Dry skin is a common skin type that most people deal with. Treating it properly daily will help you get rid of your dry skin. Dry skin usually occurs when your skin produces less sebum which leads to flaky skin. Following a simple skincare routine can help you a lot in maintaining moisture in your skin. To preserve moisture in your skin one needs to cleanse daily and using homemade cleansers will provide an extra benefit for you.
In this post, we have listed our top 6 homemade ingredients to cleanse your dry skin. These natural homemade cleansers will give instant hydration and a glow to your skin. So here we go!
5 NATURAL HOMEMADE CLEANSERS FOR DRY SKIN
1. YOGURT AND HONEY CLEANSER
Yogurt is considered one of the best natural homemade cleansers for dry skin. Its extraordinary skin-hydrating properties can make your skin feel refreshed. Daily use of yogurt will give you soft-looking skin. Lactic acid can be found in yogurt that exfoliates your skin and removes all the dead skin cells leaving skin lighter and softer. Unlike oily skin, dry skin tends to form wrinkles and fine lines thus yogurt will help maintain your skin’s elasticity and disappearing your fine lines and wrinkles
Moreover, yogurt is loaded with 20% to 30% of vitamin b that will maintain cell growth and regeneration. In addition, it can also be used as a moisturizer as it also contains Vitamin B5 and B12 giving you smoother and firmer skin.
Honey is considered a humectant that makes your skin soft as it locks in moisture to give you hydrated skin
It also has anti-aging properties that slow up the wrinkles formation process as well as maintaining the PH level of your skin.
HOW TO USE YOGURT AND HONEY
Mix two equal portions of yogurt and honey in a small bowl. Apply it to your face and let it sit for 5 minutes followed by moisturizer and toning as well.
2. HONEY, EGG YOLK, AND ALMOND
Almonds are not just used for their moisturizing properties but they also can be used as an emollient that nourishes your skin making your skin soft and smooth.
HOW TO USE HONEY, EGG, AND ALMOND
Beat the yolk of an egg with one tablespoon of honey. Prepare an almond paste of 6 to 5 and mix it in the mixture. Now apply the paste on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then rinse it off with warm water.
3. APPLE, OLIVE OIL, AND YOGURT CLEANSER
An Apple a day keeps the dryness away. Using an apple for your dry skin can do wonders for your skin as it contains flavonoids that treat your skin against UV rays and also repair it at the same time. Apples can be used as a moisturizer that serves the purpose of nourishing your skin, giving you a soft and clear looking skin. Moreover, apples are jam-packed with malic acid that aids in removing dead skin cells from the outermost layer of your skin.
Whereas, olive oil contains monosaturated fats which preserve the water level in your epidermis and also provide ceramide to your skin that helps in retaining the moisture. New York City-based dermatologist Sejal Shah has put in plain words. “When the skin lacks ceramides, the barrier becomes compromised, resulting in dryness and irritation,” “Ceramides are a vital component of the skin,” explains Audrey Kunin, a dermatologist in Kansas City, Missouri. “They are the body’s natural moisturizer and the barrier that prevents dehydration.”
HOW TO USE APPLE, OLIVE OIL, AND YOGURT CLEANSER
Add 1 slice of peeled apple, 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a food processor. Blend all the ingredients until you get a downy paste. Now apply the paste to your face and massage it properly in circular motions. Leave the paste for 5 to 10 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
4. OLIVE OIL AND GLYCERIN CLEANSER
Glycerin, also known as glycerol, is a natural humectant that pulls moisture from the air into your skin making your skin stay hydrated throughout the day. Glycerin will make your skin soft by locking in moisture. It has a thick consistency that fills cracks in your skin and you will see fine lines fading gradually as well as it will improve your skin’s elasticity.
HOW TO USE OLIVE OIL AND GLYCERIN
Combine one teaspoon of glycerin in two tablespoons of water or either rose water. Apply it using a cotton pad on your face. Let it stay for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water and apply a moisturizer.
Blend 2 tablespoons of glycerin, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of your gooey face wash/baby wash and 2 tablespoon of water to get a bulky paste. Transfer this smooth paste to a pump bottle and apply it to your face and neck area. Massage for no less than 1 to 2 minutes. Wipe it off with a clean piece of cloth and rinse your face with warm water.
5. MILK AND TURMERIC CLEANSER
Milk contains lactic acid, an AHA that helps in exfoliating your skin removing all the dead skin cells, thus promote new cell growth. Applying milk to your skin will bring back the moisture and also help in retaining the moisture. Dry skin lacks calcium and potassium, applying milk can boost the level of calcium and potassium which can make your skin stay hydrated. Alongside, calcium and potassium milk also contain magnesium that aids in disappearing fine lines and wrinkles.
Turmeric plays an important part in treating your dry and dull skin and adds a glow to your face. Applying turmeric as your cleanser can provide hydration to your skin and moisturizes your skin deeply.
HOW TO USE MILK AND TURMERIC
Mix 3 tablespoons of milk with a pinch of turmeric. Apply the mixture to your face and neck and massage in a circular motion. Let it sit for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.