How to Moisturize Face Without Lotion: 9 Natural Remedies

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Your face is one of the first things people notice about you, and it’s important to take care of it. Moisturizing your face is a great way to improve the appearance of your face and prevent skin conditions, like eczema and acne.

However, not everyone can use lotion to moisturize the face. Some people have sensitive skin, which means that they cannot use most types of lotions without experiencing a reaction, such as itching, redness, and stinging.

So what do you do if you need to moisturize your face but can’t tolerate using lotion? In this article, I’m going to show you how to moisturize your face with easy-to-find natural ingredients such as honey, coconut oil, and avocado.  Let’s get started.

1. Use Avocado

Avocados are delicious, but did you know they can moisturize your face just as good as your lotion? Avocados are one of the most nutrient-dense fruits, containing vitamins A, B, C, E, and K. That combined with minerals makes avocados a great product for your skin.

Furthermore, avocados contain a high level of oleic acid which hydrates the skin and removes dead cells. It is also rich in monounsaturated fats that help prevent signs of aging by stimulating collagen production.

How to apply avocado to your face:

  • Slice a ripe avocado fruit in half and remove the pit.
  • Scoop out the flesh of the fruit using a spoon.
  • Mash the avocado with a fork or spoon until there are no more lumps in it.
  • After cleansing your face, apply the mashed-up avocado to your face.
  • Leave for about 10 minutes or until it dries completely.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water and pat dry your skin with a soft towel.

How often should you do this?

Repeat every 3–4 days for best results.

2. DIY With Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years to heal wounds and soothe burns. It also contains hydrating, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it an effective alternative to lotion if you want to moisturize your face.

You can apply aloe vera gel directly onto your face to get these benefits without spending money on expensive skincare products that may contain chemicals or other ingredients that aren’t good for your skin.

How to apply aloe vera gel to your face:

  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser to get rid of any dirt on your face.
  • Cut a fresh aloe vera leaf and peel off the outer part.
  • Scoop out the gel from the leaf into a small bowl.
  • Mash the gel with a spoon, making sure to get rid of any lumps.
  • Apply the gel to your face using your fingers or a cotton pad.
  • Leave it on for at least 10 minutes or until it’s dry.
  • Wash off with water and allow your face to air dry

How often should you do this?

Apply twice a week for the best results.

3. Add Yogurt to Your Skincare Routine

It is very easy to replace lotion with yogurt to moisturize your face. Yogurt has natural nutrients and enzymes that exfoliate the skin and remove dead cells from the surface. This helps in adding a glow to your face and also makes it smooth and soft.

Moreover, yogurt contains lactic acid, an acid that can work to tighten the pores of your skin. It is also rich in amino acids, which help to increase collagen production, resulting in an improved appearance of wrinkles or fine lines.

How to apply yogurt to your face:

  • Wash your face to get rid of makeup and other impurities.
  • Apply plain yogurt to your face with a cotton ball or smooth it on with your fingers (don’t rub).
  • Leave it on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.

How often should you do this?

Apply twice a week until you see your desired result

4. Moisturize With Honey

Honey is a natural product that has been used since ancient times for treating various skin conditions. That is because it contains antioxidants and other nutrients that moisturize, nourish, and condition the skin to reduce dryness or flakiness.

The answer lies in what’s known as “glycoproteins”. These proteins are found in honey and they bond with water to produce a thin layer on your skin that acts as a protective barrier on your face. This layer also gives you hydration without being too heavy or oily.

How to apply honey to your face:

  • Gently wash your face with a cleanser specific to your skin type.
  • Pour a small amount of organic honey into a bowl.
  • Take the honey with your fingers and apply it all over your face (concentrating on the dry spots).
  • Allow it to sit on your face for at least 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water and dry your face with a clean towel.

How often should you do this?

Repeat every 2-3 times a week.

5. Use Shea Butter

Shea butter is a very effective natural moisturizer for your face. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, all of which are vital for healthy skin. Shea butter also helps to make your skin healthy by repairing skin cells and softening the skin texture.

However, you should make sure you’re using 100% pure shea butter for your face. This will give your skin all the fat-soluble vitamins A, E, and F that it needs, as well as essential fatty acids that keep your skin soft and dewy.

How to apply shea butter to your face:

  • Cleanse your skin and pat dry with a towel.
  • Dollop a small amount of shea butter into your hands and rub them together.
  • Massage your face with gentle pressure using circular motions.
  • Leave it and go about your daily activities.

How often should you do this?

Apply twice a week or even more if you have dry skin.

It is important to stay away from the sun when you’re using shea butter because it can clog up your pores and cause breakouts.

6. Cucumber Juice as Moisturizer

Cucumber juice is a type of vegetable juice that has been made from cucumbers. It is a very healthy beverage. Cucumber juice, when it is applied to the face, has many benefits.

For instance, cucumber juice is a natural source of vitamin A, which helps improve the elasticity and smoothness of your skin. By rubbing cucumber juice on your face, you can moisturize your face, while fighting against fine lines and wrinkles before they get worse.

How to apply cucumber juice to your face:

  • Peel the skin of a cucumber and cut it into two equal parts.
  • Remove all the seeds and slice the cucumber into a blender.
  • Add some water to the blender and blend into a puree.
  • Pour the mixture into a small bowl and a few drops of essential oils
  • Wash your face thoroughly with warm water to open your pores.
  • Gently rub the mixture on your face and leave it to dry.
  • Wash off with lukewarm water and dry with a clean towel.

How often should you do this?

Use this daily or once every 2-3 days.

7. Apply Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a natural ingredient that has been used for thousands of years to promote healthy skin and hair, as well as to provide nourishment. It’s no wonder that this powerful oil can also replace lotion to moisturize your face.

Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory, which means it can be used as an acne treatment. Besides being affordable and readily available, coconut oil is also simple to apply.

How to apply coconut oil to your face:

  • Get a jar of organic virgin coconut oil. The label should read 100% pure.
  • Take a small amount of coconut oil and apply it to your face.
  • Rub the oil thoroughly with your hands, making sure all the parts of your face are covered in it.
  • Leave it to absorb for about 15 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.

How often should you do this?

Apply every night before bed.

Coconut oil does moisturize your face, but it is best to stay away from it if you have oily or sensitive skin, as it can cause breakouts.

8. Try Cow Milk

All types of milk are beneficial for the skin, but cow milk is particularly effective because it contains lactic acid, which exfoliates dead cells to give your face a fresh glow.

Cow milk also contains proteins, fats, and vitamins that are easily absorbed by the skin. These nutrients work hand in hand to soothe and moisturize your face by increasing collagen and elastin production.

How to apply cow milk on your face:

  • Wash your face thoroughly to remove any dirt or makeup.
  • Apply fresh cow milk generously on your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Rinse off with warm water and let your face air dry.

How often should you do this?

Apply every morning before taking a shower

9. Cocoa Butter for Your Face

Cocoa butter is a fat extracted from the beans of the cacao tree, which also produces chocolate. People have used it for centuries because of its natural, organic healing, and moisturizing benefits.

Cocoa butter contains high levels of saturated fats, which help to increase the skin’s elasticity and turgor. It also contains polyphenols that help to reverse aging and damage caused by sun exposure.

How to apply cocoa butter to your face:

  • Wash your hands and place a small amount of cocoa butter on your palm.
  • Rub your hands together for a few seconds to melt it.
  • Apply the cocoa butter to your face and massage gently.
  • Leave it on your face for full absorption.

How often should you do this?

Apply cocoa butter every night before bed.

Make sure that there are no additives or preservatives in the product, as these can irritate your skin.


What happens if you don’t moisturize your face?

Your natural skin oils are water-based, so when your face is not moisturized enough, these oils will wash away. As a result, your face will become dry and flaky, which can lead to clogged pores.

Furthermore, with no barrier of protection left on your face, it becomes more susceptible to UV damage and other environmental damage such as pollution or cigarette smoke, which can cause premature aging.

How do you moisturize your face with milk?

  • Wash your face with a cleanser to remove dirt and bacteria.
  • Apply raw milk to your face with a cotton ball or pad.
  • Let it sit for 10-15 minutes or until it’s fully dry.
  • Rinse off the milk with warm water and let your face air dry.

How do you make a homemade moisturizer?

  • Pour 1/4 cup of pureed avocado and 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt into a small bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • Whip the mixture thoroughly to form a pasty texture.
  • Put the mixture in a glass jar and store it in a dry place.


If you are interested in having healthy skin, you should take care of your face. It would be good to moisturize your face daily. However, if your lotion is not doing you justice, switching to natural alternatives is the best way to moisturize your face.

In addition to moisturizing your face, natural products provide your skin with essential nutrients to keep your face supple, elastic, and radiant. And unlike most commercial moisturizers, they do not contain harmful ingredients that can damage your skin.

With these homemade natural remedies and some slight adjustments in your daily skincare routine, you can moisturize your skin and restore it to its natural softness and elasticity without lotion.

Thanks for reading.

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