Winter is coming. No, not the Game of Thrones, the real winter! And so is the dry skin struggle.
Dry people, we know how itchy, rough and uncomfortable our skin can get sometimes. That’s the time when our skin needs total attention, love, and care. So here are some easy home remedies for dry skin during winters.
Some potential causes of dry skin include:
- cold weather/ dry air
- exposure to harsh chemicals in soaps or other products
- washing the skin excessively/ harshly
- spending too much time in direct sunlight
- unbalanced skin pH
- dermatological diseases
Easy home remedies for dry skin:
After you take a shower and before you go to bed, moisturize your skin gently. You can use whatever moisturizer, ointment, or cream that suits your skin.
Aloe Vera has hydrating and cooling properties that help our skin to soften and glow.
Applying coconut oil significantly improves skin hydration and increase the number of lipids (fats) on the surface of the skin.
Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and excess dry skin, which can reduce dry patches and improve the skin’s overall texture.
Be gentle while you wash your face. Don’t scrub too harsh, use a gentle cleanser suitable for your skin. Also, always wear sunscreen and lip balm whenever you step out in the sun.
Honey has anti-inflammatory, healing and moisturizing ingredients which are amazing for dry skin.
Adding powdered oatmeal to a bath or using creams that contain oatmeal may help to relieve dry skin.
Milk also offers relief from dry skin, but not when applied to the skin. Researchers suggest that a diet including milk could improve dry skin.
Petroleum jelly, otherwise known as mineral oil, has been used as a moisturizer for years and works really well for quick results.
Other ways that can prevent your skin from drying out:
- Avoid using soaps with artificial fragrances, colors, and other chemicals that can irritate and dry out the skin
- Use warm, not hot, water when washing the face and bathing
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
- Limit caffeine intake
- Limit the time in direct sunlight
- Quit smoking, if necessary
- Don’t scratch your skin
- Avoid excessive air conditioning and staying outside in windy conditions without covering the skin
- Don’t use a blunt razor or without shaving gel
- Don’t rub the skin too hard when towel drying
- Wear comfortable clothes that don’t rub your skin
- Avoid frequent contact with detergent