Here Are the Easiest DIY Treatments for Dry Skin
Dry skin is uncomfortable and simply doesn’t look good. It can be difficult to find ways of bringing back vibrancy and glow to your cheeks when your skin is dry and tight. Fortunately, there are a couple of kitchen ingredients that you can rely on to cheer up your skin at a low cost and at your convenience! Cost and convenience aren’t the only reasons why it is better to rely on natural solutions. Cosmetic products usually contain harmful ingredients – ones that are either harmful to your skin and produce unwanted side effects or harm the environment. By using natural alternatives, you are less prone to find you are sensitive or allergic to the treatment as well. The plain and simple truth is that bottled products require preservatives, but fresh ingredients don’t.
There are many reasons that your skin may be dry — it could be genetic, using the wrong products for your skin type, or having very hot showers and scrubbing aggressively. Whatever the reason for your dry skin, trying out a few of these combos will have it looking fantastic in no time!
Olive Oil Cleanser
Olive oil is a miracle product — it is a natural cleanser that doubles up as a moisturizer! Gently massage olive oil into your skin in small circular motions. This improves blood flow and also loosens any dirt and grime in your pores. Drape a warm damp cloth onto your face and sit back and relax until the cloth is cool. Wipe away excess oil and say hello to clean, clear, and supple skin!
Rich and Creamy Avocado face Mask
Avocado is a fruit full of fantastic healthy fats that nourish your skin. A skin-soothing mask can be whipped up simply with half an avocado and a teaspoon of olive oil. For exceptionally dry kin, adding a teaspoon of honey increases the moisturizing power of this mask. Combine the mixture in a small blender and apply to your face. Allow the mask to sink into your skin for about 20 minutes and then rinse off. If you like, you could add regular moisturizer into the mask if you have a favorite product at hand.
Olive Oil & Sugar Exfoliating Scrub
Although you should keep exfoliating at a minimum if you have dry skin, using a moisturizing and exfoliating scrub is the best choice you can make to keep your skin hydrated and prevent stripping of your skin’s natural oils. A simple scrub of fine sugar mixed with enough olive oil to make a paste is a wonderful treatment to lift dry skin and reveal new, fresh, and supple skin beneath. Scrub very gently and rinse off well. Lock in moisture by applying a moisturizer after rinsing.
Oatmeal Bath Soak
If you would like a spa-like treatment in the comfort of your home, simply add a cup of oatmeal to your bath water and soak in the warm water for about 15 minutes. Your skin will be more hydrated with the goodness of oats in the mix, and you will feel that your skin has been soothed. This is a good remedy for when your skin feels itchy throughout winter! Of course, it helps to hop into the shower to rinse off before you get dressed, just to get off any oatmeal that may cling to your skin! For additional luxury, you can add a splash of avocado oil or olive oil to the warm water, but be very careful when stepping out onto the tiles – you will be very slippery!
Coconut Oil as a Moisturizer
If you are looking for a natural and simple alternative to regular moisturizer, look no further than the humble jar of coconut oil! It is conveniently solid at room temperature, and rubbing a little between the fingers will melt it rather quickly, making it perfect to rub onto your skin. Coconut oil is moisturizing and full of nutrients to help nourish your skin. Apply to damp skin for maximum hydration. If desired, a few drops of your favorite essential oils can be added to the coconut oil for an added touch of a luxurious feel.
You don’t have to shell out and splurge on a lot of face products to keep your skin hydrated and nourished. Save a little cash and head to your kitchen for your very own DIY skin treatment!
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