The humid days of the summer leave the skin soft and moist. The onset of the harsh winter months tells a different story altogether. Cold and chilly winds deplete the skin of essential oils and make it dull, coarse and excessively dry.
While creams and moisturizers may come to the rescue, they are only temporarily effective. Following a sensible home regime will go a long way in preventing the skin from becoming rough. Here are some home remedies for a dry face.
Home Remedies For A Dry Face
Water has rightly been called the elixir of life. It is needed for the vital functions of the body. Not only this, but water is essential for good, healthy and glowing skin. Make sure you drink enough water throughout the day. Water hydrates the skin and keeps it soft and supple. In the winters, the body does not need that much water so you do not feel thirsty. But it still becomes essential to drink enough water. Make sure you drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day. This will keep the skin on your face soft and glowing.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Eat plenty of foods like salmon, tuna, mackerel, almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds and olive oil all of which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are great for the skin especially as they help to keep the skin soft, healthy and supple. They moisturize the skin and give an instant face lift by lifting and plumping up the skin. The above foods should be incorporated in your diet especially if your skin is prone to becoming dry. Aim to have 3-4 servings of these fatty acids every day for best results.
A mixture of fuller’s earth and rose water keeps the skin on the face soft and supple. Use this twice a week for best results
Any rich fruit pack using papayas and pineapples help to revitalize and rehydrate the dry and dull skin on the face. Mash these fruits in a blender and apply them on your face. Wash after some time.
Milk and Gram Flour
Use a mixture of full fat cream or milk along with gram flour and a pinch of turmeric on your face. Leave for ten minutes and wash off with plain water. Your face will be soft and well moisturized.
Vitamin Rich Foods
Vitamin A or beta carotene is found in all yellow fruits and vegetables. If you are staying in a cold and wintry location, having these foods is best to ward off dry and flaky skin that becomes worse with exposure to cold and wintry winds. Eat a diet therefore that is rich in vitamin A. Vitamin E is a skin friendly vitamin which is needed for overall health, well being and smooth texture of the skin. It helps to retain the natural moisture of the skin and also adds a protective layer on the surface of the skin thus protecting the skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun which makes the skin dry, damaged and coarse. Take enough vitamin E in your diet and supplement it by taking capsules after speaking with your doctor.
Limit Smoking, Alcohol And Caffeine
If you want shiny, soft and glowing skin, limit your intake of tea, coffee, alcohol and smoking all of which are really bad for the skin. Consume them in limited quantities only as they tend to dry and dehydrate the skin.