Natural Home Recipes For Dry Winter Skin

Now that the cold winter months are upon us once again, I’ve decided that it’s time for a reminder of the best and easiest natural home recipes  to battle our dry skin.  Our skin care routine needs a little “tweeking” and our skin needs a little more moisture than it did a few months ago.  So let’s just review some simple natural home recipes for dry skin that you may already be using, or can start enjoying them right now. 

Just to name a few of the most popular ingredients to help hydrate your skin:
Aloe Vera        Olive Oil                honey
Essential oils           banana           shea butter
Butter             cornmeal             oats or oatmeal
Sunflower oil         whole milk     coconut oil

And believe me, there is more to the list than this, but these are some of the most common ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now (we want to get started today !!)

I have a few basic recipes for natural skin care for dry skin to share with you now.  They are masks to hydrate your skin , and also a few winter tips to share as well.
Moisturizing mask:
1 part cottage cheese                       
1 part milk
1 part olive oil
*  mix the three above ingredients into a mask and apply to face for 20 minutes.  Rinse off with warm water.  Pat skin dry.

Butter moisturizing mask:
1 teaspoon softened butter
1 teaspoon water
  Mix together and apply to face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.  Pat skin dry.

Banana face mask:
½ cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
¼ ripe banana
Mix together to form mask.  Apply to face for 10 minutes.  Rinse with warm water.  Pat skin dry.

Check this one out !! 

Boil whole milk for 2-3 minutes and cover with lid.
After 20-30 minutes a layer of fat will float to the top. Skim off the fat and using a mixer, turn it into cream ! Apply to flaky dry skin and leave on a few hours and rinse off with warm water and mild soap.

A LOVER OF COFFEE?   Try this out………..
Apply 3 tablespoons USED coffee grounds and mix with enough milk to form a paste. Apply to face for approx. 15 minutes.  Rinse off with warm water , or you can exfoliate your skin by GENTLY rubbing the coffee ground mixture before rinsing off.  Rub gently – not too hard.

And remember….. in the winter months….

Keep hydrated – you may not realize when your dehydrating in the cooler weather.

Use a humidifier in your home if at all possible.

Avoid long frequent HOT showers – use warm water OR
Substitute a bath for a shower and add some essential oils to the bath water to moisturize your dry skin.  Limit your time to around 10 minutes in bath or shower.

Shea butter is great to have on hand this winter.  It is very effective for dry flaky skin and reduces scars and smoothes wrinkles.

And my all-time favorite : melt down a vitamin E capsule and squeeze the gel into your favorite moisturizing crèam and mix together (I take a separate little container and mix the moisturizer with the vitamin E and use it as an under eye wrinkle reducer).  It works great !

Want more great tips and recipes? Want to start your own natural skin care routine?  Visit Naturally Skinsational now.  Enjoy !