Dry Skin Care

by Cassandra Merkling
(last updated July 31, 2017)

Taking care of dry skin can be a challenge, and dry skin products can by expensive. With a little imagination, they don't have to make quite as big of dent in your wallet. One of my favorite dry skin remedies that works for me every time is mashed avocado. Take a ripe avocado (they're easier to deal with) and get all the green flesh of the fruit inside out. Mash it all up in a bowl.

Now, depending on where you wish to place it, you have a couple of options. One is that you can tie any hair you may have back and put it on your face. If you really want to wait a long time for it to do its magic, you can put a towel on your pillow and sleep with the stuff on, but it can dry in your hair and that can be difficult to wash out if you don't have a lot of time in the morning. I personally don't mind it because it moisturizes my dry hair, too. Another option is to put it on your feet or hands and wear socks or gloves—just regular cotton will do—over it. You are also free to use it on other difficult areas, but I have found that these are my most problematic.

There are also vitamin deficiencies that can cause a lack of moisture in the skin. These vitamins are A, B, and E. You can get these vitamins from a diet rich in dark green leafy vegetables. Drink a lot of water, too. Water is vital to our bodies and we cannot do without it. Your skin condition may stem form not drinking enough. I suggest drinking half your body weight—but in ounces—of water every day.

Another nice remedy is to put egg yolks on your face. You can either put one yolk, beaten, onto your skin without anything else in it, or you can get creative and add things to the yolk while you're beating it. Try olive oil, for starters.

Lots of people also like to mash a ripe banana and put it on their problem spots. You can leave it for as long as you like and then wash it off and your skin should feel a lot better.

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Cassandra Merkling

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