Dry Skin DIY

Natural Solutions for Staying Moisturized

With the cold weather, many women struggle to keep that fresh, summer glow of hydrated skin. Try a few of these natural home remedies for mild to moderate dry skin. Full PDF here.



For chapped hands, apply vinegar after washing and drying hands at night. Sleep with a pair of soft gloves on for smooth skin in the a.m.

baking soda

Baking Soda.

Avoid dry hands from dishwashing by swapping the harsh dish soap for a sprinkle of baking soda in dishwater. To relieve itchy skin, add 1 cup baking soda to a hot bath. Soak for 30 minutes and air dry.

cubes of honeycomb


Popular in lip products, honey is the perfect natural ingredient for healing chapped, cracked lips. Apply at night for smooth lips in the morning. Honey is also ideal for cracked heels and elbows.

bowl of oatmeal


Often used in bath and body products, this breakfast staple is also a fabulous skin soother. The oats are full of Vitamin E, essential to healthy skin. After washing, rub hands with a handful of wet oatmeal, then dry with a towel and finish with a dry oatmeal rub.

bag of salt


Get rid of dry skin by massaging a handful of salt onto wet skin after a shower or bath. This will leave skin feeling silky smooth – naturally.

plate of olive oil with olives

Olive Oil.

Relieve dry skin by coating affected areas with olive, vegetable, sunflower, or peanut oil. Experts say that all of these oils can be effective for soothing itchy skin, particularly the hands, elbows, and dry cuticles. Add in equal parts brown sugar for an exfoliating and nourishing scrub.

spoon of yogurt and blueberries


Yogurt (especially plain Greek) is a great cleanser with mild exfoliation. It will remove dry skin safely using lactic acid instead of scrubbing granules.

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