Dry Skin


October 22nd, 2021 | by

Here’s a general analogy – everything is better homemade.

And here’s what we’re saying – so is skincare! 

Skin’s a tricky ballpark – ingredients might work for you based on your skin type but also based on your environment, acids might work for you based on your skin concerns but also based on your geography. Although the products in the market are superbly researched and well-tested, skin is a subjective matter. So if none of the concoctions available out there is the right fit for you, make one that fits you perfectly – and let us help you, as always.

Check out these super easy skin recipes. We bet you won’t have to step out for any of them (hoping you’ve been grocery shopping recently.)

The Olive-Banana Affair

Soak hair with banana and olive oil,spa hair care treatment.

A rich source for antioxidants and potassium, banana is equal parts good for you outside as it is on the inside. Mix its skin renewal capabilities with the olive oil promise of skin moisturisation, and you have for yourself the ultimate remedy to flaky skin! 

How to DIY? 

Mash a banana in a bowl. Add one teaspoon of olive oil to the banana paste and mix it into a smooth consistency. Apply your paste to a freshly cleansed face. Relax to some soothing music for 20 minutes. Wash it off with water. Make it a 3-time per-week tradition for a no-dry, all glow skin! 

The Tomato-Flour Pot

pile of wheat flour, ripe tomatoes and fresh basil on wooden cutting board

Wondering how to rid your skin of those spots, dullness and bumpiness all at once? Well, all you need is a fully functioning kitchen and very, very little effort!

How to DIY?

Mix a tablespoon of rice flour with freshly squeezed tomato juice. Add a spoon of almond oil if you have extra dry skin. Apply the paste on your face and wash it off after 10 minutes. Repeat this routine thrice every week to achieve a happy and radiant skin.

Spend The Night With Almond Milk

Almond milk in glass with almonds

And you’re sure to wake up satisfied! The combination of the goodness of milk with nutrient-laden almonds is the perfect overnight mask for dry skin – light on skin but hard working  within! The only effort? This pack needs a 24 hour preparation time.

How to DIY?

Soak 4-5 almonds in milk overnight. Once soaked well, peel them off and churn the almond with milk into a paste. Apply the paste on your face at night and gently wash it off with water the next morning. Hello, smooth skin!

The Aloe Vera Duet

potato juice well mixed with aloe vera gel in a glass bowl along with besan and some aloe vera leaf.

No, you read that right. Dry skin, blackheads, whiteheads alongside all the other things in life are too much to worry about – we totally understand that. That’s why we’ve brought you the perfect mix of ingredients to cater to it all, at once. Aloe vera for deep nourishment, potato pulp for a gentle, natural bleach and besan (gram flour) for a thorough cleanse – how’s that for a well-hydrating face mask?

How to DIY?

Mix half a cup of aloe vera with 4 spoons of potato pulp and besan each, into a thick paste. Add some rose water or plain water depending upon how fancy you’re feeling. Apply the paste on your face for about 15 minutes and then scrub it off.

A Skin Brekkie!

Granola oats with lemon, mango and milk for dry face

Dry skin is already demanding of numerous products! Add sensitivity and redness to that and it is a nightmare to deal with. But here’s a little mix that will put all that dryness, redness and worries to rest at once! Oats, eggs and lemon juice.

How to DIY?

Mix half a cup of cooked and cooled oatmeal with one tablespoon of lemon juice and an egg. Apply the paste on your face and sit back for a good 15 minutes. Wash it off with water and dab your face with a soft towel. The simple ingredients of this mix make the mask a no-brainer addition to your daily to-do list. 

The Birthday Facial

chocolate marshmallow with ingredients and kitchen utensils on a light rustic wood table.

Remember how taking off the birthday cake cream from your face was such a laborious task every year? And ever wondered how that greasiness could serve your dry skin so well? Here’s how you’re going to revisit those days – only in a more pleasant manner. Dark chocolate is a lovely source for antioxidants. Meaning? Goodbye damage, hello moisturisation! 

How to DIY?

Mix half a cup of cocoa powder with 3 tablespoons of oats, 4 tablespoons of cream and ¼th cup of honey. Lather the thick mixture on your face generously and let it sit for 10 minutes. Wash it off with cold water after. Radiance, delivered!

The Skin Salad

Face mask with papaya fruit ,banana and cucumber ,spa treatment.

If the concept of a detox diet has ever perked up your senses, then what’s a detox diet for your skin going to do to you? Well, you’ll know now! Here’s a little salad mix for your skin if it has been partying too much. Papaya for all those vitamins, banana to moisturise your skin and cucumber to add to the cool quotient to the mix – here’s a skin hangover treatment for all that post makeup removal flakiness. 

How to DIY?

Slice ¼ a papaya, ¼ a cucumber and ½ a banana to churn them into a thick paste. Apply the paste on a freshly cleansed face and let your skin absorb the ingredients’ goodness for about 15-20 minutes. Once the clock ticks, wash it off with lukewarm water.

The Flower Power

Roses, jasmine and marigolds In a large silver bowl on a wooden floor

Roses, marigolds and jasmines. Don’t they just make your heart so happy? Well, they do so for your skin, too. These little beauties given to us by nature are rich sources of vitamins and nourish your skin like nothing else! Let’s head to your garden, shall we?

How to DIY?

Take out petals of whichever (or all) flowers you have and grind them into a paste with milk and honey. Take this beautiful mixture and apply a thick coat on your face. Let your skin play with the flowers for 10-15 minutes before rinsing the mixture off with cold water. Dab away with a soft cloth for a smooth and radiant skin!

Skin is the largest organ of your body and deserves the biggest part in your heart. So while you aim for radiant, beautiful and clear skin, don’t forget to shower some love on your lines, wrinkles and spots – they make you beautiful, too!

Vasudha Sodhani