Our body produces certain natural oils to keep out skin and internals moist, but nowadays, our lifestyles have changed a lot, and many things we use on a daily basis can cause our skin to go dry.
The causes can be our bathing products, our makeup accessories, a lack of oil in our body or just the harsh cold weather outside.
Many people panic when they see their skin drying out, and run to a dermatologist for a quick treatment.
But you don’t need to worry as in this article by RawChemistry, we’ve compiled a list of the best dry skin remedies with products that you can make in your kitchen. So, keep on reading this article to find the perfect remedy for you.
Why Go Natural?
DIY and other natural product based remedies are your best bet, because many skincare products are crazy expensive, and contain preservatives that might trigger other skin conditions while treating your dry skin problem.
Natural, home-based remedies are simple, and the ingredients included in their recipe usually don’t have any side effects at all.
So, keeping it simple can prove beneficial for both your health and your wallet. Here are some natural remedies that you can DIY at home.
Use Olive Oil
Olive oil is a proven remedy for dry skin. It is easily available in the market and is very easy to work with.
You can treat your skin with olive oil at home by applying a fair amount of it on the affected area, and then rubbing until a fair portion of it gets absorbed, then take a warm damp towel and put it on the affected area until it cools down.
You can rub off the rest of the olive oil from your skin. After doing all this, you’ll see an immediate decrease in dryness.
Make a Soothing Avocado Mask
Avocados are a very common fruit and is easily available in any kitchen. You can make a moisturizing avocado mast to get rid of the stubborn dry skin easily.
Take half an avocado and puree it nicely, then mix it with either a teaspoon of olive oil or a tablespoon of honey (if you have a worse condition) and that’s it, your homemade avocado mask id ready.
You can apply this mask on your face straight away, and then let it settle down for around half an hour.
Now wash your face thoroughly with warm water. You’d feel straight away that your skin is now more smooth and a bit moisturized. For best results, you can carry on using your regular skin moisturizer with the avocado mask.
Make an Exfoliating Sugar Scrub
Sugar is another common ingredient that you can use on your face to get a smooth moisturized skin at the end.
For the people with dry skin on their face, they can mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil in half a cup of sugar and then apply it gently on the skin.
Leaving it there for some time and then washing it off would give them a fresh, exfoliated skin.
You can also use your regular skincare products with this remedy too, as all the ingredients are natural and won’t react with any chemical.
Using Oatmeal in Your Bath
Love adding oatmeal to your breakfast? Well, this is the time for you to add it in your bathtub.
This is a very simple process and requires no preparation. You can just add a cup or two of regular oatmeal in your bathtub before going in.
Mixing them in the bathtub water allows your body to retain the moisture it soaks from the bathtub water. You can use this amazing hack on a daily basis too.
Make an Oatmeal Exfoliation Mask
Oatmeal can also work outside the bathtub. You can add 1 part oatmeal and 2 parts honey, and mix them up by adding just enough water to make the mixture slimy in nature.
Using this amazing exfoliating and soothing mask would definitely help you get a well-moisturized skin early in the day.
You can wash the scrub right away or leave it there for 20 minutes to half an hour to do its job calmly, go deep into your skin cells and eliminate dryness permanently.
The importance of Aloe Vera in the skincare industry for treating various skin related issues like sunburns and redness is evident.
But another thing that the Aloe Vera can help you with is the dryness of your skin, especially in the winter.
You can use a natural product containing Aloe Vera gel regularly throughout the winter to keep your skin well moisturized and clean.
Aloe Vera has also been proved to be beneficial against acne breakouts. But as some people might be allergic to Aloe Vera, precaution is needed before starting its regular use.
Add a Natural Oil to Your Bath
Last but not least, adding a simple natural oil (that doesn’t contain any irritants) in your bath can help you cope with dry skin.
Instead of the coconut and olive oil, you can find for various other natural oils that are fit for your skin type, and start using them in your bath to prevent your skin from getting dry.
All these methods are suggested by people who’ve tested them. The ingredients mentioned in the remedies might prove to be allergic for some people, so precaution is needed.
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