Posted by Lilian
Our human skin is the biggest organ in our body. It consists of three layers of cells. Our skin help to regulate our body temperature and it is constantly exposed to harsh UV rays from the sun. To protect our skin from getting dry, we need to apply moisturizer regularly.
Dry skin requires care and attention as it is prone to various skin problems. Investing in a good skin care product comes with its price tag. Alternatively to these products, we can make use of natural remedies for dry skin. Natural remedies are readily available and they are cost effective.
. Drink lots of water is one of the best way to hydrate our body and to supply our skin with nutrient and minerals. Make it a point to drink at least eight to ten glasses of water daily.
. Drink a warm glass of milk mixed with a teaspoon of almond oil before bedtime can work wonders for our skin.
. Apply baby lotion to moisturize our skin will keep it smooth and soft.
. Rub a thin layer of honey all over your body and leave it on for five to ten minutes before going for a bath. Honey has a natural moisturizing effect on our skin.
. Occasionally bath in a tub of milk with warm water can do wonders for our skin. This tip dates back to the historical time when Queens bathed in milk. Cleopatra is one of the Queens that used this natural remedy for her skin.
. Rub a thin layer of sesame oil all over your body after a shower can moisturize your skin that is if you like the aromatic smell of sesame.
. Coconut or avocado oil can also be rub onto skin. These oils are good for treating dry skin.
. Mash some avocadoes to make a paste. Apply it to your body can help to nourish your skin.
. Blend some oatmeal, baking soda and vanilla extract into a paste and mix it in a tub of warm water. Soak in the mixture for as long as you like. Do this often and you can say goodbye to dry skin.
. Mix some oatmeal with water to form a paste and rub it onto your hands. Then rinse it and you will feel the smoothness. You can also rub it over your face and body. This mixture of oatmeal can exfoliate your skin.
. Apply petroleum jelly over your dry lips, hands and feet.
. Glycerin oil makes a good remedy for dry skin.
. Air from air conditioner is drying and can affect the skin so it is best to avoid sitting in an air conditioned room all day. Place a glass of water in the room will help to reduce the dryness and humidify the air but investing in a humidifier will be a better choice though.
. Getting into the hot tub on cold winter days is so relaxing but unfortunately hot water dries the skin so opt for warm water instead.
. Normal soap is drying for the skin. Use natural soaps that do not contain harmful chemicals. It will make a great different to your dry skin problem.
. Dishwashing and laundry detergents have drying effect on the hands. Wear rubber gloves when handling detergents to avoid getting dry crack skin. If you are allergic to rubber gloves, then use detergent that is soft and gentle on hands.
. Try a mixture of an egg yolk with a teaspoon each of olive oil and orange juice. Add a few drops of rose water and lime juice. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes before washing it off. It will help to reduce dry and itchiness on your face.
. Eat fish that is rich in essential fatty acids on a regular basis will help your dry skin.
. For dry and cracked heels, rub the inside of a banana peel will take care of the dryness and crack lines.
. Banana make a good natural mask. Mash a ripe banana and apply it to your face and neck. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with warm water. This natural treatment will help take care of the dry skin.
. Include spices like turmeric, cumin and coriander in your diet. These spices can help to smoothen and relieve dry skin.
. Eat plenty of fruits daily to nourish your skin. Fruits also provide us with antioxidant to protect our skin from harmful rays from the sun.
To maintain a healthy skin, quit smoking because smoking is bad for both the health and the skin. It makes us age faster. Exercise is good for us so try to include it in your daily routine. Sweating will help to unclog your pores and allow natural oil to surface and nourish your skin. Sleep is very important for our body. Our human body requires at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Lack of sleep will affect the condition of the skin and wrinkles will show up faster than expected. Dry and wrinkle skin makes one look older.
Live healthy and age gracefully!
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