We know how problematic it is to manage the skin if we have dry skin. There are no topical moisturizers or topical creams that work for long-term skin problems. Well, it’s time to stop wandering the halls in the beauty shop, since we’ve compiled a list of the best home remedies that will make your dry skin disappear.

And, not to forget, it’s not just people who have naturally dry skin that is difficult for them to handle; Types of normal and oily skin can also develop dry patches from time to time on the face. Dry skin is essentially when the top layer of the skin does not have the required amount of water (hydration) it needs. This layer begins to decompose and develops a scaly texture and / or with visible fine lines or cracks.

Read on to learn more about the underlying reasons for your dry skin and how to use home remedies to make your skin smooth and shiny again.

Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Dry Skin On Face

1. Aloe Vera For Dry Skin

You Will Need

An aloe leaf

What You Have To Do
  1. Cut the aloe leaf diagonally and extract the gel present inside it.
  2. Apply some of this fresh gel on the face and massage it in, so it is absorbed into the skin.
  3. Leave the gel overnight.

Store the remaining gel in an air-tight container in a cool place.

How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this every night before going to bed.

Why This Works

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. Its polysachharide helps to retain the moisture levels in the skin. It also enhances collagen and elastin production in the skin thus restoring its suppleness and elasticity. 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. These properties help to alleviate the symptoms of such skin ailments.

2. Glycerin For Dry Skin

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon glycerin
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
What You Need To Do
  1. Combine glycerin with rose water and apply on the dry patches of your skin.
  2. Leave the glycerin mix on for a few hours.
  3. If you feel that it is too tacky, you can rinse it off after an hour or so.
How Often Should You Do This

Use this remedy once every day for quick relief from dry skin.

Why This Works

Glycerin works wonders not just on the dry skin but also chapped lips. It is a wonderful humectant and emollient that locks in the skin’s moisture.

3. Vaseline For Dry Skin

You Will Need

Vaseline

What You Have To Do
  1. Take a small amount of the jelly, massage the entire face.
  2. It is best if you leave this on overnight. In case you find it a little too tacky, leave it on for an hour or so before wiping the excess off with a tissue or washcloth.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this once every day.

Why This Works

Vaseline is basically made of petroleum jelly or Vaseline. This ingredient is used to block moisture and prevent the loss of water from the skin (17). It can be a little greasy, therefore, it is better to use it as a treatment during the night. Do not forget to cover your pillow with an old shirt or towel to avoid getting your pillowcase dirty.

4. Multani Mitti For Dry Skin

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons multani mitti (Fuller’s earth)
  • 1 tablespoon cucumber juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey OR 1 tablespoon milk

What You Have To Do

  1. Mix everything together to get a thick paste. Adjust the consistency with some water as required.
  2. Apply this as a face pack and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with plain water.

How Often You Should Do This

Use this face pack once a week.

Why This Works

A clay mask with multani mitti is often recommended for oily skin due to its ability to absorb excess fat. This property apart, the clay also relieves the skin and has a cooling effect on dry and irritated skin . Using it in combination with the right ingredients can help get rid of dry skin in just a few applications.

5. Rose Water For Dry Skin

You Will Need
  • Rose water
  • Cotton pad
What You Have To Do
  1. Spritz some rose water on the cotton pad and use this to gently wipe your face after cleansing it.
  2. Once it has dried off naturally, apply a suitable moisturizer.
How Often You Should Do This

Repeat this once every day, preferably after you wash your face once you are back home from a day out in the sun and pollution.

Why This Works

It is soothing, moisturizing and refreshing for your skin. It helps improve blood circulation on the surface of the skin and its astringent properties balance the pH of the skin. This helps to restore the normal production of oil through the skin.

6. Ubtan For Dry Skin

You Will Need
  • 6-7 almonds
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil OR olive oil
What You Have To Do
  1. Boil the almonds in water for a few minutes.
  2. Strain and rinse the almonds with cool water to bring down their temperature.
  3. Now, soak these almonds overnight in the fresh cream.
  4. Blend the soaked almonds along with the cream and add the oil too.
  5. Once everything is blended into a smooth paste, apply the ‘ubtan’ as a face pack.
  6. Rinse it off after 15 minutes.

How Often You Should Do This

Do this once a week.

Why This Works

Almonds are rich in vitamin E which is known to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. It will keep your skin hydrated and young looking as well.

7. Milk Powder Face Pack For Dry Skin

You Will Need
  • 2 teaspoons milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • Water
What You Need To Do
  1. Mix the milk powder with honey and turmeric powder first.
  2. Now, to adjust the consistency, add some water and mix well.
  3. Apply the paste on your face.
  4. Allow the paste to dry up completely before washing it off.

If you feel that the dry skin problem is localized only to some areas, you can apply it just on those parts.

How Often Should You Do This

This remedy should be used twice a week.

Why This Works

Milk, which is a main ingredient in the preparation of buffalo butter, butter or yogurt, can also be used to deal with dry skin. Its powdered form contains all the healthy fats and amino acids to keep the skin hydrated and hydrated (26). This is another effective home treatment for dry skin.

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