Whether it is the dog days of summer and the excessive summer heat is zapping the moisture from your skin, or it is the middle of winter and Jack Frost is causing your skin to look less than its normal radiant and glowing self, there are some really fantastic and all natural remedies to help you get your glow back! Face masks are really all the rage on the beauty scene nowadays. There are countless numbers of do-it-yourself masks that are all natural, sensitive skin friendly and best of all, you most likely have all the ingredients at home already!
You may be wondering what sort of ingredients you will need to make these masks that will treat your dehydrated skin and how easy they can be implemented into your dehydrated skin care routine. Coconut and olive oils are excellent foods to boost moisture in your skin. Avocado, which aids in reducing inflammation and moisturizing, banana and ground oats are not just delicious to eat. They also offer amazing skin benefits. There are so many natural foods you can use to help dehydrated skin. Without further adieu, let us learn exactly what combinations of these natural foods will give you moisturized and radiant skin.
Here are 5 skin masks for dehydrated skin:
Aloe and Cucumber Mask
- 1/2 a Cucumber
- 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
There are many ways to prepare this mask. The simplest way would be to utilize your blender or food processor. However, if you do not have these do not worry. A basic kitchen grater will work just as well! You want to pulverize the cucumber to extract all its water and wonderful minerals. Mix the cucumber with the aloe vera gel and apply to your face. Allow this mixture to sit for about a half hour. Rinse it with warm water and pat your skin to dry.
Yogurt and Avocado Mask
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 an avocado
Mash the avocado with a fork until it is smooth. Mix the avocado with the yogurt until it is well blended. Apply this mixture to your face and allow it to sit for at least fifteen minutes while it works its magic. When time is up, wash it off with only warm water and pat to dry with a nice soft cloth. Your skin will feel luxurious and fresh.
Oatmeal and Olive Oil Mask
- 1 tablespoon ground oats
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon yogurt
Blend all these ingredients well and thoroughly apply to your dehydrated skin. With the complex proteins of the oats combined with the natural goodness of olive oil, honey and plain yogurt, you will not only exfoliate dead skin cells but also lock in vital moisture as you apply this mask and allow it to sit on your face for about 15 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water and gently pat dry.
Egg White and Honey Mask
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil, olive oil or sunflower oil
Gently whisk the egg white to make sure it will blend easily with your other ingredients and then add your other ingredients whisking until everything is combined. Using your fingers or even a clean makeup brush, apply this mask to your face. Allow this mixture to sit on your face for 15 minutes before you rinse it off. Be sure to use warm water and as always pat to dry. This mask may sound strange due to the use of an egg white, but egg whites are amazing for aiding your dehydrated skin in that they contain a protein called albumin which helps to shrink pores and lock in moisture.
Brown Sugar Mask
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon olive or coconut oil
This mask is so very simple and is multipurpose in that it not only will heal your dehydrated skin, but it will also help rough away any dead skin cells which will uncover newer and glowing skin. To use this mask, simply mix your brown sugar and oil of choice. Massage this into your skin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
When it comes to finding a natural dehydrated skin care routine, there is really no need to look any further than your very own kitchen. Mother Nature has already taken care of everything else for you.