
  • Glycerin also works very well on dry skin and dry lips. This dry skin home remedy can be combined with rose water to have better results.

 

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