It’s not only in winter... thanks to this humidity and variations in the climatic conditions... we are affected with the dry skin even in summer... according to my knowledge more 15 days are left to experience the bliss of a first rain... let’s pamper our skin and get rid of dryness apart from waiting to get solace in the rainy season;
Honey, is a good remedy for dry skin. Apart from removing dead cells from the skin surface, it stimulates growth of skin tissues. Due to its antibacterial properties, it also helps in prevention of acne. Yogurt is a natural skin cleanser and moisturizer, while oatmeal helps in soothing dry skin and removes dead cells from the skin surface.
Dry skin could be prone to a skin condition called Eczema (itchy skin with oozing wound/abrasion), though not always. Olive oil acts as a good remedy in this case. It could also be applied in combination with other herbal oils. Oils of certain nuts, and fish could also prove beneficial for dry skin.
Certain herbal teas act as internal remedies for dry skin, wrinkles and acne. Herbs such as dandelion, marshmallow, calendula, peppermint, chamomile and borage have proven to be beneficial. Take one cup of water, allow it to boil and add a tsp. of any such dried herb. Cover and keep aside for five minutes, so that its medicinal property is retained while consuming. In case of herbal teas made by using seeds, a strong decoction should be made by boiling the seeds for atleast ten minutes and should be set aside for an hour before drinking.
As soaps are a big "no-no" to dry skin, an alternative that could replace normal soap could be prepared by stuffing a tea bag made of cloth with oatmeal flour, and adding a pinch of aloe vera gel and almond meal.Certain home remedies that could work wonders for dry skin and keep it free of acne, wrinkles, scars etc could be made in one’s own kitchen. Mix an egg yolk with a tablespoon of honey, mayonnaise or yogurt (add half a teaspoon of almond oil if using yogurt) and apply gently on skin and allow it to dry. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Another home remedy is to beat an egg, and add oat flour (made by blending oatmeal in a regular blender). Mix thoroughly, apply on face and allow it to dry for ten minutes and rinse.
Egg yolk and honey are the best solutions for dry skin care. Apart from this, certain other herbs used in dry skin care include apple, aloe vera, pulp of banana, comfrey root, chamomile, seeds of fennel and coriander, licorice root, lavender flower, root of marshmallow, rose petals, grape pulp, leaves of green tea, whole milk and yogurt. It is suggested that all these plant products should be chosen carefully, so that it is free of pesticide and shouldn’t be picked up at a highway; else, it could absorb smoke from traffic and could prove harmful.