18 Natural Home Remedies for Dry Skin on the Face (part 3)

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So now we're on the third and final part of my natural home remedies for dry skin series. You can check out the first and second parts from my previous blogs. So, okay. No more lengthy chitchats. I'll just get right down to business.

Rose Water


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Rose water soothes, moisturizes, and refreshes the skin. It also has astringent properties that help balance the skin's pH levels. It also helps improve blood circulation to the surface of the skin.

After cleansing your face, spritz some rose water on a cotton pad and wipe it all over your face. Apply appropriate moisturizer afterward.

Apple Cider Vinegar


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Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is such a wonderful concoction that is known to have lots of health benefits. In fact, I wrote a blog about its health benefits. ACV is a vinegar but not just any vinegar. It contains a lot of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals that help keep the skin healthy. So how does it help with dry skin in particular? ACV has mild acids that help adjust the skin's pH levels to a normal range by re-balancing the skin's production of natural oils.

To use apple cider vinegar, you will need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

What you need to do:

  1. Mix ACV with water to dilute it then add the honey.
  2. Apply on the dry patches of skin or the whole face.
  3. Let it sit on your face for 10 minutes before rinsing off.

You can do this once or twice a week for best results.



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Even if you have a dry skin, you still need to exfoliate. However, using abrasive scrubs can aggravate your skin condition. Below is a scrub recipe that helps remove dead skin cells but is mild and non-abrasive--perfect for dry, sensitive skin. The lactic acid found in yogurt gently exfoliates the skin while treating dryness.

To make a yogurt scrub, you will need:

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons honey

What you  need to do:

  1. Mix the yogurt and honey until well incorporated together. 
  2. Add the granulated sugar and continue mixing.
  3. Apply the scrub on your face and start massaging it in gentle circular motions.
  4. Continue with massaging your face for a few minutes.
  5. Rinse the scrub after 5 minutes. 

The sugar in this scrub removes the skin's flakiness while the honey helps hydrate the skin. Use this scrub only once a week.



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Water and vitamin E. These two are exactly what dry skin needs and would you believe that they are the main components of cucumber? And as if that's not enough, cucumber also contains silica, a chemical compound that helps the skin retain its elasticity.

To make a cucumber face mask, you will need:

  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt or aloe vera gel

What you need to do:

  1.  Slice the cucumber into small pieces.
  2. Using a blender or food processor, blend the pieces together to get a paste-like consistency.
  3. Add yogurt or aloe vera gel and mix them thoroughly together.
  4. Apply it on the face for 15 minutes then rinse with plain water.

To ensure your skin stays hydrated, make sure to do this twice a week.


Ginger contains high concentrations of phytochemicals called gingerols. So what makes these phytochemicals so special? As it turns out, they have antioxidant properties that help fight and reverse damages caused by free radicals. Additionally, ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that further help treat the underlying causes of dry, dull skin.

To make a ginger face mask, you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon ginger juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon rose water

What you need to do:

  1. Extract 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger juice.
  2. Add honey and rose water to the ginger juice and mix them thoroughly together.
  3. Apply on the face with a face pack brush or your fingertips. 
  4. Rinse it off after letting it sit on your face for 10-15 minutes.

Use this homemade face pack once or twice a week to get best results.

Baking Soda


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Baking soda works as an excellent exfoliant as its grainy texture helps dislodge the dry and dead cells from the surface of the skin.

To make a baking soda scrub, you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon coconut or almond oil

What you need to do:

  1. Combine the baking soda and oil until you get a paste-like consistency. 
  2. Massage the scrub gently on your face in circular motions. 
  3. After scrubbing for 2-3 minutes, make sure to completely rinse the scrub off. 

It's completely safe to use this scrub one to two times a week. 

Here's a simple guide on how to use baking soda as a face mask from Howcast.

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It is a well-known fact that turmeric provides many health benefits which could be attributed to its active ingredient called curcumin. Amazingly, it can also be applied directly to the face to provide relief from dry skin symptoms as it will help moisturize and rejuvenate the skin cells. This will not only improve the texture of your skin but will also brighten your complexion.

To make a turmeric face mask, you will need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt (full-fat) or argan oil or olive oil

What you need to do:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together until you get a smooth paste-like consistency.
  2. Apply on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Thoroughly rinse the face pack off with cold water.

You can use this face pack one or twice a week. However, do make sure that you use an old t-shirt because turmeric easily stains clothes.


Breastmilk, dubbed as liquid gold, is one of the most nutritious food sources ever found on this planet--and that's why they say that breast is best for babies--up to two years and beyond. But, did you know that its amazing health properties do not end there? It can also be used as a topical treatment for dry skin? This is because breastmilk is mainly composed of oleic and palmitic fatty acids which have moisturizing effects on the skin. In fact, some are even adding it as an ingredient in soaps and other skincare products. But wait, there's more! It also has a wide range of minerals and amino acids that promote skin health. Amazing! 

You can use it by wetting a cotton ball with breastmilk and applying on the dry patches of skin on your face. Let it dry naturally before washing your face. And, voila! It is done. It's as simple as that. However, finding breastmilk may be a bit of a challenge.  

Green Tea


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Green tea is known for its rich content of antioxidants that's why many health enthusiasts drink this on a regular basis. Did you know thàt it can still work wonders even when applied topically? This is because the antioxidants in the green tea help fight the damage caused by oxidative stress when applied directly to the skin. 

To make a green tea face mask, you will need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon green tea leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cream

What you need to do:

  1. Mix the cream and green tea together and let it sit for a few minutes.
  2. Give the mixture a whisk before applying it to your face.
  3. Apply generously and massage the face for about 2-3 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, rinse it off with regular water.

Depending on the state of your skin, you can use this face pack up to twice a week.

Brown Sugar


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It is important to exfoliate your skin every now and then--and what better to do it than with brown sugar? The grains of the brown sugar can effectively unclog the pores and remove the dead skin cells while improving the blood circulation of the skin. This helps improve the complexion and texture of the skin. 

To make a brown sugar scrub, you will need:

  • I tablespoon brown sugar (you can substitute this with white sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

What you need to do:

  1. Combine the oil and sugar together but do so as gently as you can.
  2. Gently scrub on your face in upward, circular motions for a few minutes then leave it on for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with tepid water.

You can scrub your face with sugar up to twice a week. Any more than that, you risk skin irritation. 

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt exfoliates the dead skin cells while absorbing the toxins This leaves behind a smooth and shiny skin.

To make an Epsom salt face scrub, you will need:

  • 2 cups Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup petroleum jelly or olive oil
  • 10 drops of lavender or geranium essential oil

What you need to do:

  1.  Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly in a clean bowl.
  2. Transfer the scrub mixture in an airtight container.
  3. Before taking a shower or bath, gently scrub your damp face with about a tablespoon of the Epsom salt scrub in circular motions for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Wash the scrub off using tepid water.

Make sure to store the jar containing the scrub in a cool and dry place. You may use this scrub once or twice a week.



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Fenugreek contains an emolient called mucilage which helps moisturize the skin. Amazingly, this herb also has anti-aging and skin healing properties. It also has soothing effects which is perfect for dry skin.

To use fenugreek, you will need:

  • 2 tablespoon fenugreek seeds
  • Few drops of coconut or olive oil
  • Water

What you need to do:

  1. Grind the fenugreek seeds until it looks like a powder.
  2. Add the oil and some water to the powder until you achieve a paste with medium consistency. 
  3. Apply this on your face for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse the face mask off with cold water.

You can use this face mask up to two times a week.



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

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