There are a large number of cosmetic skin care products available in the market place. They are usually expensive and are not as effective as the combined use of natural remedies and simple lifestyle changes for your dry skin.
Dry skin is more difficult skin type as compared to the normal or oily skin type. It requires frequent moisturizing throughout the day to create and maintain luster in your skin. Hot water shower , use of soap and exposure to air conditioning can worsen the condition.
What Causes Dry Skin?
Either internal or external factors or both can cause dry skin conditions anywhere in your body. Internal factors such as oil glands not supplying enough oil to the skin can cause very dry skin. Deficiencies of Vitamin A, B and E can cause dry skin rash on your face, chest, back, abdomen, lower arms, thighs, and other parts of the body.
External conditions such as lower humidity during winter and central heating or space heating and fireplaces can lead to parched lips, flaky skin and flyaway and static-filled hair. Most dry skin conditions can be brought to normal by home remedies.
Whatever is the cause, the skin may become scaly and cracks may form under sever dry skin conditions. We will focus on how to get rid of dry skin on face. The most affected areas of dry skin on face are dry skin around mouth, nose, eyes and dry skin on the eyelids.
Following natural home remedies for dry skin can give you enough relief and make your skin glow again.
Skin, particular facial skin is a sensitive part of the body. Natural Dry Skin Treatment should be preferred against the chemical or steroid based treatment as far as possible.
Natural Remedies for Dry Skin
The following home remedies along with the suggested simple lifestyle adjustments can go a long way in treating your dry skin. You will feel fresh and your skin will remain mositurized throughout the day.
1. Exercise and Habit Changes
Regular exercise will help a lot. The skin, due to better blood circulation during exercise, will receive the nourishment it is lacking. This natural dry skin cure just requires you to commit to a regular daily exercise routine. Go ahead and start exercising; it has many health benefits. Another habit you will have to change is to stop hot water shower or bath. The hot water or steam causes dry skin. It helps only those who have very oily skin. Those with the dry skin should begin to shower or take bath with lukewarm water and gradually move to normal room temperature water.
Stop using soaps on your face. Use only natural skin moisturizers. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables to get enough supplies of vitamin A, B and E. Let us also look at certain other natural methods for treatment of dry skin.
2. Water Mist
Spraying your face with a fine mist of water can do so much for your dry skin that no other product can.
Water mist works well if the skin is already covered with a humectant such as Aloe Vera gel. This will help retaining the moisture of longer periods of time.
- Apply Fresh Aloe Vera gel on your face.
- Add 10 drops of any essential vitamin E oil in water
- Fill the water in a mist pump.
- Spray just one layer of mist homogeneously on your face and leave it there.
In addition to all the above you can use certain oil to retain moisture. Most important aspect to keep the skin natural is to take care of it. Certain oils do a better job than the others, but most of the oils are capable to treat dry skin well. In fact most important ingredient of the dry skin creams is oil. You can read about the oils for dry skin in the next article.
Most remedies for dry skin involve use of an oil as base. The purpose is to retain moisture on the skin fro a longer period. Oil entraps moisture between it and the skin. Oils also forms a protective layer to deal with other external harsh conditions such as heat. cold and dust.
3. Almond Oil
Almond oil is rich in antioxidants, high in vitamin A, B and E and its high protein content nourishes the skin.
Almond oil moisturizes better and deeper making skin softer and smoother. This soothing effect reduces skin irritation and inflammations resulting in improving the complexion and retaining glow.
Massage the face with Almond oil daily at night before going to the bed. Wash it with cold water in the morning. Within a week you will begin to see your face glowing.
4. Oatmeal and Honey
You can apply a mixture of cooked oatmeal and honey for moisturizing and cleanse the face.
- Grind ¼ cup of oatmeal in a blender/grinder and put it in a cup
- Add ¼ cup of water and mix it well to make a thick paste
- Add one table spoon of honey and mix it well. Your mask is ready now.
- Apply the mask to your face and keep it there for 30 minutes.
- Rinse your face with normal temperature water to remove the mask.
- Pat your skin dry with a towel
5. Take Shower at Room Temerature Water
Take shower before going to the bed and take it at the room temerature water. Completely avoid hot water which gnerally increases dryness in the skin. Take shower for longer periods than your usual day time shower time. Soak yourself in the water for long if you are using bath tub instead of shower.
Dab yourself dry with towel. Don't make your self completely dry. Slather moisturizer on the entire body while it is slightly moist and have a good night sleep.
6. Honey, Olive Oil and lemon juice
All thre items honey, Oilive oil and lemon are good enough individually for the care of your skin, but this combo is specially suited for dry skin. Add 1 teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of oilive oil and juice of half a lemon and mix it well to amke a soothing lotion. .
Apply this lotion on your dry skin 20-30 minutes before going to shower. Take shower in the mnormal temperature water as mentioned above. Make this a daily practice and you will see your skin regaining its lost moisture.
Dry skin is itchy. Sometimes, you want an immediate stop to the irritating itch. Milk is your answer. It is always available in the friz. The lactic acid in milk has anti-inflamatory properties. So whenever your dry skin itches, apply milk and let it be there for 5 minutes. That is it. Wash the are area with water to remove milk. You are done! No more itch.
There are dozens of other remedies to get rid of your dry skin, but success will come only if you develop a habit of consistently use any one or two for a long period.