You can meet women with dry skin very often because this type of skin is the most frequent. How to take care about a dry face skin? What are DIY remedies for dry skin? Read the article to learn more.
When skin is young, it is elastic, thin, of light pink color, a velvety, and matte, there are almost no wrinkles, no visible pores. Those who suffer because of pimples just dream about such skin.
Types of skin
Here are the main criteria of dry skin:
- the skin is slightly transparent and frosted;
- no shade of gray;
- almost no acne;
- quickly and easily covers with red spots.
While touching this type of skin, you can feel dry and taut, due to insufficient activity of the sebaceous glands and moisture. Especially there is always dry skin in the cheeks and temples. It does not tolerate washing with soap and water, reacting peeling, irritation, and redness. Dryness is enhanced under the influence of following external factors:
- high or low sun temperatures,
- improper care, in which it becomes drier, scaly and not very flexible.
Therefore, with age, skin becomes flabby, prone to wrinkles, especially around the eyes (crow's feet).
You can preserve the beauty and health of the dry skin if you care properly about it. It is necessary to begin by identifying the actual causes of dryness of the skin. Often this is caused by a dysfunction of the sebaceous glands. A small amount of skin fat deprives your skin of protective lipid tape composed of fat, sweat, and moisturizing agents. The tape saves the skin from aggressive environmental influences and provides the elasticity of the epidermis.
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Dry skin care
Dry and sensitive skin requires special attention and careful maintenance. Being and owner of this skin type, you should ensure proper nutrition and hydration for your skin.
Second, after cleansing, apply a light moisturizer on the areas of the face that are particularly prone to dryness (T-zone, hands).
Third, after taking a bath, you can't go out within an hour — it's unhealthy for dry skin (especially dangerous to do it in windy weather and winter). To ensure proper nutrition and hydration of the epidermis, we suggest you seeing the following DIY recipes of masks and other cosmetics for dry skin, which you can easily prepare at home.
The recipes of homemade masks for dry skin.
This mask will help to improve blood circulation and nutrition of dry skin. You need:
- One teaspoon of mustard powder,
- One tablespoon of olive oil
- One teaspoon of water.
Mix these ingredients and gently apply the mask for 5 minutes, then wash with cool water and use a moisturizer. To improve the complexion and enhance skin elasticity, a yellow mustard card can be simply put on the face for a few minutes, do not forget to moisturize the face with cream after that.
In order to ensure proper nourishment and hydration for dry skin, which is also susceptible to peeling, you can prepare this mask. You need:
- Two egg yolks,
- One teaspoon of honey
- Two tablespoons of olive oil.
All the ingredients must be mixed until a homogeneous mass and held a little in a water bath. Then liberally apply the mask for half an hour, covering the face of a new layer every 5-7 minutes. After the procedure, wipe the face with a sponge soaked in herbal decoction, and wash with water at room temperature.
Cottage cheese masks
The mask also deeply nourishes a dry skin.
- One tablespoon of curd
- One teaspoon of slightly warmed honey.
This mask is easier applied; it should be diluted with a small amount of milk. Use it on cleansed skin for a quarter-hour, then simply rinse with cool water.
Also, you can add one tablespoon of carrot juice, milk and any natural vegetable oil (but olive oil is still preferable). After applying this mask, you should do some procedure, wipe the face with ice of herbal decoction or green tea.
To eliminate the peeling skin, you can mix cottage cheese with sour cream and add to them still a little warm, lightly salted, vegetable oil. Apply this mixture on the problem areas of the skin for a quarter of an hour, and then wash with cold water.
Homemade oil and herbs masks
For a very dry, skin which loses its tone, a curd-oil mask is suitable. For its preparation, you need to mix one tablespoon of curd and one teaspoon oil from flax seed, add 0.5 teaspoons of cod liver oil and one tablespoon of strong brewed black tea. Also, add one teaspoon of parsley juice and powdered lemon peel, orange or lemon. This mask is applied to a cleansed skin for 30 minutes. In addition to its nutritional properties, the mask has a cosmetic effect.
To soften the skin, prevent peeling and significantly improve the complexion will help infusion of chamomile. To prepare it, you need one tablespoon of dried plant to dissolve 100 ml (half a Cup) of hot boiled water and half an hour to drain. Then two tablespoons of this infusion add one tablespoon of dairy oatmeal while it's still not cold yet. All of this should be applied to the skin in a thick layer for 20 minutes and then wash with water at room temperature.
A homemade mask for dry skin nourishes and eliminates unwanted pigmentation. It evens out a skin tone. It is a mask from a homemade sour cream mixed with the freshly squeezed juice of parsley. Leave this mask on your face for half an hour and then rinse with water at room temperature. A mask with fat cottage cheese, cream, and warm milk have the same effect. It not only moisturizes and nourishes the skin, promotes its cleansing, removing dead skin cells. It should be applied neat, but intense in a circular motion on a quarter of an hour, and rinse with cool water.
You can also wipe the peeling skin, with a warm olive oil. And half an hour after the procedure, you need to remove the excess oil with a paper towel.
Moisturizes the skin a mask of cooked flax seeds. Just pour 1 tablespoon of flax seed 200 ml ( glass) of hot water and simmer until they thicken (it should not be very thick). Then cool a little pulp and apply it on cleansed skin for a quarter of an hour. After the mask, the skin becomes smooth and soft.
Not only to fully hydrate, but also to remove dead skin cells will help mask of crushed oat flakes, any natural vegetable oil, and infusion of lime flowers. Much to strengthen the positive effects of such a mask is possible if you add a few drops of oil vitamin A and E, which perfectly moisturize the skin and longer retain its youth. This mask is applied with light massage movements on a quarter of an hour.
Egg yolk moisturizes the skin and nourishes it with all necessary nutrients; it is an indispensable ingredient in the preparation of masks for dry skin. For example, you can mix egg yolk with one tablespoon of natural vegetable oil (preferably olive), you can also add a few drops of castor oil and one teaspoon of oat flour. Apply the mixture, massaging the skin for a quarter-hour, then simply rinse with water at room temperature. Especially recommended to use this mask with skin peeling.
Not less moisturizes dry skin a mask with an herbal infusion. To prepare it, you need to take in equal amounts (1 teaspoon) chamomile flowers, hops, yarrow, dried leaves of strawberry and St. John's wort and steam the herbal mixture with 200 ml (a glass of) hot boiled water, for half an hour strain the infusion. Then two tablespoons of this infusion should be mixed with 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed apple juice, 1 teaspoon of honey and one egg yolk. The mask is applied to cleansed skin for quarter-hour.
To enhance the properties of natural nourishing creams should be mixed in equal proportions with homemade mayonnaise and strong brewed black tea. This mask can be applied to the face and chest area. Five minutes after application need to apply another coat, and another quarter of an hour, blot the excess with a paper towel and wash with warm water with milk, mixed in a 1:1 ratio.
To moisturize dry skin, and even counteract the first signs of aging may mask of 1 tablespoon of whipped cream, 20 drops of propolis and one tablespoon juice of fresh cucumber. The mask is applied to a quarter of an hour; you need to remove it using a cotton cloth dampened with warm purified water, and then refresh the skin using the cucumber tonic.
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