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2 DIY Recipes for Dry Skin Problems

Winter brings the cold and dry weather which makes the skin flaky and dry. It sucks out the smoothness and moisture in the skin. Even though winter is not the only cause of dry skin; there are some other factors which are associated with dry skin such as nutritional deficiency, aging, and much more. Some of us may not take dry skin issues seriously because there are numbers of moisturizers and lotions available in the market. But, do you know that those kinds of lotions contain chemical ingredients which may make the dry skin conditions worse?

So, what is the solution to treat dry skin? Well, today on OiB, I am going to reveal natural DIY recipes for dry skin problems. If you have dry skin, you can use these recipes to bring back the skin’s moisture.

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Milk

Milk has been the secret for beautiful skin for centuries. Even the famous Cleopatra is known to bath with milk which results in the healthy and glowing skin. Milk contains lactic acid which helps skin exfoliating and preserves the skin’s pH levels. For dry skin issue, milk works like magic because it is an excellent moisturizer. For deep moisturizer, I usually use:

  • Mix a teaspoon or two teaspoons of milk cream with some drops of lemon juice. Rub the mixture on the hands, legs, and other dry skin areas. Leave the mixture for some minutes and then take a shower.
  • Combine three or four tablespoons of flour and some milk cream into a thick paste. Apply the mixture in hands, legs, face, and other dry skin areas and leave the mixture for 15 minutes. I usually rinse the milk mask with lukewarm water and repeat the step once a day.
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Oil Therapy | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Oil therapy

When it comes to dry skin natural remedies, the best treatment that you can get is oil therapy. Applying oil or essential oil into the dry skin area will help restore the moisture in the skin. Oil therapy is not limited to certain oil selection only; in fact, you can use any oil that is available in the kitchen such as coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, grape seed oil, almond oil, and much more. I love applying olive oil or grape seed oil and give light massage to the body and then head for the shower. Heating the oil before applying to the body is also a good choice if you have some more free time. After the shower, I also apply a light moisturizer or sunscreen for sunscreen prevention.

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What to avoid?

When having dry skin, there are some points to avoid which are using scented soap and also avoid alcohol and caffeine. Scented soap and detergent are known for having irritant substances which can cause skin dry and irritation. It contains lots of chemical substances compared to the unscented products. In addition, to prevent dry skin, I also limit the alcohol and caffeine consumption because it makes the body dehydration. I drink more plain water to keep the skin healthy and moisturized from within.

Dry skin is indeed annoying; but with the right treatment, you can eliminate it and restore the skin moisture using simple home remedies such as milk and oil therapy.

Have you tried these treatments before? 🙂

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Benefits of Aloe Vera for Skin

Enhance the glow of your skin! That’s a big yeeeees!
Aloe Vera is considered by some as one of the greatest gifts given by Mother Nature to humans simply because it has so many pros for your body and skin.
Aloe Vera is especially known for its healing properties and has been used since centuries by medical practitioners to treat injuries such as burns, cuts or grazes.
Keeping this in mind, today at OiB I will tell you about simple combinations that will ensure the effective of aloe Vera is at a maximum.

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Aloe Vera tips and tweaks/Benefits:

  • Aloe Vera is naturally found to be pretty effective in treating a sun burned skin. All you have to do is to simply put aloe Vera leaf in the refrigerator and apply it after every few hours.
  • Aloe Vera juice is a very good ph. balancer and if you simply rub it on your face you will feel the difference
  • Combining Aloe Vera with other cool ingredients like yogurt, cucumber and other fresh fruits will act as a veggie mask and keep your skin moisturized.
  • Aloe Vera is very helpful in controlling oily skin and prevents an acne breakout due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • If you have a sensitive skin, you should use Aloe Vera juice or oil to create a facial serum base and if you combine this with different essential oils you’ll get the best results according to your age group. For instance, myrrh is great for old, mature skin whereas lavender oil is particularly effective in calming acne inflamed skin.
  • Wonder Plant aka Aloe Vera juice if added to other healthy meals like fruits, oatmeal and vegetables will leave you with healthy DIY recipes for fresh and rejuvenated skin.

Prepare An Aloe Vera and Lemon Juice Mask at Home:

Aren’t you excited?

Well, you will need:

  • 2 Aloe Vera leaves
  • Half a lemon
  • 3 bowls
  • A sharp knife
  • A juice squeezer (optional)
  • A blender

Cut two thick Aloe Vera leaves from an Aloe Vera plant with a sharp knife. Cut off the serrated edges of both the leaves. Slit the top layer of the leaves lengthwise. You will see the translucent Aloe Vera gel inside.
Carefully peel off the Aloe Vera gel from the leaves. Pull the gel pulp into a bowl.
Squeeze out the lemon juice from half a lemon. Put the thick, succulent Aloe Vera gel in the blender.
Then pour the lemon juice in it. Blend it for about a minute.
Pour the mixture into a neat and clean bowl.
You are all good to apply it on your skin.

Conclusion:

I have mentioned above just few of the many benefits that you can avail if you use Aloe Vera and make it a part of your daily life. In case you’re wondering that why we are praising Aloe Vera it’s because it can easily be grown in your backyard or indoors in a pot. So that whenever you have any cuts, burns or acne you don’t have to use heavy drugs or chemicals. Aloe Vera is one of those irreplaceable things which should be present in every household.

I would love to to hear your thoughts on this article and it would be great if you can share some traditional Aloe Vera recipes that have been passed in your family since generations. I am sure you would try it, won’t you?

Amanda

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