5 natural remedies to treat dry skin
Skin Care In winter especially, central heating and thick clothing can play havoc with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. See our list of natural, at-home remedies which will soothe dry and irritated skin.
With the cold weather looming, the days of winter clothing and central heating will soon be upon us. Cold air, central heating and thick clothing can play havoc with your skin. This winter, see if these remedies work for you:
All you need is roughly 1 cup of oats, a muslin cloth and a bathtub. An oat bath can noticeably moisturise and soothe the skin. Oats have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help relieve discomfort brought on by inflammation associated with eczema. It also seems to help a lot when it comes to reducing itchiness.
Sea salt and magnesium spray:
Use 250ml of filtered or boiled water, 1 Tablespoon Himalayan Salt (or Sea Salt) and a pinch of Epsom Salt or Magnesium Flakes. It may sound confusing to put salt on eczema, especially if you have any open wounds. However salt can help dry out skin, helping the skin heal and leaves skin feeling nourished.
One of the most widely used carrier oils (oils used to dilute essential oils before applying them to the skin) jojoba oil is extremely moisturizing and can help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, acne psoriasis and wrinkles. Mix it with some lavender essential oil to add a soothing and relaxing scent for application.
Commonly used to treat sunburn, Aloe Vera can help in treating many dry skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema. It soothes itching and burning, moisturises without clogging pores, and acts as a cooling anti-inflammatory keeping redness and swelling down.
Used for generations, this form of Chinese medicine can help treat various dermatological conditions. Regular treatment with acupuncture and herbal medicine can reduce itchiness, scaling, redness, raised patches and decrease the frequency of flare-ups. Using a combination of topical herbal treatments along with acupuncture can reduce the severity of your eczema symptoms.
REMEMBER: If in any doubt consultant a doctor before trying any remedy & as with any product if you have a reaction immediately stop using it & seek medical advice.