How to Treat Dry Skin Naturally

HOW TO TREAT DRY SKIN NATURALLY

Dry skin is a condition of the skin resulting in scaling, itching, cracking and ugly look of the skin. dry skin is caused by various of reason. You might have naturally dry skin. But even if your skin tends is oily, you can as well develop dry skin from time to time.  Most dry skin are caused  by environmental factors that remove moisture from the skin.

Dry skin can affect any part of your body. It commonly affects hands, arms, and legs and can be very unpleasant, irritating as it is flaky, it looks dull, it itches, it cracks. it makes you shabby and it makes a mess of your look. In a severe case, it is painful because of all the cracking and itching which can sometimes be unbearable.

CAUSES OF DRY SKIN

  • Frequent bathing habit
  • Heat
  • Medical history
  • Hot showers
  • Arid climates
  • Age (as you grow older)
  • Harsh soaps and detergent can all trigger dry skin.

Fortunately, you can use home remedies to discuss dry skin symptoms and restore moisture. If you have dry skin, I’m sure you can relate when I say keeping your skin hydrated is such a task. And for most people with dry skin, this is a year-round problem. I found that the key to solving these issues lies in using ingredients that suit your skin type.

 

TREATMENT FOR DRY SKIN AT HOME

Treatment for dry skin ranges from prescription ointments from pharmaceutical stores. Creams, serum, lotions from cosmetic beauty shops and home remedies from your kitchen. Along with lifestyle remedies.

 But I love Organic products due to its effectiveness, pure natural compounds, no side effects of usage. I rather go with the latter because it cheap, reliable and readily affordable. So, here we go…………

I’m gonna be teaching you dry skin treatment with home remedies on how you can do it yourself. (DIY)

1. Shea butter

Dry skin causes unwanted skin problems such as itchiness, redness, skin tightness, pain and inflammation, which can all be managed using one ingredient and that’s pure shea butter!

Moisturizing Dry Skin Cream. Combine 3 tablespoon of unrefined shea butter and 2 tbsp of avocado oil in a double boiler and gently melt it down. It may take about 3 minutes as you keep stirring to help it melt quicker. Once melted, place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes so it can become solid. Then add 10 drops of lavender essential oil and whip it using a hand mixer for a minute. Transfer to a clean container for use.

2. Coconut oil

Coconut oil has saturated fatty acids that have emollient properties. An emollient is a fat or oil that acts as a moisturizer by filling in gaps in dry skin, making it smooth and supple. The natural oil is non-comedogenic and so cannot clog your skin pores which makes it an excellent moisturizer.

This oil is great and works well to treat dry skin. It was found to significantly improve skin hydration and increase the number of lipids (fats) on the surface of the skin.

3. Glycerin

If you notice dry patches on your skin and have the stretchy feeling despite regular moisturizer, it’s time to add glycerin in your skin care regimen. Glycerin is a dry-skin superhero that is often used in soaps, moisturizer, body lotions, face masks and other beauty products to add that extra boost of moisture to your skin. Here’s how to use glycerin for salvaging extra-dry skin

. Glycerin, Lemon, And Rose Water For Dry Skin

Glycerin is humectant, so it helps hydrate your body and leaves your skin feeling extremely supple. The ingredient is easily absorbed and provides your skin with non-greasy, long-lasting hydration. Lemon, however, gives your skin a vitamin C boost and helps fade blemish and scars with its bleaching properties.

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons glycerin
  • 3 tablespoons rose-water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice extract
  • Bottle for storage
Procedure
  1. In a bowl, add the glycerin, rose-water, and lemon juice and pour the mixture into a clean bottle so that it can be stored. (Store the mixture in your refrigerator.)
  2. Apply the mixture on the affected area in your body
  3. Ensure that your hands are clean during application.
  4. Gently massage your skin in circular motions until the lotion is completely absorbed. Always apply every night before bed time.

. Glycerine in lotion and creams

Add to your body lotion’s efficiency by fortifying it with glycerin. Take 1 -2 tsp of glycerin dissolved in a few drops of water. Add this to your body lotion bottle, mix properly and use. You can as well as use glycerine only to moisturize your skin after bathing. This help to lock moisture in your skin making it supple.

4. Rose water

 Rose water can tone you skin. It helps to keep your skin feeling hydrated        for longer while also improving its texture. The reason this fragrant liquid suits dry skin is because of how efficiently it refines your pores without drying your skin out. Rose water is usually used as an additive in skin care treatments. It is used as a toner or in combination with other moisturizing creams ingredients for dry skin.

Ingredient
  • 1 tbsp pure rose water
  • Cotton pad
  • Towel
  • Facial cleanser
  • Moisturizer
  Procedure
  1. Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Saturate a cotton pad with the rose water and dab it on  your face.
  3. Let it dry.
  4. Once dry, moisturize your face. Use twice daily for best result.

5. Multani mitti, milk and rose water

Multani mitti is generally used to treat oily skin, this face mask has the goodness of milk and rose water to help treat dryness. Milk contains lactic acid, which helps soften your skin while fading blemishes. The mask helps exfoliate, nourish, and soften your skin.

Ingredient
  • 2 tablespoons multani mitti
  • 1 tablespoon powdered milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure rose water
  • Facial cleanser
  • Towel
Procedure
  1. Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Mix multani mitti, milk, and rose water in a bowl until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this paste onto your face.
  4. Wait for 20 minutes and then rinse out. Apply twice a week.

6. Sandalwood  and Rose water

Sandalwood and rose water helps mildly exfoliate your skin while nourishing it. When combined with the oils such as coconut oil, tea tree oil and rose water, it creates an excellent face pack for intense hydration. This face pack will help nourish your skin and get rid of dryness.

Ingredient
  • 1 tablespoon sandalwood powder
  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ tablespoon almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure rose water
  • Facial cleanser
  • Towel
Procedure
  1. Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Pour sandalwood powder, oils, and rose water in a bowl until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this mixture onto your face as you would a face pack.
  4. Leave it on for 20 minutes or until it is completely dry.
  5. Wash your face with cool water and pat dry.

7. Oatmeal Bath

 Oatmeal is another natural ingredient that can help treat dry skin. Adding powdered oatmeal to a bath or using creams that contain oatmeal may help to relieve dry skin. You can also combine oatmeal powder together with honey as face mask to treat dry skin.

8. Petroleum jelly

Petroleum jelly also known as vaseline, has is also used as a moisturizer for years. This is used to soften and shine dull flaky skin. Petroleum jelly also treat dry skin, especially caused by aging and harsh weather.

9. Aloe vera

Aloe vera gel is known for its soothing, cold and gentle feel on the skin. It provides relief for dry skin, a person with dry skin on their hands or feet can apply aloe vera gel and cover the affected area with a sock or glove. For best result apply fresh aloe vera gel on the affected area before bed time.

10. Take plenty water

They say water is life. The benefits of water cannot be over-emphasized that’s why water is vital for all living things. We need water to aid digestion of food in our body. We also need water to cleanse our system from the inside out. When we take enough water we glow on the outside, the skin become fresh, supple and healthy. Dehydration cause the skin to dry resulting in itching and flaky, dull skin. It is advisable to take 7-8 glass of water every day to be healthy and prevent dry skin.

LIFESTYLE REMEDIES

Simple lifestyle changes can help prevent and relieve dry skin. These includes;

  • avoid using hot water to bath.
  • avoid frequent shower as it can rob your skin of its natural oil.
  • use a moisturizing soap with glycerin when you bath.
  • apply moisturizer immediately after bathing.
  • pat, and not rub, wet skin dry with a soft towel
  • avoid itching or scrubbing dry skin patches
  • Carry non-greasy hand cream to use after every hand wash. It will be really helpful.
  • Shower with the bathroom door closed.
  • Avoid alcohol and alcohol-based same goes for mint and lemon.
  • Change your detergent into a non-irritating one better if labeled hypoallergenic and other skin care products into a milder one.
  • Use gloves before doing stuff involving water and chemicals.
  • Stay hydrated and warm. But, do not spend much time in front of a heater or fireplace in the winter.
  • use a humidifier in your home.
  • drink plenty of water.

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