Wednesday 19 October 2022

Best winter skincare tips & home remedies for dry, sensitive skin

Are you looking for the best winter natural skin care tips and home remedies for your dry and sensitive skin? Do you want to get rid of dry skin naturally in the cold season? Then you’re in luck! In this article, we have shared some of the best winter special homemade face masks/ DIYs, skin care tips exclusively for sensitive, rough and dehydrated skin. 

Best winter skincare tips & home remedies for dry, sensitive skin

Best winter skin care tips & home remedies for dry, sensitive skin

Winter is almost near, and soon, just after a couple of weeks, it will start knocking at your door. Winter season means warm clothes, shoveling the snow, going for a skate, making snow monsters, having hot and spicy casseroles, and so on. This particular season is filled with so many fun activities. Be it children or elder people; everyone is looking forward to the onset of the winters. But, along with these fun-filled activities, come skin problems. People having acne-prone skin are way too much at risk since the season can cause cracks and splits to develop on the epidermis. Sometimes, even the proper winter skincare routine for dry skins doesn’t work efficiently. 

Under such scenarios, the best way to fight the side effects of the cold season is to use some homemade packs, drink a lot of water to stay hydrated, and use moisturizers and lotions. But, these are a lot to do, and you wouldn’t know whether these solutions are at all good for your skin or not. Therefore, we will talk about how to take care of dry skin in winter and how to keep it soft, supple, and well-hydrated in this article. 

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How to get rid of dry, sensitive skin in winter naturally (Homemade DIYs)?

Getting rid of the dry and sensitive skin using all sorts of medication isn’t the best solution, especially because you need to keep your skin healthy. Since you have a sensitive epidermis, chemicals might cause adverse reactions like rashes or more acne breakouts. This is why we have discussed some of the best natural dry skin remedies (face masks) and skin care tips for winters 2022 

1. Aloe vera gel with cocoa butter face mask for dry skin:

The first pack that you can use to get rid of your skin's sensitivity and dryness is the cocoa butter and aloe vera pack. Cocoa butter is rich in antioxidants, which will provide proper nourishment to your skin. On the other hand, the aloe vera gel has hydrating properties since it traps in the moisture, thereby keeping your skin smooth and supple.  

best aloe vera gel with cocoa butter, ginger face mask for dry, sensitive skin in winters
Aloe vera gel with cocoa butter face mask for dry skin

How to make this face mask (Procedure)- 

  • Take one teaspoon of both the ingredients in a bowl and add a little amount of ginger paste in it (Ginger contains powerful antiseptic and cleansing qualities), provided you want to remove the excess dirt. 
  • Mix all the ingredients properly and then apply it to your face. Make sure to cover all the areas. Also, the mask should be thickly applied to prevent excess drying.
  • Keep it on for fifteen minutes, after which you can wash it off. 

Kindly note, there are no known side effects of ginger. However, it is always recommended to patch test when trying a new skincare ingredient :)

2. Milk cream and honey face mask for dry skin:

When you learn about how to take care of dry skin naturally in winter, you have to know about this particular face pack without a doubt. Both the milk cream and honey are rich in nutrients, which will help develop new collagen fibers in the skin. A little bit of granular sugar added to the mask will also act as a natural scrubber for the excess removal of dirt from the face.

best milk cream, honey face mask for dry, sensitive skin in winters
Milk cream and Honey face mask for dry skin

How to make this face mask (Procedure) -

  • Take the milk cream in a small amount and add liquid honey to it. It is better to use unrefined honey for the skin as it is high in all the desirable components required for maintaining the health of the skin in winters.  
  • Mix everything in proper proportion and then apply it to your skin. You won’t have to worry about the mixture getting dry since all the components have high moisture content.

3. Aloe vera with almond oil face mask for dry skin:

Another fantastic way to know ‘how to keep skin hydrated in winter’ is by using a face mask made from aloe vera pulp and almond oil. The pulp of this plant allows your skin to rejuvenate itself and also acts on the skin scrapes. On the other hand, the almond oil will help in trapping the moisture in, thereby helping your skin become supple. 

best aloe vera with almond oil face mask for dry, sensitive skin in winters
Aloe Vera with Almond oil face mask for dry skin

How to make this face mask (Procedure) -

  • Take the pulp of the aloe vera plant and add two teaspoons of the almond oil. Make sure the oil is fresh to avoid any allergic reaction on the skin. 
  • Mix the contents well to produce a smooth paste. Apply it on your skin evenly and allow it to dry for fifteen minutes. 
  • Once the time is over, wash the layer and apply a water-based moisturizer on the face.

4. Yogurt, Honey, Vitamin E Face mask for dry skin:

Sharing an all-time favourite and effective face mask for dry skin with you, in case you haven’t yet tried it! Yogurt contains lactic acid (an AHA), calcium and other nutrients. It gently exfoliates your skin, helps heal and nourish dry skin, gives a natural glow to your skin. Honey helps improve skin’s appearance, provides a natural healthy glow, has moisturising effect and is a gentle pore cleanser. Vitamin E is loaded with anti-oxidants and it helps protect the skin against sun damage, dryness and ageing. To prevent the dryness of your skin in winters, try this mask every week.

best yogurt, honey, vitamin E face mask for dry, sensitive skin in winters
Yogurt, Honey, Vitamin E Face mask for dry skin

How to make this face mask (Procedure) -

  • For this simple home-made face mask, take 2-4 tsp plain Greek yogurt or homemade curd (unflavoured)
  • To this, add 1 tsp honey and 1 vitamin e capsule oil (I use Evion 400g). Break the capsule, extract the oil and mix it with the mask. If you have any other Vitamin E oil, you can add a few drops of it, otherwise one capsule would suffice the purpose.
  • Apply a thick layer of this mask to your face and neck and keep it for 15 minutes at least. Wash off with tepid water.

What types of winter skincare for dry, acne-prone skin will be the best?

Apart from the masks, there are other things that you need to take care of if you want to keep your skin healthy in the winter. These steps are:

  • Drink a lot of water and natural fruit juices as this will keep your body hydrated enough to prevent skin drying. 
  • Use natural moisturizers like coconut oil/almond oil/olive oil, shea butter, and so on before going to bed at night. 
  • Eat plenty of healthy foods to prevent acne breakout and skin dryness


Taking care of the skin certainly doesn’t need any season to come. But winters are special because the chilliness of this season can destroy the very integrity of your skin. This is why you have to follow the winter skincare tips and the natural remedies, DIYs I have mentioned here and try them back at your home for your dry, sensitive skin.   


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I hope you find these winter skincare tips and dry skin remedies effective and helpful. How do you take care of your skin in the winters? Share with me in the comment section below :)

See you soon ❤️


  1. Awesome tips & info! I am hoping using some of these and keeping up on skincare that I won't get any dry patches this year from the weather temperature drop.

  2. I love all of these tips especially as the seasons just started to change! Hopefully this year I won't get dry patches.

  3. These are fantastic! I love that you included how to make them, too!

  4. I really suffer with my skin during the autumn and winter. I'll have to implement some of these into my skincare routine.

  5. I find it so hard to take care of my skin in the autumn and winter. So I will definitely try some of the things you've mentioned in your post and add them into my skincare routine.

  6. I love DIY beauty items! I often use aloe and shea butter or coconut oil in various DIY beauty "potions."

  7. I need all the tips for this. My skin was good when we lived in south Florida and it was always humid but moving to Houston, although it's still the south, it's drier and my skin is always so flaky in the wintertime.

  8. A lot of these things feature products that I know are in some of the skin care bits I have at home. Especially Aloe and honey, some lovely bits to make at home x

  9. These are awesome! I love DIY skin product, they're healthier and in my opinion much better.

  10. I get dry skin in the winter so these natural home remedies are a great idea for me. I’ll try one of these out at home.

  11. I love homemade masks esp that are all natural. Definitely need to try some of these :D

  12. Loving all your recommendations and suggestions here as my skin really turns very dry in winter time

  13. loved your DIY home remedies, so glad you added the recipe too. looking forward to try them. keep up the good work!
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  14. I love this article. You can never have enough DIY face mask recipies.