Dry skin can be caused by a number of things; You may have inherited it from someone in your family, you may have sweat glands that do not produce enough moisture on your skin or your skin may just not have enough strength to hold water. Whatever the case, we have all had our experiences with dry skin. It’s as normal as sweating under the glare of the sun, but it doesn’t mean we can’t do something about it.
Today AfricanRubiz beauty tips is going to be sharing 5 natural beauty tips to help you get moisture in your skin, do away with cracked and dead skin and keep it looking healthy.
1. Olive Oil
Olive oil has been proven to be a great multi-tasker when it comes to taking care of your skin. In this case it is great for conditioning and smoothing skin. When you feel that itch that comes with skin breakage, just take a cotton ball, dab it in olive oil and apply a thin layer on the skin. Be sure to let it sit so your skin can absorb it adequately.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a an amazing skin aid that help repair. They fresh aloe vera plant can live for along time and is very easy to maintain. To apply simple cut a part of the aloe and press lightly until the gel like substance comes out. Then use a cotton ball to wipe it off the stem and apple to the dry area. Leave to dry off on your skin for a while then wash it off. Aloe moisturizes the skin and heals the broken skin replenishing where you had dry skin.
Aloe has also been said to help with aging skin, making stretch marks less visible and acne.
3. Yoghurt and Papaya (Paw Paw)
Basic fruits like yoghurt and papaya can act as exfoliants to get rid of dry skin. The yoghurt makes a great cleanser which helps you remove dead skin cells leaving your skin feeling refreshed and moisturised. It is also healthier as your skin gets its moisture from lactic acid and not scrubbing granules.
To get the papaya in the mix, try making a Yoghurt and papaya face mask. Mix 1/2 a cup of yoghurt with 3 tablespoons of mashed papaya. Apply the mix to your skin and leave in for 5 to 15mins then rinse off and pat dry.
4. Rose Water
The light substance is gotten from the stems and petals of the flower, but don’t worry you don’t have to go rose picking. It can be purchased at your local pharmacy or cosmetics store.
Rosewater is great for clearing pores, remove dark circles and is even used in making fragrances. To remove dry skin, dab a cotton wool in the substance and apply directly to the problem area. You can leave it in overnight or wash off after 30 minutes.
For sensitive skin, it is advisable to mix the rosewater with a small amount of water.
Honey acts as a great moisturizer for skin and can be applied directly to the problem area. How? Just take a sizable amount of honey and gently massage into the dry patch of skin. Leave the honey in for about 3 minutes and rinse off. As honey is sticky it is advisable to wash it off with warm water. This treatment can be done everyday.
There you have it! I hope you find these tips helpful. Don’t forget to share some of your tried and tested natural remedies for dry skin. Have a beautiful and glowing week ahead.
Article Credit: Bellanaija