Deliciously Rich Home Remedies Dry Skin Adores
Well winter has well and truly made itself felt and many of us have by now got very dry and tightly stretched skin, mine for one now looks like a badly botched botox session and doesn’t feel that great either.
It wasn’t helped by jogging (well sliding at speed anyway) right into the range of a busy gritter which dispensed a rough grade of facial skin exfoliation you just can’t buy at the drugstore!
Time to dig out Grannies cheapskate home remedies for dry skin in winter – not because of cost but because they are more effective as a rescue remedy for withered and dry winter skin than any ambitious chemist’s dream cream yet to come out of an expensive laboratory.
As winter skin care home remedies go these are right up there and worth the cost of a banana surely?
Go on – try them, you’ll see and feel the difference right away and you can then go on apply a good commercial moisturizer to seal in the goodness just infused by natures best skin hydrators.
Bananas, honey and avocados are all known for their rich moisturizing properties and these are extracted and used all over the world in mega expensive pots of cream. Oils including coconut, almond and even olive oil are also natures helping hand for dry skin at any time, but in winter they are priceless for skin care.
Largely you can count on them never doing any harm, unless you have a nut allergy in which case, please read the next paragraph and do be very careful.
Allergic To Nuts?
Important Note – anyone with a nut allergy should check with their health care provider before using any oils from the kernel of a nut. If this is you, just use the first group of fruits and honey, you’ll still notice a measurable improvement in skin condition almost immediately – check for sensitivity to avocado too.
Use These Winter Dry Skin Remedies As Often As You Want
Combine your choice of ingredients from the first group with the second and you have a nourishing, rich skin infusion which both dry flaky skin and tightly stretched shiny sore skin will soak up like a sponge. I’ve included approximate simple measurements and the recipes I toss together, but one banana and (or) half a large avocado to a teaspoon of anything else is about right and will make enough for three to five applications.
These dry skin face remedies will keep for a week in the refrigerator so mix up a small batch and apply at night after cleansing, leave on for five minutes or longer if you can, then rinse gently, pat dry and apply your favourite oil based moisturizer before retiring to bed, in my case probably with an effigy of that gritter truck driver and a sharp pin!
One half teaspoon of oats is added which you can skip if you want to, but it helps bind the runny ingredients of these homemade skin treatments together enough that they stay on your face where you put them – you only need to apply a thin coating to skin anyway. If you don’t have oats use a teaspoon of freshly made breadcrumbs instead.
If you want to use Grannies concoctions like a lotion and sit with one feeding starved skin while you relax with a drink, whizz them up with a blender and funnel into a clean preferably sterile bottle where again, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week so apply twice daily for very dry skin and continue until the weather improves is my best advice – it’s what I’ll be doing myself.
Grannies Home Remedies Dry Skin Will Love
Mash one ripe banana or half a ripe avocado with one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of coconut oil then whizz in a blender until smooth. Use as a lotion and leave on for as long as you want – and do try not to keep licking your lips…
Egg & Banana Chapped Skin Charmer
One separated egg yolk mixed with one ripe mashed banana and about half a teaspoon of coconut oil – you may need a sprinkle of oats to make the mix easier to apply, depending on the egg.
This is a really nice gentle and nourishing gloop which can take rough chapped dry skin back to normal in a couple of applications.
Creamy Honey Help
One teaspoon of runny honey and one of cream – you can use milk and the higher the fat content the better. Add one teaspoon of oats or fresh breadcrumbs and mix well or put in the blender and apply liberally to any dry skin patches and obviously your face. The cream has an awesome rich quality which leaves skin feeling unbelievably soft and re-hydrated.
If you want to know a bit more about the history of honey in healing here’s a quote from a good article and a link to it.
A review published in The Cochrane Library indicated that honey may be able to help heal burns, the lead author of the study said that “topical honey is cheaper than other interventions, notably oral antibiotics, which are often used and may have other deleterious side effects…(read more about honey here).
I hope you try one of these and feel the relief and delight of tight skin relaxing under a honey and cream blanket.