9 Amazing Home Remedies For Dry Skin

9 home remedies for dry skin

Dry skin is very common and especially now in winter many of us has this problem. I have problems with dry skin last few years every winter, so I have decided to find and try the best home remedies for dry skin. These of course works not only if you have dry skin because of winter, but also if you have problems with this because of your skin type or because you live in area where is just too much sunlight. I have personally tried most of the home remedies you can find in this article, so I’m sure they works and they will work for you as well. I have made 10 points to make this article more easy to read, but it does not mean that number one os best and number ten is worst, they are pretty much all equal, even there are of course many differences, so you have to find those that are best for you, because of course we all different and everyone has different skin.

Never use any facial oil or moisturizer on a dirty face and always clean your face before applying something like this on your skin. Clean your face first! If you use it on dirty skin, you only help all that bad stuff

1. Coconut Milk

Dry skin remedies

I would like to start with my favorite and that is coconut milk. Even it is now known that coconut milk will probably not help you to lose weight when taken internally, it can help you moisturize your skin if taken topically.  Rub coconut milk on places where you have problems with dry skin and leave it there for whole night. When you wake up, you will be surprised how soft your skin is.

2. Soda

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Probably everyone should have some baking soda at home, because there are so many ways you can use it at your home. Not many people knows it, but you can use it in fact also on your dry skin. you can either add one cup of baking soda while taking bath, or just create mixture of soda and water and apply this to dry areas.

3. Avocado

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Avocado is another natures product that can help you in fight with dry skin. Grab some avocados and mash them until you have really smooth paste. When you create this homemade face mask, apply it on your face and leave it there for at least 20 minutes. After 20 minutes on your face, rinse it with warm water, but then use really cold water also. Cold water will close up your poeres and your skin will stay moisturized.

4. Vinegar

Do not use classic vinegar for this, much better will be apple cider vinegar. Just add vinegar to your bath, it might smell bad, but is really helpful. I recommend this one which I have great experience with.

5. Oils

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Oils are something what have people been using as moisturizer for ages and of course it still works and best of all it is 100% natural and very cheap. You can use many kinds of oils, best is probably olive oil, but also coconut oil, sesame oil, jojoba oil or even almond oil. Before you go to bath or shower, massage into your skin some of these oils. When you are done with your shower or bath, use only light moisturizer and you are done.

6. Banana

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This is another home remedy for dry skin I just love, because I love bananas, their taste and their smell. Well, bananas are not only good as food, but are also perfect moisturizers.  For your home made banana face moisturizing mask you need only 1/4 of ripe banana, tablespoon of quality honey and 1/2 cup of bio quality natural yogurt. Mix it all up and use on your face. Rinse it with warm water and then with cold water.

7. Honey

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In previous home remedy we already used honey and now we gonna use it again, because it is simply great moisturizer. If you like natural products and home remedies you probably know how amazing things can bee products do and honey is something really amazing. Honey is not only moisturizer, but has also many other positive effects on your skin. High quality 100% natural honey has many anti-microbial and also anti-oxidant properties which are great for your skin and overall health. If you want to enjoy full health benefits of honey, it is extremely important to use only high quality ones and those are usually not those in your local store. I just love this honey, it’s 100% organic and certified.

Use two warm teaspoons of honey on dry areas of your skin and leave it there for 15 minutes. Then rinse it or let someone to lick it from your skin. No just kiddin, rinse it 🙂

8. Amazing Homemade Moisturizing Oil

2 ounces of quality olive oil ( you can also use coconut oil, sesame oil, jojoba oil, almond oil or mix few). Optional: add 1/4 softened cocoa or quality shea butter, 1 tablespoon of natural bio quality ground oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of rosewater and  2 inches of quality aloe ( should be skinned and pureed). Mix everything in your food processor, add 1/4 teaspoon ascorbic acid as a preserving agent if adding aloe and oatmeal (ascorbid acid is vitamin C and it is used by many companies as preservant). This mixture should be stored in refrigerator so you can use it multiple times.

9. Homemade Moisturizing Spray

This is something really great, especially for summer. There is nothing better than cooling, refreshing and moisturizing spray on your face i hot summer day. Full recipe is here.

 

Meditation for pain relief

Meditation is gaining popularity these days and people start to use meditation for purposes they did non before. One of those is definetely pain relief. Even meditation for pain relief is usually considered as alternative medicine technique, but that is changing now.

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research Quality performed review of 34 randomized trials and found evidence that mindfulness meditation programs are beneficial for reducing pain severity.

According to specialists, meditation really is capable of biochemical changes in the same way as drugs. Sometimes is mediation the only solution for people that either cannot use medication or pain killers are just not working on them. Even 20 minutes a day can make huge difference and now we finally have some evidence that mediation is not crazy alternative medicine, but really working method. In times where everything in healthcare costs thousands dollars it is also very important, that meditation is free.

If you would like to try meditation, there is one amazing book I can recommend to you, even if you don’t have problems with pain, it can also help you a lot, especially as great stress reduction.

Five Best Essential Oils For Pain Relief

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Essential oils can be really much more powerful than you might think and some of them are really great for pain relief and not only pain relief, they can also help with muscle tension, neuropathy, inflammation or migraines and much more. It is surprising that people do not use this amazing natural product more.

Aromatherapy might be something new for you, but in fact it is very old. Science still has no real proof that it is actually efficient, but many people believes that it is, so it is just up to you if you are going to give it a try or not. In this short article I would like to present five best essential oils for pain relief.

Essential oils can be used in many ways when you need to ease pain and they should be efficient to many different kinds of pain. You can for example use these oils in various lotions or creams, you can also use them in bath, mix them with bathing salts, you can use them in massage oils or in classic aromatherapy.

Essential oils can be really great addition to your medicine, but of course they are usually not so efficient to completely substitute them. You should also know that pure essential oils are usually very concentrated and very strong, so they are not usually used in this form and they are usually mixed in some other oil, because pure they might to more bad than good to you, especially your skin and eyes could be severely damaged by some pure essential oils.

Peppermint Oil

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If you have problems with headaches and not using peppermint yet, then it is really big mistake. Peppermint is just great for this. Even it is known tha eating peppermint in fact can start your migraine or even make your migraine worse, when you use the peppermint oil the right way, it should actually help you. Just four drops of peppermint oil in one tablespoon of olive or similar oil applied gently on your temples can help a lot. Some people even suggest adding lavender or even rosemary essential oil, it should enhance the effect, but I have never tried it.

If you want to buy Peppermint Oil, I have great experience with this one.

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is sometimes called “king of essential oils”, because it has many various positive effects. Lavender essential oil is relaxing, pain and stress relieving, also has antimicrobial effects and helps with migraines and muscle tension.

I just love lavender oil, because I have sometimes problems with sleeping and lavender is really great for this. If you have these problems also, then you can use lavender oil in bath before you go to bed and you will fall asleep more easily and should also have much more quality sleep. Why this is good for pain relief? Well, it is quite simple, when you have quality sleep you will feel much less pain. It is suggested to use lavender oil with chamomile oil, together it has strong pain relief effect.

Try this Lavender Oil from my favorite brand.

Chamomile Oil

Chamomile Oil is very well known for its amazing and really strong anti-inflammatory effects. Really, it is something what works very well. It has been used for very long time for neuralgia, migraines, headaches, stress or PMS. It is something what works even much better when used together with lavender oil. these two together are very strong weapon again many kinds of pain.

Try this high quality German Chamomile Oil.

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus Oil is another one that belongs among my favorite ones and among those which are very famous. I’m sure that everyone knows that beautiful smell eucalyptus has, but it has much much more. It is anti-inflammatory when used topically and also analgesic. Using this is very simple, you use it as cream or as lotion and just massage those areas of your body where you feel the pain coming from. If you feel that is is like whole your body is in pain, then it is good to use eucalyptus oil in bath.  It is also very often recommended for the treatment of strong muscular aches and pains, strains and/or sprains, and nerve pain.

This is probably the best Eucalyptus Oil I have ever tried.

Juniper Oil

Juniper oil is another one of those essential oils I like because it has so many uses and one of them is also pain relief. Why? Because this essential oil has strong antispasmodic and also strong antireumatic effects. Usually is this essential oil used as lotion or cream that will help you with muscle spasm and also with joint pain and muscle pain. Juniper oil also strengthens your nerves, and is also sometimes helpful in patients with neuropathic pain if used regularly. Juniper essential oil also has strong stimulant properties and it should always be used in the morning or during day, and never near bedtime, because you might have problems falling asleep then.

Try this quality and pretty cheap.

If you dont want to buy many different bottles of essential oils, buy whole package. It is cheaper and this one is from company I really trust and have great experience with their natural products. They have also absolutely great customer review rating on amazon.

Want to learn more about essential oils? How to mix them and how to prepare various products beneficial to your health? Check out this amazing book. Lot of information at this site is from this book.