Dry skin (xerosis) is mostly caused by environmental factors that remove moisture from the skin. Hot showers, heat and harsh soaps can all cause dry skin but the good news is, there are several natural products that can be used to maintain or avoid it. This article will focus on the best natural home remedies for dry skin treatment.
Best Natural Home Remedies for Dry Skin
Below is a list of the natural home remedies that can treat dry skin.
- Oatmeal bath
- Coconut oil
- Bath water temperature
- Consuming food rich in antioxidants
- Petroleum jelly
- Drinking milk
- Aloe vera gel
Also read:Natural Home Remedies for Oily Skin
Oatmeal is one very good product for skin care it is good for both oily and dry skin depending on how you use it. To make an oatmeal bath please grinded oatmeal in warm water and stir it use it as your oatmeal bath and ensure to apply moisturizer on your skin after that.
Coconut oil is our go-to oil for healthy practices. It is good for our skin, hair and overall health. It contains emollient properties that fills spaces between skin cells which results to smooth surfaces. Coconut oil is perfectly safe and can be used everyday on affected areas.
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Bath water temperature
Hot showers can cause damages to skin. Avoid bathing for too long and using hot water. Ensure bathing with warm water at a shorter time frame.
Studies show that the fat contained in milk called phospholipid may be able to improve skin barrier thereby causing a relief to dry skin. But the milk must be ingested and not apply directly on the skin.
Consuming food rich in antioxidants
Studies show that consuming foods rich in antioxidants can reduce the damages on skin cells caused by toxins. Example of such foods are;
- blueberries etc.
Using a humidifier set at approximately 60% can help reduce the dryness caused by heating system such as gas and electric heater.
Aloe vera gel
This may also cause relief to dry skin. Just apply the gel on your hands and feet if they are dry and cover them with gloves or socks so that the gel can soak in. If the dryness is in another part of the body the gel can be applied liberally and allowed to soak in. Most people prefer to do this at night because they believe it has more effect during that time.
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Petroleum jelly is known for trapping moisture underneath the skin by forming a protective layer. This moisture helps to treat dry skin patches.
Although as earlier stated they are ways to treat dry skin but the best measure is to prevent it.
- Try to keep a healthy skin always
- Use a moisturizer everyday
- Wear a cotton loose clothing that can absorb sweat instead of leaving it on your skin and causing irritation.
- If your skin is extremely dry and all these home remedies do not work on your skin please contact a doctor and get a prescription.