Beat winter dryness with these DIY facial masks

Here are three face masks to keep your skin glowing throughout the dry winter season:
If you missed the first three: Keep your skin hydrated this winter


1. Avocado and honey face mask: This great face mask recipe requires only two natural ingredients, namely, avocado and honey. Avocado contains lots of oils and honey is also a natural moisturiser. This mask is a boon for mature, wrinkled and dry skin.

Mash 1/2 ripe, soft avocado into a creamy pulp. Then stir in 1/4 cup of honey, forming a smooth paste. Apply it onto your facial skin, leaving it there for about 10 minutes. Rinse it off your face with the help of a cool washcloth.


2. Aloe vera and avocado face mask: This natural face mask is very effective in hydrating and softening dry chapped skin. This mask also works great for wind-burned or sunburned skin because aloe vera contains natural healing agents. In addition avocado and honey are known to be packed with antioxidants that make this as one of the best DIY face masks for dry skin.

Take 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, 1/2 ripe avocado, 1 tablespoon of runny honey, 1 teaspoon of almond or coconut oil and 1 ½ tablespoon of dry oatmeal.

Mash up the avocado in a bowl until it turns into fine pulp without lumps. Stir in the aloe vera gel, runny honey, coconut oil and oatmeal. Mix these natural ingredients together to form a uniform paste. Spread the mask onto your freshly washed skin, leaving it there for about 15 minutes. Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water and a warm wash cloth. If needed, follow with a moisturizer on your still-moist skin.


3. Milk facial mask for dry skin: This is an ancient time face mask. Raw milk is a well-known moisturiser that hydrates dry skin. This at home recipe is enough for two people and for a single person you need to reduce the quantities by one half.

Take 1 teaspoon powdered milk, 1 tablespoon runny honey, 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel and 2 drops of an organic essential oil. Mix these natural ingredients well and apply onto your face. Allow it to sit on your face for about 15 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water.


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