Which better time for a homemade face mask for dry skin than wintertime? Heater air inside and frosty climate outside – our skin needs to deal with quite the dehydrating environment in these months. So take some time this weekend, mix yourself this easy DIY mask and enjoy a moisturizing effect and a short timeout.
(Short disclaimer: This mask is not vegan and contains honey. If you are looking for alternatives, check out my 6 ideas for a homemade face mask without honey.)
Ingredients for the homemade face mask for dry skin in winter
Naturally, our skin can use an extra moisturizing boost in winter. So it makes sense to get out some rich ingredients for our homemade face mask for winter!
As usual with my homemade beauty recipes, you only have to go into your kitchen to pick up the ingredients.
We will need:
- 1/2 cup of yogurt (without additives, just pure neutral yogurt)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon of honey
How do these ingredients help dry winter skin?
If you’re planning to make a DIY face mask for dry skin, you want one thing and one thing only: MOISTURE for your skin!
Well, luckily, all three ingredients of our homemade winter face mask will help in moisturizing and softening your skin. Think of it as a homemade moisturizer straight out of the kitchen.
Like I said above, for a face mask for winter, you want to pick some creamy, moisturizing ingredients to really “soak” your skin.
The yogurt brings some lactic acid to tighten your pores. It also has some exfoliating properties, taking your dry skin from dull to bright. And the probiotics in it help with cell renewal.
Bananas have some enzymes in them that can help with the exfoliation process, too. They also really help with the texture of this winter face mask!
And the honey has soothing and hydrating properties. Perfect for a homemade face mask for dry skin in winter!
Use your DIY face mask for dry winter skin
After collecting all your ingredients, mash the banana thoroughly and mix everything together. This should give you a thick, creamy paste.
Then, apply the mixture all over your face. Now put some relaxing music on, put your feet up, and enjoy your little break for 10 minutes! If you are into visualization, you can even imagine your skin absorbing all the goodies from the mask.
Afterward, just rinse it off with lukewarm water. Generally avoid using hot water, as this will just add to your skin’s dryness.
Also, make sure to drink enough! (As if you really needed to hear that again. But if you did, download and print the water tracker below and get drinking!)
Now your skin should feel refreshed and soft.
How often should you do the homemade face pack for dry skin in winter?
Even though the effect of this DIY winter face mask is great, don’t use it too often.
While your epidermis benefits a lot from this mask, you can also overload your skin. Plus, doing it more than once a week will most likely not give you an increased benefit anyways.
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