7 Natural Remedies To Fight Dry Skin

Battling dry skin can be a constant battle all year round for so many. People who fight dry skin can experience anything from constant itchy skin to reddish, dry patches on their skin. These dry patches can be quite severe for some as they can sometimes swell.

Constant dry skin is an uncomfortable experience and the causes can be from a number of things including:

  • Cold weather
  • Humidity
  • Hot baths/showers
  • Harsh soaps
  • Over exposure to harmful UV rays
  • Poor hydration
  • Medical conditions such as: dermatitis, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, and psoriasis

In this article, I will cover 7 effective natural remedies to help you fight dry skin. Let’s take a quick glance at the natural remedies I’ll be covering today:

  • Honey
  • Aloe Vera
  • Oatmeal
  • Coconut Oil
  • Yogurt
  • Olive Oil
  • Avocados

Let’s get started!

7 Natural Remedies To Fight Dry Skin

Honey

Honey’s humectant, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties make it an effective natural moisturizer, which makes it very effective at fighting dry skin.

Remedy:

  • Right before bathing, using circular motions, rub and massage raw honey over your entire body or just over the affected areas.
  • After massaging, let the honey sit for 10 minutes.
  • Next, bathe as normal.

This remedy can be done once a day.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is an excellent natural remedy to fight dry skin! This remedy can help prevent cracking, relieves itchiness, and will improve your skin tone.

Remedy:

  • Open up an aloe vera leaf to extract the gel substance inside.
  • Apply the gel over the affected areas.
  • Using circular motions, massage the aloe vera onto the affected areas for 3-5 minutes.
  • Leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

This remedy can be done 1-2 times a day.

Oatmeal

The natural cleansing and exfoliating properties of oatmeal help to fight dry skin by removing dead skin cells. It is also very effective for relieving itchiness and irritation associated with dry skin.


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Remedy #1:

  • Add a few drops of lavender essential oil and 1 cup of oatmeal to your bath water. Stir thoroughly.
  • Soak your body for at least 15-20 minutes.
  • Next, rinse your body with fresh water and pat dry.

This remedy can be done once a week.

Remedy #2:

  • Combine 1 tablespoon of ground oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of milk, and 2 tablespoons of raw honey. Mix thoroughly.
  • Apply this mixture onto the affected areas.
  • Leave on for 15 minutes.
  • Next, rinse with warm water.

This remedy can be done once or twice a week.

Coconut Oil

Due to the fatty acids, protein, antioxidant, and vitamin E content of coconut oil, makes it yet another effective natural remedy to fight dry skin.

Remedy:

  • Warm ¼ to ½ cup of coconut oil in the microwave for 3-5 seconds.
  • Before bathing, apply the warmed coconut oil to your skin. Massage the oil so it is absorbed into your skin.
  • Wait 10 minutes, then bathe or shower as normal.

This remedy can be done once a day.

7 Natural Remedies To Fight Dry Skin

7 Natural Remedies To Fight Dry Skin

Yogurt

Yogurt is another effective natural remedy to fight dry skin. It hydrates your skin, soothes itchiness, and the lactic acid within yogurt helps to remove dead skin cells.

Remedy:

  • Apply fresh (plain) yogurt onto the affected areas.
  • Gently massage the yogurt onto your skin and leave for 10 minutes.
  • Next, bathe or shower as normal.

This remedy can be done 3-4 times a week.

Olive Oil

The antioxidant properties within olive oil makes it extremely effective to fight dry skin.

Remedy:

  • Rub lukewarm olive oil onto the affected areas.
  • Using circular motions, massage gently so it becomes slightly absorbed into your skin.
  • Leave on your skin for 30 minutes.
  • Take a shower to rinse your body.
  • Pat dry your skin and apply a light moisturizer.

This remedy can be done once a day.

Avocados

The vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids content of avocados make for an effective remedy that is very popular among those who battle with constant dry skin.

Remedy:

  • Cut an avocado in half. Scoop one side of the avocado out.
  • Using a fork, mash the avocado to form a paste.
  • Combine the avocado paste with 2 tablespoons of raw honey.
  • Spread this paste onto the affected areas and leave on for 20 minutes.
  • Next, wipe off the mixture with a clean, damp cloth.
  • Rinse the affected area with warm water.

This remedy can be done 4-5 times a week.

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Do you use a natural remedy to fight dry skin? Share with us your favorite natural remedy in the comment section below.

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