The options for moisturizers are endless, but are they all “good"?
Over the counter products contain substances you don't want near your skin. Natural home remedies are cheaper and much more effective!
These ingredients and recipes can be used on the face and/or as full body moisturizers.
Our Top 8 Best Moisturizers for Dry Skin
Honey has to be number one because it contains so many wonderful properties. Honey is full of antioxidants, which helps to heal the skin. It is antimicrobial so it protects the skin and it is a natural humectant, which means that it locks in moisture.
Coconut oil contains amazing fatty acids that not only moisturise the skin, but they protect and heal. Always use a virgin, organic unrefined coconut oil for dry skin. Coconut oil is extremely versatile, read more about coconut oil uses here. Coconut oil is not only the best face moisturizer for dry skin, but can be used on acne too!
Coconut oil recipes for skin care
Packed with antioxidants and nutrients, this amazing fruit will leave your skin looking younger and smoother than ever before. Cleanse your face first. Mash some avocado, apply to the dry areas. Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing off and apply some organic avocado oil. Not necessary to rinse off again.
Avocado oil benefits
Avocado facial mask
Oats are super moisturizing and exfoliating, therefore getting rid of old skin cells. You can use oats on its own. Put ½ cup of oats in a sock and tie a knot. Put this in your bath water. Massage your sock to release all of the moisturizing oat milk.
If you are looking for a way to moisturize and cleanse dry patches on skin, almond milk is great! You can use this to remove makeup too. Be sure to buy organic almond milk or make your own. (its easy)
Almond milk remedies
Beeswax and plant based butters such as avocado butter, shea butter, cocoa butter and mango butter.
Be sure to get organic products that are additive free. These are great if you would like something that stays on the skin and is absorbed slowly. These leave a layer of protection on the skin.
Essential oils for dry skin
Essential oils need to be added to a carrier oil because they are too potent to be used alone. Some good essential oil for dry flaky skin: Lavender, Neroli, Rosemary, German chamomile, Sandalwood and Carrot seed.
Choosing the right aromatherapy oil for your specific needs
Sugar contains glycolic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), this penetrates the skin and encourages quicker cell turnover. This means that your skin will look younger and feel softer. Sugar is also a natural humectant, which means that it is great at helping the skin keep its moisture. Last but not least sugar is an exfoliant, which will help get rid of dead skin cells.
Brown sugar body scrub
Sugar scrub recipes
How to Use the Above Ingredients
You can make your own recipe with these ingredients above, but here is an example of a facial routine:
Remove all traces of dirt and cleanse the skin with almond milk. Apply with organic cotton rounds. Air dry.
#2Use a Moisturising exfoliant:
½ tbsp Honey
½ tbsp melted coconut oil
2 tbsp tbsp oats
Mix honey, coconut oil and oats together. Apply to skin and neck and any other dry areas, rub in circular motions to exfoliate well. Rinse off. Pat dry.
½ tbsp mango butter
Apply in circular motions and leave on.
Homemade Organic Moisturizing Lotion Recipes
Other Dry Skin Remedies & Tips
Drink enough water. Your body needs 1cup of water per 10kg of body weight plus 1. So in other words if you weigh 80kg, you need 9 cups of water daily.
Quit showering in super hot water, it dries out the skin.
Moisturize your skin while it is damp (immediately after a shower)