• Deepasha Jha

Say Bye to Dry

Updated: May 29

Winter is coming. No, not the Game of Thrones, the real winter! And so is the dry skin struggle.

Dry people, we know how itchy, rough and uncomfortable our skin can get sometimes. That’s the time when our skin needs total attention, love, and care. So here are some easy home remedies for dry skin during winters.

Some potential causes of dry skin include:

  1. cold weather/ dry air

  2. dehydration

  3. exposure to harsh chemicals in soaps or other products

  4. washing the skin excessively/ harshly

  5. spending too much time in direct sunlight

  6. unbalanced skin pH

  7. dermatological diseases

  8. smoking

Easy home remedies for dry skin:


Moisturize daily

After you take a shower and before you go to bed, moisturize your skin gently. You can use whatever moisturizer, ointment, or cream that suits your skin.


Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has hydrating and cooling properties that help our skin to soften and glow.


Coconut oil

Applying coconut oil significantly improves skin hydration and increase the number of lipids (fats) on the surface of the skin.


Exfoliate

Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and excess dry skin, which can reduce dry patches and improve the skin’s overall texture.


Gentle

Be gentle while you wash your face. Don’t scrub too harsh, use a gentle cleanser suitable for your skin. Also, always wear sunscreen and lip balm whenever you step out in the sun.


Honey

Honey has anti-inflammatory, healing, and moisturizing ingredients which are amazing for dry skin.


Oatmeal bath

Adding powdered oatmeal to a bath or using creams that contain oatmeal may help to relieve dry skin.


Milk

Milk also offers relief from dry skin, but not when applied to the skin. Researchers suggest that a diet including milk could improve dry skin.


Petroleum jelly

Petroleum jelly, otherwise known as mineral oil, has been used as a moisturizer for years and works really well for quick results.


Other ways that can prevent your skin from drying out:

  1. Avoid using soaps with artificial fragrances, colors, and other chemicals that can irritate and dry out the skin

  2. Use warm, not hot, water when washing the face and bathing

  3. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water

  4. Limit caffeine intake

  5. Limit the time in direct sunlight

  6. Quit smoking, if necessary

  7. Don’t scratch your skin

  8. Avoid excessive air conditioning and staying outside in windy conditions without covering the skin

  9. Don’t use a blunt razor or without shaving gel

  10. Don’t rub the skin too hard when towel drying

  11. Wear comfortable clothes that don’t rub your skin

  12. Avoid frequent contact with detergent


#dryskin #winters

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