Posted on: 23 November 2016Share
Do you feel like you're constantly having to rub moisturizers and lotions into your facial skin just to keep it from cracking and flaking? Chronically dry facial skin is not only uncomfortable, it can also hurt your self-confidence. A good way to fight this chronic dryness is by applying a moisturizing face mask every couple of days. Here are two moisturizing face masks you can make yourself from ingredients you might even already have in your kitchen and bathroom.
Honey and Oat Mask
This mask is super-convenient to use since you make it ahead in a big batch and store it in a jar. The honey not only moisturizes your skin, but may also help kill bacteria that can make dryness worse. The oats make your skin softer and more supple without leaving an unpleasant residue. You'll need:
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup rolled or quick oats
Place the oats in a blender or food processor, and pulse the processor until the oats are ground into a fine powder. Place the oats in a mixing bowl, and add the remaining ingredients. Stir until you've created a uniform mixture. Store your face mask in a glass jar with a lid.
To use the mask, scoop out about a tablespoon of the mixture. Apply it to a pre-moistened face, and sit in a bath for about 20 minutes, allowing the mask to work its magic. Rinse the mask off, and then pat your face dry.
Egg White, Yogurt, and Peppermint Mask
Egg whites are high in protein and vitamin E, both of which can help build stronger, more supple skin. Peppermint is very soothing, making this mask a good choice when your face really feels chapped and irritated. This recipe only makes enough for a one-time use mask, but you can easily keep the ingredients on-hand and mix up batches as needed.
- 1 egg white
- 2 tablespoons yogurt
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
Use a whisk to beat the egg white until it forms a dense foam. Gently stir in the yogurt and peppermint oil, being careful not to flatten the foam. Spread the foam over your face, using your fingers or a clean paint brush. Let the mask sit for 15 – 20 minutes, and then rinse it away with warm water.
If you continue to have trouble with dry skin, speak with a dermatologist, such as those found at Asheboro Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center. They may be able to recommend a specific cleanser or moisturizer that will be of more help.