It’s not quite comfortable to live with a dry and itchy skin, especially in the winter, when the cold can worsen the look of your skin. Naturally, our skin’s outer layer is protected by oils that our body produces. Sometimes, because of the cold, the dry air, the use of soap bars and too frequent showers, our skin can get dry and we need to immediately moisturize it. Genetics, heritage and aging can also play a role in this condition. You can choose to use expensive over-the-counter products to help your skin recover its healthy look, or you can go for cheaper and more effective home remedies. Here are some of them.
Thanks to this type of oil, your skin will be softer and will have a more natural appearance. Coconut oil contains fatty acids that can immediately moisturize your skin. Apply it with a cotton ball on your face and the other problem areas just before bedtime and let it cure over night. In the morning, you can simply wash it off. Repeat this ritual every night.
Honey and Avocado
These 2 products have numerous health benefits and they contain humectants and sterolin that can treat a dry skin. Prepare a mask with honey and mashed avocados and apply it on the dry areas of your skin. Use half an avocado and ½ cup of honey and leave it on the area for about 15 minutes, then use warm water to rinse off.
Sugar and Lemon Juice
If you want your face and skin to be glowing and soft, you should use a mixture of sugar and lemon juice that will act as an exfoliating scrub. Apply it on your face with circular moves and you’ll instantly get rid of the rough spots. Use half a lemon and squeeze it to obtain the juice and then mix it with a teaspoon of sugar. With a cotton ball, you can rub it on your face. Use it regularly, as lemons will promote cell growth and will lighten your skin.
Egg Yolk and Olive Oil
Some say that there is nothing better than this mixture when dealing with a dry skin. Olive oil is not only extremely moisturizing, but it’s also rich in vitamins K, E and in antioxidants and can make miracles happen. Use 2 egg yolks and combine them with a teaspoon of olive oil. You can also add rose water and lime juice for better effects. The vitamin A in the egg yolks will make your skin smoother and softer.
This oil is packed with vitamin E and it acts like a lubricator and emollient. Unlike the other oils, this one is non-greasy and will immediately be absorbed by your skin. It also has the ability of restoring and repairing your skin. Put a dab or two of almond oil on your fingers and massage your skin for up to 5 minutes. You can also leave it on your face for ten minutes. Use warm water to rinse it off. If you are allergic to nuts, don’t use almond oil because you will worsen your skin’s condition.