Natural oils and remedies tend to be pure, which makes them a better choice for many people. Other over-the-counter products can have a ton of toxic ingredients in them — they not only contain the active moisturizing products, but they also have preservatives. That’s often the case for water-based products. These, along with products that contain alcohol and fragrances, can cause irritation or an allergic reaction, or dry out your skin. And are plan just JUNK for your skin
It’s often a good idea to keep it simple when it comes to beauty care, especially for people with allergies or a very sensitive complexion. Unlike water-based lotions and creams or those containing preservatives, pure oils have a natural base, making them great dry-skin remedies. Look in kitchen or pantry. Here are DIY Natural Dry skin Remedies You Can Make at Home.
How Natural Remedies Can Help Soothe Dry, Irritated Skin
Your skin naturally produces oil, called sebum, which helps protect the skin from moisture loss, but everyday actions — such as forgetting to put on moisturizer or washing your hands with a drying soap — can strip natural oils from your skin. For people without acne, which involves overproduction of sebrum (and for whom extra oil would provide the opposite of the desired effect), using oils can help restore skin’s sheen and protective barrier.
There are many ways to reap the moisturizing benefits of oils, either on their own or with other ingredients, to make a DIY nourishing mask or an exfoliating rub. Its recommend that castor oil, lavender oil, and avocado oil may be good natural remedies for dry skin, again, so long as you do not have acne.
Aloe Vera, a plant with natural healing properties, can also be infused in oils and used as a natural moisturizer.
Natural, DIY Remedies to Moisturize Dry Skin
A simple way to use your favorite oil (in its purest form), is to drizzle the oil into warm bath water and treat yourself to a short soak; gently pat your skin dry afterward to avoid rubbing all the oil off.
You can also try these natural remedies:
Whip up an Olive Oil Cleanser to Soothe Dry Skin
A great natural oil to use is olive olive, which works as a natural cleanser and moisturizer. Just rub the oil into your skin and drape a warm, damp cloth over your face until it cools, then wipe away the excess oil. Olive oil is a good choice as a cleanser because it won’t strip your skin’s natural oils, but it will clean your skin.
Make a Natural Olive Oil and Sugar Scrub
Create a naturally moisturizing exfoliating scrub using a combination of olive oil and sugar. Combine ½ cup of sugar with 2 tbsp of olive oil. If you want, you can also add an essential oil like lavender, which adds a natural fragrance and can promote relaxation. Gently rub the scrub into your skin, and then wash it off. Last, use a soothing moisturizer to lock in the benefits of freshly exfoliated skin.
Add Your Favorite Oil to Your Bath
Natural oils are great for moisturizing the skin and helping to recreate the natural skin barrier, which is often damaged by frequent hand and face washing with water and drying soaps that strip the skin if its natural protective oils. Aside from olive oil or coconut oil, you can test out other natural oils that are free from irritants, including jojoba, argan, and avocado oils. To use, try adding a few tablespoons of the desired oil under running bathwater. You can also apply a small amount to your skin post-shower to keep is soft and moist.
Apply Aloe Vera to Dry, Irritated Skin
While often thought of as a remedy for sunburn relief, aloe vera gel can be helpful during the dry winter months. It works by alleviating redness and irritation related to excess dryness. It can even decrease signs of aging.
Exfoliate Your Face With a Homemade Oatmeal Agave Nectar Mask
Oatmeal also makes a great exfoliate or mask. Mix 2 tbsp of oats with a tablespoon of agave nectar and a dash of water. Try warming up the mixture, then rubbing it into your skin. You can use it just to exfoliate and wash it off right away. Or, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes as a soothing, hydrating mask.
DIY a Rich, Creamy Avocado Mask
Creating a homemade mask of avocado is another natural way to soothe dry skin. Pure half an avocado and mixing it with a teaspoon of olive oil; you can also add a tablespoon (tbsp) of agave nectar for very dry skin. Apply the mask to your face, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, and then wash it off. Your skin should feel moisturized. However, you can double up on the hydrating effects by applying your regular moisturizer as well.
Your kitchen, not the drugstore, holds the secret to healing your dry skin. With an end goal to achieve healthy, vibrant skin.