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.
Not 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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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 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.
- Making of carrot juice
- Carrot for healthy skin
- Beet root for skin benefits
- Spinach can cure white patches
Which moisturizer you use at home? Let us know.