Wednesday, December 25, 2019

How to Get Rid of Dry Skin in Winter, 5 Top Dermatologist Recommended Home Remedies

Dry skin is a very common skin problem in winter.There are different reason of skin get dry But in most cases, dry skin is caused by environmental factors like severe coldness,cold water,humidity in air, dry soap and low quality skin care products etc that remove moisture from the skin.

Our skin naturally produces oil,called sebum, which helps protect the skin from moisture loss, but everyday actions  such as forgetting to put on moisturizer or washing your hands with a drying soap  can strip natural oils from your skin.

People specially women use different expensive  moisturizing creams and product to reap moisture back and get rid of  dryness but the  good news is that you don’t necessarily need to visit a dermatologist to heal your dry skin. Instead, consider adding a natural remedy to your skin care routine at home. In fact, the ingredients for these dry-skin remedies might already be in your kitchen.

Natural oils are great for moisturizing the skin and helping to recreate the natural skin barrier, which is often damaged by frequent hand and face washing with water and drying soaps that strip the skin if its natural protective oils

Home Remedies For Dry and Irritated Skin 

1.Coconut Oil 

Liquefy one tablespoon of coconut oil by rubbing it gently between your hands. The liquefied oil will have a silky, light texture. Smooth onto your face and neck. You can also use coconut oil on your chest and on other dry areas of your body.
Coconut oil becomes a solid at room temperature, so use it as a moisturizing cream at bedtime or anytime,For chapped heels and hands, apply the oil then layer with thick socks or gloves.

2.Aloe Vera for Dry, Irritated Skin

While often thought of as a remedy for sunburn relief, aloe vera gel can be helpful during the dry winter months, too. It works by alleviating redness and irritation related to excess dryness, and it can even decrease signs of aging, as well as acne breakouts, according to previous research. some people can develop allergic contact dermatitis to aloe, so you may want to perform a patch test first before applying it to a large area of skin.

3. Rose Water

Rose water is soothing, moisturizing, and refreshing for your skin. It helps in improving blood circulation to the skin’s surface and its astringent properties balance the skin’s pH. This helps to restore the normal oil production by the skin 
Spritz some rose water on the cotton pad and use this to gently wipe your face after cleansing it.
Once it has dried off naturally, apply a suitable moisturizer.

Repeat this once every day, preferably after you wash your face once you are back home from a day out in the sun and pollution.

4.Milk Powder

2 teaspoons milk powder,1 teaspoon honey A pinch of turmeric

Mix the milk powder with honey and turmeric powder first.
Now, to adjust the consistency, add some water and mix well.
Apply the paste on your face.
Allow the paste to dry up completely before washing it off.
If you feel that the dry skin problem is localized only to some areas, you can apply it just on those parts.
This remedy should be used twice a week.

Milk, which is a primary ingredient in the preparation of ghee, butter or yogurt, can also be used to tackle dry skin. Its powdered form contains all the healthy fats and amino acids to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized  This is another effective home treatment for dry skin.

5.Honey and oils

Honey has both moisturizing and antimicrobial properties.
mix a cup of coconut oil, two tablespoons of honey, and a few drops of lavender essential oil and rub it all over your dry skin. It will lock in moisture and hydrate your dry skin. And lavender essential oil has been shown to relax mind and body, and help with sleep.

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