Have you tried every cleanser and moisturizing cream on the market for dry skin? Do you want to steer away from commercial skincare products, but aren’t sure what will help cleanse your face without stripping it of its natural oils? Look no further than your own kitchen. There are numerous ingredients that will clean your face without drying it out. Try these three natural facial cleansers for dry skin.
It might seem like overkill to cleanse dry skin with oil, but oil cleansing is actually beneficial no matter your skin type. Basically, you apply a blend of oils (the blend depends on your personal skin type) to your skin. Then, lay a hot washcloth over your face and seal in the steam with a hand towel. Once the washcloth has cooled, use it to wipe your face. Repeat this process one or two more times. There should be a thin layer of oil remaining afterward, so there is no need to apply a heavy skin cream to moisturize. Read this blog post to learn more about oil cleansing.
Honey is a wonderful non-drying cleanser that can be found in most kitchens. Use it to wash your face like you would any commercial product: Rub it into damp skin, massaging lightly, and rinse it off. To get rid of any flakiness on your face (or anywhere on your body), create a honey and sugar scrub by mixing the two ingredients together until you have reached the desired consistency. Use a circular motion to massage the scrub into your skin and rinse. I love how soft my skin feels afterward–while the honey moisturizes, the sugar will slough away dryness to reveal a new layer of soft skin.
For an extra moisturizing boost, apply a hydrating face mask using ingredients you can find in the kitchen. Avocado is particularly beneficial to dry skin. Mash a ripe avocado and apply it to your damp skin. Allow it to work its magic for approximately fifteen minutes before rinsing the mask off. Don’t have an avocado immediately available? Try mashing a banana instead, or apply a mask of a beaten egg yolk to cleanse and hydrate a dry face.
You shouldn’t have to apply a thick layer of moisturizing cream every night after cleansing your skin, simply to keep it from drying out. Cleanse dry skin with warm–not hot–water and one of the previously discussed home remedies that you might find in the kitchen.
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Ways to use coconut oil as a beauty product
Natural facial product recipes for dry skin