The cooler months are finally upon us, and for many of us, that means dry skin. Between the chilly air and the fact that we’re pumping up our thermostats, your skin might not be feeling — or looking — as glowy or lustrous as you’re used to. Luckily, it doesn’t take much effort to relieve dry skin. In fact, you’ve probably got everything you need to do it naturally in your home already! Check out some of our favorite DIY solutions below.
Soothe dry hands with a nourishing soak.
Already suffering with cracked hands and dry cuticles? Not to worry, because we found a super easy remedy that warms you up as it heals your skin. This DIY hand soak for dry skin is made with just three ingredients: warm water, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil. It’s so relaxing, you’ll feel like you’re giving yourself a spa treatment from your own home.
Check out our recipe for the perfect DIY hand soak!
Try this remedy to smooth dry feet.
Now that we’ve got our hands covered, let’s talk about our feet. Whether you’re struggling with callouses on your feet or just have dry, cracked heels, these problems all begin because the skin is too dry.
A great way to relieve dry skin on the feet is to use a foot soak, much like you’d do with your hands! We found one that specifically works to soften tough, hardened skin on the feet — all you need is some warm milk and some baking soda! (Check out our DIY foot soak.)
Relieve dry skin on the body with a nourishing body oil.
If your dry skin issue is more all over the place, try swapping your usual moisturizer with a healing body oil. Oils like marula oil contain ingredients that not only moisturize the skin, but help to fight inflammation and signs of aging! Oils like hemp oil are also super moisturizing, and may even prevent or relieve symptoms of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Enjoy a bath soak.
Another great way to relieve dry skin is to soak in a warm bath filled with moisturizing ingredients. Keep in mind, hot water can dry your skin out, so using water that’s warm and not scolding is best. The warmth will help to open up your pores, and adding ingredients like milk and honey in your bath will infuse your skin with moisture and feel like a spa treatment! To find out how to do it, click here.
Relieve dry skin on the face with a DIY moisturizing mask.
Dry skin on the face is another problem that comes up as the temps drop. There are so many combinations of ingredients you can use to infuse your skin with moisture — it all depends on what you’ve got lying around the house.
As mentioned, ingredients like honey work well for moisturizing the skin. I personally love combining it with Aztec Healing Clay and apple cider vinegar, which both purify the skin and balance its pH! Check out my favorite clay mask recipe here.
Another skin-nourishing combination you can try as a face mask is yogurt, blueberries, and lemon juice. The acid in lemon juice helps to exfoliate dead skin cells. Antioxidants and vitamin C in blueberries fight the free-radical damage which causes skin aging. And lastly, the fats in yogurt moisturize the skin while its lactic acid increase firmness, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Trust us — this DIY blueberry face mask will make your skin glow.