Has the dry, cold winter left your face parched? Rejuvenate, rehydrate and retain moisture with an herbal face mask for dry skin. With a natural, protective moisturizer like coconut oil, avocado or ghee as a base and a dusting of powdered Ayurvedic herbals like Shatavari, Triphala or Neem, your skin can be nursed backed to supple health in no time. Add this spa-like 30-minute ritual to your weekly beauty routine, with just 5 minutes for prep, 20 minutes to mask and mellow, and 5 minutes to rinse and revel.
Note: If you are allergy prone, spot-test the below masks on the inside of the arm below the elbow, watching for redness or irritation.
SHATAVARI COCONUT MASK FOR DRY SKIN
This soothing face mask for dry skin hydrates thirsty skin and smooths fine lines. Traditionally used with ghee, we have a plant-based version with coconut oil that is gentle, soothing and regenerating.
With Vitamin E to soften and reduce scarring, and chlorophyll to combat inflammation, this Avocado Neem face mask for dry skin is a weapon in any anti-aging skincare arsenal. It’s also a good way to use up slightly overripe avocados.
Apply to face (avoiding the eye area) and keep a towel nearby as avocado is prone to slipping and sliding.
Relax for 20 minutes or so, then rinse and moisturize.
TRIPHALA HONEY MASK FOR DRY SKIN
Reclaim your glow with this nurturing Triphala mask. Triphala is a powder made from 3 wildcrafted Ayurvedic fruits. Not only does this mask moisturize ordinarily dry skin, but it can also remove toxins and promote collagen production.