Dry skin is one common problem of many during summer or winter. Yes, it is not only the heat of the sun that could make your skin dry, but the cold of winter can also damage your skin.
Dry skin can be treated with many skincare products. But most of them may have side effects. Remember that these skincare products have harmful elements that could damage your skin.
I experienced using skincare products, but it only gave me more problems. My skin peeled off, and I had a burning sensation. So I decided to look for alternatives. And I found out some home remedies. Most of what I found and tested in my skin is facial skincare.
Why I gave priority to my facial skin? It is because our facial skin is more sensitive. So to battle the dry skin face, I tried some of these beauty tips.
DIY Beauty Remedies for Dry Skin
When I found out that there are home remedies that I could use for dry skin, I don’t hesitate to try it by myself. It is quite fun and exciting. But what I like in making DIY home remedies for dry skin, it is way better safe and effective.
Exfoliate using Baking Soda
It is not a myth. The power of baking soda in using facial scrub is proven. Compared to beauty products with exfoliation compound, baking soda can exfoliate my skin without leaving it dry or making some reddish after used.
How to mix and use: In a small jar, mix half cup of baking soda and 8 drops of each Frankincense and lavender essential oils. Then add 1 – 2 teaspoon of water to make it like a paste texture. Massage gently to your face to remove dead cells in your skin. Do this for a couple of minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Face Wash using Essential Oils
I tried to use some of the leading facial skincare products in the market. But I ditched them and switched to natural beauty tips for dry skin.
You will need ¾ cup of brewed chamomile tea, ¼ cup of liquid soap and some drops of essential oils. You will also need ½ teaspoon of organic almond oil. These are ingredients of my favorite facial wash to ease dry skin of my face.
How to mix: In a bottle, pour the liquid soap, organic almond oil. But I discovered that adding some vitamin E oil can give the best result. So after adding almond oil and vitamin E oil, add 8 drops of lavender essential oil. Then fill the bottle with chamomile tea. Shake well before use as needed.
How to use: You can use the face wash for dry skin by wetting your face with warm water. Then massage your face with a palm-size face wash with your both hands. Give a minute in doing this and rinse with warm water.
Beauty Tips to Rescue your Skin during Summer
And yes, you cannot defeat sunburn by wearing sunscreen or SPF throughout the day. But you can have some alternatives on that.
In my experience, I tried a different organic and natural way to soothe the burning sensation of the heat during summer. Here are some of the home remedies for sunburn.
Try aloe vera and enjoy the natural soothing effect on your skin. It is safe and effective, according to dermatologists. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that can give a soothing sensation to your skin. When I found this, I bought an aloe vera plant. The gel from the actual plant is better from what you can buy in the market.
You can also have white vinegar. White vinegar has antiseptic properties that can prevent your skin from getting infected. It can also relieve some of the pain and inflammation caused by the sunburn.
Another beauty tip that I can share with you is using Greek yogurt to soothe and moisturize sunburned skin. According to recent studies, the application of probiotics can decrease skin sensitivity and redness. That is why I make time to mask my face and body with organic Greek yogurt. For as long as leaving it on my skin for 15 minutes, I can have the best results.
Dealing with Dry Skin during Winter
No one can escape from getting dry skin, and even the cold weather is just around the corner. Aside from the heat of the sun, cold weather can also make your skin dry. Believe me, I both experienced dry skin of summer and winter. And either can kill me with irritation.
So here are my beauty tips to keep your skin hydrated during cold weather.
Feeling cold should not be an excuse to take a shower. But skip the hot steaming shower during winter or cold weather. Just play it in a lukewarm bath.
Then try to use my DIY exfoliating mix, as I have mentioned earlier in this article. Using some chemical-based exfoliation cream can do more harm than good. And during cold weather, exfoliation will help you absorb more moisture. It will keep your skin hydrated afterwards.
After taking a shower and doing exfoliation, my habit is damping myself with shower. I prefer doing this after the bath than making my skin completely dry. I suggest you used bath lotions to maintain moisture to your skin.
My bath lotion to fight dryness consists of honey and olive oil. Yes, honey and oil with a squeeze of lemon juice. Just mix a spoonful of honey and olive oil with lemon juice. Then apply to your dry skin and let it be for 20 minutes. Wipe off with a warm washcloth.
What can we say?
Rescuing our dry skin with these beauty remedies can be a great help. We have seen some of the side effects of using skincare products on dry skin caused by sunburn. The results are not simple though it can subside for a couple of days.
Also, when the weather is cold, our skin tends to become dry. So what I have shared to you are the most reliable and effective way to rescue dry skin. And using non-chemical and organic skincare products will give make our skin hydrated.