Like any other skin type, dry skin too has its own pros and cons. The advantage of having dry skin is you will never suffer from acne, pimple or zits. And of course, it never makes your face look like a frying pan! The truth is that the problems of having dry skin are more than the advantages of having it.
The biggest problem with dry skin is- it is more prone to wrinkles. Sometime the skin becomes excessively dry and starts itching. Not only your face, dry skin may irritate every part of your body- scalp, face, lips, heels, elbows and knees. It even gives birth to rashes and painful blisters.
Some oils and homemade products play a very important role in treating dry skin problems:
Coconut oil is one of the best natural moisturizers. It rejuvenates the skin and prevents excessive dryness. Before taking bath, if you apply this on your arms, face and feet, then it will surely make your skin feel relaxed and non-itchy. If you can’t find coconut oil, you can use avocado oil instead. A hot coconut oil massage works as wonder if you are having a very dry and itchy scalp.
Almond oil is excellent for dry skin. If you apply a few drops of almond oil on your face and hands before going to bed, then you can feel its immediate reaction. It leaves your skin soft and supple.
Honey And Milk:
Apply a mixture of milk, some milk cream and honey to your skin before taking bath. Keep it for 30 minutes and wash it off. You will have instant relief from itching and burning sensation around your lips and cheek. If you have very dry lips then you can apply a thick coat of honey on your lips while you are at home.
Apply a light mixture of olive oil, coconut oil and glycerin to your skin and massage gently. This will make your skin healthy, bright and also moisturizes it from within.
Carrot And Papaya:
You can apply a paste of boiled carrots on your skin, 30 minutes before taking a bath. Consuming raw carrots are also useful in curing dry skin problems. So, include more raw carrots in your diet. You can also apply raw papaya paste on the dry areas of your body. It helps a lot.