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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.