Yes, Dry skin during the winter months sucks but what’s even worse is all the companies trying to use this to their advantage and sell your products with God knows what in them. Costing not only your money but the health of your skin. Doctors recommend using products with few ingredients that come from nature, but products like these are hard to find and even harder to afford. The best thing to replenish and nourish your skin is these 10 DIY home remedies for dry skin.
Home Remedies For Dry Skin
Sunflower oil was found to have a unique property to moisturize better than any other natural oil. Applying just a few drops on your skin and massaging it in acts as a better moisturizer than anything you can buy. It works particularly well for your body and hands as they are usually less sensitive and get dryer than the skin on your face. This is the best natural remedy for dry skin this winter.
Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties which makes it a great choice for treating dry skin. A cup of oatmeal in your bath can help naturally rehydrate your skin. Using oatmeal scrubs made from rolled oats is the best exfoliator, removing all the dead and dry skin from your face.
This simple DIY will rehydrate your skin in just 15 mins. All you have to do is to puree an avocado with a teaspoon or two of sunflower or coconut oil. If you have really dry skin, you can add honey. Apply a thick layer over your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes then wash it off with water. Your skin should immediately be softer and feel moisturized.
Coconut Oil Before Bedtime
This is one of my favorite home remedies for dry skin in winter. You can use this to combat chapped lips and cracked heel in particular. Coconut oil becomes a solid at room temperature that makes it the perfect choice for before bed. Apply a thick layer on your lips and your heels, wear thick socks to lock in the moisture. You can use this technique to treat any part of the body where the dryness is particularly severe. Coconut oil will help your lips look plump and your heels look smooth.
This is a lifesaving skin care tip for winter. Milk has natural inflammatory properties, and the lactic acid in it acts as a natural exfoliant. This is trick for dry and irritated skin. When the dryness gets to the level of itching and burning this will be an immediate relief. Take a clean facial towel and dip it in bowl full of cold milk, once the towel has absorbed the milk hold and press it in to the troublesome areas. Do this for 10 minutes and your skin will thank you.
Aloe vera gel is often thought to be just as sunburn relief but it can help during the inter months too. It help alleviate redness and irritation from the dryness. It can decrease breakdown and make you look like you are aging backwards. If you don’t have access to fresh aloe vera plants, you can buy a good quality aloe gel from your nearest pharmacy.
Honey is magical when it comes to its uses. You can use it for so many things and one of them is to moisturize your skin. Applying it on your face and massaging it before washing it off with water will keep your skin moist for days. If you have acne prone skin, you can make it lighter by mixing it with milk and using it as a face mask. It is an age old remedy that we can always fall back on.
Exfoliating is key to get a hold of dry skin and make your skin glow. Forget all the fancy scrubs, this homemade scrub is all you need. Cut a slice of tomato and dip it in sugar, then gently rub it over your face. It will gently exfoliate your face and leave it glowing. The lycopene in tomato acts as a light sunscreen.
Many face masks and moisturizers use rose water as a key ingredient. You can use rose water directly on your skin and achieve better results. Soak cotton pads in rose water and use it after cleansing your face to gently nourish and moisturize your skin.
Neem Face Mask
This simple DIY face mask can be made in seconds and will work wonders on your skin. Add 2 table spoons of dry neem to 2 table spoons of milk and a little bit of water. Leave it on your face for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with water. Neem has been used for skin care in India for thousands of years and is something uniquely equips at helping Indian skin. This mask will help you have glowing skin this winter.
When you can do it yourself, why rely on others? These at-home natural skincare tips are all you need to get rid of dry skin and enjoy healthy and glowing skin this winter.