Winter is just around the corner and that means low temperatures, a lot of wind and warm winter clothes. All of these weather conditions may intensify the dryness of the skin and that’s the time when frequent, uncomfortable feeling of taut skin appears. Therefore, our skin needs special attention during the winter.
You don’t need expensive beauty products because in order to solve dry skin problems you already have everything you need in the kitchen.
Baking soda is the most efficient homemade remedy for dry, itchy and taut skin. Prepare a hot bath and add a cup of baking soda in it. Don’t stay longer than 30 minutes in there and after you’re finished, wipe yourself gently with a soft towel or simply let the skin dry itself. For treating a very dry skin, make a paste of baking soda and water, apply it to affected areas and leave it on for a few minutes, then wash it off.
Besides being the perfect choice for breakfast, oat is very effective ingredient in skin care products. It is a rich source of vitamin E, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances that relieve dryness and irritation. You can put a cup of ground oat in a warm bath or make a paste with water and apply it to the vulnerable areas. Wash it off after a few minutes. Oat will nourish your skin and soothe the irritations.
The positive properties of Aloe Vera are widely known in the medical, cosmetic and skin care industry. Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties that soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin and its regeneration. While treating dry skin, it is recommended to use Aloe Vera, which is obtained from the leaves of this miraculous plant. Gel is applied to the affected areas of the skin and should act for 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with warmish water. The method can be repeated twice a day.
The use of coconut oil is becoming increasingly popular in skin and hair care industry, besides its usage in the kitchen. Due to the fact that it contains fatty acids, this product is perfect for retaining moisture to the skin. It is best to use it after having a bath or shower, because the skin will absorb it better.
Just like Aloe Vera, milk also contains anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritated and dry skin. In addition to that, lactic acid removes dead skin cells and helps the skin retain moisture. Soak a towel in a cold milk and place it on the dry skin area, leave it on for 5-7 minutes and rinse it with warmish water. Repeat the treatment every other day.
Honey is one of the best natural hydrants for treating itchy, dry skin. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, so it contains antimicrobial properties and has the ability to keep the skin moisturized. If you are struggling with such a problem, rub honey on the painful areas 10-15 minutes before taking a shower. You can also mix honey with olive oil and melted beeswax. The paste should be applied to the skin before going for a shower. Both treatments can be done every, or every other day.
Like many other natural remedies used for treating dry skin, avocado is also rich in nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants that help dry skin to retain moisture. Mash the avocado, apply the paste to the dry skin areas and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it with a cold water and repeat the method once a day.