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Dry skin is a widespread phenomenon. It's true that especially mature skin is prone to dryness. However, a lack of moisture in the skin can already appear at a young age. Various environmental factors can exacerbate this. Follow the link to learn how dry skin can be cared for with home remedies.

20 Jan 2022


Dry skin in winter

What are the causes of dry skin?

When the skin is rough and taut, we speak of dry skin. The skin condition can be either genetic or caused by a personal lifestyle. Today we know that there are several factors that cause dry skin. These include:

  • Stress
  • Nutrition
  • Air from heating systems
  • Cold weather
  • Radiation
  • Incorrect self-care

What are the consequences of dry skin?

When dry skin becomes noticeable, a lack of moisture or lipids have usually been present for some time. Gaps appear between the skin cells lying on the surface, making the skin permeable and unstable. Thus, it cannot protect itself sufficiently against environmental aggressors. This results in impurities, irritations, and wrinkles. But it doesn't have to come to that: there are home remedies for soothing dry skin on the face and body. These consist of natural active ingredients that provide your skin with moisture, lipids and nutrients. Used regularly, the skin's texture is thus strengthened.

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Dry skin on the face: five home remedies for skin that is soft to the touch

Dry skin on the face is not fatal. If you do not have any suitable skincare products at hand, you can use home remedies. With a few tips, dry skin quickly becomes soft again.

  • Sugar scrub
    Sometimes small flakes form on the skin. To remove them from the surface of the skin, it is worth exfoliating. Sugar crystals are particularly useful here, as they target and remove old skin. To do this, moisten the skin on your face and grind a teaspoon of sugar between your wet fingertips. Now spread the sugar on your face using circular motions and your skin will be silky soft in no time. Wash off with clear water - done.
  • Curd and honey mask
    Home remedies that moisturize are suitable for dry skin on the face. A homemade face mask made of curd and honey leaves dry skin pleasantly soft. The curd has a cooling and soothing effect. Honey, on the other hand, has an antibacterial effect and can soothe blemishes. For this, mix a tablespoon of curd with a teaspoon of honey and spread the mixture on your cleansed face. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and remove the remains with clean water. Dry and combination skin benefit most from this homemade moisturizing mask.
  • Vegetable oils
    Vegetable oils have also proven their worth when it comes to dry skin. Almond, argan, coconut, and jojoba oils contain valuable vitamins and fats suitable for daily body care. Even very dry skin regains its suppleness and elasticity thanks to vegetable oil. But make sure that you use high-quality organic oil. For the moisturizing effect to take effect, massage the oil into damp skin.
  • Aloe vera
    Pure aloe vera gel consists of over 90% water and contains valuable vitamins. For dry skin on the face, this home remedy is highly recommended. Selected online stores and health food stores offer aloe vera gel specifically as a skincare product. Even those who have an aloe vera plant at home can take advantage of the gel contained in the leaves. To do this, cut one of the leaves lengthwise and spread the gel out with your finger. Apply the gel on your face and let it absorb. Aloe vera is usually well tolerated and helps not only with dry skin, but also with other irritations. The slightly cooling effect of the gel leaves skin feeling pleasant.
  • Milk bath with honey
    Queen Cleopatra is said to have bathed in milk and honey to preserve the beauty and flawlessness of her skin. This is very clever because for dry skin, the combination of these two ingredients, which everyone actually has at home, is perfectly suitable. The acid contained in the milk supports skin regeneration and strengthens the skin's protective barrier. Honey has a soothing effect, is antibacterial, and alleviates irritation.

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Quick facial care in winter

Besides home remedies, you should apply a moisturizer to your skin every day. Winter is the perfect season for using rich creams and nourishing oils. Due to the cold outside temperatures, the skin significantly reduces its sebum production. As a result, it lacks protective lipids. Cera Repair Barrier Cream is a great option for supplying your skin with the essential fats it needs. The formulation contains valuable ceramides that strengthen the skin barrier and make it impermeable to environmental factors. What's more, the skin is supplied with long-lasting moisture.

Beauty Tip: For maximum hydration, use a serum with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid before the face cream. Your skin is therefore deeply moisturized and regenerated.

Quick body care in winter

In winter, dry skin is not only noticeable on the face and hands. The elbows and shins are also more prone to dryness. A pampering body cream is particularly helpful at this time. Rich creams are especially great when used on the body in winter. However, it takes time for these to be absorbed into the skin. If you're in a hurry, but don't want to miss out on an intense treatment, Life Plankton™ Body Oil by Biotherm is recommended. The body cream nourishes dry skin with almond and olive oil. The formulation is very economical, quickly absorbed, and 99% biodegradable. Also Beurre Corporel from Biotherm intensely nourishes dry skin. Shea butter and moisturizer provide demanding winter skin with the essential active ingredients and care it needs to be silky soft.

How can I prevent dry skin?

To prevent dry skin from developing in the first place, consistent care is crucial. Use a daily cream that moisturizes as well as oils. For skin that is already oily, a moisturizer should be the priority. Hyaluron, aloe vera, and glycerin are particularly useful active ingredients here. Apply cream to your skin after showering or bathing to prevent it from drying out. With these tips, you'll take a big step closer to supple skin.

Dry skin needs a lot of attention and proper care. Pamper it with precious active ingredients to maintain its protective functioning and look nourished and youthful for longer.


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