Skin Care Tips: 8 Natural Beauty Remedies for Dry Skin

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Apr 13, 2015 09:29 AM EDT

Dry skin is caused by several factors. It could be due to exposure to hot or cold weather, genetics or from using skin cleansers or household chemicals. It is an unpleasant condition that can sometimes cause itching and rough skin, scaling, peeling, and even flaking.

If you are into DIY home remedies for dry skin, you may want to out these eight natural beauty remedies using simple ingredients to help you achieve supple and soft skin.

1.) Soothe Dry and Itchy Scalp with Apple Cider Vinegar

Dry and itchy scalp is caused by many factors such as dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis, according to My Health Tips. A simple home remedy is using apple cider vinegar. Add water to the apple cider vinegar to make the mixture. To apply, soak a cotton ball and directly apply to scalp. Apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory properties that kill off any build-up in the hair that causes itchiness.

2.) Combat Dry Facial Skin with Avocado and Honey Mask

Mashed avocado combined with honey is perfect for dry skin. The sterolin and humectants found in the mixture can soothe and smoothen the dry skin in the face gently, according to New Health Guide. Leave the mixture for 15 minutes, rinse off, and pat gently.

3.) Get Glowing Skin with a DIY Coffee Body Scrub

Body scrubs are great for removing dead skin cells from the body. Coffee is especially great as it also helps fight cellulite. The recipe from Style Craze calls for ground coffee, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, and vitamin E capsules. The sugar works as a gentle exfoliator, the olive oil helps keep the skin supple, and vitamin E contains antioxidants help repair the skin and at the same time protect it.

4.) Ease Extremely Dry Feet with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an amazing remedy for dry and cracked feet. It helps fight against bacterial and fungal infections. According to Top 10 Home Remedies, it is best to apply this treatment before going to sleep. Soak feet in warm water and thoroughly scrub with loofah, dry your feet and apply coconut oil generously and then put on a pair of cotton socks for the night. If coconut oil is not on hand, you can use olive oil instead.

5.) Get Rid of Painful Chapped Lips with Sugar

This recipe from Whole New Mom enables you to exfoliate your lips while nourishing it at the same time. All you need are three ingredients: honey, sugar, and oil.

6.) Tackle Scaly Elbows and Knees with Almond Powder & Yogurt

According to Home Remedy Shop, almond powder can exfoliate the skin in the elbows and knees while yogurt can naturally clean the areas. The combination of these two ingredients can also help lighten the area while leaving them soft.

7.) Moisturize the Whole Body with Olive Oil and Sugar

According to Everyday Health, olive oil and sugar can be moisturizing and exfoliating at the same time. Rubbing the scrub on to your skin will get rid of the dead skin, revealing a soft, supple skin.

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