Homemade face packs for dry skin
Dry skin, also called xerosis, is a common problem. Face packs removing wastes, impurities and dead skin cells. Most popularly, lotions and creams are used to soothe the dry skin. Some face packs you can make easily and use in minutes. Using a mild soap or a cleansing body wash might eliminate the problem temporarily. However, this option can turn out to be pretty expensive if the skin is genetically dry or just exceptionally dry. There are many type of packs, you can make at your home. A face pack made of fruits rich in vitamins and water can have a good effect on the dry skin. Some of the fruits that can be used are papaya, peach, and banana.
A mild lotion or moisturizer can follow these face packs, to retain the moisture produced by the face pack. It is advised to use oil-based lotions in such instances. Moisture has to be applied with upward circular motion always. Night creams containing alpha hydroxy acids can be used as night cream so as to have a fresh looking skin in the mornings. A diet consisting of a lot of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin E can be taken for an inner glow in the skin. Leafy vegetables help the most in replenishing the moisture in the skin. Fruit juices are also considered to be very helpful in softening the skin. Rose water, almond oil, honey, olive oil, and beaten curd can all be used as good face packs. Other than this, daily massage or facial sauna with herbal oils and use of mild detergent and fragrance free soap can work wonders on dry skin.
Dry skin has a low level of sebum and can be prone to sensitivity. Dry skin looks dull, especially on the cheeks and around the eyes. The skin has a parched look caused by its inability to retain moisture. Dry skin is characterised by itching, flakiness, scaling, roughness and having tight feeling. Breakouts may be seen in the dry skin. Chapping and cracking are signs of extremely dry, dehydrated skin. This type of skin is tightly drawn over bones. It looks dull, especially on the cheeks and around the eyes. There may be tiny expression lines on these spots and at the comers of the mouth.
Dry skin is most common in your lower legs, arms, flanks (sides of the abdomen), and thighs. Dry skin is usually not serious, but it can be uncomfortable and unsightly, turning plump cells into shriveled ones. The most serious dry skin condition, is the inherited group of disorders called ichthyosis. There may be tiny expression lines on the dry skin area.
Homemade facial packs recipe for dry skin
Mix half teaspoon honey with the yolk of an egg and one tablespoon dried milk powder. Mix into a paste and apply. Remove after 20 minutes with water.
Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons honey, the juice from 1/2 of a lemon, and 1 small carton plain yogurt. Stir in 1 whipped egg white. Apply to face and let set about 15 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Make a mixture of 10 almonds, two spoons oatmeal, four tablespoons of full cream milk, two spoons china clay, juice of half a lemon, and one mashed avocado. Apply on face and leave ipt for 20 minutes. Damen cotton wool with cold milk and wipe it off. Splash your face with cold water and apply a light moisturizer.
Two tablespoons of cornmeal mixed with enough water to make a thick paste makes a great inexpensive facial mask. Gently apply to face and wash off.