Dry Skin:

 

• Dry skin occurs due to loss of skin moisture 

• This usually occurs during cold weather

• For some, dry skin is a chronic problem 

• If ignored, fissures or deep cracks can develop on the skin which may cause bleeding

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Dry flaking skin

• Lines and wrinkles on the skin

• Itchiness

• White lines on scratching

 

Causes:

 

• Bathing in hot water multiple times a day

• Swimming

• Overexposure to sunlight

• Psoriasis, a medical condition of the skin

• Sitting for long in artificially heated or cooled rooms where humidity levels   are low

 

Natural home remedy using bananas and honey:

 

1. Take 2 mashed bananas

2. Add 2 tbsp of honey

3. Mix well

4. Apply on dry skin

5. Leave it for 20 min

6. Wash off with warm water

 

Natural home remedy using barley flour, turmeric powder and mustard oil:

 

1. Take 2 tbsp of barley flour

2. Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder

3. Add 2 tsp of mustard oil

4. Add water

5. Mix well to make a paste

6. Apply this paste on the affected parts of the skin

7. Leave it for 10 min

8. Scrub it off with your palms

9. Bathe with lukewarm water

   

This will make the skin soft, fair and silky

 

Natural home remedy using egg yolk:

 

1. Take 1 egg yolk

2. Beat it lightly 

3. Apply this on the dry skin

4. Leave it for 20 min before washing

 

Tips:

 

• Massage using olive oil or almond oil

• Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day as this flushes out the toxins

• Use a moisturiser regularly