Although it is a task to take care of your skin on normal days, in winters, it becomes even more difficult. It is almost impossible to have a smooth and smooth skin in winters. The cold and severe weather removes all moisture from the skin and makes it dry, tense and flaky.
Dry skin, also known as xerosis, is a skin condition that lacks moisture. The skin in this condition is very irritable and if left untreated it can cause infection. Therefore, it is crucial to take care of your skin in the cold months and for that you don't have to go to a dermatologist all the time. Here are some proven home remedies to make your skin look happy and soft.
02/ 9Coconut oil
Coconut oil has several health benefits. This oil has emollient properties and works well for dry skin. Emollients moisturize the skin and soften it by filling the space between skin cells. You can apply a few drops of coconut oil before going to bed at night to get smooth skin.
03/ 9Petroleum jelly
Vaseline is also known as mineral oil and has been used on the skin for many years. It forms a protective layer on the skin and traps moisture underneath. It is very useful for healing dry and patchy skin.
04/ 9Oatmeal baths
Add some oatmeal powder to your bath or you can also try creams that contain oatmeal to relieve dry and itchy skin. According to one study, oatmeal has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which is very good for dry skin.
05/ 9Sunflower seed oil
Sunflower seed oil is another natural oil that helps the skin retain its moisture. Sunflower seed is rich in vitamin E that traps moisture inside skin cells and keeps it hydrated for a long time. The oil also prevents several diseases such as asthma, arthritis and also triggers the cell renewal process.
Honey is an ideal option to treat dry skin. It has numerous vitamins, antioxidants and has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties and can be applied directly to the skin. You can apply it as a mask and rinse with warm water. Honey can also be used with oatmeal to treat dry skin.
07/ 9Avocado Mask
Homemade avocado masks are the best to nourish and revitalize the skin. Crush the avocado pulp in a bowl and mix a teaspoon of olive oil and honey. Apply the mixture on your face and let it act for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it.
08/ 9Olive oil and sugar scrub
Exfoliate your skin to get rid of dead cells with olive oil and sugar scrub. Mix half a teaspoon of sugar with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Rub it gently on your skin and then wash it. This scrub removes dry skin and protects your skin from sun damage.
While these home remedies are good for dry and itchy skin, here are some things you can do to protect your skin from drying out.
-Apply a good moisturizer daily on your skin.
-Avoid the use of aggressive chemicals on the skin.