Fight Dry And Flaky Winter Skin With These 5 Amazing DIY Face Masks

 Having dry and flaky skin is common during winter season. Here are DIY face masks to fight this skin problem. 

Navya Kharbanda
Written by: Navya KharbandaUpdated at: Nov 25, 2021 17:17 IST
Fight Dry And Flaky Winter Skin With These 5 Amazing DIY Face Masks

Malaria & Dengue Day 2023: Fever Causes, Symptoms and Prevention Guide - Onlymyhealth

A complete skin care routine includes washing your face frequently, exfoliating and hydrating with various  beneficial ingredients. Our skin tends to get sensitive and becomes a victim to several uncontrollable environmental factors or weather conditions, be it winter or summer season. Winter season can give birth to skin problems such as dryness, redness and flaky texture. There are many natural ways and lifestyle moderations that can help in fighting such skin care issues in colder days. 

To treat dy and flaky skin, a person can take help of effective home remedies and self care tips to protect the skin from damage and make it soft, young, active, smooth and refreshing. And, you can use kitchen ingredients, medicinal and herbal elements to make easy DIY face masks for your skin. Without going for fancy spa trips, you can easily manage a number of skin care problems at home. Read on to know about the some amazing natural DIY face masks to fight dry and flaky skin during winter season. 

DIY face masks for dry skin

It is convenient to use a face mask once or twice a week. It can prove to be a great way to prevent your skin from damage, along with the treatment of winter skin care problems such as dry skin. DIY face masks can add benefits by keeping your skin fresh and hydrated, without purchasing an expensive option from the store. Here are 5 DIY face masks for dry and flaky skin:  

1. Cucumber and aloe vera face mask

cucumber mask

Both cucumber and aloe vera are known natural ingredients for hydrating and moisturising the skin from the inside as well as externally. There are many products of this combination available in the market, but it is recommended to go for an easy DIY at home. And, a cucumber aloe vera face mask will not only moisturize your skin but will also tighten the pores and make it glowing and brightening.  


  • 1 cucumber 
  • 2 tablespoon aloe vera gel 

How to make it:  

  • To make this DIY face mask for dry skin, peel a cucumber and grind it go make a paste 
  • Then, add 2 tablespoon of aloe vera gel into it
  • Blend until the ingredients start developing a thick texture
  • Apply this cucumber and aloe vera mixture on your face 
  • Wash it off using cold water after 30 minutes
  • Say bye-bye to dry and flaky skin 

2. Avocado, olive oil and aloe vera 

Avocado, the dominant ingredient of this DIY face mask is full of vitamin C and E, that can provide antioxidants to the skin. And, fatty acids help in hydration and protecting from any skin barriers. Aloe vera contains anti inflammatory properties and antioxidants that protects you from sun damage and treats dry skin. Olive oil also plays a major role in the moisturization and rejuvenation of the skin.  


  • Half avocado 
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera 

How to make it: 

  • Crush avocado properly as the big chunks can be difficult for application
  • Then, mix it properly with olive oil and aloe vera
  • Apply the face mask on your skin and leave it on for atleast 10 minutes
  • You will have a radiant and gorgeous skin later on!  
dry skin

3. Pumpkin face mask

Pumpkin has the ability to go into the deepest layer of the skin to provide several benefits. It is loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin A and C, that can make your dry skin smooth and soft. Pumpkin can also boost collagen production which reduces flaky and cracky texture of the skin in winter season. A combination of pumpkin, honey and yogurt can prove to be very beneficial for dry and flaky skin. 


  • 1 tablespoon powdered flax seeds
  • Two tablespoon yogurt 
  • One tablespoon honey 
  • Canned pumpkin 

How to make it: 

  • Take greek yogurt, raw honey, canned pumpkin, and powdered flax seeds and mix all of them together
  • Blend using a blender until you get a  smooth paste and apply the mask all over your face
  • Let it stay for around 10 minutes before washing it off with warm water

4. Banana, honey and yogurt face mask 

banana mask

All the three ingredients, including banana, honey and yogurt are recommended for natural treatment of dry and flaky skin. This DIY face mask is extremely beneficial to moisturize your skin completely. It can also helo in making your skin feel refreshing and smooth. These kitchen ingredients are found in almost every household and are easy to use.  


  • 2 ripe bananas 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • Half cup yogurt 

How to make it: 

  • Take all the three ingredients and grind them together using a blender 
  • Then, once you have a smooth paste to apply, put it on your face 
  • Let it stay for around 20 minutes
  • After it gets dried up, rinse it off using warm water
  • This DIY face mask will keep dry and flaky skin at bay 

5. Brown sugar and coconut oil mask 

Brown sugar promotes smooth and clear skin. It exfoliates and treats dry skin, that mostly develops in winters.  Coconut oil also helps in rehydrating and moisturizing your skin. It will also make your feel fresh and glowy. 


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar 
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil 

How to make it: 

  • Mix brown sugar and coconut oil together 
  • Apply it on your face gently to avoid any scratches
  • Wash it off in 15 minutes and clean softly using a dry towel 
  • Do not apply it more than twice a week as this DIY face mask acts as an exfoliator for your skin