Dry skin can be a problem, but there are natural ways to treat this and here we will look at natural products for dry skin. Sometimes itís hard to tell whether a certain lotion will help to get rid of the dry and flaky skin. Fortunately, there are some great natural remedies that can help you. Here are ten of the best natural remedies for dry skin.
1. Olive Oil (Try Extra Virgin)
Olive oil is great for moisturizing your skin. Dab a small amount of olive oil onto wherever the driest areas of your skin are. Massage it in well so that your skin can benefit from the great moisturizing qualities of the olive oil. To get rid of extremely dry skin, leave it on overnight.
2. Coconut Oil
Cold-pressed (no heat is used in the extraction process), organic coconut oil is best because this process retains all of the oils’ natural healing properties and antioxidants.
The cold-pressed organic brand of coconut oil is really a better choice due to its exceptionally high levels of lauric and caprylic acid (second to human breast milk). These acids are anti-fungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral.
Coconut oil is great for your skin because it is high in healthy oils and contains natural emollient properties. This means that you can get the maximum quantity of moisture and the best coverage to help soften dry skin.
Honey is another good moisturizer because of its sticky consistency and honey’s antibacterial qualities, help to relieve any inflammation, and also nourish your skin.
Honey can be used alone or with another kitchen remedy for your dry skin. When used as a cleanser, rub a small amount of raw honey all over your dehydrated skin.
For best results, apply the honey by using your fingers or a cotton ball. And when used as a facial mask, do the same as you would for a cleanser. Just leave it on for 15-30 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
Yogurt is high in lactic acid which is good for exfoliating the skin, tightening pores, and stimulating collagen production. The lactic acid is needed so that you can remove the dry and flaky skin from your body and replace it with smooth skin.
If you apply it in the morning, cover your face in yogurt, then remove it with a splash of cold water. At night, your skin can benefit from a yogurt mask made by mixing yogurt and honey.
5. Goats Milk
If you have a dairy allergy, I would not recommend applying a goat milk-based product to the skin – seek medical advice from your health practitioner, dermatologist, or your doctor.
Like the yogurt, goats milk is rich in lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid that gently aids in skin cell exfoliation. The lactic acid can eliminate dead skin cells and make your skin feel moisturized and fresh. Dry areas of the skin are removed because of the fat content in the milk. After applying, make sure you rinse off well.
The lactic acid that naturally occurs in goat milk delivers all of the benefits with none of the side effects found in face creams skin-care acids like the more popular glycolic acid and salicylic acid. These types of acids usually come with a warning label for dryness and inflammation.
If you are not allergic to dairy, goats milk could be an effective natural remedy to ease dry skin.
6. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is one of the best ways to soothe dry and flaky skin – I enjoy squeezing the pulp from the plant and rubbing it on my skin. It feels soothing and refreshing at the same time.
Oatmeal is one of the best ingredients in removing dry skin. If you were to look at a lotion’s ingredients, youíll notice that oatmeal is often listed as one of the parts that they use. You can try cooking the oatmeal with water and when cooled, apply to your skin.
If your dry skin begins to itch, a salt scrub might be the best way for you to get relief from the itchiness. The best way to use this is when bathing. When bathing, just rub the salt all over the areas of dryness. The rubbing of salt will help remove the dead skin cells. Salt can also reduce inflammation.
The oil of avocados are rich in vitamins, including vitamins A, E, and D. These vitamins contribute to moisturizing and hydrating the skin. To get the greatest benefit from the avocado, combine it with honey and sugar. Put a small amount on and massage into your skin gently.
If you are not drinking enough water, your skin can get dry and dehydrated. Sometimes, just by drinking a glass of water, your skin can become hydrated again.
Treating Dry, Cracked Elbows and Heels Naturally
Dry, cracking elbows, and heels are a common ailment, especially when you live in a dry climate.
These parts of our bodies take a lot of wear and tear, and the damage shows. Fortunately, there are many ways you can treat your elbows and heels without spending a lot of money and time.
Here are a few ideas to get you started to get that smooth skin back on your elbows and heels.
Figure Out Your Bad Habits
There is a reason that your elbows and heels may be suffering.
Certain things we do can contribute to stripping the skin on these areas of their health. For example, leaning on your elbows for hours at a time when sitting at a desk can damage the tissue.
Prolonged standing can damage the skin on your heels. You may not be able to completely eliminate the source of unhealthy elbows and heel skin, but try to minimize the situation if at all possible.
A great way to reintroduce moisture to these often neglected parts is through the use of body scrubs.
You don’t have to buy expensive formulations, and they are often full of chemicals anyway. Combine a variety of substances on your own such as sugar, salt, olive oil, and essential oils to create your own unique blend. Rub this in regularly and it will soften the driest of elbows and heels.
Organic Shea butter is a great remedy, it is rich in vitamin E and can be used to combine with scrubs or on its own. You can actually just rub shea butter on your elbows and heels to get the smooth soft skin back.
As mentioned earlier, there are several oils that are full of skin-softening nutrients that can be applied to your skin.
Try one of the varieties such as extra virgin olive oil, organic cold-pressed coconut oil, hemp oil, and argan oil for a variety of benefits. These natural oils will lubricate your skin and leave you with exceptionally soft skin.
Rub a Banana Peel on Cracked Elbows or Heels
This may seem really unconventional and sound a little odd (it sounded odd to me), but it is a natural way to save the more neglected parts of your body.
Bananas contain large amounts of vitamins and minerals, and this in combination with their antibiotic and antifungal properties can be helpful in soothing dry skin. Rub the banana peel on your elbows and heels in a circular motion for relief of cracked, dry skin.
Moisturise From the Inside Out
When your skin is extremely dry, there is often more going on inside your body that needs to be taken care of.
With the trend of low-fat diets that have swept in, many people are not taking in enough high-quality oils and fats. Be sure to consume plenty of healthy fats, such as those from nuts, seeds, olive oil, avocados, and fish such as salmon and mackerel. Healthy fats do not make you fat, and in fact, will help nourish your body to help it function more optimally.
Using different natural products from your kitchen to combat your dry skin is a great money saver. And look at all of the great things they can do.
Our heels and elbows often contain the driest skin on our entire bodies. There is no need for this skin to suffer because there are many natural remedies that can improve the skin’s elasticity.
Try some of these natural remedies to improve dry skin, smooth cracked heels, and elbows, so that you get that smooth skin all over with the healthy glow.
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