Use a moisturizer properly and most dry skin problems will go away.
When you buy moisturizer from the shop, make sure that you´re using one which has ingredients that are known to treat dry skin. However, if you want to do it all at home, it is also possible to find home remedies for dry skin right in your very own kitchen.
Here are some things that you can do to remedy dry skin problems be it on the face or the whole body.
Home Remedies For Dry Skin On Face
This needs to be a process and not just a one-time thing so bear this in mind when you are trying to treat your dry skin.
If you have an extremely dry face, the first thing that you can do is to use a face mask 3-4 times a week. To make your own face mask, do the following:
Face Mask For Dry Skin No. 1
One Small Egg
1 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of olive oil or almond oil
Mix all the ingredients together, then whisk it with a fork. Stop when all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. The mixture should look a little bit sticky. Now dip your fingers in the mixture and cover your whole face with it. Include your neck as well as the back of your neck.
Leave it one for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, wash it off with water.
After doing this, make sure you use a good moisturizer for dry skin.
Face Mask For Dry Skin No. 2
I have a friend who uses this every day! (yes, every day!) and she thinks it’s her secret to super soft and great skin.
3 tablespoon greek yoghurt
1 Vitamin E Oil (buy vitamin e in capsule form, cut it and squeeze the oil into the yoghurt)
Same as the instructions for face mask no. 1, mix them all together, apply to your skin and leave it on for 30 minutes.
Home Remedies For Dry Skin On Feet And Hands
For some reason, I always find dry skin on feet and hands much more difficult to remedy than the face. It’s a little bit tricky but it’s not impossible.
If you want your feet and hands to have that special glow and smooth look, here are some things that you can do. You can also use this for your whole body.
The first thing you need to do is to exfoliate. Exfoliation makes way for new skin cells and old dry skin to go away. I often find that this alone makes a world of difference. The best time to exfoliate your feet is while you’re in the bath. Alternatively, you can soak your feet in lukewarm water for 5-10 minutes and then exfoliate.
To make your own exfoliation mixture, get about 3 tablespoons of oatmeal and mix it with honey and olive oil. Apply this on to your feet and gently rub it to get rid of old skin. You can immediately rinse your feet right after some gentle rubbing but I prefer to leave it on for 10-15 minutes to give the honey some time to penetrate the skin.
Again, after you´re done with this exfoliation, don´t forget to use special lotion or feet/hand cream.
You can do this every day for a week if you have really dry feet and then maybe 2-3 times a week after that.
Another thing that you can do which I find to be extremely effective is to cover the feet with olive oil, Petroleum Jelly or almond oil just before you go to sleep. Make sure you use socks to help seal the moisture in.
As you can see, it is possible to make home remedies for dry skin right in the comfort of your own home.
If this works for you, do comment in the section below. Or if you know of any other remedy for dry skin, please share it with the rest of the community.
This Dry Skin Series Includes The Following Articles:
- How To Make Dry Skin On Face Go Away
- Home Remedies For Dry Skin
- Best Moisturizer For Dry Skin