All Natural Dry Skin Remedies

Natural remedies for dry skin are a cost-effective and easy way to moisturize and keep your skin glowing and youthful.

What are the benefits of natural skin care remedies?

Natural oils and remedies tend to be more pure which makes them a better choice for many people. Other over-the-counter products have lots of ingredients in them. Not only will they contain the active moisturizing products, but they can also have preservatives, That’s a given with water-based products. Alcohol and fragrances are other common ingredients in commercial products that can cause irritation or an allergic reaction, or be just more drying to skin.

The following products are well-known as superior, all-natural moisturizers for dry skin

1. Raw Unfiltered Honey

Raw honey  which has not been pasteurized or filtered, and ideally taken directly from the hive is a treasure chest of nutritional value and medicinal remedies. It contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals and is a natural and powerful medicine, both internally and externally

Raw honey is great medicine for the skin. Rich in antioxidant, antibiotic, and antiviral capabilities, raw honey is now showing great promise as a skin moisturizer. Not only does it help retain moisture, it resembles the skin’s natural moisturizing factor, as well.

Current research has found raw honey to actually possess antiseptic, antibacterial, and ant fungal properties. In some studies, raw honey has been used to suppress bacterial growth, particularly in open wounds..

Tip: Smooth a small amount of Raw Honey lightly over the skin; easily remove later with splashes of cold water or comfortable warm water. Leaves skin baby soft.

2.  Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera has traditionally been used to treat various skin conditions, including dry skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, inflammations, burns and wounds. Aloe Vera is also a great skin moisturizer that helps to keep skin supple by bringing oxygen to the cells, and therefore increasing the synthesis and strength of skin tissue.

Topically, aloe Vera benefits dry and cracked skin, burns, blisters, frostbite, insect bites, and allergic reactions.

Studies show that aloe Vera improves the skin’s ability to hydrate itself, aids in the removal of dead skin cells, and has an effective penetrating ability that helps transport healthy substances through the skin.

Aloe Vera products in the form of gel and lotion are used as a mild anesthetic, relieving itching, swelling and pain. Aloe is also used as an antibacterial and anti-fungal, increases blood flow to wounded areas and stimulates fibroblasts–the skin cells responsible for healing. Use aloe Vera gel on your skin, face and body, and apply liberally and as often as needed.

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The aloe Vera leaf contains over 75 nutrients and 200 active compounds, which includes 20 minerals, 18 amino acids, and 12 vitamins.

3. Shea butter

Natural shea butter skin lotion is a fabulous dry skin softening emollient due to its unique fatty acid profile and excellent natural moisturizing qualities.

Shea butter comes from the fruit kernels of the Shea nut tree.

Shea butter benefits the skin leaving it soft and supple after topical application. Shea butter has a wide range of amazing healing properties stemming from its physical make up of vitamins A, E, and cinnamic acid, just to name a few.

Shea butter has been shown to have anti-inflammatory capabilities and has been utilized for these benefits for hundreds of years. It has been shown to increase the healing of wounds and improve scars. It is used to heal eczema, burns, rashes, severely dry skin, and to lessen the irritation of psoriasis.

Click on www.sheainstitute.com to learn more about the benefits of Shea Butter.

Natural Oils For Dry Skin Care

Natural oils such as almond, olive, safflower, sunflower, beeswax and jojoba work primarily as emollients (agents that help to hydrate, soften, and loosen dry skin), because they are soluble in the sebum and are capable of being absorbed and used by skin cells. Read more on the supreme benefits of natural oils for dry skin »

Essential Oils For Dry Skin Care

Essential oils are the volatile, aromatic portion of a plant, and once extracted, usually through steam distillation, they are 75 to 100 times more potent then their original source. Essential oils contain the odor, taste, and medicinal properties of the plant itself, but in very concentrated form, with no base oil, alcohol, water or dilatants added.

Essential oils are especially effective for the skin. They act as transporters to carry therapeutic benefits through the seven layers of the epidermis. As they penetrate they find their way through the intercellular fluid. These oils are highly concentrated, and hence very potent and should always be used sparingly and in conjunction with a reliable reference.

Read more on the benefits of Essential oils for treating the symptoms of dry skin »

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