How to treat and maintain dry facial skin, including tips on moisturizing and cleansing
Make your own facial skin care treatment for dry skin
Do you find yourself constantly dealing with flaky, dull, or itchy skin on your face? Does your complexion remain clear, but lack that radiance or glow? If so, you’re in good company. Dry skin is one of the most common beauty afflictions that affect women. Luckily, dry skin is one of the easiest to treat, and even easier to maintain, once you’ve developed a good regimen to take care of it. Several companies have released products on the market that promise to keep your skin looking young, healthy, and radiant. But using ingredients found in your own home, you can easily mix up some facial treatments that will deliver the same results, but at a fraction of the cost.
Dry skin is very easy to clean, and only prone to the occasional breakout. The most important thing is to realize how sensitive your skin can be, and when cleansing, use a soft cloth, and be sure to avoid the eye area. Also use lukewarm water only, not steaming hot water, so as to keep the skin from being scalded or damaged.
For a deep clean feeling, at least once a week, try this recipe for an all natural facial scrub. Take 1/2 cup of oatmeal, and mix it with just enough plain yogurt until you have developed a paste-like texture. Apply over the entire face, avoiding the eye area, and gently wash off with lukewarm water. Oatmeal will help your skin’s ability to absorb moisture, and also soothe any itchy, flaky, or dry spots.
Now that the skin has been cleansed, it’s time to moisturize. Take a few drops of sweet almond oil, mix with water, and blend before applying to the facial area. This moisturizer is good enough for use everyday, but if your skin is in need of intense moisturization, you can try a homemade skin mask. It’s a good idea to use one of these masks at least once a week, to make sure your skin is being properly hydrated.
For this mask, you want to raid your liquor cabinet and find a bottle of Jack Daniels. If you don’t have Jack, any whiskey will do. Take 1 tablespoon of whiskey; mix it with one egg yolk, 1/4 cup of powdered dry milk, and 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt. When you have dry skin, plain yogurt is your best friend. Mix all the ingredients together, and spread evenly over the entire facial area, avoiding the eyes. Let the mask sit for thirty minutes, before rinsing gently with lukewarm water and a soft cloth. This mask will leave your skin soft and supple for up to seven days.
When dealing with dry skin, you also want to follow a few good rules. Indoor tanning or excessive exposure to the sun will dehydrate your skin and leave it looking dull and sallow. Make sure your remove your makeup every night to allow your skin to breathe healthy while you sleep! Hydration is the key. You want to make sure you’re helping your skin by consuming plenty of water throughout the day.
Using these facial treatments and protecting your skin are ways to help make sure your skin is going to stay beautiful as long as the rest of you!