Natural ways to treat dry skin in winters – Health a Bliss
Since chilly winters are here dry skin is a very common problem. Your skin is deprived of moisture which leaves it feeling dry, dull, flaky and itchy.
My skin is no exceptional. Dry skin needs intensive and regular care. The best way to do is choose natural ways and products.
I personally opt for natural ways as I do not believe in chemical based expensive products. Not only are they expensive but are loaded with harmful chemicals which may harm you in the long run.
On the other hand natural ways are not only cheap but also safe and effective way to bring your skin back to healthy state.
Here are my 3 favorite and tested natural ways for treating dry skin:
- Coconut Oil: It is my all time favorite as it is amazing for treating dry skin. It has good amount of saturated fats which help retain moisture content of the skin.
Apply coconut oil on your skin after a bath . Then again take a last rinse and wipe yourself gently with a towel to get rid of excess oil.
Your skin is hydrated with a natural moisturizer as coconut oil gets absorbed in the skin really fast.
You can also add an essential oil of your choice along with Vitamin E oil. I personally use Lavender or peppermint oil.
- Full Cream Milk: The lactic acid in milk exfoliates dead skin cells and may also increase skin’s ability to hold in moisture. Milk cream is an excellent moisturizer and also helps maintain skins natural pH level.
Apply raw or unboiled full cream milk on your body. Leave it on for a while say 10-15 mins so some of the lactic acid stays on your skin.
Then take a shower. Do not use soap after this.
- Lemon, Glycerin and Rose Water: This one is my mother’s favorite.
Glycerin keeps your skin hydrated and moisturized.
Rose water is an excellent natural skin toner and also maintains skin pH level.
Lemons antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make them a natural alternative to treat acne and blemishes.
Mix together equal quantity of glycerin and rose water (50 ml of both).Then add 1/3rd lemon juice to the mixture.
Mix well and store it in a bottle. Use it like your regular lotion.
Note: if you find the lotion sticky add more rose water till it is ideal for you.
Keep it refrigerated if storing for long or using it during summers.
Dry skin can be taken care of by making some changes:
- Eat foods rich in minerals and proteins and vitamins like eggs and nuts.
- Avoid very hot showers as hot water dries the skin.
- Keep yourself hydrated by drinking 10-12 glasses of water throughout the day.
These are a few natural ways in which I tackle my dry skin. Do share your ways of dealing with dry skin.