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Natural Home Remedies for Dry Skin: a Short Guide

Due to aging, certain conditions, or environmental factors, dry skin can cause itching and discomfort. Dry skin, also known as xeroderma, is the dehydration of the skin's lipid protective layer. If dry skin is left untreated, it can crack or even become infected. Dry skin must be constantly hydrated, and you can do this at home, with the help of kitchen food, without making too much investment in cosmetics. Many people are prone to dry skin, but gentle treatments can restore the radiance and healthy appearance they need.

Dry Skin: Natural Remedies

Dry Skin: Natural RemediesThere are many natural remedies that you can use to get rid of dry skin. Many of them can be used as moisturizers, others as masks or, why not, exfoliating products. The best time to apply homemade products on the skin is immediately after the bath when the pores are still open.

1. Sunflower Seed Oil

A 2020 study found that sunflower seed oil improves hydration, especially on the hands’ skin. The same research shows that olive oil does nothing but destroys the skin's protective barrier, suggesting that not all-natural oils are suitable for moisturizing the skin.

2. Coconut Oil

Another natural oil that works perfectly in treating dry skin is coconut oil. A 2019 study found that coconut oil is safe and effective in treating dry skin. It has also been found to improve skin hydration and increase lipids on the skin's surface. As another 2018 study explains, coconut oil contains saturated fatty acids that have emollient properties. An emollient is a fat or oil that acts as a moisturizer by filling in dry skin gaps, leaving it smooth.

3. Oatmeal Bath

Another natural ingredient that can help treat dry skin is oatmeal. You can add oatmeal in powder form to the bath, or you can use creams that contain oatmeal and help you get rid of dry skin. A 2015 study shows that oatmeal extract has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, suggesting that it an ideal for treating dry skin. Also, you can consume no-cook muesli bars that may moisture your skin through the active particles of oatmeal.

4. Consume Milk

Milk can get rid of dry skin and not just when applied directly to the skin. A 2015 study shows that a diet based on milk consumption can improve the appearance of dry skin. It has been found that the fact that milk contains, called phospholipid, enhances the skin's protective barrier.

5. Honey

Biologists suggest that many other studies have shown the benefits honey has on many skin types, but especially diseases. Thus, scientists discovered that honey has the advantages of:

  • recovery
  • hydration
  • inflammatory

6. Vaseline

Vaseline, also known as mineral oil, has been used for hydration for many years. In 2017, researchers found that in the elderly, the skin’s protective barrier was completely improved by Vaseline. Therefore, it is ideal for treating dry skin, especially when the first signs of aging begin to appear.

7. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel can improve dry skin and complexion. For visible and fast effects, you can let the gel work during the night.




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