The protective oil in the outermost layer of the skin helps to hold back water in the skin when these oils are lost skin tends to lose this water and becomes dry.
Dry skin makes you look dull and spoil your overall look. It’s a common problem and many people face it especially in winters when the air outside is cold and dry and water in your skin evaporates which makes it look flaky.
There can be many other factors responsible for a dry face like pollution, nutritional deficiencies, aging, soaps, and lotions which are not ph balanced etc.
Dry skin if left untreated can be attacked by bacteria which can cause infection. Hydration of skin must be done to cure dryness of the face and make it look glowing and flawless
Moisturiser acts as a barrier and prevents loss of water from the skin. Moisturization of skin must be done to cure dryness of the face and make it look glowing and flawless.
You don’t really need expensive chemical loaded products to moisturize your skin. Natural moisturizers and inexpensive, effective and have no side-effects.
We are sharing some selected best home remedies for dry face. You need to apply these consistently to treat dry face and get best results:
Olive oil does wonder
Olive oil is great for dry skin. For the face, you must use extra virgin olive oil which has no added chemicals. It does wonders on the skin.
Olive oil has got nutrients, antioxidants and essential vitamins which not only cure dryness but also prevents aging of the skin and thus make your face look bright and young.
You can massage olive oil before going to sleep. Take little olive oil and rub it gently onto the skin before going to bed.
Honey is an excellent moisturizer for skin. It is well known for attracting and restoring moisture to the skin. Honey can be used as face packs, masks, lotions etc.
You can apply a thick layer of honey on face and leave that for 30 seconds. Wash your face with plain water. Try this once or twice a week and you will see the difference.
Milk cream contains lactic acid which exfoliates the skin. Add few drops of lemon in milk cream and rub on your face. Leave it on for some time and wash your face.
Oatmeal has high protein content which helps prevent water loss and maintains the moisture of the face and skin.
You can use oatmeal with honey or milk or banana to make a mask for dry skin treatment
Oatmeal, banana, honey facial mask
Take 1/2 ripe banana and mash it into a bowl, take 1/2 cup oatmeal and add one tablespoon honey. Mix it well and apply evenly on the face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Milk has lactic acid which exfoliates the dead cells.
Soak a cloth in cold milk and put it on your face for few minutes. Wash the milk off your face by another cloth dipped in lukewarm water.
Yogurt also has lactic acid which fights germs and bacteria.
Take some yogurt on your palm or fingers and apply on skin. Keep for 10 minutes and wash the face. This can be done once daily.
Avocado has fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins essential to improve skin health. Vitamin A in avocado also helps in the repair of skin.
The natural oils present in avocado penetrated deep into the skin which softens and hydrates the skin and your face looks moisturized. It reaches the inner layer of the skin and can cure even extremely dry skin.
Avocado and honey face mask
Take one fully ripe avocado and mash it into a bowl until lumps are gone. Make sure you remove the seeds. Add 1 tablespoon honey and stir to a uniform paste. Apply on face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera is known for moisturizing the skin and fighting skin infection. It treats raw and damaged skin and prevents itching. You can extract Aloe Vera gel direct from the plant. It calms and soothes the skin and reduces redness and discomfort due to dry skin.