Skin hydration is one of the most important things to remember while devising an effective skin care regime. Dry skin and flakiness of the skin are not the only causes of discomfort, but they can also be a cause of other skin-related troubles. While there is a wide range of hydrating skin products available on the shelf of your favorite supermarket, they can leave behind side-effects that can make matters worse for you. Also, let’s not forget the hole they burn in your pocket.
So, if you are wondering how to keep skin hydration under check, use these simple, yet effective remedies to give your skin the care it needs.
Cucumber-aloe vera hydrating face mask
Aloe vera is a very popular remedy to treat skin woes. From reversing the effect of aging to healing sunburns, aloe vera is the wonder product that has been a fix for all types of skin troubles. When mixed with cucumber, which has cooling and hydrating properties, aloe vera can also be your go-to remedy for skin hydration.
Take half a cucumber and cut it into slices. You can either grate these slices or put them in a blender to get a paste-like consistency. To this paste, put two tablespoons of aloe vera gel and mix it properly. Put this mixture on your face and massage for a couple of minutes. Make sure that the paste gets distributed evenly on the skin. Get your favorite magazine or put on your favorite TV show and relax for 20-30 minutes while the mixture performs its magic. Once dried, wash it off with cold water.
Hydrating face mask made of grapes
Grapes are a rich source of a weak acid and vitamin E. While the weak acid becomes an exfoliator for your skin, vitamin E provides and retains moisture in the skin. Together, these two become an effective remedy to remove dead skin cells and hydrate the healthy skin thoroughly.
Take about a handful of grapes and turn them into a paste by mashing them. Now, add one teaspoon of flour to this paste and mix them together. Massage your skin with this mixture and make sure that you spread it evenly on your face. Allow the paste to dry on your skin for at least 15 minutes. Once the mask has dried, use lukewarm water to wash it off and pat dry with a soft towel. The acid content of the grapes can cause a little irritation. In such cases, remove the mask immediately.
Skin hydration with shea butter and coconut milk
If you thought shea butter products were only a good pick because of their aromatic fragrance, here is how your myth will be debunked. When you combine shea butter with coconut milk, the mixture becomes a very effective remedy that not only provides skin hydration, but it also helps in restoring the elasticity and gives an even tone to the skin.
Add one tablespoon of shea butter to one tablespoon coconut oil. Mix the two thoroughly until it turns into a smooth paste. Apply the mask on your face and keep it for at least 15 minutes. Use lukewarm water to wash it off.