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Your skin dictates your state of mind! Don’t believe us? Take a look at your skin, the first thing in the morning, as soon as you get up! If your skin is glowing and looks like a million bucks, the smile which curls up on your lips won’t leave until the end of the day. Exactly the opposite happens when you see your skin looking parched, haggard, the glow nowhere to be seen. So, how can you get clear skin naturally?.
Great looking skin is something that everybody wants, but if your skin is dry you need to double up your efforts to make it look moisturized and supple. It is particularly difficult to make your dry skin look well-nourished, so here we will give you some great inexpensive solutions to revitalize your skin to its former glory. Whether you have dry or severely dry skin, it won’t need the help of make-up to look all dewy and fresh
Why do we have Dry skin?
Itchy, flaky skin is what we all despise, but no amount of slathering on moisturizers or creams can change the texture of the skin, and even if it does, it looks like an oily film on your skin and it does not radiate from within. Your unending skin woes get worse during the winter months. Besides the weather, there are other reasons for your skin to look dry, dull and shriveled.
- The cold weather- Your skin is sensitive to the changing weather conditions outside. But it is particularly affected during the cold winter months. The harsh cold winds which run amok, sweeping down empty lanes and bylanes are not too kind to your skin. The only way to combat the chilling winds is to stay hydrated with the right kind of moisturizer. Stay vigilant and act before the cold weather has its grip on your city and you.
- Too much of usage of soap- The skin is stripped of its essential oils if you spend to much time playing with soap and water. The anti-bacterial soaps are particularly guilty of making your skin dry and wizened. Remember to keep a moisturizer right beside your hand-wash and make sure you use the moisturizer liberally.
- Extra care for your matured skin- As you age, your skin becomes drier and you need a little extra care to make your skin defy age with aplomb. You can use heavier moisturizers or serums which can rejuvenate aging skin by helping to repair damaged DNA, getting rid of free radicals, and boosting the production of collagen and elastin.
- If you are too heavily dependent on medicines- If you use too many medications for your acne or other skin conditions, then your skin will be stripped of essential oils, which will in turn reduce moisture levels.
- Other skin conditions- If your skin is still dry despite using moisturizers and serums regularly, then you need to check with your doctor whether you are suffering from any medical condition like eczema or psoriasis, or other chronic diseases like diabetes and hypothyroidism.
- Skip the hot showers- Hot water dehydrates your skin, so avoid taking a bath using hot water.
10 Effective Fruit Packs for Dry Skin
If you are cribbing about the fact that most serums and moisturizers cost the earth nowadays, you needn’t worry at all, as there are wonderful fruit face packs for dry skin which make your skin as soft as a baby. Also, the new found glow will certainly be hard to ignore.
So the next time you nibble on an apple, remember they make exemplary packs for the skin as well. You needn’t rely on chemical-laden skin creams, they might promise a lot, but the promise will soon fizzle out. Nothing works like home-made natural pack straight out of your kitchen; fresh, fragrant and unprocessed.
1. Banana Face Pack for Dry Skin
Honey is an excellent natural moisturizer, bananas and olive oil eradicates the ill effects of free radicals, so all in all they make a must try pack for everyone suffering from dry skin.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp. olive oil
Method: Mix all the ingredients to make a smooth paste, apply all over the face and rinse with water after 10 minutes. Add olive oil and honey and blend them to make a smooth paste.
2. Milk Face Pack with Orange Peel for Dry Skin
This pack is ideal for all modern day Cleopatras. This is a great moisturizer too and keeps your skin soft long after you have washed away the pack. You can’t stop touching your skin, and marveling at its new found glow. The dried orange peel helps in exfoliation. Dry the orange peel out in the sun, and then use a blender to grind it finely.
- 1 tsp. milk
- 1 tsp. of overnight soaked almonds’ paste
- 1 tsp. aloe vera gel and
- 2 drops of essential oil
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp orange peel powder
Method: Add some milk into a bowl. Add the almond paste. Add honey and aloe vera gel. Mix all the ingredients well, apply on the face, leave it on for 15 minutes, and rinse it with warm water. This is one of the easiest dry skin homemade face masks.
3. Papaya and Honey Pack
This pack is a fruity burst of flavors and brimming with antioxidants, flavonoids, pantothenic acid, vitamin B and minerals such as magnesium and potassium, which have immense benefits for the skin. Vitamin A present in papaya rejuvenates and nourishes dry and rough skin whereas potassium helps in hydrating skin cells and restoring moisture.
Regular application of papaya can diminish wrinkles and age spots. The honey in the pack acts as a natural elixir, softening and reviving the skin to a great extent.
- Ripe Papaya-1/2 Cup
- Honey-1 Tablespoon
Method: Mash the papaya to make a smooth paste and add the honey to it, blend well and apply on clean face. Let it sit for 30 minutes and wash off properly with water. Keep repeating this 3-4 times per week to get satiny smooth glowing skin.
4. Yogurt and Rosewater and Orange Juice Pack
Yogurt is full of multi-vitamins and lactic acid that rejuvenates complexion and imparts a healthy glow to the skin. It deeply moisturizes dull and lifeless skin. The Lactic acid present in yogurt exfoliates, peeling off the dry exterior and revealing freshly revitalized skin. It also helps in restoring moisture and hydrating rough and scaly skin.
The nutrients in yogurt have effective anti-inflammatory properties, and thus effectively help get rid of aging problems like fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation marks, age spots and so on. The rosewater in itself is a great boon, as it refreshes the skin, stripping it of the extra oil or sebum, dirt, and impurities that rob the skin of its natural glow.
The antioxidants present in oranges fight free radicals and thus prevent aging faster.
- Unflavored Yogurt-2 tablespoon
- Rosewater-1 tablespoon
- Orange juice- 1 tablespoon
Method: Take 2 tablespoons of yogurt in a bowl and whisk it well, add 1 tablespoon of rosewater to it, mix and apply on a freshly cleaned face. Let the pack stay for 30 minutes or so and wash off with tepid water. Repeat it 2-3 times per week to get brighter, smoother and softer skin and also get respite from uneven skin tone.
5. Saffron and Milk Cream and Apple Puree Pack
Saffron has been the secret ingredient of face packs used by queens and princesses, known for their unparalleled beauty. It not only imparts a glow but also improves skin tone, proving that beauty is truly skin-deep. Your skin radiates with an all-new acquired glow, mitigating dullness considerably with just one application of the pack. This should certainly count as one of the best
This should certainly count as one of the best fruit face packs for dry skin. Apples have a great amount of vitamin C which help in building collagen in the skin.
Collagen is one of the most important structural components of the skin which also maintain the moisture element. Apples also contain copper, which is an essential component to keep the skin healthy. Apples also contain vitamin that aids in the development of mature, functional skin. The milk cream is perfect for parched skin and is an ingredient endorsed by grandmothers too.
- Pure Milk Cream-2 Tablespoon
- Saffron-4-5 Strands
- Apple-1/2 pureed
Method: Take the milk cream in a glass bowl and add the strands of saffron to it and keep aside for 10 minutes, allowing it to soak. When the strands are well-soaked, the milk is enhanced by a lovely color, mix well and add the apple puree, apply on face, let it stay for 30 minutes and wash off with water. Repeat it 3-4 times per week to get effective results to enhance skin tone, and make it soft, smooth and glowing.
6. Gram Flour and Curd Pack and Grape Juice
Gram flour is one of the best kitchen ingredients which exfoliate your skin naturally and also help in getting rid of a skin tan. It effectively helps in deep cleansing the face and sloughing off the dead cells, impurities, and dirt that clogs the pores, which are the chief causes of pimples and acne.
Gram flour, when blended with curd, helps in revitalizing and moisturizing dry and lifeless, skin improving skin tone and bestowing a beautiful sun-kissed glow. The enzymes in grape juice help to make the skin soft and supple
- Gram flour (Besan)-2 Tablespoon
- Sour Curd-1 Tablespoon
- Grape Juice- 1 Tablespoon
Method: Take the gram flour in a glass bowl and add the curd to it, and then add the grape juice mix well to form a smooth paste and apply on clean face. Let it stay for 20 minutes and wash off with water, don’t forget to apply moisturizer after you wash off the pack. Repeat it 2-3 times a week to give your skin a thorough exfoliation, remove dirt, impurities and dead cells from skin and work on improving the skin tone.
7. Skin Whitening Egg Yolk and Honey and Tomato Face Pack
Eggs are great for aging skin, they tighten and tone skin, giving you a face-lift. Add to it a potent ingredient of honey, which is a natural moisturizer and it becomes a fool-proof solution for dry skin. The tomato helps in adding the requisite enzymes to restore the skin’s natural moisture. This is an effective fruit pack for dry skin.
- Honey- 1tsp
- Rose water- 1 tsp.
Method: Break 2 eggs and separate the egg yolks into a bowl. Add 1 Tbsp of honey and whisk well. Add the tomato juice in the bowl. Wipe your face with rose water and then using a soft brush, gently apply the pack. Apply 2 to 3 layers of this mixture and leave until it dries completely. Rinse with lukewarm water. It is suitable for all skin types.
8. Almond and Oatmeal and Mango Face pack
Almonds are very effective in combating dry and lifeless skin. Oats can be used for exfoliation and yogurt helps give the skin a polished and glowing appearance. Add to that the king of fruits and you will get a near perfect face mask. Mangoes are great moisturizing agents, and a storehouse of vitamins A and C, which help tone and rejuvenate the skin. Mangoes truly help to make your skin look flawless and beautiful.
- Yogurt-2 Tbsp
- Honey-1 tsp.
- Mango- 1/2 pureed.
Method: Grind 5 almonds and 2 tbsp. of oats into a fine paste. Add 1 tsp. of honey and 2 tbsp. of yogurt and make a smooth paste. Add the mango puree. Keep on for 15 minutes and rinse. Almonds and yogurt nourish the skin and oatmeal acts as a scrubber. Use this at least 2 times a week for great looking skin.
9. Apple and Grapefruit Pack
Apples contain a great amount of vitamin C which helps in building collagen in the skin. It contains copper, which is great for mature skin and also helps in de-tanning. Grapes, on the other hand, are rich in vitamin C, which helps in toning and firming the skin and vitamin E, which moisturizes and protects your skin. Grapes also protect against acne and pimples.
- Grapes -7
Method: Blend together the apple and the grapes, until it becomes a smooth, soft paste. Apply on clean skin, and leave it on for half an hour. Wash and pat dry. This can be used about twice a week.
10. Mango Face Pack
It is not only a great pack to revitalize your skin but the best solution to impart a beautiful glow on your skin. Rich in vitamin A and C, remember that whenever you peel off to enjoy the fruit, make sure you add some to your skin as well.
- 1 ripe mango
- 2 to 3 tsp. of fuller’s earth
Method: Remove all the pulp of a ripe mango and mash it thoroughly till you get a smooth consistency. Add fuller’s earth to it, and make a thick, smooth paste. Apply this pack on your face and neck, and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Once the pack dries, wash it off remember to scrub gently in circular motions. Enjoy your hydrated luminous skin!
Enjoy your homemade fruit facial for dry skin, but always remember to do a patch test on your elbow to see if the pack suits you and your skin does not get affected. Fruits are full of vitamins and minerals and they help you get hydrated, healthy and glowing skin in no time, minus the side-effects of course. So whip up your own formula and flaunt a sun-kissed glow with these face packs.