Five DIY face masks to combat dry skin this winter
As the season changes, our skin faces a new set of challenges. With winter beginning to set in, dry, flaky and rough skin are some concerns that need to be dealt with. Here are five masks that you can make yourself to help keep your skin healthy:
Aloe vera and coconut oil
Extract some pulp from the aloe vera plant in your garden, or buy some aloe vera gel. Then, mix it with an equal amount of virgin coconut oil. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wipe with a towel or tissue.
Mix equal amounts of ripe papaya and banana together, till blended but still chunky. Then mix in a teaspoon of honey. Massage into your face and leave it on until it dries. Then rinse it off with warm water and mild soap.
Carrot juice and honey
Combine three parts of carrot juice with one part of honey. Apply evenly on the skin and massage gently. Let it dry and then cleanse with warm water and soap.
Rose and oats
Take equal amounts of rose petals and oats. Crush them together and add a little bit of water to make the mixture a paste. Then apply on the skin. Wait till it dries and then rinse it off.
Turmeric, honey and yoghurt
Blend a teaspoon each of turmeric and honey with three teaspoons of yoghurt. Apply the paste on your skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse with gentle soap and water.