10 Home Remedies For Dry Skin On Face

Dry skin is very irritating and spoils your looks. It’s a common problem that most people face at some point of time. Pollution, Sun’s harmful rays, winters or windy weather can wreak havoc on your skin to make it dry. Due to lack of moisture in the skin, it becomes dehydrated, loses its flexibility and becomes cracked, scaly and even itchy sometimes.

Home Remedies For Dry Skin
Home Remedies For Dry Skin On Face

Take care to treat dry skin as soon as it occurs because if it is left untreated, it could give way to the bacteria to infuse into your skin, which can eventually cause dermatitis.

Dry skin needs an effective lubricant to re-hydrate it. Many dry skin products are available on the market to treat – from mild to extremely dry skin. These over-the-counter chemicals loaded products seldom work, but burn a hole in your pocket.  On the other hand the dry skin home remedies are least expensive, but can treat your dry skin with natural ingredients, without any side effects. Here are the selected best home remedies to treat dry, itchy skin on your face and hands. You need to apply these home remedies continuously and consistently, to get the best results.

Home Remedies For Dry Skin

1. Oil Therapy: Rub some olive, coconut or almond oil mildly onto your hands, legs and rest of the body prior to bathing. A warm oil massage works even better. This will enable your skin to retain moisture after bath and make your skin soft and smooth.

2. Coconut Oil: Coconut oil works as a natural moisturizer and helps in treating dry, scaly skin – making it soft and smooth. This oil is an easily available dry skin home remedy. It contains ample amounts of fatty acid that can compensate for any loss of moisture from the skin. It works its full magic when left on the skin overnight.

3. Castor Oil: Castor oil is bestowed with natural therapeutic powers of recinoleic acid and vitamin E that can protect your skin against soap, warm water and the winter dryness. This acts as a natural astringent to take away all impurities from your skin. It easily seeps into skin and nourishes it. Dab it onto the extremely dry areas over your face to hydrate, avoiding eyes.

4. Glycerin: Hydrate your skin with glycerin, as it helps your skin to absorb and retain moisture. You can easily buy it from your neighbor-hood drug store. An ancient time effective home remedy for dry skin is to mix glycerin, lemon juice and rose water in equal proportions, and apply it onto your face overnight. You can store this mixture in a bottle in your refrigerator. Apply it regularly every day.

5. Petroleum Jelly:  This natural ingredient has been used to pamper dry skin, since ages. You can also combine it with glycerin in equal proportions, and apply over your dry skin to slough away the flaking skin and make your skin soft and smooth. It is best home remedy for all types of skin conditions that erupt because of dry skin.

6. Olive Oil and Egg Yolk Face Mask: The properties of olive oil and egg yolk make them an effective combination to remedy dry skin conditions. Olive oil has been used as a key natural ingredient to treat dry flaky skin. It is a well-known natural antioxidant full of vitamin E and K that become potent to treat dry skin when combined with one or two egg yolks and whipped together to form a face mask of uniform consistency. The egg yolk contains vitamin A that makes your skin soft and smooth by curing flaky skin. Apply this face mask for dry skin onto your face, leave it there for 15 minutes, and then rinse it off to see the wonderful results. This is an excellent natural remedy to treat dry skin. To obtain better results, mix a few drops of lemon juice and rose water to the paste.

7. Avocado and Honey: Avocado and honey when combined together form an effective natural remedy to combat dry skin conditions. They make a good amalgamation of sterolin and humectants to formulate an effective face mask for dry skin. Simply mix mashed avocado and honey in equal proportions and blend them into a consistent paste. Apply it for 15 minutes, and then rinse it off.

8. Banana and Yogurt Face Mask: Bananas can also be used as a dry skin home remedy. Simply mash one banana and apply it like a face mask, leaving it for 20 minutes, and then rinse it off. Alternatively, you can combine mashed banana with plain yogurt and use it as a face pack for dry skin. This natural banana and yogurt face mask for dry skin not only moisturizes dry skin, but also exfoliates dead skin cells. You can also just apply the paste on the dry patches for 30 minutes and then rinse it off.

9. Curd Face Mask for Dry Skin: Curd has anti-bacterial properties and is full of antioxidants that make the skin soft and radiant. It is an ideal home based remedy for dry skin. It has lactic acid, which can remove bacteria from your skin that are otherwise harmful. For better results, mix a little honey and a few drops of lime juice with curd and apply it on the skin, leaving it for 10 minutes then rinse it off.

10. Papaya and Avocado Face Mask: Avocado face mask is most effective home remedy for dry skin. Mash one avocado and apply it all over face and dry skin areas on your body to heal the dry skin. Papaya is another well know fruit, which is used in facial masks for dry skin. Mash and blend a slice of papaya, 1 avocado and 1 banana. Apply this face pack over your face, leaving it for 20 minutes, and then rinse it off to witness the glowing and soft skin.

The above are our recommended dry skin home remedies. If you like to share your natural remedies for dry skin, you can do so under the comments below for the benefit of other readers.

51 COMMENTS

  1. I am so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Hey I hope you are feeling better now. Dry skin is actually quite annoying especially when it gets itchy. A friend recommended Pyore’sHeallingArgan Oil, and it felt great on the skin.
      And they always have great deals going on.

  2. I like the idea of natural. Exercise always gives me a glow but my skin is so dry this winter I am going to try one or more of these…no more banana bread with those bananas and no more guilt trips having to throw them away!

  3. I have extremely dry skin, especially my hands, legs, feet, and arms (LOL everywhere). I was looking at a Dr. Oz show and he recommended Made from Earth body lotions for dry skin. I tried the Valencia Orange All Purpose Lotion (yes, you can use it on your face also) and I haven’t stop using it since. It is not oily but it does moisturize my skin very well. its a large 8 ounce bottle – i started about 3 months ago and I still have a little less than half left. It works great on both my face and body. My fiance always says I smell great after I wear it !

  4. I have used olive oil on my face to combat dry skin. It helps to a degree. It does not seem to be absorbed by my skin, but instead lays on the surface. It hydrates a little, not like some of my face lotions though.

  5. I have dry skin and also I have stretch marks on my leg.Please give me any solution to remove it.It looks too odd and I can not ware any short dress.I want to remove it before my marriage January 2017.

  6. Mam,I am 27 year old girl.I have a naturally dry skin.But my face feels extremely dry in winters.And nowadays I also have sagging cheeks too and also the natural glow of my face has gone! I was sick from many days and didnt pay attention to a nutritious diet for 6 months,was almost on a crash diet.I dont know whether its because of this crash diet which I followed for 6 months or its a sign of ageing!! Please help me out,would be highly obliged!

  7. I had dry skin, and decided to apply a little coconut oil to my face overnight as I slept. The next morning I woke up to extremely dry flaked painful skin, the coconut oil has completely ruin the texture.it’s been 4 days and nothing is working. My suggestion is Do NOT use coconut oil. Now I’m desperately looking for a natural way to restore to at least what it was. I understand everyone’s skin is different but I completely regret applying coconut oil 🙁

  8. Even petrolleum jelly [ Vaseline] is good and has shown its effects from Day 1. My skin never got so dry and patchy during winters but this winter the unexpected happened and the first thing lay hands on was Boroline which is very famous but it did not yield any results. I read this blog and used Vaseline and it has worked wonders from day 1. I use Vaseline for my face and coconut oil for my body. so far so good. 🙂

  9. Good advises, i learnt a lot from this site, My question however is, can I use these home made products for my daughter whose 11 years old, she’s got stretch marks on her thighs

    • @ Simangele:

      Thank you so much for appreciating our efforts. You can use the home made remedies for your daughter. But, first take care to test the product on a small skin area of your daughter.

  10. Dry skin can cause the signs of ageing to appear and that is why I find these dry face skin remedies so great.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Amanda 🙂

  11. I need help,my face is so rough right now and I’ve tried a lot of remedies.I have rashes and my face is dry and itchy.the rashes is as a result of using antimicrobial creams for a long time pls what home made remedy can I do to treat it

  12. Pls I have rashes on my face and it is because of prolonged use of antimicrobial creams,it’s dry too and itchy.what home made remedy can I use to treat it fast cos its making me feel bad a lot

  13. My daughter had dry skin, it was so bad that her hands had cuts and she couldn’t hold a pen to write. She was given steroids and told it will take weeks to heal. she applied coconut oil and recovered within few days.

  14. This was a most easiest method you shared on this page with the outstanding steps to eliminate the dryness from the Sensitive skin of body in a seven days and increase the beauty of skin by using the hemp seed oil daily according to the period of a time after the recommendations of a doctor and remember the instructions of a doctor which help you to eliminate this kind of skin dryness ,My suggestion is you must go to a doctor one time in a week for starting of proper treatment of eliminating dryness appeared on the Sensitive skin of body for increasing the beauty of skin in a summer season due to the effect of sun rays,keep it in your mind don’t work in the light of sun because the heat of sun with the dust particles of sun rays increase the rough dryness and cracks with lines on the skin due to the demaged of skin layers cells after the working of some time you notice the color of skin become black and cracks with lines are increased on the Sensitive skin of a body this is also a effect of skin cancer . So take care of skin and avoid to work in a light of sun . you also use a mask on the face if necessary to work in the light of sun and also use carrot in the food salad .
    Thanks.

  15. I am having dry skin on winter season it is very high and the skin cracks like snake. Can anyone help me out of it and what moisture i have to use.

  16. having dry skin is very bad. I usually use a moisturizer provided by a beauty clinic. I also routinely to keep doing care for my skin is not getting worse. you can also make a natural mask for facial treatment at home.

  17. Hi Khloe,
    You have shared excellent information about the skin care tips in summer season on this page with the outstanding steps to eliminate the dryness from the Sensitive skin of body in a seven days by using the hemp seed oil with the best moisturizer daily according to the period of a time after the recommendations of a doctor and remember the instructions of a doctor which help you to remove this kind of skin dryness disease with the use of best skin moisturizer ,My suggestion is you must go to a doctor one time in a week for starting of proper treatment of eliminating dryness with skin moisturizer appeared on the Sensitive skin of body in a summer season due to the effect of sun rays,keep it in your mind don’t work in the light of sun because the heat of sun with the dust particles in sun rays increase the rough dryness and cracks with lines on the skin due to the demaged of skin layers cells after the working of some time you notice the color of skin become black and cracks with lines are increased on the Sensitive skin of a body this is also a effect of skin cancer . So take care of skin and avoid to work in a light of sun . you also use a mask on the face if necessary to work in the light of sun and also use carrot in the food salad .
    Thanks.

  18. These are the best remedies for dry skin. I used coconut oil to combat my dry skin and it worked very well for me. Thanks a lot for sharing the great article.

  19. Nice article! These all are best ways to get smooth, soft skin. I have used avocado and honey mixture which works effectively. This all natural mask is good for all skin types. Thanks for sharing this awesome tips.

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