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Natural Care For Dry Skin

Your skin might be suffering from some problems. You may be feeling itchy, tight and flaky. If your skin lacks glow, this must be dry. Genes might be one of the factors but mostly, dry skin is due to hormonal changes and certain external factors such as poor diet, very cold weather, stress, medication and wrong cosmetics. These factors can make normal skin dry. Well, don’t worry because you can actually fight dryness by changing your lifestyle.

Things you can do to fight of skin dryness

  • Drink 8 to10 glasses of water every day to keep hydrated. One best source of water is coconut. Coconut water is good for hydration along with potassium, minerals and electrolytes.
  • Quit smoking and cut down on tea, coffee, alcohol, processed, and junk food.
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Include them in your diet.
  • Use mineral enriched makeup especially made for dry skin type.
  • Exercise day in and day out to bring blood flow to your skin. It will cause your skin to glow from within.
  • Avoid stressful situations or people. Unwind by engaging in your favorite activities.
  • Clean and moisturize using cream based products that do not strip off natural

oils and provide ample moisture to dry skin. Dry skin does not require much toning.

  • Consult your physician to find out if any medication is making your skin dry or you need any vitamins or mineral supplements for the skin.


  • Olive oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Glycerin
  • Shea butter
  •  Aloe Vera
  • Oatmeal
  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Jojoba oil/primrose oil/chamomile


Oat meal Face Mask

Oatmeal works well on oily, dry and combination skin types. The essential nutrients are beneficial to all skin types. Add little water to one tablespoon of regular oatmeal and make a thick paste.

You can use cooked oatmeal after it has cooled down to room temperature. Add honey, a drop of glycerin, or jojoba oil for moisture. Honey’s antiseptic properties will fight bacteria and give you soft supple skin. Glycerin is a humectant which keeps the moisture locked in. Apply on clean face with clean fingers or a brush. Let the mask stay for 30 minutes. Wash with normal water. Apply moisturizer.

Tips: This mask can be used as a scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells. Oatmeal works well on sensitive skin too.

Avocado and Honey Face Mask

Avocado is called the superfruit as it is packed with more than 20 essential nutrients and fatty acids. Its creamy texture works great for dry skin by providing moisture and nourishment that your skin needs. Just mash an overripe avocado and apply on your face. Leave for 20 minutes. Wash with warm water.

Tips: Add honey for extra moisture and antibacterial benefits.


  • Glycerin locks in moisture and hydrates the skin. Mix lemon juice, rose water, and glycerin equally or add more glycerin and less lemon juice for an extra dry skin. Dab a cotton ball in this mixture and apply to your face. Leave it overnight or for a few hours.

Wash with normal water. You won’t need any other moisturizer or toner once you start using this mixture.

Tips: You can add few drops of glycerin to your moisturizer, hand soap and body wash for soft hands and body. Always use vegetable glycerin. This mixture can be stored for a month in the refrigerator.

Banana and Honey Mask 

Banana contains calcium, potassium, vitamins and fatty acids. Honey is known for its antiseptic and hydrating benefits. Mix these ingredients to replenish and moisturize the skin very well. Mash a ripe banana, preferably in a blender. Add a tablespoon of honey. Mix them well and apply on clean face. Leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

Tips: You can also add a few drops of olive oil to this mask.

Olive Oil, Sweet Almond, and Coconut Oil 

Olive oil, sweet almond oil, and extra virgin coconut oil moisturize the skin without clogging the pores. The essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and Vitamin B heal various skin conditions without making the skin oily.

Use any one of them after washing your face as natural moisturizers, preferably at night. Just pour a few drops on your palms and rub on your face in a circular manner for a better effect.

Alternatively, add a few drops of olive oil to mashed banana or an egg yolk and in your mask. Olive oil makes a great makeup remover too. Just massage a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil onto your face for a few minutes. Then remove your makeup with damp cotton balls. To cure extremely dry skin, add a drop or two of jojoba oil, primrose oil, or chamomile to any of the carrier oils (olive, coconut, and almond).

Egg Yolk Mask 

Egg yolk is rich in folic acid, minerals, and vitamins nourish the skin. The fatty acids moisturize your dry skin. Just separate the egg yolk from the white. Beat well and add a few drops of olive or almond oil. Apply on a clean face and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.


Use full cream milk for dry skin. The lactic acid cleans the skin without clogging the pores and the fat nourishes and provides moisturizing effects. One way to soothe your dry skin is by using milk bath. Another way is to massage the face with milk for a few minutes and let it stay for 10 minutes. You can also add honey in milk for extra moisture.

Aloe Vera

  • Aloe vera possesses antibacterial and wound healing properties. It is known to be a hydrant, too. It is a perfect idea to use the aloe vera to cure dry and itchy skin. Take some fresh aloe vera gel from the plant and add a few drops of honey. Apply the paste to the face and leave for 30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

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