Super Simple Face Masks for Dry Skin

In Skin by kahunakirk

Winter is full on upon us and it can leave you with dry and flaky skin like no other! Or maybe you just usually tend to have dry skin… These face masks are super simple and easy to make and will give your skin that extra punch of moisture it has been begging for! Bonus: Make a bigger portion and use it to alleviate dry skin all over your body. Did someone say DIY Spa Day? I’m in! Like most of our face mask lists, we use all ingredients you can easily find at your local market or probably have on hand in your kitchen pantry! Of course you’ve got to have your jojoba oil for these masks, cause nothing speaks “moisture” like jojoba does! We organically grow, harvest, and press our jojoba seeds into a high quality USDA certified organic jojoba oil. Get yours here and start experimenting with these dry skin masks!

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Jojoba Oil: While jojoba oil can be used alone for dry skin because of its moisturizing, healing and anti microbial properties, it is a great addition to any dry skin remedy. It is transdermal which means it is easily absorbed into your skin, sending moisture deep into your pores. Dry skin has to do with the lack of lipids due to overuse of drying products. Jojoba oil mimics the sebum your skin naturally produces and is full of lipids to bring moisture and balance back to your skin. We organically grow, harvest, and press our jojoba seeds into a high quality USDA certified organic jojoba oil. Get yours here!

Raw Honey: Because honey is a natural humectant, it takes moisture from the air and delivers it directly into your skin. Not only that but it helps to preserve the moisture deep in your pores where it is most needed to have a long lasting hydration for your skin. Not only that but it is chock-full of nutrients and healing properties that will help any skin type.

Avocado: Avocados are rich in vitamins and provide healthy oils for your skin. Not only that but avocado contains amino acids, nutrients and antioxidants that will help in removing toxins from your skin. Sounds like a winner to me!

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Grapes: Grapes are full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well as vitamin C which is vital for healthy skin. The vitamin e found in grapes can be a great help in moisturizing and softening your skin.

Cucumbers: Cucumbers are high in both Vitamins A & C which are very important for dry skin care. They also contain high amounts of iron, potassium, magnesium and silica. It is the silica that has a special function for your skin. It is an essential component of your skins connective tissue – the fibers that keep our skin firm and give it body and shape! These nutrients, along with the fact that a cucumber is almost 90% water, makes it a great food for your dry skin!

Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an antioxidant, which neutralizes the oxidant effect of the free radicals responsible for damaging collagen and causing dry skin along with other issues.** Take note, vitamin e is amazing for dry skin, but it’s heavy, so if you are prone to break outs it might exacerbate an already existing blemish.**

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Raw Honey: Because honey is a natural humectant, it takes moisture from the air and delivers it directly into your skin. Not only that but it helps to preserve the moisture deep in your pores where it is most needed to have a long lasting hydration for your skin. Not only that but it is chock-full of nutrients and healing properties that will help any skin type.

Almond Milk: Almond milk is an excellent source of vitamin E, and we all know how beneficial antioxidants like vitamin E are for dry skin! Not only that but it also contains vitamin B2, a riboflavin which aids in the production of Niacin. Niacin helps in hydrating the skin by trapping moisture in the cells, exactly what dry skin needs.

Coffee: Coffee grinds are a great addition to any dry skin face mask as they help exfoliate dry and dead skin cells, leaving you with smooth and flake free skin. Just what the doctor ordered come mid winter, am I right?

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Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an antioxidant, which neutralizes the oxidant effect of the free radicals responsible for damaging collagen and causing dry skin along with other issues.** Take note, vitamin e is amazing for dry skin, but it’s heavy, so if you are prone to break outs it might exacerbate an already existing blemish.**

Jojoba Oil: While jojoba oil can be used alone for dry skin because of its moisturizing, healing and anti microbial properties, it is a great addition to any dry skin remedy. It is transdermal which means it is easily absorbed into your skin, sending moisture deep into your pores. Dry skin has to do with the lack of lipids due to overuse of drying products. Jojoba oil mimics the sebum your skin naturally produces and is full of lipids to bring moisture and balance back to your skin. We organically grow, harvest, and press our jojoba seeds into a high quality USDA certified organic jojoba oil. Get yours here!

Almonds: Almond meal (ground up almonds) is a great moisturing exfoliant that sloughs away dead and dry skin as well as adds healthy oils to your face.

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Avocado: Avocados are rich in vitamins and provide healthy oils for your skin. Not only that but avocado contains amino acids, nutrients and antioxidants that will help in removing toxins from your skin.

Banana: Banana is full of vitamin B and E, as well as potassium which helps to get rid of dry skin by moisturizing and hydrating skin cells.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is a great moisturizer because it is incredibly effective at increasing hydration in skin cells and reducing water loss in extremely dry skin. Not only that but it smells lovely in addition to banana and avocado. The best part is you can literally just eat any extra that you have made!