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Is your skin looking tired, moisture-deprived, dull & uneven? These are all conditions that are uncomfortable and with many treatments available, which actually work? Stick around while we share our top natural remedies for healthy vibrant skin all year round!
During the cooler months, our skin requires a little more love than usual. Think about it, we are constantly taking hot showers to escape the cold and need to have the heat on at home or in the car. Most of the heat can cause a loss of moisture and dehydrate your skin.
Skin conditions can cause uncomfortable rashes and cracked skin to pop up when you are less expecting it. How do we treat this with natural remedies? The AAD has a great list of Dermatologist recommended tips and tricks to soothe skin with everyday habit changes.
Dry Skin Remedies
DIY Oatmeal Bath
Oatmeal baths are a great natural remedy for Eczema prone skin and help soothe your skin. Not only does this have Antioxidants but also anti-inflammatory properties.
- In a blender, add in 1 cup of oatmeal and pulse till a powder forms
- Run a warm bath and add in your oatmeal powder.
- Optionally for added benefits: Add in essential oils such as Francenskinse or Ylang Ylang along with a little carrier oil such as Jojoba or Coconut.
- Oatmeal baths are known to heal skin during chickenpox help soothe itchy skin and stop scaring.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
What Moisturizer actually works on our body? The answer to this is easy, everyone’s location and skin type play a big role in which type of moisturizer will work best. Living in the Pacific Northwest it took me a couple of tries before I was able to adapt to a proper skincare routine. The top thing I learned is to keep my skin well hydrated due to dry or cool weather. We have warm days and cool nights and this does make a huge difference in the creams I would use when I wake up vs. when I go to bed. To improve my dry skin I changed my skincare routine: In the morning I opt for a light hydrating lotion vs. an oil or deep moisturizer for my nighttime routine. (1)
Dry Skin Remedies
Let’s go over a couple of things we can do to help our Dry Skin heal and improve naturally.
- Limiting hot showers and baths (add filters) & drying off and moisturize after washing
- Using organic natural oils such as jojoba, avocado or coconut oil
- Exfoliate to remove dead skin from the surface of your skin! Don’t scrub too hard and use a circular motion!
- Clay Mask for the body to add moisture to the skin.
- Fragrance-free & natural creams that do not irritate your skin.
~This cream by First Aid Beauty has also helped!
- Changing our laundry detergent to all-natural & fragrance-free, only essential oils added.
- Using a humidifier when having the heat on at home to create moisture.
- Wearing gloves when washing dishes to prevent cracked dry hands. Changing your dish soap to a natural soap will help. But this extra precaution is due to the hot water.
- Change the filters in your shower and sink for softer water.
- Dry brushing to help promote blood circulation and lymph drainage.
- Maintaining a balanced diet and providing nutrition to your skin by eating collagen boosting foods or supplements.