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15 Best Home Remedies For Sensitive Skin


Shalu Bhati

Updated At  18 Mar 21



  

Do you have sensitive skin? Are you looking for home remedies for sensitive skin? Then, keep reading.

Sensitive skin care is nothing like regular skincare. Sensitive skin requires you to step up your routine and do something extra or else you end up with dry, flaky, irritated, and even inflamed skin. But you can put an end to your sensitive skin troubles with a little help from us. We have brought for you the 15 best home remedies for sensitive skin. These home remedies are not messy at all. They are easy to follow with ingredients that can be conveniently found in your kitchen itself.

Let’s find out how to take care of sensitive skin at home.

     

15 Best Home Remedies For Sensitive Skin

   

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1. Coconut Oil, Indian Gooseberry And Curry Leaves Mask

Ingredients: 1 cup coconut oil, 2 teaspoons Indian gooseberry (Amla) powder, 4 curry leaves, 4 drops of vitamin E oil

How to: Add coconut oil in a bowl and put it on the stove on a low flame. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 10 minutes. Once everything has been cooked well, strain the liquid and store it in a bottle. Once it has cooled down, apply the mix to your face. Keep it on overnight and wash off in the morning.

Frequency: Daily

Why it works: This is one of the most effective home remedies for sensitive skin. Coconut oil nourishes and moisturizes the skin. It repairs damaged skin and boosts the healing process. It is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamin E, and essential fatty acids. It softens and smoothens skin. Indian gooseberry powder is also a rich source of antioxidants. It also contains vitamin C which boosts the effectiveness of coconut oil as a moisturizer. Black peppercorns reduce redness and inflammation. They also protect against bacterial infections and accelerate the skin’s healing process. Curry leaves are anti-inflammatory and moisturize skin. Together, these ingredients form a very powerful sensitive skin treatment.

 


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2. Cocoa, Honey, Milk, And Coffee Mask

Ingredients: 2 ½  tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons  honey, 1 tablespoon  milk, 1 tablespoon  coffee powder

How to: Combine the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Apply on the face and neck. Leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Three times a week

Why it works: Cocoa is an amazing ingredient when it comes to sensitive skin care. Cocoa consists of polyphenols which soothe skin, bring down inflammation, and reduce redness. Honey and milk hydrate, moisturize, nourish as well as soothe sensitive skin. Coffee granules at as scrub and remove dead skin cells.

 

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3. Honey, Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk, And Cocoa Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon coconut milk, ½ teaspoon cocoa powder

How to: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Apply directly to affected areas. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Three times a week

Why it works: This sensitive skin home remedy works wonders. Honey is an excellent cleanser and moisturizer. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It soothes skin and heals the damage. Coconut oil is another moisturizing and nourishing ingredient. Coconut Milk too is an excellent moisturizer and treats a variety of skin issues including dry, sensitive skin, eczema, and psoriasis.

 


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4. Mango, Yogurt And Honey Mask

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons mango puree, 1 tablespoon yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 6 drops of almond oil

How to: Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Massage onto the skin and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Four times a week

Why it works: This is a sensitive skin homemade face mask. You would be surprised but mango works wonders for sensitive skin. Mango comes with antioxidants that help with skin's hydration and moisturizing. Mango also repairs damage and improves the texture of the skin. When combined with yogurt and honey, its properties get enhanced. No wonder, it is one of the best sensitive skin care remedies.

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5. Banana, Honey, And Yogurt Mask

Ingredients: 1 mashed banana, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon yogurt, 6 drops of vitamin E oil

How to: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Apply on a cleansed face. Rinse off after 15 to 20 minutes with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Four times a week

Why it works: This DIY sensitive skin face mask is very nourishing. Banana is enriched with potassium that hydrates as well as moisturizes the skin. It has vitamin A which ensures that the moisture stays locked. Bananas also aid in repairing and healing damaged skin. Honey and yogurt give an extra boost of hydration and nourishment.

 


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6. Potato, Milk And Honey Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon potato juice, 1 tablespoon raw milk, 1/2 tablespoon honey

How to: Mix all ingredients well. Massage gently on the skin. Wash off with lukewarm water after keeping it on for 15 minutes.

Frequency: Three times a week

Why it works: This is yet another one of the home remedies for sensitive skin. Potato juice is a rich source of many skin-friendly vitamins and minerals. It hydrates and moisturizes the skin. It aids the cell regeneration process. It is also known to heal and protect the top layer of skin. Milk soothes skin, moisturizes, and improves its texture.

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7. Oatmeal, Milk And Honey Mask

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons crushed oatmeal, 2 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon honey

How to: Make sure the oatmeal is crushed finely. Mix the ingredients well. Massage onto skin for 5 to 8 minutes. Let it stay as a mask for another 10 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Three times a week

Why it works: This oatmeal, milk, and honey sensitive skin homemade scrub is very effective. It is one of the most popular home remedies for sensitive skin. Oatmeal sloughs off the dead skin cells and nourishes the skin. More than that, oatmeal ensures that the moisture stays locked in. Milk hydrates and nourishes the skin. It also has gentle exfoliating benefits. Honey is another hydrating ingredient and is known to soothe inflammation.

 


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8. Aloe vera, Vitamin E And Almond Oil Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel, 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil, 1 teaspoon almond oil

How to: Mix all the ingredients well. Apply on affected areas and leave overnight. Rinse off in the morning with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Daily

Why it works: This is one of the most popular home remedies for sensitive oily skin. Aloe vera is own for its therapeutic and healing properties. It hydrates, moisturizes, and nourishes the skin. It soothes and brings down inflammation. It also improves the skin's texture and leaves you with soft and smooth skin. Vitamin E oil hydrates and heals damaged skin. It also gives a boost to the skin's healing process and has rejuvenating effects.

 

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9. Egg Yolk, Orange Juice, And Olive Oil Mask

Ingredients: 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon orange juice, 1 teaspoon olive oil

How to: Combine the ingredients in a bowl and whisk them until you get a slightly frothy mix. Use a brush to apply this mask on the face and neck. Rinse off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.

Frequency: Twice a week

Why it works: Here is one of the most effective home remedies for sensitive skin. Egg yolk is a rich source of proteins and Vitamin A. It nourishes the skin and keeps the moisture locked in. It also softens skin and improves its texture. This remedy also does wonders for those with oily skin as the presence of orange juice ensures that the excess oil and sebum are effectively removed from the face.

 


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10. Cucumber And Honey Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon cucumber juice, 1/2 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice

How to: Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Massage onto face and neck using gentle circular motions. Rinse with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.

Frequency: Daily

Why it works: This is one of the most effective home remedies for sensitive oily skin which can be used daily. Cucumbers are packed with flavonoids and antioxidants which aid in decreasing swelling and redness. They reduce irritation and inflammation. Cucumbers are also known for their soothing cooling action on the skin which makes them the best companion for sensitive skin care.

 

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11. Sugar And Coconut Oil Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon coconut oil

How to: Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Use this mix to gently massage your face and neck for about 5 to 8 minutes. Use your fingertips and not nails. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Thrice a week

Why it works: This is one of the best home remedies for sensitive skin. The fine granules of sugar act as an excellent exfoliator. They remove dead and dry skin cells without damaging the skin. Coconut oil provides lubrication to the sugar granules. It also nourishes the skin and aids the healing process. With this DIY face scrub, sensitive skin care becomes even better.

 


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12. Milk And Turmeric Mask

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon turmeric

How to: Mix the two ingredients well. Gently massage onto skin. Wash with lukewarm water after 10 minutes.

Frequency: Daily

Why it works: This is another one of the popular home remedies for sensitive skin. Milk is magical when it comes to treating sensitive skin. It hydrates, nourishes, and soothes skin. It also has exfoliating properties. Regular use can improve the skin's texture. Turmeric is an age-old remedy for many skin problems including sensitive skin care. It is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. It soothes skin and gives it a warm glow.

 

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13. Indian Gooseberry And Honey Mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Indian gooseberry (Amla) juice, 1 teaspoon honey

How to: Combine the ingredients. Apply on affected areas and let it stay on for 15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Four times a week

Why it works: Here is another sensitive skin home remedy. Indian Gooseberry comes packed with the goodness of antioxidants and Vitamin C and plays a great role in brightening the skin. The antioxidants aid in healing skin damage whereas vitamin C boosts collagen production as well as cell regeneration. Honey, on the other hand, soothes skin and brings down any inflammation.


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14. Green Tea And Honey Mask

Ingredients: 10 green tea leaves, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 cup water

How to: Add the green tea leaves in a pan containing water. Boil till the leaves start releasing their color. Let the tea boil for 5 to 7 minutes. Let it cool down. Add honey. Once it is lukewarm, use it wash your face.

Frequency: Daily

Why it works: This is a sensitive skin homemade face wash that will work wonders for your skin. Green tea comes packed with antioxidants that fight off the damage caused by free radicals and also prevent any further damage to the skin. The antioxidants along with tannins aid in reducing the puffiness. Green Tea also contains catechins which give it its anti-bacterial properties. Daily splash of green tea will not only cleanse your skin but also remove toxins, tone skin, and minimize the pores.

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15. Almond oil

Ingredients: 8 drops of almond oil

How to: Take the almond oil in your palms and pat them against each other to heat the oil a bit. Now gently massage your face for 5 to 7 minutes. Let the oil stay overnight. Wash in the morning with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Daily

Why it works: Using almond oil is one of the best things you can do as part of your sensitive skin care. Almond oil is moisturizing and has emollient properties that allow it to seep deep into the layers of skin. It is enriched with Vitamin E which helps in repairing damaged skin and even protects from further damage. Almond oil also soothes and softens skin. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

   

    

Frequently Asked Questions

    

   

Q. How can I treat sensitive skin at home?

Apart from using the above-mentioned home remedies for sensitive skin, you should start making some minor lifestyle changes such as:

  • Reduce time taken for showering
  • Avoid extremely hot showers
  • Avoid harsh exfoliants and astringents
  • Use gentle, fragrance-free products
  • Use gentle laundry detergents
  • Replace perfume with essential oils
  • Apply moisturizer soon after taking a shower

   

     

Q. How to make a homemade face wash for sensitive skin?

You can mix cucumber juice with honey or boil some green tea leaves to use as a homemade face wash for sensitive skin. Both these remedies are captured in detail above.

   

 

Q. How to make a homemade face scrub for sensitive skin?

Combine a spoonful of sugar granules with a spoon of coconut oil. You can also make oatmeal, yogurt, and honey scrub. Refer to the above article for a detailed process.

      

Q. Is lemon juice safe for sensitive skin?

In proper concentrations, lemon juice is safe for use on sensitive skin. Dilute the lemon juice with water before applying it to your skin.

     

     

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