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20 Most Effective Dry Skin Home Remedies For Brides

“Skin is a beautiful thing, wear it well”

And especially when you are a bride-to-be!

Being the outermost layer of the body and visibly appealing to others, your skin needs the utmost attention and care, every day and more when your wedding day is around the corner. Make sure, the most noticeable part of your body – your face is as ready and prepared as your other wedding-related things like having a beautiful lehenga, picking the most striking jewelry, and going for a Pinterest-worthy decor.

Wedding planning is indeed very stressful, and amidst all chaos, some of you may even get acne marks, skin dryness, or itching, which needs your immediate attention. But make sure you don’t use excessive chemical-based skin products or have any exposure to heavy skin treatments, especially a week or 10 days before the big day. The use of chemical products often can make your skin dry and even damage it internally. The best way is to treat your dry, dull skin with homemade remedies, which are also called magical remedies. Before anything, we must know how and when to know you have dry skin?

How do you know you have Dry skin?

Those who have dry skin will feel the rough texture, cracks, itching, irritation, scaling, redness, peeling, otherwise or due to weather conditions. Lack of oil and moisture in the skin can also be the reason for your dryness during winters, more than summers. And if you are facing these conditions throughout every season, then you need a rigorous skin regime.

Causes of your dry skin?

Necessarily not everyone faces the same skin issues, but we do see a similarity in symptoms:

  • Dehydration
  • Unhealthy lifestyle
  • Hot water showers
  • Weather conditions
  • Exposure to heat
  • Chemical-based skincare products
  • Skin conditions like atopic and psoriasis
  • Genetic

Most Effective dry skin remedies for Brides

Looking at all dry skin woes, we have curated a list of some amazing homegrown and homemade remedies that you can use on your skin every day. We suggest you start using these remedies at least 2-3 months before your wedding day for effective results. Below are some DIY, easily available home remedies to treat your dry skin.

1. Honey

The honey is known as a natural humectant and an exfoliator for all types of skin but works amazingly on dry skin. If you are facing dry skin issues, all brides-to-be are suggested to go ahead with the natural or any bottle-packed honey.

How to use it?

  • You can apply it directly on your face, with the help of fingers or any spatula (plastic ).
  • A thin layer of honey for 10 minutes is fine and after that rinse off your face with normal water.

You can also apply honey as a facemask:

  • Add gram flour (besan), haldi, yogurt, multani mitti, tomato, or any other ingredient that suits your skin.
  • Mix any one ingredient mentioned above with honey to make a nice mask
  • Apply to your skin and keep it for 10-15 minutes before washing your face with normal or lukewarm water.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is magical. Thanks to its hydrating and moisturizing properties that work as a savior on your dry skin. If you have homegrown aloe vera, it’s the best thing to use that acts naturally on your face, and if you don’t have it, than vera gel or lotion will work remarkably for you.

How to use it?

  • Extract the gel from aloe vera and apply it to your face
  • Keep for 10 to 15 minutes, and then rinse off with normal water
  • You can also choose to keep the aloe vera gel on your face all day long, it won’t harm you.

3. Yogurt

This supreme and got-to ingredient is as fruitful for skin as it is for health. It has all important properties like anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial to make our skin smooth, soft, and supple. It adds sufficient moisture to the skin, no matter what type of yogurt you are using – regular, greek, or unflavored. If we have to be particular, then Greek yogurt is best of all, but if you don’t have it, then the others would give almost the same results.

How to use it?

  • Take one spoon of thick curd, strain the water if it has and stir it well before applying it to your skin.
  • Leave it for some time before washing it off with water.
  • You can also make a yogurt mask by adding any of these ingredients – honey, turmeric, besan, or aloe vera.
  • Mix them well in a bowl and apply
  • Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off with normal water.
  • Say hello to smooth, shiny skin!

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is not new in the beauty arsenal, it has rather been in action for a long time. The benefits and uses were endless, till the time it became a household thing for all of us. We must have seen our grandparents using coconut oil to massage for hair massage and tell us numerous benefits that it has. Apart from getting rid of dandruff, scar lightening, or making our hair healthier and stronger, it is vital for our skin too.

How to use it?

Preferably it should be used at night before sleeping for surprising results and to get rid of dust or pollution.

  • Wash your face before sleeping
  • Take 2-3 drops of coconut oil to massage your skin softly
  • Let it stay on your skin for the whole night

Note: Too much oil can make your face sticky and oily, so pour according to your face size and for the safer side use a towel under your face to restrain oil marks on the pillow.

5. Milk Cream

Yes, you have read it right. Milk cream, also known as malai is a beneficial moisturizer for your dry skin. The creamy texture and the saturated fat content in the malai can help to fix all your skin bottlenecks.

How to use it?

  • Take one spoon of malai and give it a nice whisk before applying it to your face
  • Let it stay for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water
  • It can also be applied with turmeric, besan.
  • Mix any one or all ingredients in a bowl, make a smooth mask, and put it on your face evenly.
  • Lay down for 15 mins with some good music in your ears before washing your face with lukewarm water.

6. Bananas

Another secret home remedy for dry skin is bananas. They are rich in potassium and vitamin A that help in moisturizing the skin to its core layers. They also help to smoothen the skin texture, heals dry, parched skin, and restores moisture to bring the perfect shine and glow.

How to use it?

  • Mash a banana and make a fine lump-free paste
  • Add half a spoon of honey and together mix them again
  • Spread them evenly on your face and let them rest for 10 mins.
  • Wash it off with normal water
  • For best results, try and apply this mask at least 2-3 times a week

7. Oatmeal

The way oatmeal is counted into the list of healthy meals, the same influence can be seen in beauty hacks too. It is a good exfoliator, antioxidant for dry skin, and also helps to treat acne, patches, and crackly skin.

How to use it?

You can use an oatmeal face mask to repair your dry skin issues. Let’s know what all we need to make an oatmeal mask.

  • One tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal
  • One tablespoon of honey
  • One tablespoon of almond oil
  • Half mashed banana
  • One egg (optional)
  • Add all these ingredients to a bowl, mix them well, and apply the mask on your face evenly
  • Keep this mask for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with normal water

8. Rosewater

Rosewater is the oldest beauty elixir, which has been in use in several ways. From facial mist to toner to makeup remover, it works like magic for dry skin. Regular cleansing and toning your face with rosewater will give you a refreshing and soft touch.

How to use it?

  • Take a cotton ball, pour some rosewater on it and just dab on your face and then leave it.
  • You can also rosewater to any of the mentioned masks for dry skin. It will work great!

9. Avocados

This super fruit is no doubt a little expensive than the seasonal fruits but rich in healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals for your super skin. The avocado works for the vitality of the skin as it has vitamin C and E that work perfectly on dry skin. Along with dry skin issues, it also helps our skin to cure wrinkles, aging, and skin cancer.

How to use it?

You can incorporate it into your beauty regime by making its mask in two different ways.

  • The first one is very simple: Take Avocado and honey, blend them in a bowl and apply the paste to your face. Keep it for 15 mins before washing it off with water.
  • The second one you can make with one tablespoon of coconut oil, one piece of avocado, one tablespoon of honey, and two tablespoons of water. Blend them well, and then with the help of a spatula spread that on your face evenly. Let it stay for a few minutes before washing it off with normal water.

Note: If your pocket doesn’t allow avocado as a fruit, then you can also use an avocado-based facemask, lotions, creams, scrubs, or oils.

10. Papaya

If you have papaya (even the rotten or melted) at your home and don’t want to eat it, then don’t throw it. Make use of it by making a facemask as Papaya is the powerhouse of potassium that is capable of hydrating and nourishing dry skin and is very conveniently available at an affordable price.

How to use it?

  • Mash the slice of papaya in a bowl or small plate, add one spoon of honey, and a few drops of lemon juice.
  • Mix them nicely (consistency should be thick)
  • Apply the mixture to your face and let it dry for 15 minutes and wash your face afterward.
  • For effective results, apply this mixture on alternate days.

11. Rice Water

Both the boiled rice water and soaked rice water is the foremost remedy for your dry skin. In Japan, it has been in use for more than 1000 years. After hair, it gains popularity for skin issues as well. It needs no extra efforts or preparations to apply.

How to use it?

  • Take a cotton sponge, dab directly to your face
  • Leave it for some time, and rinse it off with normal water.

12. Ghee

In India, ghee is considered a rich and nourishing ingredient for skin, hair, and health. It acts as a healthy and effective moisturizer for dry skin with all essential properties. For dark lips, dull skin, dry, chapped lips – ghee is the ultimate solution.

How to use it?

  • Take one spoon of ghee and massage on your face, under-eye area, and lips gently
  • After 10 to 15 mins rinse off your face with lukewarm water and see the magic

13. Shea Butter

Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. They are the origin of native West African forests and a very crucial ingredient in most beauty products. Shea butter is extremely fruitful for our hair and skin problems. Here, in India, you can find a lot of lotions, creams, soaps, and cleansers with shea butter in them. Also, you can shop for original shea butter from any online beauty website.

How to use it?

  • You can apply it directly to your face, and let it get absorbed in the skin.

14. Milk

The way it strengthens the bones, the same way it nourishes your skin tissues. It is an exfoliator for dry and cranky skin. The lactic acid in milk helps our skin to retain its moisture and lightens our complexion.

How to use it?

  • Take a cotton ball, dip it in a bowl of milk, and just dab it on your face and rinse off after some time or you can also let it dry.
  • You can also make a facemask using milk. For that, you need one tablespoon of besan, one tablespoon of honey, and two tablespoons of milk. Mix them well and just put them on your face. When the mask gets dry, wash it off with normal water.

15. Gram Flour (Besan)

This is the MUST ingredient in our kitchen and the beauty packs. It is a worthy cleansing agent and makes your skin shine but, for dry skin, we don’t recommend using this too often or using it solo. You can use it by mixing it with other ingredients like honey, milk, turmeric, coconut oil, or rose water for best results.

16. Multani Mitti

Multani mitti creates wonder for dry skin and acts best when used with other ingredients. It’s best for dry skin, acne, sunburns, cooling down blood circulation, and heat. This skin-friendly and affordable product are easily available in the market. You can either use this in the form of powder or soap bars.

The technique of using is very very easy to incorporate in your beauty regime.

How to use it?

  • Mix them with any of the mentioned remedies
  • Wait till it gets dry, wash it off, and just feel the soft and cooling texture of the skin

17. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is known to be very popular in Ayurveda, medicines, and now in the beauty world. In India, it is known by the name of Chandan, which is a natural healer and antiseptic. Nowadays we witness the ace in demands of sandalwood powder, soaps, oils, creams, face washes, and other products.

How to use it?

  • Mix sandalwood powder in water and mix it well.
  • Apply it on your face, and wash it off once it’s dried.

18. Petroleum Jelly

Easily available at any pharma store or shop, petroleum jelly is an incredible moisture locker for dry skin. It has immense properties and qualities that do magic for not only dry skin but also for dry knees, elbows, and heels. You can apply it any time of day and keep it for long hours to get noticeable results.

19. Lavender Oil/Soap/Facewash

Knowing your skin is ok but what to know what suits your skin and what not is the most pivotal thing for all of us. There are a zillion products and remedies available online, but not all help to solve your skin concerns. Here, lavender is the herb that can overcome all dry skin issues for brides and will give amazing results.

You can use lavender in any of its forms as oil, facewash, soap bars, lotions, moisturizers. It’s available worldwide and in all online stores.

20. Castor Oil/Apricot Kernel Oil

Castor oil and apricot oil, both are applicable and functional for dry skin cuz’ they are anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, hydrating, and moisturizing. You can use this oil in a 1:1 ratio. Like with castor oil, you can use coconut oil and the same goes for apricot as well. Mixing the oil can make it more helpful because the strong essence sometimes is not bearable for a few of us.

Key points to keep in mind if you have a dry skin

  • Drink at least 3 liters of water every day
  • Include a bowl of fruits and veggies in your meal
  • Follow CTM – cleansing, toning, and moisturizing
  • Use moisturizing soaps and lotions
  • Always pat your skin instead of rubbing harshly


As long as we have these incredible remedies with us, we don’t believe any super expensive salon treatment can create such magic on your skin. These basic and skin-friendly ingredients are 100% natural and chemical-free for your skin that will give effective results if followers consistently.

Do try the remedies and share your experience with us in the comment box!

By Radhika Sharma

Professor by profession. Blogger, painter, and spiritual by choice!
Loves nature, colors, and instrumental music.
A passionate learner and a bit stubborn by birth!

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