Face it, if you have chronic dry skin on your face, there are several potential culprits. One, you are not eating right and may have a vitamin A deficiency. Two, you are using chemical laden skin care products that are actually drying out your skin. Three, you are not using anything other than soap to cleanse your skin. I hear people complaining all the time about their terribly dry, dull, wrinkled skin and when I ask what they are using, many have this to say…“Oh, I don’t waste my money on a face moisturizer, I use soap!” Bahahhah!
Soap? That’s obviously not working for them. You don’t want to spend alot of money taking care of your skin; I get that, and you don’t have to. There are many inexpensive natural moisturizers on the market today that can get rid of dry skin without applying chemicals that can make it worse. There are also inexpensive home remedies for dry skin that date back hundreds of years. Here are just a few from “The Living Beauty Detox Program” by Ann Louise Gittleman, M.S., C.N.S.
- To give your dry skin a healthy glow, mix two parts rosewater to one part glycerin and apply a few drops all over your face after cleansing your skin.
- Give yourself an old fashioned mayonnaise facial by massaging it into your dry skin for 15 minutes.
- Make a mask of dry oatmeal and a whipped whole egg. Massage on your face and let it stand for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with warm, than cool, water.
- Beat together 1 egg, 1 tblsp. milk, and 1 tsp. honey. Apply to face and let harden. Remove with warm water, followed by cold water.
- Blend 2 drops of sandalwood oil and 1 drop of frankincense oil and 2 tsp. of honey. Apply mask to clean skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. This mask can be used once a week and is great for mature skin.
- Add a couple drops of neroli, lavender, or jasmine to your moisturizer or anti aging cream to soften dry skin.
You don’t have to spend money on expensive moisturizers for dry skin when there are many natural alternatives to try home.
Try this natural Hydrating Mask to get rid of dry skin.
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