Having very dry skin can be a very annoying condition even if it is not serious.
The main cause of having very dry skin is that the body loses water and we become dehydrated with age. This is reflected in the skin that is losing luminosity.
Symptoms such as tightness, roughness, cracks, flaking, itching ... indicate that your skin needs to be pampered and hydrated.
The main causes of dry skin are:
- Hormonal disorder.
- Lack of care, especially facial.
- Diet deficient in healthy fats.
- Dehydration from not drinking enough fluids.
- Excessive use of facial cosmetics.
- Exposure to the sun or aggressive climates in excess.
Today on the market there are a large number of creams and products intended for this purpose. Although they are good and scientifically tested, they contain harmful chemicals that are not recommended.
That is why we want to show you some natural home remedies, easy and quick to prepare to hydrate your skin and keep it healthy throughout the year.
1. Coconut oil:
It is a very safe and effective product to treat dry skin, which significantly improves skin hydration and increases the amount of lipids (fats) on the skin's surface. It contains saturated fatty acids that have emollient properties. An emollient is a fat or oil that acts as a moisturizer by filling in gaps in dry skin, making it softer and hydrating.
Clay is a 100% natural product with numerous properties, including antibacterial, thanks to which it cleanses the deep layers of the skin and thus favors the good appearance of the epithelial layer. There are several types of clay, but white powder is recommended for very dry skin. To use it, you just have to mix a little with water as needed so that it does not spoil, apply it to the face for 20 minutes and then rinse with plenty of water.
3. Oatmeal bath:
Oatmeal has strong anti-inflammatory properties and prevents dry skin infections and can help you eliminate skin irritation caused by dryness. All you need to do is grind the oatmeal into a fine powder and then mix it with warm water. After taking a shower with oatmeal water, a moisturizer should be applied to the skin.
Avocado contains a number of fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that help improve the skin from the inside. Avocado's high vitamin A content helps repair and maintain healthy skin. Mash the pulp of an avocado until you get a smooth paste. Apply it all over your skin. Let it rest for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Repeat once a day.
5. Almond oil:
It is an excellent product to combat very dry skin, ideal also to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy. This oil has a high content of fatty acids and antioxidants, properties derived from vitamins A and E present in almonds, which are beneficial for the skin. Apply it after showering when your body is still warm, as the pores will be open and it will penetrate the skin better. You can use it up to three times a week.
Honey contains valuable minerals and enzymes with a proven beneficial effect on the skin. You can apply it alone or in combination with yogurt or quark-type fresh cheese. It is especially effective against chapped skin and lips. It is also anti-inflammatory so it can be applied on dry eczema.
7. Aloe Vera:
This plant is another essential product in skin care and natural remedies, as its benefits include that it provides great softness and eliminates redness and irritation thanks to its healing properties. Aloe vera can be found in both gel and cream form, but the plant can also be cultivated to apply the fresh pulp to the skin or to prepare different homemade masks with various effects on the skin. Mix 2 tablespoons of pure aloe vera gel with 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt. Stir until you have a homogeneous paste and then add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and integrate it with the rest of the ingredients. Next, apply the mask to clean skin and let it work for 25 minutes. Remove it with warm water and repeat the treatment a couple of times a week.
Avoid certain habits that can cause dryness or irritation such as:
- Scratching the skin excessively
- Using overly aggressive soaps
- Rubbing the skin too hard with a towel when drying off
- Bathing in water that is too hot
- Using lotions that contain too much alcohol