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Dry Skin Home Remedies For The Winter

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Dry Skin Home Remedies For The Winter

During the winter skin can become dry and in need of more moisturizer than usual. We sweat less, are wrapped up in clothes that prevent the skin from breathing properly and with less exposure to sunlight, skin also gets paler and lose much of its natural glow. Buying the right kind of products can be expensive and I believe using things lying around the kitchen is a more economical way, but also natural way to treat and look after your skin. It is a healthier option than chemical enhanced products that comes from God only knows where. Here are some natural home remedies you can use this winter that can be used to treat skin and invigorate your complexion at the same time.

Milk Cream

Cream contains lactic acid and this is good for exfoliating and moisturizing dry skin while it preserves the pH levels of the skin. Good remedy: Take a few drops of lemon juice, one teaspoon of milk and two teaspoons of cream and mix together. Run on dry skin once a day before a shower.

Milk

Milk is an ancient home remedy and even Cleopatra believed it to be good for her skin. It lightens the complexion and has anti-inflammatory properties that help dry and itchy skin. Good remedy: Soak your washcloth in cold milk and leave it on any part of your skin for seven or so minutes before washing or wiping it off with lukewarm water. Mix four tablespoons of milk, drops of rose water and lemon juice and rub into the skin. Leave on for 10 minutes before washing it off with cold water.

Yogurt

Yogurt has many benefits. It is a skin-hydrating agent, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, contains lactic acid – to help get rid of germs or bacteria and dry or itchy skin. Good remedy: Mix ½ cup of yogurt and three tablespoons of mashed papaya with a few drops of honey and lemon juice. Rub on and leave for 10 minutes before showering in cold water. If you only have yogurt in the fridge, just rub the yogurt into the dry skin and leave on for 10 minutes.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal leaves are high in protein and can be used to moisturize and create a protective barrier for dry skin. It helps to retain water and also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Good remedy: Add one cup of plain oatmeal to your warm bath with a few drops of lavender oil and soak your weary body for at least 15 to 30 minutes. Do this once a week.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is an excellent conditioner with healthy fatty acids and antioxidants. Good recipe: Apply olive oil to your skin before using your regular moisturizer. For a scrub mix equal amounts of olive oil and fine brown sugar together. Use like you would normally.

Honey

Honey is filled with antioxidant, antimicrobial and humectants properties which lock retain moisture. It also has essential vitamins and minerals. Good remedy: Easy one, rub honey all over yourself before a shower and leave on for 10 minutes. This can be done daily.

Avocado

Avocado is a medicine that works wonders from the inside of the skin and is high in vitamin A to help repair skin. Good remedy: Mash an avocado till it reaches the consistency of a paste and then rub in to dry skin areas. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off with cold water. For an even better internal remedy, drink a glass of avocado smoothie. For smoothie recipe go to:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/199931/avocado-smoothie/

 

 

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