Natural Home Remedies for Dry Skin

There are endless options when it comes to moisturizing products for your skin, but buying product after product can get expensive, and it can be challenging if you are looking to minimize using unnecessary chemicals. Luckily, there are simple ingredients you can use to naturally hydrate your skin. Moisturizing your skin can help reduce dryness, fine lines, and give you that healthy glow even through the harsh winter!

  1. Olive oil consists of healthy fatty acids and antioxidants that can help keep your skin smooth and supple. You can even mix in some brown sugar and honey to create a skin scrub that you can apply before showering.
  2. Shea butter has high amounts of vitamin E, A, and fatty acids to help eczema and dry, parched, skin.
  3. Aloe Vera is known to have soothing, anti-inflammatory properties to treat dry, cracked skin. Try it directly from the plant if you have one!
  4. Yogurt has antioxidants and lactic acid that can help you achieve hydrated skin. Apply it directly and massage for reducing itchiness and dryness.
  5. Oatmeal contains anti-inflammatory properties and high protein levels that can protect your skin. Add it to your bath with some essential oils for a relaxing way to enjoy the benefits.
  6. Honey has antibacterial and nourishing properties to unclog pores and hydrate the skin. Use it directly or add some lemon or milk and massage your skin before washing off.

You may already have these ingredients at home so adding them to your skincare regimen is both cost-effective and easy! If you have specific concerns or skin conditions, it is always important to consult with a board-certified dermatologist first for treatment.

At Old Bridge Dermatology, Dr. Juan Vaillant treats patients for all kinds of dermatological problems and helps them achieve healthier hair, skin, and nails. Using his specialties in dermatology and anatomic and clinical pathology, Dr. Vaillant helps to treat conditions like acne, dandruff, hair loss, skin cancer, fungal infections, age spots, warts, and psoriasis. For accurate and effective treatment, contact our office in Old Bridge, NJ by calling (732) 679-0222 today!