You won’t have pimples as often as people with oily skin, but your skin may feel itchy and tight, if you have dry skin. There are plenty of creams and lotions on the market, but you can make your own remedies at home for less money. They may even prove to be just as effective as expensive skin care products, such as Exposed Skin Care.
Dry skin requires gentle cleansing.
Dry skin needs to be kept clean just like oily skin, but using oatmeal is a gentle way to treat your skin and leave it less flaky. Oatmeal face cleanser can leave your skin supple and soft.
Place three tablespoons of oatmeal (uncooked) in a bowl and dampen it with just a bit of water. Add 2 teaspoons of witch hazel, and apply it directly on your face. Wash with circular motions and then rinse it off with warm (not hot) water.
Another useful scrub you can make at home uses sugar and olive oil. Combining these two ingredients makes an exfoliating scrub that is also gentle and moisturizing.
Place ¼ of a cup of your olive oil in a bowl and add one teaspoon of sugar. Mix these together and apply the resulting mixture onto your face. Leave it on for about 20 minutes, so that it can be fully absorbed. Then rinse with warm water, and feel that soft skin.
Homemade masks are a healthy way to treat your skin.
Yogurt works well on your skin when used as a mask. Apply the yogurt over your face and leave it for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
A honey mask can also hydrate your dry facial skin. Mix it with an egg yolk and some carrot juice, and apply the compound on your face. Leave it covered for about 15 minutes. Blot your face gently using a towel, and feel softer skin left behind.
Moisturizing is a vital part of dry skin care.
You can create your own intense moisturizing mixture with an avocado and a few other ingredients. Peel and blend the avocado, and mix with three tablespoons of honey. Honey has proven itself to be a valuable antibacterial that also moisturizes your skin.
Blend these ingredients until you have a paste-like mixture. Spread this evenly on all dry areas of your body. If you use it on your face, avoid the areas around your eyes, nose and mouth. Leave this mixture on for about ten minutes and then rinse it off with cool water.
You can also make a moisturizer with skim milk. Powdered milk is used, and you’ll mix one tablespoon of this with a half tablespoon of olive oil. The milk is a natural toner that will help in tightening your skin’s pores. It also serves as a gentle exfoliant. Olive oil moisturizes your skin as you use it.
Heat this mixture and stir it well, so that all the milk powder dissolves. Let the formula cool before using it. Then apply it to dry skin areas. You can use this more readily on your face, as well. Leave the milk mixture on the skin for five minutes or so, and then rinse it off using warm water. Your skin should feel soft and re-hydrated.