Goodbye dry skin
Winters are often the worst time for those who have dry skin. Despite applying oil, and layers of lotion, your skin still manages to remain dry. There are a variety of home remedies a person can use to relieve dry skin.
Most of the treatments below can be used as moisturizers unless otherwise stated. The best way to use a moisturizer is to apply it liberally to damp skin after a bath and let it soak in.
Sunflower seed oil
Sunflower seed oil can improve hydration when used as a moisturizer on participant’s arms. Many a time olive oil actually damaged the skin’s barrier, hence not all natural oils are suitable for use as moisturizers.
Another natural oil that works well to treat dry skin is coconut oil. The coconut oil is as safe and effective as petroleum jelly for treating dry skin. It was found to significantly improve skin hydration and increase the number of lipids (fats) on the surface of the skin.
Oatmeal is another natural ingredient that can help treat dry skin. Adding powdered oatmeal to a bath or using creams that contain oatmeal may help to relieve dry skin. Extracts from oatmeal had anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, it can help treat dry skin.
Milk could also offer relief from dry skin, but not when applied to the skin. Fat in milk, called phospholipid, improves the skin barrier when added to their diet.
Consuming Honey and putting honey on the skin, both have a good effect on the facial features of someone who suffers from dry skin. Honey is not just moisturising agent, it also has healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
A person with dry skin on their hands or feet can apply aloe vera gel and cover the affected area with a glove or piece of cloth. People may prefer to do this before they go to bed and leave the gel on all night. If dry skin is on another area of the body, applying aloe vera gel liberally and allowing it to soak in may achieve a similar effect as a man moisturizing his face.