9. Vitamins for Dry Skin
Many people suffer from the dry skin condition and sometimes it could be partially due to lack of certain essential vitamins in the body. Dry skin generally occurs as slightly itchy or rough skin but in some cases it could turn into a severe condition leading to redness, cracking and peeling of the skin. Although several vitamins are essential for a well moisturized and healthy skin, Vitamin A both beta carotene and retinol are utmost needed for having a healthy skin. Vitamin A promotes cell repair, especially of that of skin, and makes sure the cell grows at a proper rate.
- You can consume foods like egg yolks, carrots, apricots, squash, peas, kale, pumpkin, oranges, and spinach to get Vitamin A.
- Other Vitamins and minerals that help with the dry skin condition includes Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin D, E and B.
10. Cleanser for Dry Skin
When our skin is exposed to the outside environment, then dust, grease, bacteria, dirt, stale make up, and perspiration collects on the surface of the skin. All the above agents lead to further drying of skin. There are lots of ready-made cleansers available in the market, but they carry the risk of harmful chemicals that could cause more harm than good to the skin. Natural cleansers could be used for cleansing the skin as they are cheap and carry no health risk.
Some of the best Natural homemade skin cleansers
- Yogurt and Honey
- Honey, Egg yolk and Almond
- Apple and Yogurt
- Jojoba and Lemon juice
- Olive Oil and Glycerin
11. Vaseline for Dry Skin
Vaseline can be used effectively for treating the Dry Skin condition as it locks the moisture in the skin, thus alleviating from the flaky and dry skin condition. A protective barrier is formed on the skin surface that seals in the moisture and prevents external agents like dust, pollution, and strong winds which may cause harm to the skin. One of the best ways to use Vaseline for fighting dry skin condition is to apply at the affected area before going to sleep, you would find a nourished and moisturized skin when you would wake up in the morning. The best part of using Vaseline is that its non-comedogenic, meaning it would not clog the skin pores when applied on the skin surface) and non-irritant which makes it perfect for applying to the skin.
12. Face Pack for Dry Skin
If you suffer from a dry skin condition then you have to take better care of your skin than other people with normal skin. Face Packs are known to moisturize your skin, at the same time they also cleanse the skin which improves skin texture gradually. There are lots of ready-made cleansers available in the market, but they can cause more harm than good to the skin.
- Banana honey face pack
Banana face pack that could be prepared with 1 ripe banana, 1 tsp olive oil and1 tbsp and honey.Apply this paste on the skin and rinse it off after 10 minutes.
- Almond honey face pack
Almond and Oats Face Pack, you can prepare this by adding and mixing powdered Almonds and Oats to 1 tsp of Honey and 2 tbsp. of Yogurt. Apply this paste on the skin and rinse it off after 15 minutes
13. Jojoba Oil for dry skin
Jojoba Oil is very useful in curing the dry skin condition as it possesses anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties that heal the skin. Jojoba Oil is helpful for all kinds of skin types and improves the general health of the skin. It penetrates inside the skin and thereby locks the moisture in tissues itself. When the moisture is locked in the skin tissues then the elasticity of dry skin is also improved. Vitamin B and E present in the Jojoba Oil work wonders in treating the dry skin. Vitamin B helps retain the skin’s moisture, Vitamin E prevents the skin from sagging. You can use jojoba oil as face masks or add it as a ingredient in your homemade face packs .
14. Supplements for Dry Skin
Various types of supplements are available to treat the dry skin condition Aloe vera, Coconut Oil, Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, Lecithin, Flaxseed Oil, Gamma-Linolenic Acids, Fish Oil, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Riboflavin, and Vitamin A. You can easily get them prescribed by your health physician or eating foods rich in the aforementioned ingredients.
15. Diet for dry skin
Diet plays a very important role in healing the dry skin condition and if you watch what you eat, then it would become easy for you to control the dry skin condition. You should eat foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids as they aid in the production of Lipids that are responsible for making a protective barrier over the skin.
- You can get Omega-3 fatty acids by eating fatty fishes. Fishes which are high in fatty acids are herring, salmon, mackerel, sardines, and, anchovies. You can also have flaxseed oil, few varieties of eggs and beef to get omega-3 fatty acids.
- Vitamins are also essential for treating dry skin condition and so you should consume diets that are rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Some of foods which may aid you in treating dry skin bananas, potatoes with skin, chicken breast, garbanzo beans, oatmeal, roast beef, pork oil, vitamin-fortified cereals, sunflower seeds, black currant oil, borage oil primrose oil, sunflower oil, carrots, green leafy vegetables and oranges.
16. Humidifier for dry skin
Humidifier can help in easing the dry skin condition by increasing the moisture content in the air. You can easily purchase a portable humidifier and keep it in your bedroom, office, living room or a place where you spent a major part of your day. When the moisture content is increased in turn it helps you skin get moisturized and prevents your skin getting dry.
17. Multani Mitti for dry skin
Multani Mitti is very effective in treating a range of skin condition. Dry skin is also in one of those skin conditions. Fuller’s earth or Multani Mitti as we commonly know it acts as a rapidly drying material and removes excess oil but it helps to keep the skin soft and supple. Multani Mitti face packs moisturizes the skin from inside and locks the moisture for some time. Being an excellent absorbent, it absorbs all the harmful pollutants from the surface of the skin and cleanses it. Being multani mitti a natural product it is free from harmful chemicals.