Dry skin can ruin your chances of keeping your skin free from damage and appear more youthful longer. Relieving it, therefore, can spell the difference between getting older looking skin and young skin that'll be the envy of your peers. Relieve dry skin naturally.
Sometimes, the best products that work invaluable improvements to your skin problems are right within your reach. So, before you apply skincare products, try one of these homemade remedies for dry skin:
1. Homemade facial cleansers.
Commercially available facial cleansers are often laden with sulfates that clog your pores, making it difficult for your natural oils to get through. Your dry skin may be a sign that it cannot tolerate these rather harsh ingredients. Therefore, your next option is to use all natural ingredients.
Try a facial cleanser made with lemon juice and sugar. Just mix one part of each in three regions of lukewarm water. Give it a quick stir only to fold in the ingredients together but not necessarily turn it into a solution. Transfer into an opaque bottle. Wash your face with it and lukewarm water. Keep the remaining solution in the fridge for up to one week. You can always substitute sugar for honey if preferred.
Milk and coconut oil or any essential oil is also another option. Milk contains lactic acid which lifts and eliminates dead skin cells, excess oils and other skin impurities. Coconut oil is highly regarded for its thick skin moisturizing properties, perfect for your dry skin. Just mix one part of each. Wash your face with the resulting solution and lukewarm water.
2. Homemade toners.
Toners available in the market are often alcohol-based which dry out your skin even more and cause it to become patchy. Try instead, a DIY toner made from apple cider vinegar. This kitchen staple brings back the healthy pH balance to your skin while also brightening your overall complexion. To enhance the effect, drop an equal part of cosmetic grade witch hazel which tightens skin. For added skin lightening, add one part of lemon juice as well. Wet a cotton ball and swipe across your surface. Any excess may be kept in the fridge and used up to two weeks.
3. DIY facial moisturizers.
Take coconut oil, virgin olive oil or any cosmetic grade essential oil. These natural oils are very similarly structured to your skin which makes these able to penetrate your ordinarily thick skin easily. As such, it moisturizes your skin from within and does not leave the surface of your skin greasy.
Add a capsule of Vitamin E for every 1 cup of essential oil. Stir, store in a jar. Then use as a facial and body moisturizer day and night after cleansing and toning. You will love the natural way you smell.
4. DIY face masks.
There are several DIY face masks that you can try but what you need to know is that the most nourishing natural ingredients are honey, essential oils, and milk. Milk acts as your AHA, sloughing off the skin to prep it for the active elements to be able to penetrate the skin faster and more efficiently.
Try a mask consisting of olive oil and egg yolk. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and has loads of Vitamin A. Egg yolk, on the other hand, contains Vitamin A and amino acids that help tighten and repair damages on the skin matrix. Only add three tablespoons of olive oil to the yolk of one egg. Give it a whip until the solution is bubbly. Apply to cleansed skin. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water. The tone of condition skin.
Just because natural ingredients sound primitive does not mean these don't work. Remember, beautiful women in ancient history used what they could find from their surroundings to stay beautiful too.