Dry skin is the common problem during hot or winter season. Are you going to let yourself go through the flaky skin and dryness again? No worries, here are 10 of homemade natural remedies for you to treat and prevent your skin from getting dry this cold season. It’s guaranteed, cheap and easy to make.
Treating A Dry Skin #1. Olive Oil
This is one of the best options to treat a dry skin. Olive oil contains a lot of antioxidants properties and healthy fatty acids that your skin really need to stay moist and supple. The effect is also immediately after application.
You can use a regular olive oil or the virgin olive oil to rub your hands, legs, face or all over your body. You can do this routine before or after the shower. For a severe dryness, you can treat it with olive oil mask made from 2 tbsp of olive oil, 4tbps of brown sugar, and the last ingredient is 1 tbsp of honey. You can use it as a body or facial scrub and then wash it. After that, don’t forget to apply a thin layer of olive oil again.
Milk cream is one of the best moisturizers. The dry skin can be exfoliated by the lactic acid and leaving your skin moist and soft again. Mix 2 tbsp of milk cream with 3 drops of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of milk. Use it daily, and leave it for 5-10minutes to the affected area before you rinse it. The lactic acid present in milk cream helps exfoliate dry skin.
If you like it less runny, you can mix the milk cream with flour to make a thick paste that you can apply on your face and body. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it.
Treating A Dry Skin #3. Milk
Another dry skin home remedy from milk is by mixing about 4 tbsp of milk with 3 drops of rose water. Apply this milk solution all over your body and leave it about 10 minutes before shower. You can do this twice daily to keep your skin well-moisture. Milk has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that greatly help get rid of the dry and itchy skin. Plus, the lactic acid in milk exfoliates dead skin cells and increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Also, it helps lighten your complexion.
Treating A Dry Skin #4. Honey
What other ailments that a honey can’t cure? Honey is also a natural skin moisturizer with antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Apply honey on your affected areas and leave it for 10-20 minutes or as long as you wanted before taking a shower. Your skin is instantly moist and fine lines are also less visible.
Treating A Dry Skin #5. Yogurt
This is a good natural remedy to rehydrate the skin. You can lose a lot of water and moisture during the winter, so it is easy for your skin to get itchy or dry that caused by the bacteria. Yogurt with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties will kill those bacteria and bring back the skin moisture. Apply it to your body daily and leave it for 10 minutes before taking a shower. You can use a moisturizer after that.
Treating A Dry Skin #6. Virgin Coconut Oil
You should prefer Virgin Coconut oil if you want to use the coconut oil for your body and not for cooking. Virgin Coconut Oil smells heavenly and it has more nutrients than a regular coconut oil does. The fatty acids in the oil will let your skin remain moist and soft. Apply it all over your body and face before you are going to bed and say hello to your moisturized skin every morning.
Treating A Dry Skin #7. Avocado
Another fruit that packed with fatty acids goodness is the avocado! It is not only can moisturize your skin but it is also potentially making you look younger with its antioxidants property and vitamin A and E. You can mash the avocado pulp into a smooth paste and then apply it on your skin. Leave it about 15 minutes before wash. You can do it every day. If you want another alternative, try the cold-pressed avocado oil instead. You can use it as your body moisturizer and a face serum without needing to be washed after application.
Treating A Dry Skin# 8. Oatmeal
Get a little oatmeal from your breakfast to be your daily facial mask or body scrub. It effectively maintains your body moisture and prevents the water loss by creating a protective barrier on your skin. Mix some oat with milk and apply it on your face or body. Leave it about 15-20 minute before wash. Are you allergic to milk? You can replace the milk with a ripe banana.
Treating A Dry Skin# 9. Almond Oil
Another natural oil comes to the rescue and this time is the almond oil. It contains Vitamin E and also the antioxidant property. Your skin will be well moisturized by applying this oil as your daily body lotion and face serum. It is non-greasy, easily absorbed in the skin and you will notice how soft and moist your skin for the whole day.
Treating A Dry Skin# 10. Aloe Vera
Have Aloe Vera plant at home? You can use it as your natural remedy for dry skin too. It is a soothing remedy with the antiseptic property that can prevent your skin from dryness in winter. So grab a fresh Aloe Vera leaf and get the gel out real nice. Apply the gel to your affected area and leave it for 10 minutes or longer. You can do it twice a day to prevent dry skin and remove the flaky condition.
So easy and cheap right? Some of it cost you nothing to make. The only advice is if you have an allergy for any of these ingredients; just select one natural remedy that you are okay with to avoid dry skin. Have a great looking skin even in the blistering winter everyone!