Don’t Ever Worry About Your Skin Again – Part II

Hope you read the detailed article about skin types and oily skin in Part I. Now, let us continue with some tips and excellent home remedies for Dry Skin.

Ayurvedic Tips for Dry Skin

  • Dry skin is due to Vata dosha primarily. It makes our hair thinner, drier; fingernails brittle. Cleansing & Moisturizing are essential to keep your skin healthy.
  • Warm water dries out your skin. So, use cool water for wash. Do avoid long hot showers and shower less.
  • Avoid soaps that wash out natural oils leaving your skin completely dry. Do not rub your body with a towel to dry yourself. Gently pat towel on your skin. Apply coconut oil immediately after a shower.

  • Drink lots of warm water to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Consume more vegetables and fresh fruits that have a lot of water content such as cucumbers, carrot, watermelon, radishes. Also, include milk, milk products, whole grains, nuts and carbohydrates in your diet. Examples of nuts are almonds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds.
  • Avoid junk foods, eat a well- balanced diet and sip ginger-lemon tea to improve digestion.
  • Exercise every day to increase metabolism and keep Vata accumulation away from your body.
  • Sleep well, at least 7-8 hours a day.
  • Reduce your stress; practice Yoga (Pranayam) or Meditation.
  • One must completely avoid extreme weather conditions – neither too hot nor too cold, both are not suitable for dry skin.

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Natural Home Remedies for Dry Skin

Take a look at these home remedies that you may use to relieve dry skin. 

1.Coconut Oil

How does it help?

Improves skin hydration.

Reduces itching.

Increases the number of lipids/fats on the surface of the skin.

Leaves the skin soft.

How to Use?

Apply on the skin areas where you have problems like hands, joints, legs, etc.

Or else add a few drops to your bath.

2.Oatmeal Bath

How does it help?

Possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant properties.

How to Use?

Add powdered oatmeal to your bath or creams

3.Aloe Vera

How does it help?

Effective for treating dry skin.

Has anti-inflammatory property.

Promotes cell-regeneration.

How to Use?

Apply Aloe Vera gel on the affected areas, leave it overnight.

4.Olive Oil

How does it help?

Packed with antioxidants.

Repairs dry, inflamed, irritated skin.

Aids in repairing wrinkles or sun-spots.

How to Use?

Soak cotton swabs in olive oil and apply on to the dry patches of your skin. Rinse after few minutes.

 5.Honey

How does it help?

Possesses anti-microbial properties.

Softens and Moisturizes well.

How to Use?

Gently massage honey as a thin layer all over the affected areas and wash off after 5 minutes.

6.Yoghurt

How does it help?

Moisturizes skin.

Has anti-inflammatory property.

Avoid eating curd in night

How to Use?

Apply to the dry areas of your skin and rinse after 10-15 minutes.

Apart from these, anti-oxidant-rich foods (blueberries, tomatoes, carrots, peas, beans & lentils), chamomile, sunflower seed oil, sesame oil, avocado oil, apple cider vinegar and petroleum jelly will do wonders and provide you relief from dry skin problems.

 

 

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