10 home remedies for dry skin

Having dry skin is not a serious problem, but it can be very annoying. Luckily every day we learn more and better home remedies. In addition, they are usually sustainable and low-cost options that have very positive effects for skin care.

What is good for dry skin?

When we have a dry, flaky skin the bottom line is finding effective ways to hydrate yourself.

While it is true that there are thousands of different creams and treatments, sometimes we can end up spending a fortune on things that are not effective for our skin in particular.

In addition, in general, industrial creams tend to have components that in the long run are not the best for health and some even do things like tests on animals.

By hydrating the skin correctly we avoid other problems such as acne, the premature appearance of wrinkles and we get used to cleaning routines that keep our skin free of bacteria.


Before talking about the home remedies for dry skin that you can use, it is important that you incorporate certain routines and care. Preventing dry skin will also help you fight wrinkles (or their premature appearance) and stretch marks.

Here are some tips that you can apply:

  • Stay hydrated, drinking enough water, preferably on an empty stomach.
  • Increase your intake of healthy fats. These are found in nuts, avocado, blue fish and natural oils.
  • Moisturize your skin daily and especially after bathing.
  • Avoid harsh soaps and desiccants.
  • Give up tobacco.


To avoid dry skin you have to keep it hydrated, for this you can use some essential oils, creams and homemade preparations.

Home remedies for dry skin and wrinkles:

Cannabis oil: Among many other benefits that are still under study, it has the quality of being very good for dry skin. You can even get creams that are prepared with it and that not only serve as a home remedy for dry skin but also help relieve muscle pain and bumps. Is one of the best home remedies for dry skin and wrinkles.

Aloe vera cream: It is very simple and can be made with the same 'jelly' of the leaf of this plant. You can apply it directly or make a cream by mixing it with coconut oil. This home remedy will help you to have a hydrated face and free of premature wrinkles.

Avocado mask: Since avocado (also known as avocado) is one of the vegetables that contains healthy fats, its hydrating properties are excellent. You can make a mask with it and apply it to your face to let it work for a while. Then, as always, you remove it with warm water.

White clay: It is a very good 100% natural remedy. It usually comes as a powder, so to use it you will have to mix it with a little water depending on the amount you need at the moment so that it does not spoil and apply it as a moisturizing marker for 20 minutes.

Water of roses: It is obtained from the distillation of rose petals and is an ideal natural cosmetic for the skin. It prevents aging due to its regenerative effect, it is also healing and is also a good antiseptic for acne.


Homemade potato cream with yogurt: It is simply a matter of mixing these two ingredients until a homogeneous paste is formed, then you apply it to the skin, let it act for twenty minutes and remove it with warm water. Do it no more than twice a week.

Almonds oil: It is an oil that, in addition to being excellent as a home remedy for dry skin on the body and legs. It also helps to combat the appearance of stretch marks, for example, during pregnancy. It can be used up to three times a week and it is preferable to apply it just after showering since the pores are open.

Homemade moisturizer: Mix in equal proportions (for example, two tablespoons) olive oil, petroleum jelly, coconut oil and honey. Apply from the fingers, from the bottom up to activate circulation. Then keep your legs elevated for 15 minutes. Rinse with plenty of water.

Homemade scrubs: To hydrate the skin of the legs it is essential to remove dead cells. You can make a homemade scrub with 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, and a tablespoon of vanilla essence. Apply it from the bottom up in a circular motion before bathing. Then rinse and apply any of the moisturizers or oils that we recommend here.

Take an oatmeal bath: Fill your bathtub with warm water, add three cups of oatmeal and enjoy for twenty minutes. This cereal is also moisturizing and relaxing.

Sources: Beliefnet, El Español.