natural skincare recipes for dry skin

The use of skincare dates back thousands of years, but the steps stay basically the same today, Cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturize, making our own skincare products, like our ancestors is surprisingly simple and cost affordable, (with nearly all the ingredients found in most kitchens)

Making your own all natural skincare at home can be a lot of fun with very satisfying results for the small amount of time you will spend.

Check out the following homemade skincare recipes for cleansers, toners, scrubs and moisturizers all for the dry skin type

Homemade Cleanser for dry skin
One of the most important aspects of skin care is the facial cleanser, for maximum results a cleanser should always be used twice a day, first in the morning to remove the toxins released form your body as you slept and again at night to remove the dirt and grime that we don’t see.

These homemade cleansers recipes for dry skin are a great option for those looking to try something more natural with their skincare, so treat yourself today

Chamomile soothing milk cleanser
¼ cup of cream
¼ cup of milk

2 Tablespoons of chamomile (I prefer fresh, but you can use dried)

Step One. Heat the above the ingredients in a double boiler saucepan for 30 minutes but DON’T boil

Step Two. Leave to sit for 2 hours before straining.

Step three. Pour straight into a sterilized container or bottle and keep in the fridge

Step four. Use by applying to face in upward circular motions as you massage the cleanser into your face before rinsing thoroughly

Note can keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and is also a great cleanser for sensitive skin

Honey cleanser for dry skin

2 teaspoons of honey
¼ cup of whole milk

2 teaspoons of almond oil

Step one. Combine the above ingredients and mix well

Step two. Use by applying over the face and neck in an upward circular motion and let it sit for a minute or two before washing off

Kiwi fruit cleansing cream
1 kiwi fruit

2 tablespoons of plain yogurt

1 tablespoon of almond oil

1 tablespoon of honey

1 teaspoon of finely ground almonds (or meal)

Step one. Puree the peeled kiwi fruit in a blender or food processer

Step two. Add the yogurt and the rest of the ingredients and mix well until it forms a thick creamy paste.

Step three. Use by applying over the face in upward circular motions, and rinse thoroughly with warm water

Almond and milk cleanser
½ teaspoon of milk powder
¼ teaspoon of sugar

1 teaspoon of almond meal

1 teaspoon of warm water

Step one. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a small bowl

Step two. Stir in the warm water to make a smooth paste

Step three. Use by applying to face and neck, leave it to dry before rinsing off.

Cleanser for extra dry skin
1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel

1 teaspoon of honey

1 egg yolk

Step One. Mix the Aloe Vera gel together with the honey and egg yolk in a small bowl

Step Two. Apply to face and neck in a circular upwards motion and leave for 5 minutes before washing off with warm water. Pat dry

Homemade Toners for dry skin
A good toner is meant to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of open pores, generally used after a cleanser and before the moisturizer. It’s a wonderful refreshing step to your daily skin care routine. As most store brought toners contain alcohol and can be harsh to already dry skin, a lot of people with dry skin miss this step going straight to the moistener, Missing out on all the benefits the right toner can give.

Making your own homemade toner can be a great option for those with dry skin, eliminating the harsh alcohol and chemicals, by using only natural products meant to help hydrate and nourish your skin.

Making these homemade recipes is a lot easier than most would think, and the results can be quite satisfying for the small amount of effort involved.

Rose water

Restore skins Ph. And balance as well as giving your skin a fresh healthy glow.

Two cups of rose petals (tightly packed)

2 and ½ cups of distilled water (may need a little more depending)

Step one. Place rose petals in a heavy bottom saucepan and cover with distilled water

Step two. Simmer until the liquid half of the liquid is left let it cool (around 45 minutes I find) before pouring into a sterilized bottle or jar

Step three. Uses by dipping cotton ball into your homemade toner and applying to the face gently in upward circular motions.

Note, will last for 2 weeks in stored in fridge, 2-3 day if left in bathroom, Makes a great toner for all skin types and is very simple to make at home (especially if you grow your own roses)

Honey and lemon toner
1 egg white

1 teaspoon of lemon juice, or pineapple

1 teaspoon of pure honey

Step One. Whisk the egg white until it thickens

Step Two. Add the juice and the honey whisk until well combined

Step three Use by applying to the face and neck (being careful to avoid the sensitive lip and eye area) Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water followed with a splash of cold water

Cucumber and honey toner
1 cucumber
½ teaspoon of honey

Step One. Peel and slice cucumber and place in a blender or food processor and puree

Step Two. Strain the cucumber so only the juice is left (cheesecloth or coffee filters seem to work best)

Step Three. Mix in the honey and stir gently, Pour into a sterilized plastic bottle.

Step Four. Before use always shake before applying to cotton ball and using on face and neck

Homemade Facial Scrubs and Masks for Dry Skin
All skin types need to exfoliate, but with dry skin the trick is not to dry out the skin while removing the dead skin cells to the smooth skin underneath. These wonderfully easy homemade scrubs and masks are perfect for dry skin, containing fresh natural ingredients that are a pleasure to use.

So pamper yourself and your skin today with these fantastic moisturizing scrubs and masks for dry skin

Oatmeal scrub
2 tablespoons of ground oats

2 teaspoons of brown sugar

2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Step one. Grind the oats to a powder (coffee grinder works great for this)

Step two. Mix the oat powder, brown sugar, Aloe Vera and lemon juice together in a small bowl until it makes a paste

Step three. Use by dampening before massing gently on to the face the neck in circular upward motions for several minutes before rinsing thoroughly with warm water

Note can also be used as a body scrub by doubling or tripling the ingredients

Avocado and honey mask
Super easy with great results

1 Avocado

3 teaspoons of honey

1 teaspoon of lemon juice
½ teaspoon of milk

Step one. Peel and mash the avocado until smooth,

Step Two. Add the lemon, honey and milk mixing to make a smooth paste

Step three. Use by applying over face and neck and leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing clear

Step Four. Apply favourite moisturizer

Note this recipe can be stored in the fridge for a maximum 2 weeks

Almond and Avocado mask
Soft smooth skin

I Avocado

1 teaspoon of Almond oil

2 tablespoons of distilled water

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

1 teaspoon of honey

1 tablespoon of flour

Step One. Peel and mash the avocado in a small bowl

Step Two. Add the distilled water and lemon juice and stir well before adding the almond oil and honey

Step Three. Once the above ingredients are combined, add the flour to thicken the mixture, it needs to be a smooth paste like substance, so add a little more if needed

Step Four. Use by applying over face and neck always in an upward circular motion, and leave for 15 minutes before washing off.

Step four. Apply favourite toner and moistener

Note will last for some time in the fridge.

Homemade Facial Scrubs and Masks for Dry Skin
All skin types need to exfoliate, but with dry skin the trick is not to dry out the skin while removing the dead skin cells to the smooth skin underneath. These wonderfully easy homemade scrubs and masks are perfect for dry skin, containing fresh natural ingredients that are a pleasure to use.

So pamper yourself and your skin today with these fantastic moisturizing scrubs and masks for oily skin

Cucumber facial scrub
Super easy

½ cucumbers peeled

1 tablespoon of plain yogurt

Step one. Dice the cucumber and place into a blender or food processer add the yogurt and blend into a smooth paste

Step two. Use by applying to the face and neck in circular upward motions and leave it for 20 minutes before wiping off with a damp soft cloth

Homemade Moisturizer for Dry Skin
Moisturizer is the last step of the skincare routine, and for dry skin it is the most important, hydrating the skin and maintaining moisture is a huge part of caring for dry skin. The natural ingredients, (easily found in most kitchens) used in these homemade recipes are fantastic for helping maintain the moisture to your skin.

For the best results with your moisturizer (homemade or not) use it twice a day. In the morning after you cleanse and tone and again in the evening before you sleep.

Try these wonderful homemade moisturizers for dry skin that are super easy and fun to make, with a super low cost they are very easy to make at home

Super soft Moisturizer
1 teaspoon of honey

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Step one. Mix all the ingredients together in a sterilised bottle or jar

Step two. Use by applying on lightly on face and neck in circular upward motions and leave for at least half an hour before washing thoroughly off (can stay on for several hours)

Note. Remaining moisturizer can be stored in the fridge for at least a week

Peach moisturizer
Deep moisturizing treatment

1 over ripe peach
¼ cup cream

1 tablespoon of corn-starch

Step One. Peel and mash the peach in a small bowl

Step Two. Mix the cream in with the mashed peach and add the corn-starch

Step Three. Apply to face and neck in circular motions, and leave for at least 30 minutes before washing off (no more than a four or five hours at most)

Note this moisturizer works well with all other skin types as well

Aloe Vera moisturizer
2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel (can use fresh Aloe Vera pulp)
½ teaspoon of Glycerine (vegie)

3 drops of oil (jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oil, grape seed oil etc.)

6-7 drops of an essential oil of your choice

Step one. Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly and store in an air tight container

Step Two. Use by applying like any other moisturizer

Olive oil
After cleansing your skin, you can use olive oil as a natural moisturizer by dapping some to the ends of your fingertips and massaging into your skin before it dry’s

Grape seed, almond, jojoba, and avocado, vitamin E oil are also just as good

With these homemade recipes so easy to make, why not try something a little different and indulge your skin today

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