Beauty hacks – Continued !!

Today I will reveal 4 easy homemade recipes for people with dry skin .

DRY SKIN –

Dry skin can feel rough , tight, and itchy and may look dull . Untreated , dry skin can lead to severe chapping and cracking. The solution is to avoid harsh detergent-based skin-care products and to use plant-based homemade remedies , which lubricate and moisturise the skin .

1.Softening rice bran scrub –

Finely ground oats and powdered rice bran are gentle exfoliants that are suitable to use on dry skin, as they provide moisture as well as safely removes any dead skin cells . Green tea provides additional anti-oxidant protection while helping to gently tighten up the pores.

Ingredients

  • 1tablespoon green tea
  • 1 tablespoon dried rose petals
  • 35g powdered rice bran
  • 25g almond meal
  • cream or almond oil

Preparation – Grind green tea and rose petals to a fine powder . Combine the powder with oats , rice bran and almond meal , and mix thoroughly . Store the mixture in an airtight jar .

Usage – To use, mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of scrub with sufficient cream or almond oil to make a paste . Let it thicken for 1 to 2 minutes, then massage it into damp skin with your finger tips ; rinse off.

2. Marsh mallow cleanser –

Marsh mallow and soapwort grow in swampy, watery areas, where their roots soak up moisture to create a slippery sap that can both cleanse and relieve dry skin . the glycerine in this soothing formula binds water to thirsty skin .

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chopped dried marsh mallow
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dried soapwort
  • 60ml water
  • 60ml rosewater
  • 60ml vegetable glycerine
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • 5 drops of chamomile essential oil

Preparation – Place the dry ingredients and water in a small saucepan ; bring it to boil . Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes . Cool and strain , pressing down on herbs to extract as much liquid as possible . Combine herbal liquid with rosewater, glycerine, sunflower seed oil and aloe vera gel in a bottle. Add chamomile oil.

Usage – To use, dampen skin with warm water and massage a little cleanser into skin ; rinse off . Store in the refrigerator but use it within 10 days. Follow with a mild toner , then moisturise.

3. Flower balm –

This ultra-mild herbal blend of comfrey, elderflower, fennel and rosewater helps keep moisture close to the pores of dry skin . All these have excellent hydrating properties.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chopped dried comfrey root
  • 1 tablespoon dried fennel
  • 1 tablespoon dried elderflower
  • 180ml rosewater
  • 60ml witch hazel
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerine
  • 5 drop rose essential oil

Preparation – Place the dry ingredients in a dark glass jar with a tight-fitting cap. Add rosewater and witch hazel. Keep mixture in a dark place for 2 weeks, gently shaking once a day . Strain well. Add glycerine and rose oil to herbal mixture . Pour into a pump-spray bottle.

Usage – To use, mist onto clear skin before applying moisturiser. Store in the refrigerator. Use within 15 days.

4. Rich repair elixir –

This hydrating serum is especially designed for the needs of dry or sensitive skin. Sandalwood is an anti-inflammatory and others are rich in essential fatty acid that are good for the skin .

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons rose essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon carrot seed oil
  • 3 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon apricot kernel oil

Preparation – Combine everything in a small dark-coloured bottle.

Usage – To use, shake well and massage a few drops of elixir into damp skin.

Do’s and don’ts

DO drink at least eight 250ml glasses of water a day to provide your skin with the moisture it needs from within.

DO use lukewarm water . It’s less likely to strip skin of moisture.

DO use regular massage and dry-skin brushing to stimulate sebum (oil) production and circulation . Use light , gentle pressure to avoid irritation .

DON’T use soap on your skin.

Nourish dry skin and protect it from the defects of the sun , wind and central heating with this rehydrating easy homemade recipes. I hope you try using these .

I will be updating tomorrow about the homemade remedies for oily skin .

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