Ahhhh dry skin. What’s there to love about it? It’s flaky, unattractive and some even to the extent of rashes and leaves a scar or red spots. I remember growing up, my legs normally would get dry very fast and me being a careless person, never seem to bother about it. Until one day, my brother made a comment on my legs and said: “you have a snake looking leg.” To be fair, he was right. It was getting to the point where it’s so dry, some of my dry skin can be peeled off and plus, it was painful too! Yeap, that’s how bad it was. After realizing I needed to take care of myself, I then started applying lots and lots of lotion on my leg and soon, I finally have that beautiful, long legs that I am known for.
You see, just like me, there’s an important need for everyone to take good care of their skin because it ensures confidence within you and also a healthier lifestyle. Some think you need to break the big cheque to make certain of a great skin. The answer is no. There’s always herbal remedy and it’s cheap too!
Milk is great and soothing for the skin. It has anti-inflammatory and relaxing properties that greatly help get rid of the dry and itchy skin. Plus, the lactic acid in milk exfoliates dead skin cells and increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Another method you can do is to add few drops of rose water to four tablespoons of milk. Rub this solution on the affected area and leave it for 10 minutes. Importantly, after that, wash your body with cold water. Best to follow this remedy twice daily.
2. Olive Oil
Olive Oil has many health benefits when it comes to cooking and now with dry skin too! They contain many antioxidants and healthy fatty acids that are good for your skin. It can soothe and condition dry skin all over your body. Not just skin, it’s proven to give you an awesome set of healthy hair! You could even mix a spoonful of honey with a spoonful of olive oil. Apply this lotion to dry and let it sit for 20 minutes. Wipe with a warm washcloth or rinse off after.
3. Drink Water
This is especially true as to why certain people have dry lips every now and then. Malaysian weather can be pretty complicated and so consuming plenty of water each day might help in the quest to get a great skin for yourself. One of the reasons why I have gotten dry skin was also my lack of drinking water. Of course, it doesn’t promise an end to a beautiful skin but it sure could help accelerate the process better.
4. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a really good treatment for any dry skin. It has a good amount of fatty acids that make up for any loss of moisture from the skin. Applying the coconut oil all over your body overnight is probably the best procedure before going to sleep. Do this daily to acquire a soft and smooth skin. Plus coconut oil is more readily absorbed so it’s will heal you off the dry skin.
5. Aloe Vera
Since the beginning of time, aloe vera has the power of a healing body. Aloe vera gel is often used in the treatment of dry and patchy skin. It is also included in many commercially available lotions and creams, but using fresh aloe gel is the best way to use it. If your dryness is due to skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema, aloe vera can also help to deal with them as it has healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Remember to always stay hydrated and also apply this 5 home remedy to ensure you don’t have a flaky skin anymore.