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Dry skin is a very common issue that most people experience every now and then, due to factors such as improper hydration, harsh weather, excessive exposure to the sun, the use of chemical products and makeup and many more.

There are also people whose skin type is naturally on the dry side and who have to be extra careful in their skin care routine.

Dry skin is problematic for many reasons. Its dull, aged and flaky appearance is certainly unappealing and the lack of natural moisture causes a feeling of tightness and discomfort. Because of all this, dryness, which is not a serious skin problem per se, should definitely be fixed so the skin can look right and feel right.

A special dry skin care routine should be used every day, combining gentle cleansing and generous moisturizing. However, it is strongly recommended to combine these efforts with occasional extra measures, such as applying special facial masks. Since dry skin is often sensitive as well, it is recommended to use only natural, homemade ones, which are less likely to irritate the skin.

Facial masks for dry skin combine ingredients that soothe and deeply nourish the skin, replenish natural moisture and prevent further drying.

Homemade facial masks for dry skin

Apple facial mask is one of the best masks for dry skin. It combines one quarter of a medium-sized apple, one teaspoon each of honey and oatmeal and half a spoon of “half and half”. The apple should be grated or processed in a blender and then combined with the other ingredients. This mixture should be applied to the face and other dry areas and left for ten minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.

Another beneficial facial mask for dry skin, called “chocolate facial mask”, is made by mixing one tablespoon each of heavy cream, oatmeal, cottage cheese and cocoa powder with four teaspoons of honey. The ingredients are mixed well in a blender and applied to the face for ten to 15 minutes. This delicious mask is not recommended for those who also wish to lose weight because most people are tempted to eat it!

Almond facial mask is also great for dry skin and, in addition, it provides necessary unsaturated fatty acid the skin needs to stay young and elastic. It is made my combining one quarter of a cup of crushed almonds with six ounces of plain yogurt, two teaspoons of wheat germ oil and two teaspoons of honey.

Those who want to nourish their skin as well as moisturize it can try out a facial mask made from one teaspoon each of olive oil and honey, one egg yolk and half a teaspoon of Vitamin E.

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