Dry skin can be uncomfortable, unsightly, and downright frustrating! Many factors can lead to dry skin, including genetics, weather, dehydration, harsh chemicals, and more. The good news is that there are many inexpensive and natural remedies you can try at home to banish dry skin and leave your skin soft and smooth.
Skip the Long, Hot Shower
Hot water from a long shower or bath can be really drying and strips the natural oils from your skin. Using a harsh soap makes it even worse. Try to take quick, lukewarm showers, and use a gentle, natural soap that is hydrating. If you can, consider showering just a few times a week instead of every day.
While you’re in that shower, gently exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells and prepare your skin to better absorb moisture. You can easily make your own salt or sugar scrub using natural oils in your kitchen (there are tons of recipes on the internet), and it’s way cheaper than the pricey store-bought versions.
Moisturize While Damp
Body oils, lotions, and creams work best when you are fresh out of the shower or bath. Apply your favorite moisturizer while you are still damp to lock in that hydration.
Take an Oatmeal Bath
Oatmeal is a proven natural anti-inflammatory that can soothe dry, itchy skin. Simply grind up some oats in a food processor until you have a fine powder and add them to your bathwater for a relaxing soak. Relax for 15 – 20 minutes, and then pat yourself dry, and moisturize when you get out. Again, don’t make that bath water too hot!
Try Different Solutions
There are a wide variety of natural remedies for dry skin including products like coconut oil, avocado, milk & honey, aloe vera, jojoba oil, shea butter and more. Experiment with different treatments to see what works best for your skin.
Come to the Shore!
If you love learning about skin care, maybe it’s time you considered turning your passion into a career. Shore Beauty School offers a Skin Care Specialty Program which can prepare you for a variety of careers where you can help people look and feel more beautiful. Book a virtual tour today, or contact us to learn more.