18 Natural Home Remedies for Dry Skin on the Face (part 2)

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This is the second part of my natural home remedies for dry skin blog series. You can check out the first part here. Okay, so I won't bore you with a lot of introduction anymore. Here we go.



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Oatmeal is not just a healthy food source, it is also an effective skincare treatment. In fact, it has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy for dry skin due to its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, oxidative, and cleansing properties.  Here are a couple of ways you can integrate oatmeal into your skincare routine.

Oatmeal bath

To prepare an oatmeal bath, you will need to grind a cup of oatmeal as finely as possible. Scatter the finely ground oatmeal in a tub with running water. Carefully swirl it into the water using your hand for even distribution. Soak in it for about 15 to 20 minutes. Don't forget to pat yourself dry after getting out of the bath. You can do this up to twice a week or more depending on how dry your skin is. If you have a severely dry skin, you may want to consult with a dermatologist first before starting with your oatmeal bath.

Oatmeal scrub 

To make an oatmeal scrub, you will need:

  • 2-3 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 cup of milk

What you need to do:

  1. Put the oatmeal in a clean bowl.
  2. Warm the milk in a saucepan then add it to the oatmeal.
  3. Mix the milk and oatmeal together thoroughly.
  4. After a few minutes add in the honey and mix them well together.
  5. Apply the mixture on the face.
  6. After 10 minutes, massage it in a scrubbing motion using your wet fingertips. 
  7. Remove the face pack and wash your face thoroughly.

You can use this face scrub/mask once or twice a week. 


Fresh fruits are not only delicious and healthy, but they also make good ingredients for face packs. Take for example these 7 fruits listed below.



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Everyone knows that watermelon has high water content. But, did you know that it also contains many vitamins that are good for the skin? This is why its juice can be used as an ingredient for a face mask to help treat dry skin.

To make watermelon face mask, you will need:

  • 1-2 tablespoons watermelon juice.
  • 1 teaspoon honey. 

What you need to do:

  1. Combine the honey and watermelon juice in a clean bowl.
  2. Apply it on your face.
  3. Rinse it off with water after 10 minutes.

This face pack will leave your skin hydrated and moisturized. Additionally, the antioxidants in this fruit help repair damaged skin while protecting it from the harmful UV rays of the sun. You can extract the watermelon juice beforehand but freshly extracted is still the best. Do this twice a week for best results.



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Apple juice has properties that easily exfoliates the skin. It can remove the layer of dead, dry skin without causing skin irritations.

To make apple face mask, you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey or few drops of glycerin

What you need to do:

  1. Mix together the apple juice and honey or glycerin.
  2. Apply on the face.
  3. Rinse the face mask off thoroughly and pat face dry after 15 minutes.

For best results, do this at least once or twice a week.



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Pineapple has an enzyme called bromelain that helps bring out the soft and supple layer of the skin by removing the dead and dry layer of skin cells. But wait, there's more! Pineapple also helps get rid of dirt and other impurities on the skin's surface.

To make a pineapple face mask, you will need.

  •  1-2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey or few drops of olive oil

What you need to do:

  1. Combine the pineapple juice together with the honey or olive oil.
  2. Apply the mixture to your face.
  3. Rinse it off after 20 minutes with cool water. 
  4. Pat skin dry.

For best results, you can do this once or twice a week.



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Banana is another fruit that can bring instant relief from dry skin. This is mainly due to the fact that it contains moisturizing properties. It also has anti-wrinkling properties that are very helpful since dry skin is more prone to developing wrinkles and fine lines. 

To make a banana face mask, you need:

  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

What you need to do:

  1. Mash the banana and add in the coconut oil. 
  2. Mix together until the mixture becomes paste-like.
  3. Apply evenly on the face. 
  4. Rinse with cold water after 20 minutes.

You can use this face mask once or twice a week to ensure that your skin stays hydrated.

Here is Dr. Jaishree Sharad of Skinfiniti to give us another way of preparing a banana face mask.

Video Credit: Skinfiniti with Dr. Jaishree Sharad



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Avocado is rich in healthy fatty acids, as well as various minerals and vitamins. It is such a healthy food source that many suggest it as the first food for babies. But, did you know that it can also be used as a face mask? Its rich source of natural oils, vitamins A and E, and antioxidants help keep skin healthy and moisturized.

To make an avocado face mask, you will need:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup honey

What you need to do:

  1.  Peel and remove the avocado pit.
  2. Place the avocado flesh in a clean bowl and mash it until no large lumps appear.
  3. Add the honey to the avocado. Mix until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  4. Apply evenly on the face.
  5. Rinse with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.

Use this face pack once or twice a week for best results. 



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Strawberry is such a sweet, decadent, and delicious fruit that will leave your mouth watering for more. But, I bet you didn't know that its juice can help exfoliate and moisturize the skin. Its rich vitamin C content will leave your skin feeling softer, smoother, refreshed, and radiant.

To make a strawberry face mask, you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon strawberry juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cream
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or coconut oil

What you need to do: 

  1. Combine all the ingredients together.
  2. Apply evenly on the face.
  3. Rinse after letting it dry for 10-15 minutes.

You can use this face mask at least once or twice a week.



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Lemon is one of the most common and used ingredients in many skincare products. Its rich source of vitamin C helps brighten the skin. But when combined with honey, it becomes a really effective treatment for dry skin. Not only will it moisturize the skin, but it will also tone, cleanse and brighten it.

To make a lemon face mask, you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or almond oil

What you need to do:

  1. Mix together the lemon juice and honey in a clean bowl.
  2. Apply on your face.
  3. Rinse after 15 minutes.

Using this face pack once a week is enough to keep your skin looking its best.

So that wraps up the second part of my homemade dry skin remedies blog series. Stay tuned for the last part.



Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful day ahead of you and keep smiling. :)

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