Prevent, care and treat dry skin

Dry skin is one of the most common skin problems. Especially during the winter, the skin can feel dry and tight and even start to flake. However, you can easily prevent, care for and treat dry skin with nutrition and a home-made cream.

Causes of dry skin

Dehydration

Dehydration is the main cause of dry skin. If you do not drink enough water every day or consume a lot of caffeine and sugar, this will inevitably cause tight and dry skin.

Unhealthy food

In addition to dehydration, unhealthy food is also at the top of the list of causes. Vitamin A and vitamin B deficiencies in particular cause dry skin.

Tips to prevent, care for and treat dry skin

Almond oil, olive oil or grapeseed oil

Massage your dry skin daily before bedtime with almond oil, olive oil or grapeseed oil (or a mixture of the three). This is the best method available to prevent, care for and treat dry skin.

Aloe vera

Apply a thick layer of aloe vera gel to your skin and let it penetrate until no more gel remains.

Bananas

Crush a ripe banana. Then apply this to dry skin and let it absorb for at least twenty minutes. Then rinse with lukewarm water.

Papaya

Mash a papaya and apply the pulp to your face once a week to prevent dry skin.

Avocado

Crush an avocado and mix with a few drops of lemon juice. Leave on dry skin for twenty minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.

Carrots

Boil and crush a carrot and apply the pulp to your face to care for and treat your dry skin.

Egg yolk

Massage your face with the yolk of an egg for fifteen minutes.

Honey

Apply a thick layer of honey to your dry skin. Leave on for fifteen minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

Peanut butter, milk and honey

You can easily prevent, care for and treat dry skin by rubbing it with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, a little milk and a quarter teaspoon of honey. Leave this natural cream on until it has dried completely. Then rinse with lukewarm water.

Green clay and honey

Add one teaspoon of powdered green clay to one teaspoon of honey. Apply to dry skin and leave on for twenty minutes.

Oatmeal and honey

Peels can sometimes dry out dry skin even more. However, you can also make a natural peeling based on oatmeal and honey that not only peels your skin but also cares for and nourishes it.

Almond paste and milk

You can make another peeling based on a little almond paste (available in the health food store) to which you have added a little whole milk. Massage the dry skin with this for at least fifteen minutes. Even better would be to let the almond paste and milk soak in overnight.

Egg yolk, orange juice, olive oil, rose water and lime juice

Mix 1 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon orange juice, 1 teaspoon olive oil, a few drops of rose water and a few drops of lime juice. Apply this mixture to your face every morning and let it sit for at least fifteen minutes. Then rinse well.

Whole milk and turmeric

Massage your dry skin daily with a little whole milk to which you have added a generous scoop of turmeric.

Water

It is best to cleanse your skin with lukewarm water alone. Make sure the water is never too warm, especially during winter. What you can also do is soak a cotton ball in a mixture of whole milk, olive oil and sunflower oil and wash your face with it. Finish with a little lukewarm water.

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