Homemade Face Wash For Dry Skin: Dermatologist Recommended

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 20/09/18

Homemade face wash for dry skin hydrates the dry skin along with providing rejuvenating, skin-lightening and exfoliating benefits. This face wash takes less than 1 minutes to make and can be stored for 1-3 months without refrigeration. So are you ready to try this face wash that is devoid of HARMFUL chemicals?


How to make?

Mix and store the following ingredients in DRY airtight container:



Where to buy?

Milk Powder

5 tablespoons

You can use any brand.


5 tablespoons

You can use any brand.

Turmeric powder

1/2 tablespoon

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Lemon peel powder

(omit in sensitive skin)

1 tablespoon

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See the video given below for demo (do not miss the amazing results shown at the end of this video):



How to use?

  • Wash your face with plain water.
  • Take a small amount of above mixture on your palm.
  • Put some drops of water and make a paste on your palm.
  • Massage this paste on your face gently in circular motions.
  • Spend more time on your T-Zone.
  • If possible, leave it for a minute or two on your face. The good idea is to start your shower by applying this paste and end by rinsing it.
  • Rinse off with water and pat dry with a soft tissue to prevent staining of the towels due to turmeric.


How to store?

The only precaution you need to take is KEEP THIS FACE WASH DRY because if water gets into this face wash, bacteria and moulds will grow in it. So, make sure you close the lid of the airtight container after each use and put it away from the tap. In the beginning, I also wasted a couple of batches until I got more disciplined on keeping this face wash away from water. This little effort of making and storing this face wash will pay off in the long run with beautiful skin, without risk of harming yourself or mother earth.

What are the benefits?

  • Oats and milk hydrate the dry skin. They gently exfoliate your skin to remove dead cells and debris to give clean and fresh skin.
  • Turmeric and lemon peel powder to impart skin-lightening, anti-septic and anti-ageing action to this face pack.

Can this face wash remove make-up?

No, this face wash is not strong enough to remove the makeup. You should remove your makeup with cleansing milk and then wash your face with this homemade face wash.

Why should you use homemade skin care products?

After researching about hundreds of ingredients used in the skincare products, I realised that they might bring temporary benefit but cause skin damage on long term besides promoting cancer and environment damage. This homemade face wash was one of my first innovations- all natural, easy to make and store. I hope you will like it! 

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