Dry, flaking skin in face, hands, and feet is a common problem, especially during the winter season. To treat flaky skin naturally, it is important to nourish skin with natural ingredients to lock moisture. There are many lotions and moisturizers on the market to combat dry skin. But most of them contains chemicals that may cause side effects. The natural home remedies are not only safe, but also quite effective in nourishing and hydrating dry, flaky skin back to a healthy state.
1. COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil is one of the most popular home remedies for dry & flaky skin in winter. It moisturizes your skin and keeps it soft and supple. Coconut oil is able to penetrate into your skin on a deeper level. Thus, it stops dryness, itching and flaking. It also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties to protect against infections. Simply apply coconut oil generously on dry, flaky areas of the skin several times a day.
Milk is one of the most common home remedies for dry skin. Milk moisturizes, softens, and soothes dry, flaky skin. Lactic acid present in milk helps to exfoliates the dry dead surface of the skin and increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Mix few drops of lemon juice, one teaspoon of milk and two teaspoon of milk cream to prepare a paste. Apply the paste on the face, hands and legs. Leave it for 15 minutes and thereafter wash off with water.
Honey, which is also referred to as “nature’s perfect moisturizer,” is one of the simplest home remedies for dry skin. It helps lock in moisture to make your skin extra soft and smooth. Gently massage the honey on a dry, flaky areas with a finger and leave the layer of honey on a skin for 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold or lukewarm water.
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