Dry skin on face is one of the common skin problems. Dry skin on face is common during winters but some may experience this throughout the year. When the skin is unable to retain moisture and the sebum level decreases, it becomes dry and looks patchy. It feels stretched, tight, uncomfortable and sometimes even itchy. Only when you apply some moisturizer, does it become soft. Extremely dry skin looks chapped and cracked. Mostly the skin on cheeks and area around the lips have this problem.
Dehydration is the basic and most common cause of dry skin on face. If you are not drinking enough water throughout the day or consuming excess caffeine or sugary products, then this may definitely lead to dry skin on face. Unhealthy eating habits and low intake of healthy foods is another cause of dry skin on face. Vitamin A and vitamin B deficiencies also contribute to this problem.
Dry skin requires particular care and attention as it is prone to a variety of problems. Regular moisturizing and application of other protective lotions and treatments is necessary on a regular basis. Most of us fail to realize that nature offers us some of the best natural remedies for dry skin. These natural remedies are not only cost effective, but also quite efficient and are very easily available.
. Massage the face with almond oil or olive oil every night before going to bed. The oils can also be used to massage the other parts of the body.
. The best cleaning method for dry skin is soaking the face in lukewarm water for 10 minutes. It is better to avoid warm water to clean the face especially in winters.
. Add 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of orange juice,1 teaspoon of olive oil, few drops of rose water and some drops of lime juice. Apply this well prepared mixture on the face in the morning 15 minutes before taking bath.
. Mash a ripe banana and apply it on the face and neck. Leave it for sometime and then wash the face with lukewarm water.
. Massaging the skin with grape seed oil is the best and effective method for dry skin.
. Blend together 1 teaspoon green clay powder and 1 teaspoon raw honey and apply this well prepared mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes, then wash well with lukewarm water.
. After bathing applying Aloe Vera gel is also effective. This is good dry skin remedy.
. Mash half an avocado and mix it with a few drops of fresh lime juice and spread this paste over the cleansed skin. Stay it for fifteen to twenty minutes. Wash the skin alternately both with cold and warm water.
. Mix 2-5 tablespoons of raw peanuts with milk and make a fine paste. Add 1/4 teaspoon of honey to this paste. Apply this paste on face. Leave this paste to dry. Then wash with cold water.
. Make a mixture of cooked oatmeal and honey for moisturizing and cleaning the face. This is also one of the useful natural remedy for dry skin.
. Take the yolk of an egg and dab it on your face leave for 15 minutes.
. Mix milk cream with a pinch of turmeric powder and apply it on the face daily.
. Soak 4 or 5 almonds overnight, in the morning peel the skin and grind it nicely, mix it with raw milk and apply it on the face and wash it off after 15 minutes to prevent dryness of skin.
. 4 to 5 almonds should be soaked overnight, peel its skin in the morning and chew it .It nourishes your skin from within.
. Mix egg yolk, milk cream and rose water and apply it on the face. Wash it off after sometime in warm water followed by cold water.
. Boil a carrot in a little water. After it cools, grind it to a paste and apply to the face.
. Apply honey on the face and wash it off with warm water after 15 minutes.
. Mash papaya until creamy and use it as a mask once in a week to prevent dryness.
. Dip cotton in cold raw milk to which a few drops of olive oil or sunflower oil is added and cleanse the face with it. Wash with cold water.