Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Home Remedies for Dry skin

Skin is called dry skin when the skin lacks hydration or is incapable of maintaining hydration. Sometimes it’s hormonal or due to the weather or the lack of moisture in the air like in winter season. And the basic rule still stands no matter which skin type you are always apply moisturizer and sunscreen irrespective of the weather.

Main Drawback of Dry Skin

The main problem with dry skin is not acne and pimples but the discoloration of the skin. If the skin is not hydrated then there is a dry patch in that area and generally leads to dark pigmentation of the skin.

Wrinkles

Dry skin usually leads to more wrinkles than any other skin type as we age. So moisturizing the body is very essential to maintain a youthful skin.

Here are some home remedies that you can find right in your kitchen.

Body Wash : Use Spit green gram flour if it is not available in stores buy some split green grams and grind it, another alternative is Chickpea flour (besan) in it your can mix milk and use as a body wash and in the end for the smell you can add few drops of aromatic oil such as sandalwood oil or lavender oil, this will ward off the smell of the flour and you will come out smelling fresh and if you want to use flour. Don’t use soap instead use a body wash specially for dry skin with has natural moisturizer.

Oil Massage : Weekly once treat yourself to a oil massage to keep your skin well hydrated and a healthy glow. You can use oil such as coconut oil, olive oil or sesame oil and add few drops of lemon juice and glycerin in it and massage yourself.

For Wrinkles : Apply a face pack containing olive oil, honey and egg yolk and apply for 20 minutes on your face and neck next apply the egg white with a drop of lavender oil for 10 minutes. Egg white should not be applied for more than 10-15 minutes. Egg white helps to firm the skin and eventually reduce wrinkles.

Face packs for dry skin 

1. Take lukewarm olive oil or coconut oil and add a vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin e capsules in the oil and apply it in your face and neck for 10 minutes. Then take a warm towel steam i.e place it on your face for about 5-7 minutes and wash your face with cold water. This pack not only hydrates the skin but also gives a healthy glow to the skin.

2. Full Cream (malai), honey and glycerin with few drops of lemon juice is great for dry skin can be applied for an hour or for a minimum of 20 minutes. When washing the face it will be greasy so instead of soap use wheat flour and use it like a scrub on the wet face this way not only your face is well hydrated but also the dirt and blackheads and whiteheads are removed.

3. Watermelon and grape juice is also great to moisturize the skin and can be applied with the help of cotton on face and neck this besides hydrating the skin also is loaded with vitamin c which gives a healthy glow.

4. Curd, honey with lemon juice is another great face pack which can be applied for over an hour or for a minimum of 20 minutes.  

5. Lukewarm Honey on its own can be applied and be left for over an hour or for a minimum of 20 minutes.  

1 comment:

  1. Its very true that Dry skin usually leads to more wrinkles than any other skin type as we age. So moisturizing the body is very essential to maintain a youthful skin.

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