Dry skin is a very common and one of the most complained skin conditions among women. It can occur at any age. Causes of dry skin can differ from person to person. Environmental factors, lifestyle, nutrition, aging and genetic issues are mostly held responsible for dry skin.
Excessive dry skin is a warning sign of an impending dermatitis, a condition that results in skin inflammation, itchy eruptions, skin irritation, and may even lead to dull and fractious skin. It has been observed that dry skin often emerges in winter season. This is because the cold, dry weather funnels moisture out of your skin, leaving it dry and dull.
The earlier you treat dry skin, the better. If ignored or treated improperly, the skin condition can get out of control and lead to other imperfections. The bad news is that most of the chemical laden, over the counter products are not going to treat a dry skin effectively.
You would come across a number of products on the skincare market promising ultimate and fast results. However, ineffectiveness of these products and huge prices make them unattractive. DIY skincare recipes for dry skin are not only affordable, but also effective in moistening your skin.
Let’s explore some effective and cheap home remedies for dry skin!
Recipe # 1: Olive Oil And Fine Brown Sugar
Olive oil comes packed with antioxidant and moisturizing properties. It also contains fatty acids that would nourish your skin. It is a powerful and organic substance that can treat and enhance dry skin.
When it comes to organic exfoliators, brown sugar tops the list. Brown sugar can also be used as a low maintenance scrub to get rid of dead skin from your face.
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- Regular moisturizer
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
How to apply?
Mix 1 tablespoon of the olive oil with your regular moisturizer. Mix them well and apply a thin layer of the mixture to your dry skin. Keep it for half an hour and then wash it clean. Mix 1 tablespoons of olive oil with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and make a paste. Apply this paste on your skin and scrub it using round motions for 2-3 minutes. Do not apply more pressure. Wash you face and apply a light layer of regular moisturizer. Repeat this procedure at least four times a week. You will notice change in your skin condition in few weeks.
Recipe # 2: Milk, Lemon Juice, Gram Flour and Milk Cream Paste
Milk contains lactic acid, which is popular for its properties of exfoliating dry skin. Milk cream helps maintain pH level of the skin in addition to being a good moisturizer. Lemon juice comes packed with vitamins and nutrients essential for your skin health. Gram flour is used for cleansing and exfoliating the skin. A mixture of these four items would create a powerful homemade product to treat dry skin conditions.
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 3 tablespoons of milk cream
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons of gram flour
How to apply?
Mix few drops of lemon juice with one tablespoon of milk and one tablespoon of milk cream. Mix it well and apply on your skin. Leave it for 15 minutes before washing it off. Mix 3 tablespoons of gram flour in the milk and make a thick paste. Apply the paste on your dry skin and rub it gently. Leave the paste on your skin for 20 minutes and then wash it with warm water. Repeat this procedure before going to bed every night. You would start observing change in your skin within a week.
Recipe # 3: Banana And Yogurt
Banana and yogurt paste have powerful hydrating effects on a dry skin. The mixture would not only hydrate your dry skin, but also help exfoliate dead skin. They also contain vitamins and acids essential for your skin health.
- 2 bananas
- A cup of yogurt
Mash the bananas well and mix it with the yogurt to make a paste. Make sure that you mix the paste well before applying to your skin.
How to apply?
Apply the paste all over your dry skin with your hand. Make sure that all dry patches on your skin have been well covered. Keep the paste on your skin for half an hour and then wash it off with lukewarm water. It is highly recommended that you perform this procedure before going to bed. Repeat the procedure for one week and you would see visible results.
Recipe # 4: Avocado And Honey
Avocado is rich in vitamins and antioxidants necessary to maintain your skin health. It contains fatty acids that can penetrate your skin layers and improve your skin health at the cell level. On the other hand, honey contains nutrients, antioxidants and substances that can heal and moisturize your skin in addition to combating bacteria and signs of aging. A mixture of avocado and honey will form a paste that can work well to treat dry and wrinkled skin.
- Ripe, fresh avocado – 2 pcs
- 2 tablespoons of honey
Crush the avocados into creamy pulp. Add 2 tablespoons of honey to the avocado pulp and mix well. Your scrub is ready now.
How to apply?
Apply the mixture to your dry skin and leave it for half an hour. Wash your skin with warm water. Preform this procedure before going to bed and repeat it for at least 5 days a week. Within two weeks, your skin would improve.
Remember, you skin is your body’s frontline of defense against outside elements. You may get a dry skin due to several factors, including cold, sun, and wind, in any case you shouldn’t hide yourself, but go out and fight factors making your skin dry. What better weapons can you use than the organic recipes available in your home. Go fight dry skin and replenish your appearance.