Home Remedies for Dry Skin

Taking care of our skin is quite essential to lead a healthy life. Our skin is affected by our age, food patterns, lifestyle, environment etc. and it is up to us to take good care of it. Many people have dry skin, and it is either due to their skin type or the environment they live in or their food habits. Most of us tend to have dry skin during winter as we tend to drink less water and our skin does not get the right amount of moisture it needs to stay shiny and glowing. Dry skin is mostly caused due to lack of moisture in the skin, and thus you need to take adequate care to retain the moisture in their skin.

The following are some of the home remedies for dry skin:

Apply moisturiser:

When you apply moisturiser, you prevent the moisture from the skin from escaping. Try to use an oil-based moisturiser, or you can even consider applying coconut oil on your skin. Coconut oil keeps your skin shiny and also prevents the moisture from escaping your skin. You can also use almond oil or jojoba oil or mustard oil.

Use salt scrub:

Using sea salt scrub is one of the best ways to retain moisture in your skin. To make the scrub, you need to mix sea salt in warm water and mix glycerine to the water. Now gently apply and start to scrub it over your skin. Then gently rinse your skin with fresh water. However, do not use this scrub on open wounds as you will have severe burning sensation.

Aloe Vera Gel:

Aloe Vera is very good for your skin. If you happen to have an Aloe Vera plant in your home, you can cut a small part of its leaf and take the gel inside the leaf. Now you need to apply the gel on your face, hands and legs and leave it to dry. Your skin would have absorbed all the moisture from the gel, and you will not have dry skin the following day.


Drinking milk:

Studies have shown that milk contains a fat name phospholipid which is good for the skin and improved the condition for dry skin. You can directly drink milk or soak a clean piece of cloth in milk and leave it over your face for about 10 minutes. Now gently wash your face with warm water and repeat this procedure for best results.

You can also mix honey with milk. Honey can also be directly applied to the skin as it acts as a moisturiser and it is also anti-inflammatory.

Drink plenty of water:

One of the main reasons why our body gets dehydrated is because we do not consume enough water. Especially during winter we don’t feel too thirsty, and thus we avoid drinking water, and this makes our skin dry.