Try these DIY recipes that get you hydrated skin in under 30 minutes.
No matter what the season is right now, there are many things that can trigger dry skin.
One way to help manage your dry skin is through face masks or steams.
And while there are a number of options on the market, you can also make your own at home. This is a great way to save money and keep a closer eye on the ingredients you apply to your skin.
So, if you have dry or dull skin this winter, you can find my favorite DIY facial remedies below.
Spirulina and Manuka Honey Hydration Mask
This mas is incredibly nourishing and very simple to make. I use spirulina, also referred to as blue-green algae, which is packed with antioxidants that have the potential to help with fine lines and wrinkles.
The other ingredient for this mask is manuka honey, which may potentially reduce inflammation and irritation caused by acne. Moreover, manuka honey is a humectant, so it moisturizes the skin, leaving it soft and supple.
- 2 tbsp. manuka honey
- 1 tsp. spirulina powder
- 1 tsp. water or rose water, or any other herbal hydrosol mist
- Mix all ingredients together in a jar or bowl.
- Apply the mixture gently directly to your skin.
- Leave on for 30 minutes.
- Rinse off with water.
Oat Banana Exfoliating Mask
Gently lifting and removing this dry skin may help to create more glowing looking skin — not to mention may allow your skin to hold moisturizing treatments better, such as beauty balms and oils.
For this treatment, I love combining oatmeal, a gentle exfoliator and great for soothing dry skin, and banana, which some claim can hydrate and moisturize your skin.
- 1/2 ripe banana, mashed
- 1 tbsp. oats
- 1 tbsp. liquid of your choice, such as water, yogurt, or rose water
- Combine mashed banana with the oats.
- As you blend, add small amounts of liquid until you have a thick consistency.
- Apply to your face with your fingers.
- Leave on for 20–30 minutes.
- Remove with lukewarm water using small circles so the oats can help lift off dead skin.