Is your skin like the Sahara Desert? Does it feel like sandpaper? Those of you suffering from dry, flaky skin know exactly how difficult it can be. Dry skin doesn’t plague just your face but your body too. It’s itchy and unsightly and makes wearing those fancy sleeveless dress and that gorgeous makeup a pain. But fret not, we’ve got some easy home remedies for dry, itchy skin, to help you deal with your problem.
Here are some natural, home remedies for dry skin :
Oil Be The re For You
Not just a pantry staple, oils like Virgin Olive Oil, Almond Oil, Sunflower Oil, and Coconut Oil can be used to hydrate your dry skin. After your shower, pat yourself dry with a towel making sure to leave some moisture on your skin. Apply the oil directly to your skin, trapping the moisture in and preventing your skin from drying out. Alternatively, apply the oil before you bathe, leave it on for 30 minutes and say goodbye to dry skin.
This one’s our favorite – Honey is loaded with vitamins and minerals that moisturize, tighten and soften skin. Rub raw, organic Honey all over and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Tap the area lightly while you apply to increase circulation and encourage deeper moisturization. Repeat this at least once a day for smooth, healthy skin. Sweet!
Replace your lotion with Milk. Hear us out – the easiest way to get rid of your dry itchy patches is to dip a washcloth in a bowl of milk and apply it to your skin for five minutes. The Lactic Acid in the milk works as a great anti-inflammatory agent and gets rid of your itch almost instantly. If you’re feeling Cleopatra-esque, you can indulge in a milk bath. Mix two cups of milk and a quarter cup of honey to moderately warm water and soak in it like Egyptian royalty.
You ‘Oat’ To Use This
No longer just a breakfast food, oats have chemicals that fight dry itchy skin. Add one cup of powdered oats to your bath, soak yourself in it for 15-20 minutes and pat yourself dry. You can even make a face mask by mixing one Banana, one cup of ground Oats and a little lukewarm Milk. Apply this on your face and leave for 15 minutes. We promise your dry skin problems will be a thing of the past.
Avocado with its high levels of Vitamin A, Glutamine (an anti-oxidant), Vitamin C and Oleic Acid has incredible moisturizing and sebum producing properties. Either apply it onto your dry skin patches as is or mix it with Olive Oil, Honey or Yogurt. Let it sit on your skin for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off. You can use this on your body once a day and as a mask on your face twice a week. Who knew Avocado was more than just an ingredient in guacamole?
Aloe (Vera) There!
Infused with not just moisturizing but also healing and soothing properties, Aloe Vera gel is our go-to for dry flaky skin. Cut a fresh Aloe Vera leaf to extract the gel and apply it liberally over your skin. If your skin soaks it up, you don’t need to rinse. Otherwise, wait for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. For this to truly work its magic, repeat it twice a day.
A, B, Sea Salt
Even the driest of skin can be hydrated when you use Sea Salt as a scrub by mixing one cup of Sea Salt with a quarter cup of Glycerine or add a cupful of Sea Salt to a tub of warm water and soak for at least 20 minutes. You’ll be rid of your dry skin almost instantly. P.S: Remember not to rub it on open cuts any wounds though.
A remedy as old as time, Ghee activates sebum a.k.a. oil secretion and heals dryness. Just rub some ghee in circles on your dry patches, leave it on for a few hours, and bathe. Repeat this every day and trust us, you’ll be left with baby-soft skin.