12 Effective Home Remedy for Dry Skin

Effective Home Remedy for Dry Skin

How to Get Rid of Dry Skin?

Too often people search for dry skin relief in countless products. They buy all sorts of lotions and creams hoping to relieve that tight dry feeling. Well, the solution can be close at hand. 

That’s right, a dry skin remedy can be as close as your kitchen shelf. You can make your recipes for dry skin relief with the application of some foods commonly found in your kitchen.

Having dry skin can be very bothersome. This is especially true if you experience a lot of skin flaking. Too much dryness causes your skin to be off-balanced and, ultimately, can cause you to become more prone to acne over time.

Dry skin can also just be downright embarrassing, especially if it is on your face. If you are looking for a remedy that will help you get rid of skin acne, then you may want to think about this treatment for dry skin.

There are two ways to get relief from dry skin from your kitchen shelf. You can eat the food or apply some of the foods directly on your skin. Some of these foods which relieve your dry skin include honey, olive oil, yogurt, and oatmeal.


Honey a naturally dry skin remedy has bee used since ancient times. Cleopatra used honey together with milk combined in a bath to keep her skin young and fresh. 

Honey acts to both heal and moisturize the skin. With its antibacterial properties, honey can heal the tiny breaks in the skin letting dry skin repair itself. Honey is a natural moisture holder or humectant.


Yogurt is another food that can be an ally of dry skin. Yogurt can be used as a skin cleanser leaving the skin soft and moisturized. Oatmeal can ease dry skin. 

You can mix oatmeal with a little bit of water to have a natural facial exfoliating mix. Or pour some oatmeal in your bath to reduce itchy dry skin.

3.Olive Oil

Another great kitchen resource is olive oil. Cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil can smooth and soften skin. Whether you include olive oil in your diet or apply it to your skin. 

Olive oil softens and soothes dry skin. Add almonds to your diet every day for healthy oils which help dry skin feel smooth and supple. Other sources of ‘good’ oils for your skin are fish such as salmon.

4.Herbal Tea

You can use herb tea not only to drink but also to hydrate your skin. You can also use herbal tea as part of a steaming facial. 

The steam will open your pores allowing your moisturizing part of your facial to do its work. Some herbs to try include chamomile, peppermint, and calendula.

5.Honey Mask

  • Using a headband or barrettes pin hair back from the face.
  • Wet a facecloth with very warm water.
  • Place on the face for 3-5 minutes to open pores.
  • Take 2-3 tablespoon of honey and smear over the face.
  • Sit back and relax for 15 minutes.
  • Remove honey with a warm water rinse.
  • Follow with your favorite moisturizer or 1 teaspoon of olive oil

6.Egg White Mask

This is especially good for moisturizing in those cold winter months.

  • Pull hair back from the face.
  • Take one egg white and gently ‘paint’ face avoiding eye area.
  • Sit back and close your eyes till the egg white dries.
  • Rinse with clear warm water.

7.Avocado Mask For Face And Hands

  • You’ll need 2-gallon size zip lock bags.
  • Take one ripe avocado and mash into a thick paste.
  • Depending on the ripeness of the avocado you may want to add 1-3 teaspoons of olive oil. This will make the mask easier to spread.
  • Apply the mask to your face and hands. Make sure you massage the mixture into your cuticles.
  • Slide your hands inside the bag.
  • Lie back and relax.
  • Remove the ziplock bags and wash your hands with warm water.
  • Now rinse your face with clean warm water.
  • Follow up with a light moisturizing lotion on your face and hands.
  • Remember dry skin relief and dry skin remedies are as close as your kitchen shelf.


Not only does lavender smell good, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties. Lavender will help when your skin flares up from eczema or is severely dry. Jason has a lavender body wash that you can use or you can buy some lavender lotion for instant relief.


 The oil of jojoba is one of the best when it comes to treating dry skin. Even if you have oily skin and thus are afraid to use oil over it, you shouldn’t be, as it lessens oil production in the skin while moisturizing dryness. It is great both for the scalp and dry areas on the body.

10. Neem

 This is an ancient Ayurvedic medicine that has been proved again and again through a time of its usefulness. It helps to relieve dry, red, and/or itchy skin as well as moisturizing it to prevent future problems. Its oil is of great use in applying to the scalp or over dry patches of skin on the body.

11.Omega vitamins

 One of the easiest ways to help fight dry skin and keep it healthy is to make sure you’re getting enough of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These are common in fish, nuts, seeds, and sunflower and soybean oils. Simply incorporating these into your diet or taking a supplement for it should help a lot.

12.Pure virgin coconut oil

 Unrefined coconut oil is great when it comes to a dry or itchy scalp, as well as the dry area over the body. It also leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturized when you spread it over the skin and let it become absorbed.