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Home Remedies for Dry Skin

Dry skin is the common problem during the winter. Cold, dry air sucks out the smooth skin. This is caused since the body loses moisture content. Age, nutritional deficiencies, heredity, transformation of climate, detergent, hot showers and air conditioner are the major causes, which lead to dry skin.

The major symptoms of dry skin are scaly skin with redness, roughness, itching and wrinkling. It makes one look aged and elderly. These symptoms often lead to loss of confidence and individuality of the persons.

Effective Home Remedies for Dry Skin

1. Milk Cream

Milk cream contains lactic acid. This helps the dry skin to exfoliate. The soothing nature also helps to maintain the skin's pH level and it acts as a superb moisturizer. A few drops of lemon juice mixed with the milk cream, if applied on the skin can work wonder.

2. Olive Oil

There are a lot of antioxidants and healthy fatty acids present in the olive oil. These help to provide soothing impact to the skin. This makes the skin fresh, lively and full of youthfulness.

3. Milk

Milk possesses soothing and anti-inflammatory characteristics. This helps to get rid of the dryness and itching sensation. Also, it helps the dry skin to exfoliate the dead cells and improves the capability to retain moisture. Also, it aids in lightening the complexion of the skin. A few drops of rose water added to a cup of milk and applied on the body helps to get rid of the dry skin effectively.

4. Honey

Honey has antioxidating, anti microbial and humectants properties. It is one of the best natural moisturizers, which help to treat the dryness effectively. It helps to retain the moisture in the skin, making the skin soft, moist and full of life. The various vitamins and minerals present in the skin help to enhance the health and glow of the skin to a huge extent.

5. Yogurt

This is yet another wonderful home remedy for dry skin. It has excellent skin hydrating, anti oxidating and anti inflammatory properties. It helps to provide a soothing sensation to the dry and itchy skin. It contains lactic acid, which helps the skin to get rid of the micro organisms effectively, thereby, maintaining a healthy skin devoid of dryness. Applying yogurt on the skin and massaging it helps in exfoliating the dead skin cells from the skin effectively. Also, mixing papayas with milk and applying on the various parts of the skin remove the dryness and make the skin refreshed and glowing.


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  • Practice yoga
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