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Thursday, January 24, 2013

5 Natural, Homemade Remedies For Dry Skin

One of the most annoying things that winter brings for me is dry skin. Especially dry hands are a huge problem! I always bring hand lotion everywhere I go, I just can't stand the feeling of dry skin! I red many complaints about dry skin and (hand) lotions that only work for 30 minutes. The content of most lotions is bad for your skin. Perfum is one of the worst contents which makes your skin even dryer. Natural lotions really do the trick and they will keep your skin moisturized all day!
I'm always looking for natural alternatives. Natural lotions are nice, but I think if we go all natural we can even get better results. I've done some research on natural alternatives for dry skin and there are some great remedies out there! And guess what, you might already have them in your kitchen!

1. Olive Oil

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Olive oil is one of those miracle substances that seems to have endless uses. It works wonders for dry skin, and is actually the base ingredient for many store-bought moisturizers. By using it on its own, you eliminate chemicals and other ingredients in lotions that can actually counteract the power of the oil. Olive oil is packed with antioxidants that can repair dry, irritated or inflamed skin, and can help prevent and repair damage that can lead to wrinkles or sun spots. Soak cotton swabs in the oil and apply to dry patches of skin; let sit for a couple of minutes before rinsing.

2. Olive Oil, Lemon, & Salt Scrub

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If you don't feel like applying oil directly to your skin, this is a great alternative. Mix the juice from 1 lemon with 5 tablespoons of sea salt and one tablespoon of olive oil to create a luxurious body scrub. The fresh lemon scent is invigorating and with the addition of olive oil, this scrub will leave your skin feeling fresh and moisturized and incredibly soft.

3. Honey

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Honey softens and moisturizes dry skin, and can be applied directly to problem areas – massage gently into skin and let sit for 2-3 minutes and rinse. Repeat daily and you will experience noticeably softer skin!

4. Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil is another wonder oil, and one of its specialties is moisturizing! There are so many ways you can use it – lather it right onto the skin, apply to problem areas like your hands, cuticles, and joints, or add a few spoonfuls to your bath! It leaves skin feeling incredibly soft and it also smells amazing.

5. Aloe

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We should all have an aloe plant! It is great for moisturizing dry skin. This plant has healing powers! They live for a very long time and are easy to maintain. When you need aloe, simply cut one of the tentacles off the plant and squeeze the gel directly out – the gel is the clear, jelly-like substance found in the inner part of the aloe plant leaf (not the yellowish substance just under the skin, which is aloe latex). Cutting the plant won’t harm it either, which is evidence of aloe’s amazing healing powers – the plant will seal itself back up and continue to grow!

Do you know any natural remedies for dry skin? I would love the hear them!



  1. I've been using a lot of olive oil lately on my skin and it's helping so much. Thanks for sharing the other tips.

  2. Top 5 of natural products! I use all of them plus almond oil. They are essential to beauty

  3. I just want to say how beautiful the rings are in the first pricture!!!

  4. I'll have to try these. I get such dry skin in the winter.

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