Dry skin is a problem that a lot of people suffer from, especially those who live in the colder parts of the world. In other areas, as soon as the winter season begins, the skin starts to get itchy because of dryness and leads to several problems. Not only does dry skin make a person look visually less attractive, but also leads to flaking of the skin and a sensation of itchiness and irritation, which can be very difficult to deal with.
However, thankfully there are certain home remedies available that can help sort this problem. One of the most basic things out of all is to remember to keep your body moisturised at all times. In winters, people bathe in hot water, and doing this frequently takes away the skin's natural moisture. The same also happens when you step outside the house, and the cold wind hits your skin. Hence, immediately after a bath, one must use some lotion or body cream to replenish the lost moisture of the skin. These days, it is common to find special body butters that help to keep the skin soft and smooth.
Next, natural face packs are very good. For instance, face packs that are made with fruits such as bananas, peaches, and papayas in combination with oils such as almond oil or tea tree oil are very good to reduce the dryness of the skin. Some people also prefer to add milk or curd in the face packs for an added glow and softness. Use any of these healthy ingredients in different combinations to create face packs, which can be applied twice weekly.
Regular oiling of the skin is also important. Oils such as coconut oil or almond oil serve as good replenishing agents for the body's lost moisture. They also help to fight against any kind of allergy or possible skin irritations. Another option to use could be honey mixed with lemon juice that helps to serve as whitening treatment as well. Beaten curd and other oils such as those of lavender or tea tree can also do wonders.
Apart from all these things, it is also important to follow a good diet to keep one's skin healthy and moisturised. The daily diet should be rich with fresh fruits and vegetables that are very good for the body. Not only do they take away all the harmful toxins from the body to keep it internally clean and well functioning, but they also lead to an outer glow and a smooth and supple skin.
Do not use too many cosmetics or high chemical agents on your skin, which have a harsh effect. Use high quality moisturisers, soaps, cleansers, face washes, scrubs and creams. And whenever possible, try and figure out a natural or herbal substitute to your chemical cosmetics. The natural ones are smooth on the skin and do not lead to any kind of skin problems. Their ingredients being healthy keep the skin soft and away from dryness.