HOME REMEDIES FOR DRY SKIN
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If your skin feels dry and itchy and then you probably have a dry skin type. Some people naturally have dry skin and some people lose moisture in their skin due to certain factors.
Dryness leads to itchiness, skin tightness, patches, rashes, scaly skin and this list goes on. This skin condition can also be due to the weather conditions or due to not enough moisturising.
Dry skin if not taken care of at the right time can lead to a lot of problems in the longer term. It can also lead to some serious skin problems which may further lead to dermatological complications and can be very difficult to treat. Dryness can lead to itching, cracking and even bleeding. It can also make your skin red or inflamed. Dry skin also leads to early ageing.
Here are some helpful #PKMHrecommends home remedies for dry skin which will help your regain your skins moisture and suppleness:
Starting with the most important thing going for natural rose water without any fragrance or chemicals as they may lead to further irritation.
Benefits: Soothes and moisturizes the skin while balancing its natural ph levels. It is a natural product and can be easily found in homes. It gently soothes the dry areas and moisturizes them minimising any sort of irritation.
How to use: Add it in a spray bottle and spray it on your skin throughout the day.
This is an age-old skin remedy for people with dry skin. People who use this can swear by its name. Try to use natural coconut oil instead of using the ones available in the markets which are hoarded with chemicals.
Benefits: Deeply moisturizes dry skin and helps in improving the skin overall condition.
How to use: You can apply it pre or post-shower.
It is a natural item and works well for dry skin. Try to go for natural honey as the ones available in the market have sugar mixed in them.
Benefits: Natural humectant which deeply moisturizes the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which help to calm irritation, redness and other skin conditions. It also gives a radiant glow to the skin and brightens it up.
How to use: Apply directly for 15 minutes on the affected areas and after that wash it off with lukewarm water.
Milk is a natural product and is available in almost every household. It has various healing properties and works really well for people with dry skin.
Benefits: Lactic acid hydrates dry skin and soothes it. It also helps with sunburn and acne and helps to treat them naturally. It is a great natural option.
How to use: You can apply it directly to your skin using a cotton ball. You can also mix milk with turmeric for some additional benefits.
Rice water is a top contender when it comes to skin conditions. It has great healing properties and has been a part of Japanese skincare for centuries.
Benefits: It retains the moisture of the skin and brightens it by removing dullness. It also helps in fighting signs of ageing and has a well-balanced ph level. It can be used as a toner for both face and body and soothes them making it moisturiser and healthy.
How to use: You can apply it directly on your face using a cotton ball or you can mix 2 parts of rice water in one part of rose water and use it as a face spray or mist.
It is one of the most versatile natural products available. It is easily available and requires minimum effort. It works for almost all skin conditions and types and is a holy grail ingredient for a lot of people.
Benefits: Hydrates the skin really well, moisturizes it and prevents breakouts. It has essential vitamins and minerals which improve the health of the skin.
How to use: Scrape it from the leaf and lady it up to a paste. You can store it in a jar and even refrigerate it according to your liking. Apply it on your skin directly for 30 minutes and after that rinse it off with water.
Adding your favourite natural oils to your bath
Natural oils are great for moisturising the skin as they help to rebuild the natural skin barriers.
Benefits: It helps in retaining the natural skin barrier which is damaged by frequent face washing and using products that dry out the skin of its natural protective oils. Use oils like jojoba, argan or avocado which are free from any sort of irritants.
How to use: Add a few drops in your running bath water and have a short soak or gently pat it on your dry skin. You can also apply it after the shower to the required areas to keep it soft and moisturized.
Olive oil and sugar scrub
Olive oil is a great moisturising agent and works really well for people with dry skin.
Benefits: Natural moisturising exfoliating scrub which soothes and moisturizes the skin.
How to use: Add 2 tbsp of olive oil in half a cup of sugar. You can also add natural oils as they promote relaxation and give a nice fragrance. Scrub gently on your skin and wash it with normal water after that apply a soothing moisturiser to lock in the moisture attained by the natural scrub.
Fenugreek works really great for people with dry skin conditions and works pretty well with coconut oil.
Benefits: Treats dryness and calms down the skin. Fenugreek has mucilage in it which works as an emollient and moisturises the skin curing dryness.
How to use: Add coconut oil in ground fenugreek and make a fine paste. Apply it twice a week on your face and after that wash it with normal water.
Neem has a variety of healing properties and works great for almost all skin types with different skin conditions.
Benefits: Helps in improving the quality and health of skin leaving it with abundant moisturization. It also helps in treating acne.
How to use: All one tbsp of milk cream and 2 tbsp of water in a neem paste and apply it on your skin for half an hour and after that wash it with normal water.
These are some simple & effective home remedies recommended by us for dry skin.
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