Natural Home Remedies for Dry Skin
Are you having trouble with dry itchy skin these days? It's not fun having to deal with being uncomfortable - the good news is Natural Home Remedies are often very effective! Try these natural home remedies for dry skin to soothe and heal.
My daughter was scratching her legs yesterday and she told me they were so itchy. Sure enough - the skin was pasty and dry, the poor kid! She's always struggled with eczema and I often make my homemade eczema cream for her, which she actually loves to use! But during the height of the winter cold season, her dry skin gets out of control. But thankfully, there are more things we can do to help heal dry skin in addition to creams and lotions.
Dry skin can even pose health risks because dry skin is more prone to splitting and cracking that can expose you to various types of infections. Fortunately, there are some amazing home remedies for dry skin to help prevent this embarrassing and unpleasant condition.
Some have become acutely aware that many of the best methods are natural, so the purpose of this article will be to share some info on home remedies for dry skin.
1. Coconut Oil for Dry Skin
Have you ever considered using coconut oil for your dry skin? Coconut oil is an amazing substance that provides massive amount of benefits for the body. Even when looking at what it can do for the skin, its effectiveness is clear.
Some of this is due to its concentration of plant based saturated fats that can fill the spaces between deficient cells and give your skin a smoothing effect. This process also makes it hard for moisture to escape the surface of your skin in a healthy and natural way. It's also mild enough for direct and daily uses.
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2. Drink More Water
Naturally, you need to increase your hydration as much as possible, but this often starts from the inside. By drinking more water on a daily basis, you are able to increase the hydration of your skin as well. Remember also to eat foods that are high in water content, like celery, lettuce, cucumbers, and citrus fruits. Combine these with water and beverages like coffee and tea, and you will be well on your way to softer skin.
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3. Oatmeal Bath
According to this 2015 study in the Journal of Drugs and Dermatology, colloidal oatmeal has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe irritation. This remedy is especially effective if you are very itchy. After you’ve take your oatmeal bath, make sure you moisturize your skin to lock in the barrier.
All you have to do is use a food processor or blender to chop the oatmeal into a fine powder, then stir about 1/4 cup into warm water.
4. Aloe Vera
This gel that can be found in most stores comes from the aloe vera plant. This gel is a natural moisturizer and has properties that help your skin to carefully get rid of dead skin cells that can contribute to the loss of moisture in the top layer of skin. A thing about aloe vera to note is that you don't have to remove it from the skin as it can be absorbed right into the skin directly.
5. Antioxidants Through Foods
One thing you should always remember is that what you eat can affect how you feel in a lot of ways. Eating food that are high in antioxidants like berries, or taking supplements like fish oil can help to improve the look and feel of your skin in a big way.
6. Hemp Oil for Dry Skin
There are many benefits your skin will experience when you use hemp oil (which is extracted from the hemp plant). It is a natural oil and is quickly becoming a popular skin remedy, and there is no surprise why.
Hemp seeds give the highest quality oil, although oil can be extracted from the entire hemp plant. Hemp seeds contain 75-80% polyunsaturated fatty acids, with 9-11% saturated fatty acids. This is an extremely desirable ratio, as polyunsaturated fatty acids are the kind which we require, and are often found lacking in our modern diets.
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Thanks so much for sharing these tips! I especially like #2 and I've started drinking more water each day. This post was chosen as one of my features for the Tuesday Turn About link party this week! Thanks so much for linking up and we hope to see you again!
I suffer during the winter months with terrible dry skin. Drinking a lot of water does help. Coconut oil works great on the ankles, feet, etc. Thanks for the tips.