Dry skin is an unpleasant conditions caused by several factors like exposure to extreme hot or cold weather, heredity, exposure to harsh household chemicals, reaction of medicine, allergy and many other reasons. Dry skin can cause uncomfortable conditions like itching, scaling, peeling, flaking, cracking and rough skin which can even bleed if not taken care of. Eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, cracked heels, chapped lips etc. are results of dry skin.
There are more than enough dry skin creams, lotions and cosmetics available in the market which claim to tackle dry skin problems. But they are not just expensive but also do not provide the expected result you can get from these natural homemade beauty treatments. They will not just save your sensitive skin from harmful chemicals, but will also allow you to get soft and supple skin without causing a hole in your wallet as most of the ingredients you will use are sitting in your fridge or pantry.
Avocado And Honey Mask To Combat Dry Facial Skin
Mashed avocado combined with honey and fresh cream is a great remedy for retaining moisture and makes your dry, dull and wrinkled skin soft and supple. Regular use of this face mask will make your skin look radiant and youthful. Combine ¼ avocados, 2 tbsp fresh cream and 1tbsp. honey. Put them in blender to get a smooth creamy puree. Apply this mask to your face and neck and leave it for half an hour to work. Wash off your face and see the difference.
Soothe Your Extremely Dry Feet With This Ultra-Moisturizing DIY Foot Cream
Coconut oil helps to fight bacterial and fungal infection. Shea butter and coconut oil also contain good moisturizing properties which will heal dry cracked feet fast. Take ¾ cup of coconut oil and ½ a cup of shea butter. Combine both the ingredient and melt them on low heat in a saucepan. Store them in a container. If you prefer you can add few drop of any essential oil like tea tree or lavender essential oil. This will further help to fight bacterial and fungal issues. Massage this moisturizer focusing on dry cracked areas every day, preferably at bed time to soften dry cracked feet.
Treat Your Dry Itchy Scalp With DIY Apple Cider Mask
Dry itchy scalp is often caused by dandruff, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis. The anti-inflammatory properties contained in apple cider vinegar are very effective in killing the yeast and virus that result in itchy scalp. By balancing the pH level of the scalp, it combats itchiness. To apply this remedy on your scalp mix apple cider vinegar and water in equal portion. Apply solution to your wet Hair and scalp and massage gently for few minutes, wrap a towel around your head and leave for 20 minutes and shampoo your hair as usual. Repeat this treatment once a week to get complete relief.
Homemade Lip Scrub For Dry Chapped Lips
This recipe will enable you to exfoliate the lips and get rid of dead cells along with making your chapped lips soft and supple and reveal it natural color. You will need only three ingredients: sugar, honey and oil. This scrub is suitable for tender lips. Mix 5-6 drops of olive oil and ½ tsp. honey in 2tsp. brown sugar. Mix until the sugar dissolves properly. Apply on your lips and scrub gently. Wash off using lukewarm water.
Recipe For Dry Elbow And Heels
Take few ripe figs. Mash the figs and add coconut oil. The fig seeds will help to exfoliate and remove dead skin and coconut oil will lighten the area while making them soft.
DIY Lotion For Rough Hands
Dry hands, especially during winter months, are not just unsightly, they cause lot of pain and discomfort. If it bleeds, there can be chances of infection also. Here is a simple cost effective lotion you can use to make your dry hands look soft, supple and attractive. You will need: 1/8 cup grated beeswax, 1/3 cup coconut oil and 1 cup organic cocoa butter or shea butter. Add few drop of your favorite essential oil like lavender or lemon essential oil.
You can also add 1tbsp. aloe Vera gel or 1 tbsp. honey for quick healing, if your hands are already cracked. This recipe will reduce pain and prevent infection. Melt coconut oil and shea butter on medium heat. Add rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly after removing from the heat. Let the mixture cool and then store in the refrigerator until it hardens. Whip the mixture in a blender to get creamy consistency. Store in a jar and use it regularly before going to bed on your clean hands.
DIY Body Scrub
Moisturize your whole body using olive oil and sugar. It will help you to remove dead skin and provide soft smooth skin.
To treat your dry cracked cuticles, mix 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp. aloe Vera gel and 1tsp olive oil in a bowl. Massage your cuticle with this for 5-10 minutes every day. It will also heal the cracks and cuts or any infection you have.