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Homemade Oil-free Facial Moisturizers

Girija Shinde

Soft and glowing skin is something that everyone dreams of. There are various obstacles that come in between this dream, and one of them is dry and flaked skin. Dry skin can never look beautiful, even if you apply layers of makeup on it. On the other hand, a healthy soft skin looks beautiful even without any makeup.
So for getting the perfect skin, one first needs to treat its dryness. Another obstacle is oily skin. Contradictory to dry skin, oily skin makes the face look extremely greasy. Using the right moisturizer can solve all these problems. Here are some of the common causes of dry and oily skin.
The skin gets dry mostly because of the dry air. That is, the moisture of the skin vanishes due to it, thus, leaving it dry. Other reasons are extensive hot showers, certain soaps, medical conditions such as hormonal changes, psoriasis, diabetes, hypothyroidism, etc. Even malnutrition can cause the same as the body does not get all the required nutrients. Whereas oily skin is mostly a hereditary problem, however, it can also be caused due to hormonal imbalance, improper diet, cosmetics, and humid weather.
In case of dry skin, a moisturizer hydrates the skin by providing water and oils to the cells of the skin. Oily skin also needs the same to help maintain the hydration levels. Most of the moisturizers contain some kind of oil, which makes the skin oily after the application. These types would be of no use in case of combination or oily skins. Here are some packs for each skin type.

For Acne-prone Skin

  • French green clay
  • Water
  • 1 tsp. honey
Clay masks not only make the skin smooth but also moisturize it thoroughly. To make this mask, add 1 part clay to 2 parts of water. Mix well and then stir in honey.
If the clay is too dry, add more water. Apply this mask on the face, massage lightly, let it stand for 15 minutes, and then remove the mask with the help of a steaming washcloth. This is also a good choice for oily skin. This mask might prove beneficial to prevent an outbreak of acne.

For Oily Skin

  • 2 tbsp. orange flower water
  • ¼ distilled water
  • ½ Aloe vera gel
Take a medium-sized glass bowl and add distilled water, Aloe vera gel, and orange flower water in it. With the help of a wire whisk, stir the ingredients until completely incorporated.
The moisturizer is done when it reaches the consistency of a gel. Transfer it into a sterilized jar, store in the refrigerator, and use it when you want.

For Dry Skin

  • 1 cup dry chamomile
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 tsp. wheat germ
Pour milk in a container and warm it, do not bring to a boil. Steep chamomile in the warm milk for about 2 hours. After 2 hours, strain the liquid and add wheat germ along with honey to it. Mix well. Transfer it to a airtight container in the refrigerator.
You can try out the aforementioned masks, which might prove beneficial. Furthermore, use the one according to your skin type. You can try both the dry and oily skin moisturizers if you have combination skin, as only the T-zone of this skin type is oily. So, now that you have homemade moisturizer recipes, you can even save a lot of money.