The key to having healthy, radiant skin may be found in your kitchen, not in the pharmacy.
The causes of dry skin are numerous, ranging from regular bathing practices (such as taking hot showers and rubbing yourself dry with a towel) and harsh winter weather to the loss of natural oils in your skin as you get older.
The good news is that you might not need to see a dermatologist to treat dry skin unless you’re treating a skin issue. Instead, you can think about adding a home cure to your skincare regimen. Try one of these simple DIY solutions the next time your dry skin needs some moisture.
Make an Olive Oil Moisturizer to Relieve Dry Skin
Extra-virgin olive oil can be used in place of your moisturizer if you urgently need more moisture, but only in an emergency.
Olive oil has squalene, antioxidants, vitamin E, and other healing benefits for skin damage. Due to the possibility of clogging your pores, this might not be a smart option for skin that is prone to acne. If you decide to use olive oil, make sure to choose the pure, or ordinary, type that hasn’t been refined with other oils and to use it sparingly. For example, you may add a few drops to a face mask or rub the oil into particularly dry regions like your elbows.
Make Your Own Creamy, Rich Avocado Mask
Another all-natural method to moisturize dry skin is an avocado DIY mask. Antioxidants and probiotics abundant in this face mask will encourage healthy, radiant skin. mixing 1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon turmeric, and a drizzle of manuka honey for potential anti-inflammatory properties and to alleviate the signs of inflammatory skin diseases including eczema. These ingredients may improve skin texture due of their lactic acid content. Before washing off the mixture, apply it to clean the skin and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
The combination of saffron extract, water, and avocado oil revitalizes the skin and minimizes wrinkles.
Make a natural sugar scrub using coconut oil
You can think about using a gentle DIY sugar scrub to address dead skin cells that might be causing your skin to feel and look dry. Mixing 1/2 cup of coconut oil with 1 cup of brown or granulated sugar. If you’d like, you can add a natural aroma and an essential oil like lavender, which may help you relax and feel less anxious. For up to 30 seconds, gently massage the scrub into your skin before rinsing it off with warm water.
Remember that not all skin types may respond well to this kind of mechanical or physical cleansing. Massage these scrubs gently away from sensitive, inflamed, or acne-prone skin.
Make a simple oatmeal bath to calm your skin
Dry skin can be naturally moisturized with a cup of oats in a warm bath. The oat product itself is calming and aids in keeping moisture in your skin after a bath. Or, for a mess-free soak, wrap the oats in pantyhose to your valve and fill your bathtub with water.
Oatmeal may provide relief for dry, itchy, or irritated skin brought on by both allergic conditions and skin irritation if you have eczema. Granular oatmeal’s anti-inflammatory, calming, and protecting properties were found to cure hand eczema.
Apply a homemade oatmeal honey mask to your skin to cleanse it
Additionally, oatmeal works well as a mask or exfoliant. 2 tablespoons of oats, 1 tablespoon of honey, and a splash of water should be combined. You can use it as a simple exfoliant and wash it off immediately away, or you can use it as a calming, hydrating mask and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Honey may possess antibacterial qualities that hasten the healing of wounds.
Use coconut oil before going to bed
Better and healthier hair and skin can be achieved at home using coconut oil. Use coconut oil as a moisturizing lotion before bed or anytime as it solidifies at room temperature. Use the oil on cracked hands and heels, then cover them with thick socks.
For dry patches, apply milk treatments
Natural anti-inflammatory qualities exist in milk. Lactic acid, a mild natural exfoliator, is also present. One of the most hydrating [alpha-hydroxy acids] available is lactic acid. One of the most gentle acids for sensitive skin, it is safe to use even when pregnant.
Make a milk compress by soaking a clean fabric (such as a washcloth or towel) in a bowl of chilled milk and placing it over any dry areas while holding it in place. Applying these compresses to your skin for intervals of 5 to 10 minutes. It is extremely beneficial for irritated, sensitive skin.
On dry, irritated skin, use aloe vera.
Aloe vera gel, though frequently associated with treating sunburns, can also be useful in the dry winter months. It reduces indications of age, acne outbreaks, and skin injuries by reducing redness and irritation brought on by excessive dryness. Before using aloe on a sizable area of skin, you might wish to conduct a patch test because some people can develop allergic contact dermatitis, a form of eczema.