Dry and flaky skin is a common complaint in the winter time. Cold, dry winter air sucks the life out of silky, smooth skin. Other factors that contribute to dry skin include aging, nutritional deficiencies, and a genetic predisposition.
Olive oil contains many antioxidants and healthy fatty acids that are good for your skin. It can soothe and condition dry skin all over your body.
Dab a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil under your regular moisturizer.
About a half an hour before taking a shower, rub some olive oil on your hands, legs and other areas with dry skin and massage lightly. Take a shower and then apply a light moisturizer.
Mix two tablespoons of olive oil, four tablespoons of fine brown sugar, and one tablespoon of honey. Rub this homemade scrub on your dry skin using light, circular motions for a few minutes. Take a shower and then apply a light moisturizer.
"Olive oil is my favorite at-home remedy," says dermatologist Sandra Marchese Johnson, MD, of Johnson Dermatology in Fort Smith, Ark. "Grapeseed oil is another great skin care ingredient." You can add it to your bathwater or apply it after a bath or shower, and the oil will naturally and effectively hydrate dry skin.
・You Will Need
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 to 2 drops of lavender essential oil
・What You Have To Do
Mix the lavender and olive oils.
Massage the concoction into your skin, and wipe off the excess oil with a washcloth. Alternatively, you may use a small amount of it as a leave-in moisturizer.
・How Often Should You Do This
The olive-lavender oil combination can take the place of your regular moisturizer, and can be used daily.
Milk has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that greatly help get rid of dry and itchy skin. Plus, the lactic acid in milk exfoliates dead skin cells and increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Also, it helps lighten your complexion.
Soak a washcloth in cold milk and put the cloth on your dry skin for five to seven minutes. Gently wash off the milk with another cloth soaked in lukewarm water. This way this natural moisturizer will remain on your skin. Do this every other day.
Add a few drops of rose water to four tablespoons of milk. Rub this solution all over your body. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash your body with cold water. Follow this remedy twice daily.
・What You Need To Do
Boil milk till it becomes thick and reduces in quantity.
Allow the milk to cool down and apply it all over the skin.
If you feel that the dry skin problem is localized only to some areas, you can apply it only on those parts.
Allow the paste to dry up completely before washing it off.
・Why This Works
Milk, which is the primary ingredient in the preparation of ghee, butter or yogurt, can also be used to fight against dry skin. This is another effective home treatment for dry skin.