The winters can mean bad news for your skin. It suffers from a constant feeling of irritation and dehydration that can lead you to emptying out a bottle of moisturiser to save your face from looking like a cracked wall. But can you go that extra mile to keep your skin hydrated besides sticking to moisturising only? Yes, this is when you can take 5 minutes out of your schedule to hit the kitchen and prepare a hydrating mask for your face. Here’s a low-down on the moisturising face masks you can try...
 

Honey and almond oil

Honey and almond oil

How to prepare?

All you really need to do is mix 2 tablespoons of honey along with 2 tablespoons of almond oil. Blend this mixture and spread it evenly on your face. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash off with a mild cleanser.

Why it’s good for your skin

Honey has the ability to retain moisture while almond oil is extremely rich in Vitamin E, which naturally keeps dry skin lubricated.

 

Cucumber and aloe vera

Cucumber and aloe vera

How to prepare

You need to mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and ½ blended cucumber for this concoction. Massage this paste on your face gently and relax for about 30 minutes. Wash off with cold water.

Why it’s good for your skin

Due to its high water content, cucumber helps in keeping your skin hydrated. Aloe vera is a natural humectant that’s non-greasy and works to moisturise both oily and dry skin.

 

Papaya and strawberry

Papaya and strawberry

How to prepare

Blend 2 large strawberries with 2 tablespoons of ripe papaya. Let it turn into a paste and apply this on your face and let it stay for at least 15 minutes.

Why it’s good for your skin

We bet you didn’t know that papaya contains papain enzymes and Vitamin A that not only remove dead skin and also rejuvenate it. Moreover, strawberries are full of Vitamin C, which works wonders to hydrate skin.