Say Bye to Dry
Updated: May 29, 2020
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:
cold weather/ dry air
exposure to harsh chemicals in soaps or other products
washing the skin excessively/ harshly
spending too much time in direct sunlight
unbalanced skin pH
Easy home remedies for dry skin:
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 has hydrating and cooling properties that help our skin to soften and glow.
Applying coconut oil significantly improves skin hydration and increase the number of lipids (fats) on the surface of the skin.
Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and excess dry skin, which can reduce dry patches and improve the skin’s overall texture.
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 has anti-inflammatory, healing, and moisturizing ingredients which are amazing for dry skin.
Adding powdered oatmeal to a bath or using creams that contain oatmeal may help to relieve dry skin.
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, 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:
Avoid using soaps with artificial fragrances, colors, and other chemicals that can irritate and dry out the skin
Use warm, not hot, water when washing the face and bathing
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
Limit caffeine intake
Limit the time in direct sunlight
Quit smoking, if necessary
Don’t scratch your skin
Avoid excessive air conditioning and staying outside in windy conditions without covering the skin
Don’t use a blunt razor or without shaving gel
Don’t rub the skin too hard when towel drying
Wear comfortable clothes that don’t rub your skin
Avoid frequent contact with detergent