5 Natural Dry Skin Treatments

Many store bought skin care products contain potentially harmful chemicals, but, fortunately, eliminating harsh chemicals from your skin care treatment can be easily accomplished with a variety of natural ingredients, many of which you may already have at home. Regularly moisturizing your skin the natural way helps hide fine lines and gives your skin a healthy glow.

Here are five natural products that will help keep your skin healthy this winter:

  1. Honey—Used directly, or with a little lemon or milk added, honey helps unclog your pores and has antibacterial and nourishing qualities.
  2. Olive oil—Is composed of healthy fatty acids and antioxidants that work to keep your skin soft and smooth. The addition of honey or organic brown sugar will create a nice scrub that you can safely use every day.
  3. Aloe vera—This plant based product is good for burns and has excellent healing properties for cracked and peeling skin. The plants are hearty and easy to grow. Just break off a piece and squeeze out the fluid onto your skin and massage it in.
  4. Yogurt—Lactic acid in dairy products is excellent for rehydrating the skin. Yogurt also has a superb antioxidant profile and helps remove itchiness.
  5. Oatmeal—Steel cut oats have high protein levels and great anti-inflammatory characteristics. Adding oatmeal to your bath with essential oils is not only good for your skin, but helps increase mental health as well!

Since you probably have some of these ingredients at home already, it’s a snap to add them to your skin care routine.

If you have specific skin conditions that you are concerned about, it is always best to consult with a board-certified dermatologist for treatment. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acne, eczema, dandruff, hair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222 and make an appointment.