Dry Skin has been a problem for both men and women for as long as we could remember. It usually escalates during winter due to the change in the climate. Other major factors include the usage of soap that robs the skin of moisture, frequent steamy showers, ageing (not something you can prevent easily) and health & nutritional deficiencies.
There are many over the counter treatments for dry skin such as ointments and moisturizers created specifically to treat dry and irritated skin which are also quite expensive. Natural home remedies can treat dry skin and be just as effective, without the added burden of a cost.
Here are some natural elements that can keep your skin looking healthy and radiant:
Bee’s honey has been considered as one of the best natural moisturizers full of antimicrobial, antioxidant & humectant properties that assist to maintain moisture in your skin to provide a soft & smooth feel.
It is recommended to rub honey all over your skin, and leave it for 10 minutes prior to a bath or shower. For consistent smooth skin it is best to repeat the process on a daily basis, especially during winter.
Aloe vera is a popular soothing natural antiseptic ingredient that can assist with tackling dry and irritated skin. It also prevents skin from getting overly flaky, keeping it smooth and scale free.
Apply aloe vera gel onto dry skin and leave it for 10 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. For flake free skin it is best to repeat the process twice a day during winter or when required.
Olive oil is known to be one of the most popular natural remedies for skincare. It contains many antioxidants that are considered healthy for the skin.
Pat a layer of extra virgin olive oil on your skin before you put on your regular moisturizer to make it last longer and to keep your skin from drying out during the day.
30 minutes before a bath or a shower, rub olive oil onto your elbows, hands, knees and legs (the frequently dry skin prone areas) and massage lightly . Once you shower apply a light moisturizer.
Not only does milk give you calcium, it doubles up as an anti-inflammatory & soothing property that helps you get rid of dry and irritated skin. Milk contains lactic acid that exfoliates dead skin cells and increases the capacity to retain moisture.
Soak a face towel or a washcloth in cold milk and place it on your dry skin for five to ten minutes. Use a towel soaked in lukewarm water to wash off all the milk. It is recommended to repeat the process three to four times a week to retain smooth dry free skin.
Avocado is filled with vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants that aid in skin care. It also contains vitamin A that assists in maintenance to give you smooth skin.
Puree an avocado into a smooth paste, rub it all over your dry skin and let it sit on your skin for about 10 to 15 minutes, before rinsing off with cold water. Repeat the process daily to maintain that healthy glow.
Who knew maintaining dry free skin was this easy? As they say in Westeros, Winter is coming , and when it does, you know how best to watch out for that skin flake!