7 Homemade Moisturizer for Dry Skin and Face

Though our skin is naturally made to lockup the moisture, at times it fails to do its job because we fail to supply nutritional elements to our body.

Also, change in climate like winter or dry air makes skin dry. Dry skin is most common skin situation where bacteria may invade triggering itch and sometimes leading to chronic skin diseases. (Read tips to get rid of dry skin here.)

Well you can fight this itchy, flaky patch and literally wipe them out.

You don’t have to think about a beauty spa or a pricey moisturizer. Check out your kitchen, it’s stocked up with all the natural moisturizers.

Wait, wait… don’t rush to kitchen now! Take time and read these homemade moisturizers to treat dry skin.

1. Honey

honey - home remedy for skin burnNot just sweetening your tea, honey is equipped with a bunch of nutritional value to soothe skin. It’s a natural humectant, which helps to keep things moist by drawing water molecules from air. Antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties in honey benefits skin to fight dryness and infection.

With amazing benefits of health, honey can help you get a smooth, good complexion and acne free skin.

Recently a Reddit.com user shared her experience with raw honey and how it helped to get rid of acne. (source)


Dissolve equal amount of honey (2 tbsp) and water then add 6 tbsp of water. Apply the solution on face or any other part, rinse smoothly after 15-20 minutes.

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2. Avocados

Besides being consumed as food avocado has many health and beauty benefits. It contains vitamin A, biotin and antioxidants which is essential for healthy skin. Vitamin A helps in purging off dead skin cells and biotin helps to prevent dry skin. Emollient properties in avocado oil help to keep skin moist.

Apply mashed avocados on affected part and rinse it off after 15-20 minutes.

3. Olive oil

Olives is enriched with vitamin E, vitamins A and K, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and amino acids. Apart from treating diabetes, breast cancer and lowering blood pressure olive oil can help your skin to get back its moisture. Not just dry skin; with olive oil you can treat stretch marks, oily skin and other skin diseases.


Mix honey, egg yolk in olive oil and stir well. Apply it on affected part or whole body including face leave it for about 15-20 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.

4. Shea Butter

It’s a fat extracted from nuts of African Shea tree. Apart from using it in medical ointments it also used for skin and hair benefits. Most of soap industries include Shea butter as ingredient.

Similar to natural fats found in upper layer of skin, Shea butter is rich in Vitamin A. Skin conditions including dry skin, eczema, dermatitis, sunburn and insect bites can be treated.

Check out its manufacturing date is no more than 18 months. As old Shea butter have less moisturizing benefits.

Also read: Shea Butter for treating acne

5. Aloe Vera

aloe vera to treat dry skinAloe Vera is an excellent remedy to soothe itchy skin. This nature driven medicine helps to moisture and get rid of itchy dry patches.

Anti-allergic properties of Aloe Vera help to cure skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, itchy skin and dry skin.


Cut one of the tentacles of Aloe Vera plant and apply the gel on affected part. You can also get Aloe Vera cream from local drug store.

You can add Coconut oil and Butter milk to this list of home available moisturizers for dry skin.

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Which moisturizer you use at home? Let us know.






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Itchy Dry Skin Patches On Body, Face and Hands

Dry skin is a common skin condition which can be cured in a week by applying a moisturizer.

Dry skin irritates your skin which stimulates itching and it’s almost impossible to refrain yourself from scratching though don’t recommended doing so. Scratching dry skin leaves rough, red and dry patches on skin which will again lead to itching causing severe skin problems.

If dry itchy skin goes away within a week after applying moisturizing cream and hydrating from the inside by taking few energy drinks, then there is nothing to worry. But in case if you still see dry itchy patches on skin then you need to worry a bit, as this can be a chronic skin disease. Rush to your doctor as soon as you identify that itching is not normal.

It can be eczema or psoriasis; both are chronic diseases (last for long time). Unfortunately causes of eczema or psoriasis stays unknown till now. Anyway, scientist after a study, came to know that hereditary is one among the cause of eczema (NHS). This (eczema) is serious skin disease which is affecting about 9% to 30% of US population. Like eczema, psoriasis causes itchy skin with dead cells accumulated on upper layer forming dry patches.

If you’ve dry itchy skin patches on any part of your body for longer period then it can be eczema (Atopic eczema) or psoriasis.

We recommend visiting dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis.

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Symptoms are simple and easy to recognize. You see your skin dries out and dry skin normally causes itching. It is irresistible to stop scratching and scratching leaves your skin with red or dry skin patches.

One of the main symptoms is, even after applying effective moisturizing cream itching continues.

If you see itchy dry skin more than 2 weeks then experts suggests visiting doctor for diagnosis.

Now that you know you’ve something more than normal itching don’t ignore visit a dermatologist.

Can you get rid of itchy skin at home?

Not sure!

It depends on the level it affected you. With few home remedies itching or dry skin may disappear but it may come back again. Anyway, if you’re looking for a quick home remedy then here it is:

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Home remedies for itchy dry skin

  1. Baking Soda Bath – Add one cup of baking soda to bath tub and soak for about 30 minutes. You can also mix one part of water and 3 parts of baking soda to apply on localized itching.
  2. Oat meal – Mix oat meal in water and spread it on affected part which gives smoothing and cooling experience.
  3. Essential oil- Natural oils has many advantages to your skin, it can help you get rid of itchiness. Add any essential oil to bathing tub or apply directly.
  4. Applying Aloe Vera on itchy skin relives you from itchiness, as it moisturizes your skin. Use a cotton ball to apply.
  5. Drink more water, to hydrate your body from the inside.
  6. Humidify your room with a humidifier in winter.
  7. Avoid soaps with fragrance, as ingredients in it stripes essential oils on skin which keeps skin moisture.
  8. Dry skin is main cause of itching so take vitamin A, B and E enriched diet.
  9. Avoid alcohol and smoking which dehydrates your body.
  10. Apply moisturizing cream regularly.

There are literally many home remedies to treat dry skin and itching. Would you like to share any if you know?

Images showing Dry Skin Patches

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