Natural Cures For Dry Skin

Olive oil

When it comes to strategies for natural dry skin care,  then olive oil is  an amazing multitasker.

It instantly grooms dry cuticles, works wonders on hands and elbows, removes makeup, and soothes and conditions itchy, dry skin all over the body. For example, when your skin feels extra parched, you can dab a thin layer of organic extra-virgin olive oil under your moisturizer for an extra dose of antioxidants and good fatty acids.

Natural masks

You can find plenty of options for natural dry skin care in your kitchen, or in the produce and diary aisles of your supermarket. Yogurt, especially the plain Greek variety, makes an excellent cleanser with a mild exfoliating action that will remove dry skin and leave you feeling refreshed and comfortable. It’s a particularly safe exfoliant for very dry skin because it exfoliates using lactic acid, not scrubbing granules.

Yogurt mask: Mix ½ cup of Greek yogurt with 3 tablespoons of mashed-up papaya, and apply to skin.

Pumpkin and cinnamon mask for face and body: mix one can of pumpkin and a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder.Leave either mask on face or body for 5 to 15 minutes.

Avocado mask; mash avocado with fork and apply it on your skin.

Power of honey

Honey is a time-tested cure for chapped, cracked lips and dry skin.

Apply a little organic honey in the evening and wake up to smooth, yummy lips. This trick also works to soothe cracked heels and rough elbows.

Scrub /mask with honey: honey 2 spoons and half of spoon of salt/sugar.

Oatmeal

Treat the dry skin on your face by applying an oatmeal mask. Simply cook some rolled oats according to the instructions on the package, let the oatmeal cool down a bit, and then apply it to your face. Remove the mask when it was become crusty and dry around the edges, using cool water to rinse your faceRead more : http://www.ehow.com/how_2163780_treat-dry-skin-oatmeal.html

Treat the dry skin on your face by applying an oatmeal mask. Simply cook some rolled oats according to the instructions on the package, let the oatmeal cool down a bit, and then apply it to your face. Remove the mask when it was become crusty and dry around the edges, using cool water to rinse your faceRead more : http://www.ehow.com/how_2163780_treat-dry-skin-oatmeal.html

It contains avenanthramides, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that soothe itchy, dry and irritated skin. Oatmeal is also great for acne-prone skin because it absorbs oil from the skin’s surface. All of which makes oatmeal a perfect ingredient for facial masks.

Simple mask: Cook one serving of oatmeal. Allow to cool (you can also use it slightly warm, but never hot). Apply to the affected areas. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water (you can add on honey/rose water/calendula/egg).

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