Us working girls often tend to neglect a relaxing skin routine. The dry weather and daily stress combined with chemically infused pollution, starts showing off on our skin soon. While there are so many products and treatments available in the market, they often don’t deliver what they promise. A natural alternative is sometimes a much better option. StyleCracker brings to you five, super easy DIYs for dry skin for all you young, old, beautiful ladies!
We love avocado on our toast but it’s time to give your skin a raw, organic treatment with a healthy avocado mask.
Method: Take 1 raw avocado, peel it off and mash in a bowl. Add about two table spoons full of raw yoghurt and add some drops of honey. Mix all the ingredients together until you observe a uniform consistency. Apply this mask for 15 minutes on your face and rinse off.
Benefit: This mask is packed with vitamin A, E, B and K along with slightly acidic properties of yoghurt and moisturizing quality of honey. This will create natural elasticity in your skin, removing dead skin cells, curing acne and heavily nourishing, all at once.
Method: Take a small bowl of raw milk and add some drops of rose water in it. Store this liquid in a bottle and place it in your refrigerator. Apply this as a lotion on your face and dry parts of your body; every night before retiring, use cotton swabs for application.
Benefit: The fat content and enzymes in milk are helpful in rejuvenating dry skin. They help in cleansing, detoxifying as well as shedding dead skin cells. Results start showing within a week of application, delivering radiant, glowing skin.
Method: Boil a handful of oatmeal and place in a bowl. Add one full raw egg and few slices of banana to create a smooth texture. Apply this on your face as a mask or use it as an exfoliator during your shower. Rinse off with cold water.
Benefit: Oatmeal contains avenanthramides, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that soothe itchy, dry and irritated skin. Bananas have inbuilt anti-ageing properties while eggs have a toning as well as moisturizing feature.
Method: Scoop out few dollops of petroleum jelly from your Vaseline jar and mix it with some pink salt(available at grocery stores) to create an exfoliating mixture. Apply to the skin on your face and body in circular motions and rinse it off with warm water.
Benefit: Vaseline as a compound is made up of hydrocarbons that are stated to heal dry and even eczema prone skin without any irritation. In a combination with pink salt, this exfoliator helps to hydrate your skin, creating a clear glow.
Dry Body Brushing
Method: With the help of a body brush or a coarse loofah, start brushing upwards from your toes in circular motions. Do this every morning before stepping into the shower. You can finish with an olive or almond oil body massage.
Benefit: Dry body brushing helps to increase blood circulation and gets rid of all the toxins in your body. It helps to smoothen up, dryness occurring on the surface of your skin, calming it down internally. Apart from this, it also works on your cellulite!
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