Dry skin types need more attention in their skin care. That applies even more in the moisturizing department. The right moisturizer can minimize flaking and irritation. The result is a healthy glow on your skin.
At the bare minimum, a good moisturizer should hydrate your skin. Now, that seems easy. But finding the best moisturizer for dry skin is a challenging task.
For starters, drugstore products often come with a ton of unknown and suspicious ingredients. And sometimes, you might end up with more harm than good.
That is why we recommend using natural and DIY skin moisturizers. You have most of them in your home. Just check your kitchen.
1. Galen’s Cold Cream
For our first pick, we have a woman that stopped using moisturizers. Instead, she switched to oil. And she uses oil as a single ingredient for moisturizing her skin. There are different oils you can use, like jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, hemp oil, coconut oil, and olive oil.
And if these oils are not enough, you can try her signature moisturizing product. You need rose water, beeswax, and then essential oil and carrier oil.
2. Olive Oil Moisturizer
Olive oil on its own is a great moisturizer. Any ordinary olive oil you have in your cupboard will do the trick. But if you want to take things to the next level, you can make a product with olive oil as the base.
Olive oil is a carrier oil, and it blends perfectly with essential oils. The best essential oil for moisturizing is vitamin E oil. Vitamin E oil prevents water loss from skin and helps your skin retain its natural moisture.
3. Washed Clarified Butter Moisturizing Cream
For some people, clarified butter might seem like an unknown term. Rightfully so. It is a product originating from Russia. In the USA, we call it Ghee. It is a natural moisturizer. In Russia, it is popular for caring for infant and child skin.
You can massage it on its own, or use it as a carrier base for more potent treatment. Ghee is rich in short chain fatty acids that reduce inflammation of the skin. It is also rich in fat soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, vitamin E, and Vitamin K.
4. Vanilla And Vitamin E Body Butter
The best part about this butter is the pleasant vanilla scent. It feels like magic when you apply to your skin. Vanilla oil is also a great antioxidant, keeping your skin healthy. And it also works to relax your muscles.
The base for this butter is Shea Butter. We know Shea Butter absorbs quickly into the skin, and restores moisture. Shea Butter also protects against sun and harsh air damage. Those are two factors that can contribute to dry skin.
5. Perfect Face Cream
We do not throw words and terms like perfect easily. It is hard to classify one product as the perfect one. But this face cream comes close to it. There are a lot of ingredients in the product. And you can substitute some of them. Adjust per your preference.
You need carrier oil, butter (cocoa or Shea), essential oils, wax pastilles, and some aloe vera. The blend is potent, powerful, and quite moisturizing.
6. Tamanu Oil Infused Cream
You are probably wondering what is Tamamu Oil? Well, it is an oil produced from the Tamanu Tree. It is native to the South Pacific. The oil is a rare gem in skincare. Tamanu oil promotes radiant reflection, and gives you an appearance of smoother skin. But most importantly, Tamanu oil gives a natural hydrating experience.
You can make this moisturizing cream from pure ingredients. It will be a bit more expensive, since Tamanu oil is rare. But it is worth making.
7. Manuka Honey Body Butter
Manuka honey is the premium honey product. And the price reflects that quality. Now, some people wonder is it worth the price? Well, check the healing properties and benefits, and see for yourself. The reason Manuka honey is so expensive is rarity. The plant has a limited range, and it grows mainly in New Zealand.
Manuka honey can greatly improve your skin’s appearance. It helps clean debris and dead skin cells, and also provides anti-inflammatory properties. But most importantly, it balances the pH value of the skin.
8. Essential Oil Moisturizer
Essential oils are a staple in skin care nowadays. Some 20 years ago, most of us didn’t know a thing about essential oils. Today, we cannot imagine the world without them.
There are many essential oils that improve moisture. We’ve had some on our list so far as part of other products. But this is a pure essential oil moisturizer. And the best part is, you can choose which oils to use.
9. Edwardian Milk Of Cucumber Moisturizer
Cucumber is a vegetable made of water. Cucumbers are 95% water. That is a lot of moisture you can use for your skin. This moisturizer has a consistency of milk. It might be harder than you think. It is like a cold cream.
The recipe is fast and easy to make. Easy to distribute and quickly absorbed into the skin. What more can you ask for? And of course, with cucumber rich in vitamins, the cream will nourish your skin from the inside.
10. Aloe Face Cream
Do this test. Go to a beauty store, and check the ingredients on 10 face creams or lotions. We bet you will find aloe vera on the label on at least 8 of them.
That is how popular aloe vera is in the beauty industry. But why use commercial products? Why not go straight to the source? That is the idea here. Use raw aloe vera gel to make your own moisturizer. It is cheaper, and healthier.
11. Luxurious Homemade Moisturizer
What makes this moisturizer a luxurious one? Well, it is the ingredients, of course. Some unique and rarely used oils. You need apricot oil and macadamia oil for starters. The quantity might seem like much. But you can prepare it and store it. It will last for a few months.
12. Hydrating Face Mask
People often experiment with hydrating masks. They try different products and different ingredients. But we can safely say this is one of the best. And it might be the best. The three main ingredients are all staple in over the counter moisturizing products. Those are coconut oil, Shea butter, and aloe vera.
This hydrating mask works for dry and winter skin. You can also use it to soothe irritated skin. If you have sensitive skin, do not worry. It is safe for usage on all skin types.
13. Winter Hibiscus Moisturizer
We love two ingredient products. They are extremely simple to make. And at the same time, they are highly functional. This recipe uses one of the most popular winter teas, hibiscus tea. Now, when you brew your cup of tea, prepare a moisturizing cream as well.
You do need coconut oil as well. And that is all. Simple, right?
14. Cream Base Formula Moisturizer
The best part about this cream is the versatility. You can tailor it to your individual skin type and skin needs. Add your own mix of essential oils if you do not like the original.
It is a highly moisturizing cream cosmetic base. Perfect for customizing to your liking. You can also use it for aromatherapy purposes as well. The base remains stable when you add carrier and essential oils.
And it will last for a long time. The cream base should last between 18 and 24 months without additional ingredients. When you add carrier and essential oils, the lifespan is shorter.
15. Homemade Lotion For Winter Damaged Skin
This recipe can fill 8 ounce wide mouth Ball canning jars. That is a lot of lotion. You can give some to your friend as well. After all, we all suffer from winter and the cold temperature. Cut down on ingredients if you do not want to make a large batch.
The basis of the formula is baby lotion. There are substitutes for the other ingredients. Use what you can find in your local store.
16. Tinted Moisturizer
This moisturizer gives your skin enough moisture. And it helps you control oil and dryness. It does not clog your pores, and gives you a controllable coverage. The idea is you can mix foundation with moisturizer and create a perfect combo.
The moisturizer allows you to control coverage and other factors. And of course, what goes into the final product.
17. Face Moisturizer With Royal Jelly
Royal jelly is a honey bee secretion used in the nutrition of larvae and adult queens. Now, you might think it is not something you want to put on your skin. But the benefits outweigh the weird factor. The face moisturizer is similar to the famous Egyptian magic cream.
That is the healing balm found in ancient Egyptian tombs. Now, whether it is similar or not, we cannot say for sure. What we can guarantee is that the formula works like a charm.
And if you have any other ideas for homemade moisturizers, share them with us.