DIY remedies for dry skin.

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Most people do not know how to tell what a dry skin looks like, or how they can tell they have a dry skin. You will learn all of these in this article. Treating dry skin is not funny at all. But, you will learn how to take care of your skin with simple natural ingredients that you have littered in your home.
Before we delve into the home remedies for dry skin, it is imperative we look at some of the causes of dry skin; or how to know if your skin is dry.
How to know if your skin is dry
• A feeling of skin tightness, especially after you showering or swimming
• Your skin feels or looks rough
• You may have slight or severe flaking, scaling or peeling
• Deep cracks that may bleed
• Fine lines or cracks
• Your skin itches all the time.

Best Natural Moisturizers For Dry Skin

DIY Shea Butter Homemade Face Moisturizer For Dry Skin

Sea buckthorn oil is extremely effective in treating eczema and soothes dry and itchy skin. Rosehip seed, geranium, and avocado oils have an equally soothing effect on your dry skin while shea butter keeps it moisturized and nourished.
To make a double boiler, pour some water in a saucepan and place it on the stove. Place a heat-proof glass container that fits snugly over the saucepan. Once the water starts simmering, keep the butter on the glass container and let it melt. Keep stirring until it melts.

What you need

• ½ cup shea butter
• 6-7 drops sea buckthorn oil
• 6-7 drops rosehip seed oil
• 6-7 drops geranium oil
• 1 teaspoon avocado oil

What you have to do

• Melt the shea butter in a double boiler**.
• Once it has softened, remove it from the heat.
• Add avocado oil and mix.
• Add the essential oils and whip the mixture well until it develops a creamy texture.
• Store it in a glass jar and use it as your daily face cream.

Natural Face Moisturizer For Dry Skin

Argan oil is light and suitable for soothing dry skin. Emu oil is a natural emollient that helps in locking moisture in your skin and heals it from within. Essential oils (the listed ones) have an overall healing effect, especially for dry and sensitive skin.

What you need

½ cup argan oil (you can also take jojoba oil or hempseed oil)
½ teaspoon emu oil
4-6 drops essential oil (lemongrass, rose geranium, rose, chamomile, palmarosa, rosemary, lavender, or peppermint)

What you have to do

• Take a glass bottle and pour argan oil into it.
• Add the other oils to the argan oil and mix well.
• Use the blend to massage your skin.

Beeswax Moisturizer For Dry Skin

Both beeswax and olive oil heal skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis (eczema). Coconut oil provides added moisturization to your skin, and essential oils promote further healing.

What you need

¼ cup beeswax pellets
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup olive oil
10 drops essential oil (patchouli, Roman chamomile, vanilla, sandalwood, frankincense, clary sage, lavender, or geranium oil)

What you have to do

• Use a double boiler to melt the beeswax.
• Once it melts, remove it from the boiler and let it cool.
• Add the coconut and olive oils and whip well.
• Add the essential oil(s).
• Whip the mixture well until you get a creamy texture.
• Transfer the mixture to a glass jar and store it in a cool and dry place (do not refrigerate).

Gentle Aloe Vera Moisturizer For Dry Skin

Aloe vera soothes your skin and reduces inflammation (itches and dry patches). Beeswax heals your skin and keeps it moisturized, and essential oils prevent infection and help in healing your skin.

What you need

1 cup aloe vera gel (use store-bought gel or scoop out the gel from an aloe leaf)
12 tablespoons beeswax
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup almond oil
10 drops essential oil(s) (pick any from the oils mentioned in the above recipes)

What you have to do

• Melt the beeswax, coconut, and almond oils in a double boiler.
• Pour the oils into a blender and let the mixture cool down.
• Add the essential oils and the aloe vera gel. Blend until you get a creamy texture.
• Store the mixture a glass jar. You can even store it in the refrigerator.

DIY Nourishing Face And Body Cream For Dry Skin

The essential oils protect your skin cells. All these oils have antiseptic properties that heal infections and prevent skin damage and rashes caused by excessive dryness. Shea butter and almond oil keep your skin moisturized and nourished.

What you need

½ cup shea butter
2 tablespoons almond oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops tea tree essential oil
3 drops carrot seed essential oil

What you have to do

• Melt the shea butter in a double boiler. Add almond oil after it melts and turn the burner off.
• Let the mixture cool (but do not let it solidify) and then add the essential oils.
• Whip the mixture well. You can use a whisker or blend it in a mixer (for a few seconds).
• Scoop out the creamy mixture into a glass jar. Store it at room temperature.
• Massage the cream on your body and face

DIY Honey And Glycerin Moisturizer For Dry Skin

Glycerin and honey are humectants that keep your skin moisturized and hydrated. Lemon brightens up your skin while the green tea calms your skin and keeps infection at bay.

What you need

1 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoons glycerin
2 teaspoons green tea

What you have to do

• Mix all the ingredients well.
• Massage the mixture gently on your skin for a few minutes.
• Leave it on overnight.
• Wash it off the next day.

Natural Face Moisturizer For Dry Skin

This homemade cream provides intense hydration to your skin. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties that have a softening and soothing effect on irritated skin . Almond oil and beeswax provide nourishment to your skin and prevent drying.

What you need

1 teaspoon chamomile tea (or dried chamomile flowers)
½ cup water
1 tablespoon lanolin
1 tablespoon beeswax
½ cup sweet almond oil
1 vitamin A capsule
1 vitamin E capsule
3 drops geranium essential oil

What you have to do

• Put the chamomile tea (or flowers) in the water, simmer for 10 minutes and strain the liquid.
• Melt the lanolin (if you are not using liquid lanolin) and beeswax in a double boiler.
• Let the mixture cool down. Add the chamomile brew.
• Pierce the vitamin capsules and squeeze the liquid into the mixture. Keep stirring and then add the essential oil.
• Whip it well until you get a creamy texture.
• Transfer the mixture to a glass jar and store it in a cool and dark place.
• Massages on your body and face as and when required.

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