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Desi Nuskhe: Prevent Dry Skin This Autumn-Winter With 9 Easy-To-Make DIY Moisturizer Recipes

Hot coffee, breezy cold weather and festivals, the autumn-winter season in India is long-awaited after bearing harsh heat and pouring rains. But with all these amazing perks of this season, there’s one con that makes it unpleasant. Dry, dull, flaky skin is inevitable, you may think. But all it needs is that extra care to get silky-smooth and feather-soft skin. A homemade moisturizer with all-natural ingredients is the way to go!

When the weather turns cold, it is crucial to moisturize your skin. Drinking enough water and hydrating yourself makes it easy for your skin to stay smooth and soft. And moisturizers keep your skin from ageing for a longer time by giving it an adequate amount of deep nourishment.

9 Homemade Moisturizers To Get You Winter Ready

Treat your dry skin with a homemade and natural DIY moisturizer which is easy-to-make.

1. Soothe Your Dry, Flaky Skin With Beeswax

Beeswax can create a protective layer on the skin. It’s also a humectant, which means that it attracts water. Both of these qualities can help the skin stay hydrated. With this super easy and homemade aloe vera moisturizer, make your skins supple and smooth.

You Will Need:

  • ½ cup of aloe vera gel
  • 50 ml of almond oil
  • 50 ml of coconut oil
  • 10 tablespoon beeswax
  • A few drops of essential oil (vanilla, lavender, chamomile oil)


  1. Use a double boiler method to melt beeswax, coconut oil, and almond oil altogether. 
  2. Once it cools down, add aloe vera gel and essential oil to the mixture. 
  3. Blend it up till it turns into a creamy texture. 
  4. Apply this moisturizer and make your skin go super smooth. 
  5. You may even store it in a jar.

2. Healing Love With Shea Butter

Give your skin some much-needed love with this homemade moisturizer with Shea butter goodness in it. Gather up these few ingredients from your kitchen shelf for preparing a moisturizer at home.

You Will Need:

  • ½ cup Shea butter
  • A few drops of sea buckthorn oil
  • A few drops of rosehip seed oil
  • A few drops of geranium oil
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil


  1. Melt the Shea butter with the double boiler method.
  2. Once softened, take it off from the heat.
  3. Now, add all the essential oils and whip it until it turns into a creamy texture. 
  4. Store it in a jar. 
  5. Use this buttery goodness as your daily face cream.

3. Pamper Your Skin With Coconut Richness

Homemade Moisturizer With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is filled with natural moisturization benefits. Make this natural moisturizer at home and pamper your skin with the goodness of coconut oil.

You Will Need:

  • ½ cup of organic coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E
  • A few drops of lavender essential oil


  1. Melt the coconut oil. 
  2. Then, take a container and mix all the ingredients. 
  3. Once the coconut oil solidifies, your DIY moisturizer is ready to use.

4. Get Intense Moisturization With Almond Oil

Fed up with flaky and super dry skin? Give your skin a revitalized and supple look with this amazing homemade moisturizer loaded with almond oil and cocoa butter.

You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa butter
  • A few drops of rose water (gulabjal)


  1. Melt almond oil and cocoa butter and transfer it to a container. 
  2. Add honey and rose water (gulabjal) to it. 
  3. Now, mix up all the ingredients and store the paste in a container. 
  4. Use it and experience the difference.

5. Hydrate Your Skin With Apple

DIY Face Moisturizer With Apple

Make the best use of natural ingredients like apples and olive oil. Apples are packed with nutrients and vitamins while olive oil is loaded with hydration and antibacterial properties. All these properties make this a great DIY face moisturizer.

You Will Need:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • A few drops of rose water


  1. Blend the apples and olive oil into a fine, smooth paste. 
  2. Simmer this paste. Take it off from the heat and add rose water to the paste. 
  3. Store it in a refrigerator. 
  4. Use this apple moisturizer once a week and give your skin deep nourishment.

6. Balanced Nourishment With Aloe Vera

Here’s an effective homemade moisturizer for combination skin. Aloe vera hydrates your skin and gets easily absorbed without making it heavy or sticky. This magic ingredient contains enzymes, antioxidants and vitamins.

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup of aloe vera gel
  • A few drops of vitamin E


  1. Mix these two beauty ingredients and store it up in a jar. 
  2. Use it during winters and feel your skin go smooth like a feather.

7. Combat Dull Skin With Dahi

Homemade Moisturizer With Dahi

Get rid of dryness simply with yoghurt. Dahi works best as a mild exfoliator and gives your skin a glow. Try out this quick and easy homemade moisturizer made up with only one ingredient and get rid of dry and dull-looking skin.

You Will Need:

  • Yoghurt (dahi)


  1. Apply dahi on your skin.
  2. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. 
  3. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

8. Pamper Your Skin With Papaya

DIY Face Moisturizer With Papaya

Well, now that’s one of my super favourite ingredients and secret moisturizer at home recipe specifically to curb the dryness out. Papaya makes your rough and flaky skin turn into a silky soft texture. 

You Will Need:

  • A few slices of papaya slices
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon milk


  1. Grind all the ingredients in a grinder. 
  2. Make a thick smooth paste. 
  3. Apply it over all your face and body and keep it on for about 20 minutes. 
  4. Wash it off and feel your skin go super moisturized and nourished from within. 
  5. You may store this paste in the refrigerator for approximately 2-3 days.

This papaya facial pack can also be used when you are planning to indulge in a relaxing fruit facial at home.

9. Get Revitalized With Glycerine

Glycerine helps to moist and hydrate the skin when it goes dry and dehydrated. The glycerine goodness doesn’t stop here; it also plumps up your skin and improves its texture, making it appear healthy and youthful.

You Will Need:

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons glycerine
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons green tea (liquid)


  1. Mix all these ingredients well. 
  2. Massage gently on your skin for about 5 minutes. 
  3. Leave it on overnight and wash off the moisturizer in the morning.

Key Takeaways

  • Use vitamin E capsules, pierce the capsule and squeeze out the liquid and add it to your moisturizer.
  • Green tea is good for the skin along with having some amazing health benefits. It calms your skin and also keeps the skin infections at bay.
  • Papaya moisturizer can be stored in a refrigerator for about 2 to 3 days as it can go bad, so make it in small batches.
  • Essential oils are easily available on e-commerce websites, make sure you choose one that best suits your needs.
  • Natural ingredients from your kitchen are a great option as they rarely have any side effects.

Apart from using these lovely moisturizers, also make sure to drink enough water to give your skin a natural glow. Do exercise regularly to regulate your blood circulation. This winter stay away from all the dry and dull skin with these easy, homemade, natural and gentle moisturizers to make your skin feel silky-smooth.

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