Skin Allergies

Ayurveda has easy solutions for your dry skin

Ayurveda For Dry Skin

Ayurveda For Dry Skin

Dry skin is usually just transient and can be readily treated with standard methods. Most people only experience dry skin during the winter months due to the cold, dry air. Dry skin is most typically visible on your hands, arms, and lower legs, although it varies from person to person and can appear anywhere on your body. 

Consider including these home remedies into your skin-care regimen to combat the dryness over your skin! In fact, you may already have the components for these dry-skin remedies in your home. Some of the items include coconut oil, tea, aloe vera, butter etc. They are frequently referred to as ‘remedies’, despite the fact that they have been used as medicines for centuries in cultures all over the world.

How Natural remedies helps dry and irritated skin?

Your skin naturally produces sebum, an oily substance that protects it from moisture loss. But few ignorant behaviours like negligence in applying moisturizer or washing your hands with a drying detergent, can strip away these natural oils. For individuals without acne, use of oils can restore the shine and protective moisture barrier. There are numerous methods to reap the moisturizing advantages of oils, either on their own or in combination with other components to create a DIY nourishing mask or an exfoliating rub.

Here are a few home remedies –

  1. Whip Up an Olive Oil Moisturizer to Soothe Dry Skin

Olive oil has squalene, vitamin E, antioxidants, and other healing characteristics, that helps to fight dry skin. However, due to the possibility of clogging of the pores, this might not be an ideal option for people with acne prone skin. 

  1. Make a Natural Coconut Oil and Sugar Scrub

Consider using a light DIY sugar scrub to address dead skin cells that may be causing your skin to feel and look dry. Combine 1 small cup of brown or granulated sugar with ½ cup of coconut oil. Use this as a scrub twice weekly. 

  1. Daily Oil massage before taking shower helps to reduce the dryness in the body. Coconut oil, Tila tailam (sesame oils), Lakshadi tailam, Eladi tailam etc. are good choices for daily usage.

4. Apply Coconut Oil or Butter Before Bedtime 

Coconut oil or butter are the best solutions to treat dry skin, chapped heels, hands and lips, Apply the oil or butter, then layer with thick socks 

  1. Apply Aloe Vera to Dry & Irritated Skin

Aloe vera gel, though frequently associated with treating sunburns, can also be useful in the dry winter months. It reduces indications of age, acne outbreaks, and skin injuries by reducing redness and irritation brought on by excessive dryness.

  1. Instead of using soaps daily, use besan powder mixed with milk to cleanse the skin.

7. Use Honey as a Spot Treatment for Dry Patches

Honey possesses emollient and humectant properties that can soften your skin and aid in moisture retention. Also, it is a complementary therapy in combination with other medicines for a number of skin problems like dermatitis, psoriasis, and dandruff.

  1. Reduce the amount of soap you use; instead, choose for moisturising products or think about soap-free cleansers. Avoid products containing alcohol, deodorant soaps, and perfumed soaps since they can remove natural oils from the skin.
  1. Limit to 5- to 10-minute shower or bath per day. If you bathe more frequently than that, you risk removing a significant portion of the skin’s oils layer and dehydrating it. Instead of using hot water, which can wash away natural oils, use lukewarm water.
  1. Avoid using washcloths, scrub brushes, and bath sponges on your skin to prevent damage. Make sure to be gentle with them if you don’t want to completely give them up. For the same reason, pat or blot (don’t massage) the skin when toweling dry.
  1. Just after taking a bath or washing your hands, moisturize your skin. When your skin is still damp, this helps lock in moisture by plugging the crevices between your skin cells.
  1. Never scratch, ever. A moisturizer can typically stop the itching. For irritating areas, you can also apply a cold compress or pack.
  1. Avoid fabric softeners and use washing detergents without fragrances. 
  1. Wearing wool and other potentially irritating textiles should be avoided.
  1. In the winter, use a humidifier. Put it at about 60%, which should be enough to replace the skin’s top layer.

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