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Fmasuhr 09-23-2012 09:32 AM

face mask for dry skin?
 
does anyone have a nice recipe for a home made face mask for dry skin? my skins been sooooo dry lately it doesnt matter how much i moistureis or gental wash it still seems to be so tight and flacky. yes, its that dry that its been flacky on my for head and chin n lips.

shhmorgasbord 10-04-2012 02:44 PM

It's not a recipe but... Olive oil!!! I use about a tsp extra virgin olive oil all over my face in a circular motion especially on my tzone about 30 mins (during this time I usually shower in mild water because it helps soften my skin and helps open my pores.) before I wash my face with a gentle cleanser, then I apply a light coat of it all over my my face as a toner. It's not too greasy and it makes my skin soft and I don't have to deal with the flakes. It's my night and morning regimen.. good luck!

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Fmasuhr 10-07-2012 01:09 PM

thank for that! i ended up doing that with argan and eveining primrose oil. i really those those two for my face, i also added a bit of Vit E oil. i thik i might do that after my shower tonight. it did help for the next day. but it came back, ive been doing it once a week for about 3 weeks, i think its getting better. great tip, feels great messaging your face.

susirene 10-10-2012 03:39 PM

I am also a huge fan of oil-cleansing, though I have the opposite problem as you (acne-prone skin, despite being over 30 :-P)

I use a mix of 30% castor oil, 30% grapseed, 40% safflower, with some drops of tea tree and lavender for cleansing (massage on for 2-3 minutes then remove with a hot steamy towel), and then a safflower/argan/rosehip mix to moisturize. It's amazing how well this works (slightly better and certainly no worse than all the expensive products I used to use!). I have been doing it since February and am still playing with my concoctions - I just bought apricot oil, which is supposed to be very moisturizing, and vitamin E (in safflower oil) to add to my moisturizer. I've also added a toner (witch hazel and aloe vera) and some hyaluronic acid into my routine, but if you have dry skin, that's probably unnecessary.

My friends with dryer skin who use the oils - especially the ones with no acne issues - use a mix of castor and olive oil. Some us as little as 10-20% castor oil - the castor oil is what does a lot of the "cleansing", so most people can't get away with not using it, though if you have very dry skin you may be able to.

I use grapeseed and safflower as my non-castor oils because they are non-comedogenic, but options for dry skin include olive, avocado, apricot, almond, jojoba, argan, rosehip... go crazy :) (argan and rosehip ARE more expensive, so I just use them as additives). Lavender helps decrease inflammation and tea tree is good for killing off nasty bacteria.

Just like stripping your hair, your skin needs some of those natural oils, so if you're really dry, you may try the oils as your primary skin care regimen. I think of it as going CG for the skin :)

curly_sunshine 10-14-2012 01:52 AM

I got plenty!

1. cornflour + plain yoghurt (could add honey too). apply and leave till it semi dries. and rinse off massaging the skin, or else the corn flour will scrape your skin. This combination moisturises your skin.

Ok and just a general tip that i use daily. I have sensitive and dry skin. and the way I maintain it healthy is by washing my face only with wheat flour! it acts like a gentle exfoliater and cleanses skin,at the same time providing all the nutrients. I've noticed that if I use any other scrubs I tend to get blackheads, especially on my nose, but with wheat flour no blackheads at all! So now I use wheatflour daily for face and neck (although it can be a bit hard to take off, but with practice you'll get the hang of it) and scrub one a week. Keeps my face hydrated and glowing.

Oh and just moisturise as normal after :) I hope I made sense, have a tendency to babble on :P

NvmbrCurlss 10-14-2012 07:53 AM

Manuka Honey 15+. Keep a thin layer on for 15-30 min....rinse then moisturized.

NvmbrCurlss 10-14-2012 07:53 AM

Honey from the tea tree:)

Fmasuhr 10-16-2012 01:22 PM

ooh lovely answers ladies! im going to have to try them all out! my skin is really really strange: its extreamly dry, BUT i used to have a bad acne problem, it has gotten better though i have bad skin tone and my skin is very raugh. i hate it though its a hobby of mine to look after it. so i guess thats not a bad thing after all.
i love argan oil and evening primrose oil! my skin doesnt seem to get enough of it, it really just soaks it up. the argan has helped with my nasty ance scars as well.
ive also made my own toner. rose pettles and rose hips, i soaked them over night in a little bit of alcohol just to help proserve it. i used to do it with out but it took less then a week before it went off, in the fridge of cause, so now i add it and it last months.
rosemary oil is also very good for acne, and tea tree, but only a few drops!

Fmasuhr 10-16-2012 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by curly_sunshine (Post 2051170)
I got plenty!

1. cornflour + plain yoghurt (could add honey too). apply and leave till it semi dries. and rinse off massaging the skin, or else the corn flour will scrape your skin. This combination moisturises your skin.

Ok and just a general tip that i use daily. I have sensitive and dry skin. and the way I maintain it healthy is by washing my face only with wheat flour! it acts like a gentle exfoliater and cleanses skin,at the same time providing all the nutrients. I've noticed that if I use any other scrubs I tend to get blackheads, especially on my nose, but with wheat flour no blackheads at all! So now I use wheatflour daily for face and neck (although it can be a bit hard to take off, but with practice you'll get the hang of it) and scrub one a week. Keeps my face hydrated and glowing.

Oh and just moisturise as normal after :) I hope I made sense, have a tendency to babble on :P


wheat flour? woow i didnt know that, yes i also have a baaaad black head problem on my nose. its horrible! i might give it ago next time i got a few minutes for myself :sleepy5:
ive found a great scrub, but cause its soooo expensive, im trying to find other products with the same active ingredient: Solum diatomeae its called.
its like crushed shells/old minerals/volcanic soil, so its extreamly fine though does an amazing job at scrubbing and exfoluating.
thank for the tip! :D

marymolemis 12-04-2012 03:42 PM

Homemade Face Masks For Dry Skin
 
I love the mask of sour cream ... I prefer a scrub with honey and sugar. It really helps!
This article about Homemade Face Masks For Dry Skin may be useful for anyone...

Fmasuhr 12-07-2012 02:01 PM

ooh thats a nice idea as well! due to the colder weather, (which my skin tends to HATE) my skins gone all strange and horrible. Though ive also ran out of my normal scrub so i thought id make my own! im finally home again, and got grape seed oil, never tried it before. so i thought id expiroment with it a bit.
my mask/scrub is as follows: Kolian clay, ground almonds powder, grape seed oil, vit E oil and argan oil. im mixing it up now, and plan on not leaving it on for too long though rather opening my pours, with a steam bath, hot green tea, and giving myself a gentle scrub. finishing with tonning and a nice light cream.

tariwate 12-13-2012 02:58 PM

Rhassoul clay mixed with rose water is great for dry skin and purifies the pores well. After washing it out with warm water rinse the face with cool water and massage some argan oil on some slightly damp skin. :) A great, simple ancient recepy for beautiful skin. ;)

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