Dry Skin Remedies (found in your food pantry)

Did you know that remedies for dry skin and hair can be found in your kitchen pantry?
You can make dry skin feel a whole lot better using natural ingredients and applying them to the skin. Some of the ingredients that you can use for dry skin are olive oil, bananas, honey and oatmeal.

Olive Oil
This wonder product works as an emollient, which means it soothes and softens. Olive oil is one of the best natural treatments you can use for dry skin. You can massage it in to areas such as your knees, elbows and hands or use it as a facial or body moisturizer. Apply a lot on very troublesome spots. For example, are your hands very dry? Apply a generous amount of olive oil on your hands at night before going to bed, put on a pair of cotton gloves, and go to sleep. Your hands will look and feel so much better in the morning. You can also massage it into dry hair and scalp.
When buying olive oil, look for the extra-virgin one. Extra-virgin olive oil is taken from the first pressing of the olives, and is the purest form of oil you can find.

Bananas
Bananas are great for dry, sensitive and/or aging skin. They contain vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium and the natural emollients in the banana will soothe and hydrate your dry skin.
Mash a ripe banana, apply it to your face or whatever part of your body that is excessively dry, leave it on for 2o minutes, rinse off with warm water and then moisturize.

Honey
Honey has been a part of the natural skin care systems since centuries and is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. It will hydrate and rejuvenate your dry skin leaving it looking and feeling beautiful.
Here is a mask that is really great for wrinkled and dry skin:
Mash a ½ ripe avocado in a bowl and stir in ¼ cup honey. Apply to your face and leave on for about 10 minutes. Rinse with a cool washcloth.

Oatmeal
Oatmeal’s mild exfoliating, softening and cleansing properties can be an effective home remedy to treat dry skin, and skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Many people who suffer from eczema say that an oatmeal bath can be a huge relief for their itchy skin! You can also apply an oatmeal mask directly to your face. Here is one recipe for you to try:
First massage your face with 1 tablespoon of dry oatmeal, then rinse it off with warm water. Next, mix ½ banana and 2 ounces of plain yogurt and apply to the face. Leave the mask on for about 20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

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