Who knows, your kitchen could hold the secrets to achieving naturally glowing skin.
There are loads of reasons why your skin is dry.
It could be due to the winter weather, your daily bathing habits, genetics, or lack of natural oils in your skin as you age.
Thankfully, there’s no need to visit your dermatologist.
You can opt for home remedies instead to naturally rectify your dry skin.
Home remedies are undoubtedly the better choice since over-the-counter products usually are laden with ingredients, some may be irritating to your skin.
With beauty care, the lesser the ingredients, the better the product is.
Natural ingredients like avocado and coconut oil can go a long way in solving your skin issue, which we will be talking about more in this video so continue watching.
1. Avocado mask
Avocado is a popular ingredient for soothing the skin.
That’s because it’s rich in biotin, a vitamin that prevents dry skin when applied topically.
You can create your DIY avocado mask.
To do that, mix 1 teaspoon of olive oil and a half pureed avocado.
Apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing.
Your skin will feel moisturized afterward.
You can also boost the hydration by putting on your regular moisturizer.
2. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is an emollient.
Emollients fill the spaces between skin cells to create a smooth surface.
Because of this, the saturated fatty acids that occur in coconut oil is great at hydrating and smoothing the skin.
You can even use it at the most sensitive parts of your body like your under-eye and around your mouth.
You can apply it before bedtime if you don’t like the tacky feeling.
Or, you can consider mixing it with your moisturizer.
Oatmeal is a common remedy for irritated skin.
In fact, it has been used as such for centuries now.
Add a cup of oatmeal to your warm bathing water to naturally hydrate your dry skin.
Another way is to make an oatmeal exfoliating mask.
You can do this by mixing 2 tbsp. of oats with 1 tbsp. of honey and a dash of water.
Use the mixture to exfoliate your skin and rinse it right away.
If not, you can leave it on as a mask for 15 to 20 minutes before you wash it off.
4. Foods rich in antioxidants and omega-3s
One of the reasons your skin is dry is because it’s exposed to elements that are damaging skin cells faster than your body can repair them.
A natural way of moisturizing your skin is to eat foods rich in antioxidants.
These foods include carrots, blueberries, tomatoes, beans, and lentils.
Salmon and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can also help.
5. Natural oils
Natural oils are excellent at moisturizing the skin and helping establish its natural skin barrier.
In addition to coconut oil and olive oil, you can use other natural oils that are non-irritating such as avocado, jojoba, and argan oils.
Add a few tablespoons of your preferred oil on running bathwater.
Soak yourself for a couple of minutes and gently pat your skin dry afterward to avoid rubbing off the natural oil.
What other natural home remedies do you know that can treat dry skin?
Or perhaps, have you tried any of those before?
How was it? Post your answers below.