Just a few items from the fridge along with your natural lotion will give your dry skin a huge boost
Choosing from the hundreds of dry skin care products on the market can be a daunting task, and expensive! If you want to make things easier, join the millions of women who shop no further than their kitchen. Of course, you can’t wear food on your face in public, so you’re still going to need a dry skin care lotion. But these few simple kitchen solutions will give your dry skin the boost it needs.
There is no shortage of foods that are good for the skin. Here are three of the best.
Images of a woman resting with a towel covering her hair and cucumbers covering her face are so common you can’t have missed them. Does that mean that cucumbers are really good dry skin treatment? Absolutely. Cucumbers are loaded with Vitamins A and C, as well as several important and nourishing minerals. Cucumbers also contain silica, an essential component of collagen and elastic, to help keep your skin firm and resilient.
*Cucumbers are also easy to use. Throw a cucumber in the blender, then smooth it all over your face and neck. Relax for 15 or 20 minutes, then wash off with warm water. Doing this regularly will not only help your dry skin, it can also reduce swelling and wrinkles.
Yogurt has become extremely popular as a way to boost the immune system. Millions of ‘good’ bacteria help fight off the bad guys and help keep you healthy. But it is also excellent dry skin care. The natural antibacterial and antifungal properties also help get rid of bacteria on the skin. And the lactic acid refines the pores, and soothes, softens and tightens the skin.
*Just spread it on your face and neck every morning, leave for 5 or 10 minutes, then rinse off with cool water.
Pumpkin has just about everything you need for dry skin care: Antioxidants, protein, essential fatty acids, several important minerals and a wide range of vitamins including A, C and E, several Bs, and folate. Although fresh pumpkins are usually only available in the fall, you can always buy canned. Get an organic brand to make sure you’re not going to absorb pesticide residue through your skin.
*Pumpkin is easy to use. Just mix a beaten egg white, meringue consistency is best, with a cup of mashed pumpkin, smooth it on your face and neck and rinse off after five or 10 minutes.