Whether your skin is naturally dry, or its dryness is an acquisition caused by environmental factors, having dry skin can be uncomfortable and itchy. And with the winter months ahead, matters are only going to get worse. But don’t worry, with the right amount of care you can reduce skin dryness and even enjoy winters.
It is important to remember though, that winter is not the only time when you need to treat dry skin, other environmental factors can affect your skin and make it dry too. When it comes to proper skin care, there is nothing better than the good old home remedies that have been passed down t us from our grannies and mommies.
Here is listing some of our favourite home remedies for dry skin….
- Honey, honey!
- Scrub it off
- Oily goodness
- The classic Petroleum Jelly
- Rose water
- Vinegar for the win
- Fenugreek for your face
- Heal with Neem
Has your grandmother ever told you to apply honey to an inflamed or a particularly dry patch of skin? Trust her. Honey has anti-inflammatory properties and works as a natural moisturiser. It can be directly applied to skin or added to milk to make a face pack.
Scrub it off
Forget all the exotic sounding store bought scrubs and whip up something at home with natural ingredients for a better result. A combination of sugar and tomato works wonders on the skin. Cut a slice of tomato, dip it in 1 tablespoon of sugar and rub it across your face. Rinse after 10 minutes for soft and supple skin. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which acts as a natural sunscreen and sugar is a natural exfoliant.
Massage almond oil or olive oil into your skin every weekend as a part of your moisturising routine. Make this your weekly routine and you won’t ever have to worry about dry skin.
The classic Petroleum Jelly
Petroleum jelly is extremely gentle on skin, making it an ideal treatment for dry skin. It locks the moisture in your skin, thus keeping it from becoming chapped and sore, especially during winter.
Rose water is a popular ingredient in many face masks and scrubs adding to their benefits. But rose water can be applied directly to the skin and the results would be just as good. Soak a cotton pad with rose water and dap it on your face. Rinse it off with cold water. It will soothe your skin and create a moisturizing and nourishing effect.
Vinegar for the win
Apple cider vinegar helps balance the ph levels of your skin, causing the skin to maintain its natural oils. Mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 teaspoon water and apply the mixture on dry patches. Do this once a week to keep the dryness at bay.
Fenugreek for your face
Coconut oil is a popular method of treating dryness. But have you ever tried making a paste of grinded fenugreek seeds and coconut oil? If not, try it. Apply the paste once or twice a week. The mucilage found in fenugreek works as an emollient that moisturises the skin thus curing dryness.
Heal with Neem
Neem leaves have a variety of healing properties. Mix 2 teaspoons dried neem leaves to 1 teaspoon milk cream and 2 teaspoons water. Neem leaves improve health of the skin, leaving it nourished. The face pack also helps reduce acne.