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42 Home Remedies for Dry Skin

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Fish oil

I eat 2-3 teaspoons of Nordic Naturals fish oil every day. No more dry skin on my arms or legs. Must be the omega-3 in the oil. You have to take it for a few weeks before you start to see results. Moisturizers don't really seem to work for me.
January 28 2015

April from Northern California

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Oil therapy the best remedy for dry skin

Your can try any one of three mentioned remedies:

1. Oil Therapy: Rub on some olive, almond or coconut oil and massage lightly on to your hands, legs and the rest of your body before heading for a shower. If time permits, heat the oil and then apply.

2. Milk cream makes for a very good moisturizer. Mix a few drops of lime, a tsp. of milk and two tsp. of milk cream and rub onto your hands and legs. Leave it on for a while before you head for a shower. You’ll see the difference immediately

3. Curd makes for an excellent skin hydrant, and its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties will help soothe your dry, itchy skin. Apply curd just as it is or mix it with some honey and a few drops of lime. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes before you wash it off.
April 22 2014

DP2Web from India

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Oils and fat

Get rid of all soap and store bought cleansers, they are bad for skin, even if they say organic, most "cleansers" take away your skins natural oils, which is not good. Cleanse with oils instead, lather up with your favorite oil in the tub or shower, massage it in, then take it off with a cloth or sponge. It will literally pull up all dirt to the surface. It makes skin amazingly smooth and moist, takes away blemishes and acne. Afterwards, use very diluted organic apple cider vinegar in filtered water with the Mother, as a toner for problem skin areas. Use an oil afterwards as a moisturizer.

My personal preference is Lard (melted animal fat) it makes my skin a lot smoother than any vegetable based oil ever has. But it does make me smell like meat LOL and I don't always have time to melt down fat, so my second best alternative is: Organic Cold Pressed Olive Oil mixed with a little bit of Castor Oil and honey. For a moisturizer I use sunflower seed oil because it doesn't feel as heavy. My skin is amazing!
April 07 2014

Sabrina from Courtenay, Canada

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Proven remedy for dry skin in 5 steps

Step.1--take 50ml each of extra virgin olive oil and virgin coconut oil and a pinch of turmeric, place them in a small metallic cup heat gently to get mixed well.

Step2--cool the oil and store in air tight container then take the amount required for application apply mild heat and apply on dry skin and stand/massage for 20mins.

Step 3--take 2 mugs
mug 1-fill half with water
take some hibiscus leaves then mash with your fingers and filter the mucilage with a clean cloth to remove leaf debris.
Mug2-take a few curd add juice of one lemon mix well remove solids by filtering and dilute remain with water.
(step 3 only weekly twice or thrice)

step4--take a wash with gentle hot water rub with hands then use transparent soap only for bath and (do not apply directly apply on palm lather then apply) then apply mixture of mug2 little by little by rubbing with hands then apply mixture of mug1 now wash with cold/normal water.

Step5--apply a mixture of glycerine:rose water::1:4 after drying with a soft towel.

First do these steps at alternative days then reduce the days after a weekly up to twice weekly.

You will be satisfied with your work if not please contact: ksfaris7(at)gmail.com

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January 25 2014

Faris from India

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Cleanies

Coco oil or coco butter and Vaseline, wash your face with general cleanser every day it will really help.
January 09 2014

TOO_TRILL from United states

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Extra dry skin

If you suffer severely from dry skin add 1/3 gylisrine and rose water and apply on your body you will see the magic.
January 07 2014

Unknown from India

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Dry skin

Coconut oil works amazingly well! Scoop it out with a spoon and slather it on - no artificial ingredients.
December 15 2013

Stephanie from Georgia

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Make you skin soft with jello

Jello or Jelly depending on your location. Eating jelly will make your skin soft and silky. Vitamin E, flaxseed oil, olive oil and supplementing with iodine.
August 29 2013

Holly from New Zealand

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Cocoa butter or coconut butter

Cocoa Butter ( Cocoa body cream which you can get from The Body Shop or supermarket cheap is exactly the same ) really works, and I find Coconut ones really work too :)
June 23 2013

Chloe from England

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Cocoa Butter

Works like a charm. Will also get rid of wrinkles and stretch marks.
December 31 2012

Preston from California

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Aloe Vera Juice

For very dry cracked heels,dry hands, etc. I have found that Aloe Vera juice applied at room temperature with a cotton ball or put it in a small spray bottle and spray it on. Allow it to dry thoroughly.(It does not take long). The Aloe Vera dries up the cracked skin for easy removal. Follow this with Suave Natural Oatmeal Body Lotion, this is the best lotion I have found for long lasting hydration. The Aloe Vera juice can be purchased in any health food store, just be sure that it is pure. The Suave Natural Oatmeal Body Lotion can be purchased at most stores and is inexpensive. You may also want to consider drinking the Aloe Vera juice for extra hydration among other health benefits. This is the first remedy that I have found that works for me and I have tried many. I use the Suave Natural Oatmeal Body Lotion on my legs, arms, etc. and it works well for these areas as well.
October 26 2011

Carol from Bowling Green, KY

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Dry Skin from Old Age!

Okay, I admit I'm getting older, but my dry skin is a shock! My heels get dry and cracked, my legs look like snake skin, and my dry hands and wrinkled face feel tight all the time.

I have tried Ponds, olive oil, baby oil, and all kinds of lotions. No help! I need some kind of moisturizer!

Then I realized dry skin is just a build up of dead skin. I can take a shower, and when I get out, dry my feet and the excess skin just wants to come right off. No pumice stone is needed really, just a light rubbing, and if your callouses are really thick then use a small cheese grater to remove dead skin and callouses.

As for my legs, you are going to probably freak when you hear this, but I was in a Farm store and found a brush in the "horse" section called a hoof brush. I bought it because I needed a good hairbrush, but found out it is great for brushing the flaking skin off your legs... then apply a moisturizer. No more snake skin!

As for my face and hands, in this same store, I found a tube of Skin Therapy Cream, made by Outdoor Hands. This is a great moisturizer, I'm glad I bought 2 tubes. It has shea butter, wheat germ oil, hemp seed oil, grapefruit seed oil, and other natural ingredients. Maybe you can find it online.
March 21 2010

Rhonda M from Michigan

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