There are 2 definitions for natural skin care: traditional products that contain ingredients derived from natural substances and homemade products. No matter what you believe, you can actually make or buy a variety of different skin care products for different skin problems.
This time around we'll take a look at homemade products that are made to help treat dry skin problems. Dry skin is, quite possibly, the one type of skin that can benefit the most from these types of products.
The Problem with Dry Skin
There are a couple of issues that are constantly affecting dry skin. Premature aging is one such issue that is very common in people with this skin condition. Adverse reactions to chemical products are the other problem that is commonly suffered.
Anti Aging Skin Care Tips & Dry Skin
An anti aging regimen requires a regular cleansing routine just like every other type skin condition. Daily cleansing is the best way to remove dead cells and help make a healthy complexion. And do not forget that moisturizing is also an essential part of your anti aging routine.
Apply your moisturizer generously over your face and neck on damp skin to get the best results. You can find a moisturizer that acts as a wrinkle cream or anti aging cream. This way you can skip one step and save time, especially in the mornings.
Follow up with a natural toner. Floral water and essential oils work great for taking away the dryness. Find the mix that is best for you through trial and error.
Exfoliation is another important step in dry skin care, however, you should stay away from mechanical abrasives such as scrubs and hard bristled brushes. Instead, use a paste made with honey, oatmeal (whole or ground) and grapefruit juice to remove dead skin cells and debris from your skin.
Natural skin products can be beneficial for dry skin as they are less likely to cause irritation:
In order to treat dry skin you can puree 1 banana and 1 papaya together to form a paste that will be applied to your skin. Let the paste settle for 20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water and apply a natural moisturizer.
You can also alleviate the symptoms of this type of skin condition by applying mayonnaise (either homemade or store bought) to your skin. This is done by gently massaging in the mayo and having it set for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
Do not Forget these Tips
If you are going to be outside, you can not risk solar exposure so apply a sunscreen. This will protect your skin from exposure to UV radiation, which also accelerates the signs of aging and can cause irritation. Also drink plenty of water and avoid smoking if you want to keep your skin hydrated and young looking.