Natural Dry Skin Remedies for Winter Itchy Skin
During the winter months, the skin looses moisture easily. Here are our top 5 tips for curing dry skin. After working in the spa industry for 15 years, I found these recipes and tips to work wonders. What I love about curing dry skin with these tips is that you can easily do them right from home and most ingredients are already in your kitchen.
1. Olive Oil
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. This oil can be stinky on the skin so I usually like to apply it before a shower, massage in and then wash off after using some salt to wash. This will help to exfoliate the skin too.
2. Olive Oil, Lemon, & Salt Scrub
If the thought of applying oil directly to your skin freaks you out a bit 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. Try using coconut oil too. It has a nice melting action when applies to the skin and is very moisturizing.
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! Honey can be added to any moisturizer or shower. Just apply after a soft exfoliation with salt and apply.