dry winter skin mask

The Ultimate Hydrating DIY Face Mask for Dry Winter Skin

Winter can be a real jerk when it comes to your beauty routine. It’s a time of year where our skin falls victim to every possible method of drying there is; the cold air outside sucks away moisture, indoor heaters evaporate water molecules away, and harsh winds whip at our faces drying us out even further. And it’s even worse if you’ve done any air travel over the holidays!

Too-dry skin ages more quickly, flaking, cracking, and even splitting if left undernourished. Even if you’re drinking a TON of water and being mindful of the elements, chances are your normal, everyday moisturizer isn’t gonna cut it. The good news is you can replenish your skin’s moisture on the deepest level by indulging in a super nourishing face mask that you can make with ingredients you probably already have in your house!

So, take charge and banish dry winter skin in under 10 minutes with this super easy-to-make, ultra-hydrating DIY face mask. Your skin will thank you!


Before applying this mask, you can wash your face with honey to gently exfoliate away any dead skin cells before you moisturize without irritating the delicate and dry skin on your face.

Do you have any tips for keeping skin hydrated in the winter? We want to know! Tell us your secrets and tricks in the comments.
dry winter skin mask
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The Ultimate Hydrating DIY Face Mask for Dry Winter Skin

Keyword Dry skin
Type Facial Mask
Level Beginner
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Amount 1


  • ½ cup Oatmeal
  • ½ Banana
  • 3 T Plain yogurt with active cultures...greek yogurt is great for this!
  • 1 T Honey preferably raw, organic


  1. Mash the banana and mix in other ingredients. If you wish, you can put all the ingredients in a blender for a smoother feel.

  2. Apply a thin layer of the mask evenly over your face. You can use a brush or your fingers to do this.

  3. Once you’ve applied the mixture, we recommend sitting or reclining your head back in some way as the oatmeal makes this mask a bit on the thicker side. We want the mask to stay on your face, not plop onto the floor!

  4. Leave the mask on for 15-30 minutes. Listen to a podcast or do a meditation!

  5. Rinse away with warm water and pat skin dry. Do not wash your face with soap after you’re finished. You want those benefits to continue to sink into your skin after the mask is done!

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About the author

As an only child who had to entertain herself a lot, Kelsey has always been a DIY fanatic! She grew up half beach bum in San Diego, CA, and half country bumpkin in Colorado Springs, CO. When she’s not researching natural DIY beauty and holistic wellness, you can see her pop up on TV once in a while on shows like ‘Modern Family’ and ‘New Girl’! Kelsey is a contributor to multiple editorial publications while also developing her original film and TV screenplays and writing a Young Adult novel.

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