17 Homemade Face Packs For Dry Skin July 9, 2017

While people with oily skin can’t stop cursing, those with dry skin are not behind on the complaint front. Flakiness and dry patches that refuse to go away even after applying an entire tumbler of moisturizer are not uncommon for people with dry skin. Deep moisturization, exfoliation, and toning are crucial to improving the skin texture when it comes to dry skin. And we have compiled some amazing skin packs that will help you treat dry skin issues. Read on to know more about them!

Face packs for dry skin will improve the condition of the skin, while locking in moisture. A homemade face mask offers the benefits of being natural and causing no harm to the skin. You can mix and match a few kitchen ingredients to concoct a fitting face pack in just a few minutes.

Religiously add these homemade packs to your daily regimen to achieve soft, supple, and glowing skin.

Homemade Face Packs For Dry Skin

  1. Cucumber Face Pack
  2. Chandan Face Pack
  3. Egg Yolk Face Pack
  4. Banana Face Pack
  5. Watermelon Face Pack
  6. Rose Petals Face Pack
  7. Multani Mitti Face Pack
  8. Orange Juice Face Pack
  9. Aloe Vera Face Pack
  10. Rice Flour Face Pack
  11. Almond Face Pack
  12. Curd Face Pack
  13. Turmeric Face Pack
  14. Cocoa Face Pack
  15. Avocado Face Pack
  16. Onion Mask
  17. Strawberry Fruit Pack

Say Goodbye To Dry Skin With These Face Masks

1. Cucumber Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
What You Have To Do
  1. Peel and mash the cucumber.
  2. Add sugar to this and refrigerate it for some time.
  3. Apply it on the face and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this face pack twice a week.

Why This Works

Cucumber gives skin a cooling and hydrating effect making it soft and supple. It is also very soothing for the itching sensation which is often seen with dry skin (1).

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2. Chandan Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder (chandan)
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix everything and apply on the face.
  2. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Wash the pack off with cool water.
How Often You Should Do This

This pack can be applied up to thrice a week.

Why This Works

Sandalwood is known as ‘chandan’ in the Indian subcontinent. It is excellent for treating dry patches and flakiness on the skin. It is very cooling for the irritated skin and also possesses moisturizing properties. An improvement in the skin tone and texture will also be seen with the usage of this face pack (2).

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3. Egg Yolk Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1 egg yolk
  • teaspoon honey
What You Have To Do
  1.  Beat the egg yolk along with the honey until they are thoroughly blended together.
  2. Apply this on the face and let it dry naturally for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Use this face pack once or twice a week.

Why This Works

While egg white is beneficial to get rid of excess oiliness from the skin, the yolk can be used for an opposite effect. It is full of moisturizing fats that hydrate and nourish the dry skin (3).

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4. Banana Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients to make a smooth paste.
  2. Apply all over the face and rinse with water after 10 minutes.
Alternative Method

Add a teaspoon of almond oil and two drops of vitamin E oil to two teaspoons of banana puree. Follow the application procedure as given above.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat the application of this pack once every week.

Why This Works

Banana has moisturizing, anti-wrinkle and anti-aging properties (4). Along with the honey and olive oil, which are emollients themselves, this banana pack deeply moisturizes and conditions your skin (5, 6). The natural sebum production by the skin can be easily regulated with this face pack.

[ Read: Papaya Fruit Face Packs ]

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5. Watermelon Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon watermelon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Extract fresh watermelon juice and add honey to it.
  2. Mix them together and apply on the face.
  3. Leave this on for about 20 minutes and then wash it off.
How Often You Should Do This

Depending on how your skin is responding to this face pack, you can use it up to thrice a week.

Why This Works

With its high water content, watermelon becomes favorable for use on dry skin. The honey helps to lock in moisture being provided by the watermelon. This delicious fruit also repairs your skin that has been damaged, especially due to oxidative stress (7).

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6. Rose Petals Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1 rose flower
  • 1 teaspoon ground oats
  • Water
What You Have To Do
  1. Take the rose petals and crush them gently.
  2. Add the oats to this along with enough water to get a paste of medium consistency.
  3. Apply the face pack and keep it on for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Once it has dried, wash it off.

For added benefits, wipe your skin with a cotton pad or cotton ball soaked in rose water.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this once a week.

Why This Works

Rose petals work as a skin tonic and have an astringent-like effect on the capillaries just below the skin surface (8). This enhances the delivery of nutrients to the skin’s surface and can help to get rid of the dryness. Oats are moisturizing for the skin (9).

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7. Multani Mitti Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Needs
  • 1-2 tablespoons multani mitti
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Water
What You Have To Do
  1. Add honey to the multani mitti powder and mix well.
  2. Add some water to get the right consistency of the paste.
  3. Apply all over the face and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Use this face pack once a week.

Why This Works

Fuller’s earth or multani mitti is often used in oily skin face packs. Do not get scared to use it on dry skin as the right combination of ingredients can make a vast difference in its effects on the skin. It improves blood circulation and has an exfoliating effect on the itchy and dry skin (10).

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8. Orange Juice Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1-1 ½ tablespoons oatmeal
What You Have To Do
  1. Combine the oatmeal with the orange juice and apply on the face.
  2. Wash off the face pack after 15 minutes.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this face pack once a week.

Why This Works

Orange juice acts as a skin toner and balances the skin’s pH. This restores the healthy oil production process of the skin. It also helps to repair the skin and diminish wrinkles as it is rich in vitamin C that helps reverse free radical damage and increase collagen production (11, 12). The oatmeal is the skin moisturizing and hydrating agent in this face pack.

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9. Aloe Vera Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons fresh aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder (optional)
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Apply on the face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse it with warm water.
How Often You Should Do This

This face pack can be applied twice a week.

Why This Works

Aloe vera hydrates and rejuvenates the skin. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, healing, and moisturizing properties (13). Your skin will not only be moisturized after using this pack, but it will also be glowing and radiant.

[ Read: Simple Aloe Vera Face Masks At Home ]

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10. Rice Flour Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Combine the rice flour, oatmeal, and honey together.
  2. Apply this on the skin.
  3. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this face pack once or twice a week depending on how dry your skin is.

Why This Works

Rice flour helps to remove the dead skin cells and hence get rid of the flakiness. It also makes your skin firmer and brightens up your complexion (14, 15).

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11. Almond Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 5-6 almonds
  • 1 tablespoon oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Soak the almonds overnight and grind them along with the other ingredients to get a smooth paste.
  2. Apply the face pack and rinse your face after 15 minutes.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this once in every 3-4 days.

Why This Works

Almonds nourish the skin with healthy oils, and vitamin E. These rejuvenate and hydrate your skin thoroughly (16). Oats moisturize the skin, and the yogurt tightens it making it soft and supple.

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12. Curd Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt (curd)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • A pinch of turmeric
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients to make a smooth paste and apply all over the face.
  2. Rinse it after 20 minutes.
How Often You Should Do This

This pack can be applied twice a week.

Why This Works

Yogurt is rich in healthy natural fats and skin exfoliating acids. These acids get rid of the dry and flaky skin and the fats moisturize the skin (17).

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13. Turmeric Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 2 teaspoon milk
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • Cotton ball
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the turmeric in the milk.
  2. Apply this on the face using the cotton ball.
  3. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this once in every 2-3 days.

Why This Works

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric can revamp your skin and restore its natural suppleness and glow (18).

Caution

If you are allergic to dairy, do not use this face pack.

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14. Cocoa Face Mask For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon oatmeal or besan
  • 2 teaspoons coconut milk
What You Have To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients to make a smooth paste.
  2. Apply it on the face and wash it off after 10-12 minutes.

How Often You Should Do This

Use this face pack once a week.

Why This Works

The antioxidant and cleansing properties of cocoa freshen dry, dull, and tired looking skin. It invigorates the skin and gives it a natural glow (19). The coconut milk in this face pack is extremely moisturizing for the dry skin (20).

[ Read: Remedies For Dry Skin ]

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15. Avocado Face Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 2 teaspoons mashed avocado
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon rose water
What You Have To Do
  1. To the mashed avocado, add the honey and rose water.
  2. Mix everything together and apply on the face.
  3. Keep this on for 10 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Do This

This face pack should be applied once a week.

Why This Works

Avocado is incredibly nourishing and nutritious for dry skin. It is full of healthy fats that have a wonderful moisturizing effect on the skin (21).

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16. Onion Mask For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 2 teaspoons onion juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
What You Have To Do
  1. Combine the ingredients together and apply liberally on the face.
  2. Wash this off after 10 minutes.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat the application of this face pack once in every 4-5 days.

Why This Works

This face pack is excellent for dry skin in the hot summer months. Onion juice soothes the skin, removes the dead and dry skin cells, and also hydrates your skin (22, 23). For ladies with mature skin, this dry skin face pack can also help you to achieve wrinkle-free skin that you have been yearning for.

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17. Strawberry Fruit Pack For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
  • 2-3 ripe strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon oatmeal
  • Water
What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the strawberries and then add honey, oatmeal, and some water to it.
  2. Get a paste of medium consistency and apply this on the face.
  3. Let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with cool water.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this fruit pack up to twice a week.

Why This Works

The vitamin C content of strawberries helps to get rid of the dryness. It can conveniently remove the dead cells and not dry up the skin. On the contrary, it is actually a skin moisturizing and softening ingredient. It is also excellent for reducing wrinkles, brightening up the complexion, and tightening the skin (24).

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So many different ingredients and so many combinations that can be prepared with them to soothe your skin and get rid of dryness. If you have not used any of these ingredients before, it is best to conduct a small patch test before applying that particular ingredient on your face. As they say better be safe than sorry.

Do share your experiences using these packs. Also, if you have suggestions of homemade face packs for dry skin let us know in the comments section

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  • Krishna

    Hello!! Nice article Poulami Ghose.. :) All ingredients are really good for the skin.. :) Your cocoa pack and rose petals with oats is new that i have heard of.. will surely try them.. :)

  • Vidya

    Your packs are really good.. pls can you help me with my condition too? I have pimply skin.. so i avoid those moisturzing creams and al.. but then my skin ends up being really dry on the lip and cheeks joint zone.. and on the forehead.. its really trouble some.. im scared to use any products coz of any increased acne breakouts as well as dryness in the specified concern areas. pls suggest me.. for better skin,

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/meenadas/ Meena

    your packs are really nice.. i hope it helps me with my dry skin too.. :) good post.. :)

  • Ruchika

    Finally!!! Some easy to make homemade face packs for dry skin. I would love to try the cucumber pack and yogurt and rose face pack this winter to tackle the issue of intense dryness. Hate the extreme dryness. Thank you for sharing such simple face packs with us. :)

  • Annie Sandra

    I have dry and dull skin and these face packs are really wonderful, especially the cucumber face pack. They are completely natural and I can use them without worrying about the side effects. Thanks for sharing such a useful post :)

  • ash

    How frequently can we apply these face pack.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Ash, if you suffer with dry skin then you can apply this face packs twice or thrice in a week.

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