Having soft and smooth skin is important for most women. Having flaky, dry, and itchy skin is not really flattering and may even cause low self-esteem. Thankfully, there are cheap yet effective homemade skin care remedies that can help hydrate your skin. I’ve listed 5 dry skin remedies you can create at home.
Dry Skin Remedies | Cheap & Effective Homemade Skincare Solutions
Say bye-bye to dryness with these easy, cheap, and effective dry skin remedies…
One of the most important organs in the body is the skin. In fact, it’s considered the largest external organ of the body. The skin is the body’s first line of defense against diseases, pathogens, and other harmful elements in the environment.
Why did I say this? The skin protects the body from external factors that could induce damage not only to the skin itself but also, to the internal organs. However, the skin may become irritated, dry, and chapped. When a person has altered the skin’s integrity, disease-causing microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or fungi, may find it easier to enter the body.
Hence, it is important to keep the skin supple, moist, and hydrated. Well, aside from protecting the body against harm, treating dry skin may also make the skin look radiant, smooth, and glowing. There are many skin care products in the market that can ease dry skin. However, if you are looking for cheap yet effective skin care solutions, I’ve listed 5 dry skin remedies you can make at home.
1. Body Butter Cream
Made mainly from shea butter, coconut oil, almond oil, and other essential oils, this body butter can ease dry and chapped skin. Costing approximately $19.48 for all the ingredients, this is way cheaper than over-the-counter skin care products for dry skin. The high concentration of fatty acids and natural vitamins in shea butter makes it a potent moisturizing agent for the skin, making this homemade body butter cream one of the most effective dry skin remedies.
Check out this tutorial on how to make your own body butter cream.
2. Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub
When we speak about easy homemade dry skin remedies, this cucumber mint sugar scrub is one of the fastest ones to make. In fact, you can whip one batch in just 5 minutes. Made up of cucumber, mint leaves, sugar, and olive oil, this scrub is perfect in soothing and hydrating dry skin. Cucumber is high in antioxidants to help soothe the skin while olive oil is a potent moisturizer.
Check out this tutorial on how to make your own sugar scrub.
3. Olive Oil Scrub
You’ve probably heard that olive oil is good for the health, and of course, your pasta too. However, this is one ingredient that can actually help moisturize the skin. Considered one of the best dry skin remedies, olive oil contains potent antioxidants that can protect the skin from free radicals. In fact, Mediterranean women have used this oil for centuries as a moisturizer.
Also, sugar helps in drawing moisture from the environment into the skin since it’s a natural humectant. Honey helps in treating acne, contains antioxidants to fight aging and keeps the skin moisturized. In fact, I love using this as a lip scrub as well.
Check out this tutorial on how to make a lip scrub using olive oil and sugar.
4. Coconut Oil Healing Lotion
Considered one of the most effective dry skin remedies, this coconut oil healing lotion also reduces wrinkles. Containing coconut oil, Vitamin E oil, lavender essential oil, and peppermint essential oil, this skin care solution is packed with natural antioxidants and hydrating elements to make the skin softer and smoother. This is ideal to use during cold and frigid nights when the skin becomes flaky and dry. This is my favorite among the list. I love slathering this on my body during cold nights.
Check out this tutorial on how to make your own coconut oil healing lotion.
5. Cinnamon Honey Sugar Scrub
This natural remedy for dry skin contains mainly of coconut oil, sugar, honey, and ground cinnamon. Coconut oil can easily penetrate the skin on a deeper level because of its low molecular weight. Since it contains medium chain fatty acids, it helps retain moisture in the skin, making it smoother and softer. Cinnamon, on the other hand, contains antimicrobial properties to help protect the skin from microorganisms that may cause acne.
Check out this tutorial on how to make your own body scrub with sugar and honey.
For more dry skin remedies, here is a video from Homeveda – Home Remedies for You!
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