All Natural Remedies for Dry Skin
Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 11:57 am
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and like any other organ it needs special care and attention. During the summer, you’re battling all kinds of elements that can lead to dry, itchy irritated skin. Things like spending more time in the sun, not drinking enough water and eating extra sugary frozen treats can lead to uncomfortable, itchy skin. While it’s important to moisturize year-round, you skin may need extra care and attention during the summer months. Instead of using a lotion with potentially harmful ingredients, try using a natural alternative instead. The added bonus is that you can make easy home remedies for much less than a commercial alternative! Here are a few ideas:
Coconut oil is a great item to have around the house. Not only can it be used for cooking, but you can also use it to moisturize your hair and scalp, as an ingredient in an all-natural body scrub, or even to shave your legs with. When you get out of the shower, apply some coconut oil directly to your skin for soft, smooth skin. You can also find great recipes online for all-natural lotions that include a coconut oil base with essential oils and more.
Almond and Olive Oil
Both almond and olive oils make quick and easy fixes to dry itchy skin. It’s as simple as putting a little oil on a cotton ball and dabbing onto your face or body. If you have naturally oily skin, it’s probably better to stick with almond oil because it’s lighter than olive oil. Be sure to test in a small area first to be sure you don’t have any kind of allergy or breakouts from use.
Regularly exfoliating your face and body is one great way to keep your skin smooth and healthy! You can make a cheap and easy sugar scrub at home using oil and sugar. You can even just apply dry sugar to your wet skin. Rub gently with your hands or a soft brush and rinse clean. Your skin will instantly feel great!
One really obvious and easy way to keep your skin looking and feeling good is to drink plenty of water. During summer cookouts, weddings or social events, it’s easy to indulge in a few beers, glasses of wine, or cocktails. Alcohol along with junk foods, sugary snacks, and processed meats can wreak havoc on your skin. Buy a stainless steel reusable water bottle and carry it with you wherever you go. You can always fill up at water fountains or in restaurants.