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Home Remedies for Dry Skin (3 Home Remedies and Tips on Lifestyle)

Updated on June 2, 2013

Dry skin is prone to various skin problems such as acne, wrinkles, redness, eczema, lines and facial cracks. Special care and attention is a must if you are suffering from skin dryness. Using moisturizers and body lotions can reduce the dryness problem to certain degree. But not all moisturizers in the market are effective for sensitive dry skin. Sometimes they produce adverse effect to skin that may lead to skin infections. While some products works really well and are really safe to use, the price of those products is often very high.

In fact the natural home care is enough for protecting your skin from dryness. You can easily make home remedies to get rid of the unpleasant dryness. Home remedies have two advantages, they are organic and hardly have any side effects plus preparing those won’t need you to break the bank.

First of all, remember that your habits are the main reason behind your good health or the health problems. No matter what medicine you use, without adapting to a healthy lifestyle you won’t be too far away from recurring skin problems.

Eat and Drink

Drinking plenty of water improves the hydration of the body. It improves the circulation and enriches skin cells with moisture. Physicians advise that a person should take minimum 2 liters of water daily. But that’s not the limit. You should drink more than that. Rearrange your food list with plenty of juicy fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables contain large percentage of water in them. Those not only complete the demand of water but also give you necessary nutrients like Vitamin A, C, E, Antioxidants etc. Those nutrients are necessary to prevent skin dryness and other skin diseases.

Change your Habits

You can reduce your skin dryness up to 50% by changing your habits. Do not stay in air conditioned room for long. The air inside an AC room is usually dry and sucks moisture from body. If it is too hot to avoid AC them get a humidifier or keep a half filled water bucket beside you in the room. That will humidify the air.

Try to avoid hot shower or hot tub during winter season. Hot water destroys the natural protection coat of oil of the skin. Soaps are very cruel to the moisture of the skin. Avoid using soap as much as possible. You can switch to natural soaps that do not contain harmful chemicals for skin. Some people frequently wash their face. This excessive care (!) may take away the natural oil of your skin that protects you from dryness. So, do not wash your face unnecessarily.

If you are smoking a lot then you are losing your moisture. Taking excessive alcohol is also injurious to skin. So avoid smoking and drinking. Exercise regularly. The more your exercise, the more you sweat. Sweating prevents the clogging of the cell pores on the skin, thus allows the natural oils to spread over the skin surface.

Home remedies for Dry skin

Some simple yet effective home remedy packs for dry skin are followings:

Formula 01.

Ingredients: Avocado, 1 Banana, half Papaya.

Procedure: Make a uniform paste mixing all three items.

Application: Apply the paste on your dry skin areas (face, neck and other body parts). Keep it for 15 to 20 minutes and when it becomes dry wash your face with lukewarm water.

Formula 02.

Ingredients: 1 Egg yolk, 2 teaspoon of milk powder, 1 teaspoon of honey.

Procedure: Blend the egg yolk thoroughly, mix the milk powder and honey and stir until it becomes uniform.

Application: Apply the paste on your neck, face and other dry skin areas and allow it to dry for at least 15 minutes. After the time wash out with cold water.

Formula 03.

Ingredients: 2 apples, 2 teaspoon of honey

Procedure: Slice the apples into small shreds. Mix with honey.

Application: Apply all over the face and keep for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, wash your face with cold water. Apple contains Potassium and Tannin that works well for making your skin texture healthy. It also removes the dryness and improves the shine of the skin.

Natural remedies are the best treatments. And wise people say that prevention is better than cure. So try to use natural remedies for getting rid of skin dryness. Honey is the best natural moisturizer. Before you go for a bath, use some honey to rub over your face and other dry areas. Milk works well for dry skin too. You can also use coconut or avocado oil to treat dry skin. Glycerin is better to use for making skin hydrated than petroleum jelly. Remember, home remedies are enough to keep your dry skin problems at bay.

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      Ronna Pennington 

      6 years ago from Arkansas

      Neat ideas! What does the honey do in Forumula 3? Thanks!

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