Natural Ways to Help Dry Skin


Dealing with dry skin can prove difficult as many of the available cleansers and skin products only make the condition of your skin feel more dry when you use them. There are some natural ways to cleanse, moisturize and treat your skin to reduce the dry and tight feeling that often comes with a dry skin type. Many of these natural treatments for dry skin contain items you may already have in your pantry or medicine cabinet. Not only are these treatments natural and nourishing for the face, they also tend to be more cost effective than the products you buy at your local store.

Coconut oil is an excellent treatment for dry skin. It helps to moisturize and can also reduce the appearance of acne. Coconut oil also has antimicrobial and antifungal properties so when used consistently it can improve the overall health of the facial skin. Those with very dry skin can moisturize with pure coconut oil once or twice per day. If you prefer to purchase already-made skin care products, there are many natural brands that contain coconut oil as the main moisturizer.

Cleansing the skin with harsh facial wash products can make dry skin worse than ever, especially when those products contain chemicals. One of the best natural cleansers for dry skin is diluted apple cider vinegar. It can help to restore the pH balance to your face, reducing dryness and moisturizing. Honey and lemon mixed together also makes a great cleanser that can help reduce acne and make the skin smooth and supple.