Home Remedies for Dry and Dead Skin
Dry, itchy, and flaky skin is unwanted…irritable. Whether it’s the harsh weather, ageing skin, or an underlying health issue, dry and dead skin causes a lot of discomfort. Dry skin occurs when the skin is dehydrated and the cells dry up. If left untreated, dry skin can become itchy, infected, and can bleed too. However, the good news is you can treat your dry skin with easy home remedies that will certainly give you some relief and comfort from constant itchiness. However, be sure to see your dermatologist to rule out any infections or any other underlying diseases that may need medical interventions.
Get Rid of Dry and Dead Skin
The best way to treat dry skin is by keeping it hydrated and moisturized constantly. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated especially during the dry months of the year. Additioanlly, keep your skin moisturized. If you want to avoid store-bought instant moisturizers, you can always create one at your home with stuff easily available in your pantry. Here are some tried and tested ways to moisturize your dry skin and gain back the lost glow of your dead skin.
1. Use Coconut Oil
Many studies have proved the goodness of coconut oil and its benefits in keeping the skin moisturized. Mesmara extra virgin coconut oil is completely pure and natural that you can apply safely on your skin to get rid of your dry skin. Coconut oil works by filling the cracked gaps in the skin thus making it smooth.
2. Opt for Oatmeal Baths
The benefits of oatmeal baths have been known to our mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers for many years now. Since they are rich in antioxidants, oatmeal baths provide you relief from dry skin itching as it soothes the skin.
3. Limit Usage of Soaps
If you are suffering from a dry skin problem, then limiting your shower time and too much usage of soaps can help. The harsh chemicals of soap leave your skin further dry. Switch to a warm water bath instead of a hot water bath. Additionally, limit your bath time as taking a bath for a long time can rip off the natural skin oil leaving your skin dry.
4. Go Easy with Toners
Toners and astringents (any alcohol-based skin product) leave your skin dry and rough. If you’re suffering from a dry skin problem, avoid using any alcohol-based skin product.
5. Safeguard from the Sun
Harmful sun rays are one of the biggest reasons for skin dryness and itchiness. Thus, don’t forget your sunscreen when going out in the sun. Use a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or more.
Face Pack for Dry and Dead Skin
#1. Banana and Olive Oil Face Pack
While bananas are loaded with potassium, antioxidants and nutrients to heal the skin naturally, olive oil nourishes and soothes the dry skin. You can easily make a pack at home using these two common kitchen ingredients. Take one ripe banana, peel and cut into cubes. With the help of a spoon, mash the banana. To it, add a spoonful of Mesmara extra virgin olive oil. Mix the ingredients well to form a smooth paste. Now apply on your face, arms and neck. Leave for 20 minutes before you wash it off with warm water. Repeat it two to three times a week for gorgeous glowing skin.
#2. Almond Face Pack
Almond is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamin E that helps to maintain the natural softness of the skin. Add a dash of milk to it and your natural moisturizer is ready! Milk helps to restore the lost moisture of the skin and rejuvenates the dead skin from withing. To make the pack, soak a handful of almonds overnight. Grind it well to make a smooth paste. Add two tablespoons of whole milk and mix well. Apply the pack all over your face and leave it to dry. Then wash with warm water and pat dry. Regular usage of almond face pack will help your dry skin to recover and stay soft and young for years to come.
#3. Gram Flour (Besan) and Curd Face Pack
This is another easy face pack that you can quickly make at home to combat dry skin problem. While gram flour naturally exfoliates the dry skin, curd helps to restore the moisture content of the skin. The pack also helps to keep the face clean, clear up the clogged pores, and improves the natural skin tone.
#4. Lavender Oil, Honey, and Baking Soda Face Pack
Take a tablespoon of Mesmara lavender oil, a tablespoon of honey, and half teaspoon baking soda. Mix it well to form a smooth paste and apply on your face. Leave for sometime and then wash it off. While baking soda helps to cleanse the pores and removes bacteria, honey and lavender oil makes your skin soft and glowing.
#5. Aloe Vera, Cucumber, and Tea Tree Oil Face Pack
Peel a cucumber and grate it in a bowl. To it, add a teaspoon of Mesmara tea tree oil and aloe vera. Mix well and apply on your skin. While cucumber revitalizes the dry skin, aloe vera heals the dry and damaged skin. Tea tree oil has numerous skin benefits like removing blemishes and dark spots.
Other Words of Caution
Dry skin can cause a lot of irritability and itchiness. However, you should avoid scratching as it may worsen your condition.
Use mild laundry detergents as harsh ones can cause further skin dryness and irritations. Also, keep your skin moisturized at all times to control the urge of itching. A cold compress can be helpful too.
If you are staying in a place with extremely dry weather, using a humidifier can help to keep the upper skin layer moisturized.