11 Effective Home Remedies for Dry Skin

by Meenakshi Nagdeve last updated -

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Millions of people suffer from dry skin troubles every year. Dryness in our skin occurs due to a lack of moisture in the skin, especially during winter time or particularly dry seasons. There are several home remedies that can help people get rid of this irritating and painful problem.

Home Remedies for Dry Skin

The most popular home remedies include the use of aloe vera extract, avocado paste, milk, almond oil, drinking water and coconut oil among others.

Drinking Water Regularly

The most common home remedy that can be used to treat dry skin is drinking at least eight to ten glasses of water every day. This helps in retaining the water content of the body throughout the day, thus preventing the skin from losing moisture. If there are any toxic or waste particles stored in the body that is causing your dry skin, water flushes them out and keeps your skin healthy and glowing.


Some medical experts feel that soaking your body in lukewarm water for 15 minutes every day is a better remedy for dry skin than drinking water. This re-hydrates the skin and keeps it soft and moisturized.

Herbal Moisturizing Lotions

A moisturizing lotion can also be applied to the dry parts of the skin. It is suggested to use herbal lotions that are prepared from herbal extracts.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a great natural remedy for skin problems. You can use a number of Aloe creams, masks, and extracts on the market that provide good results in treating dry skin. Drinking a glass of Aloe juice every day will also help improve the condition by helping your body retain moisture.


There are a number of ointments available on the market to treat dry skin. You should choose the one depending on your skin type. The creams with vitamin E and rich oil content are the best for dry skin. You can also take a vitamin E capsule and mix its contents with any high-quality moisturizing cream to apply on the dry skin. This will give you quick and positive results.

Proper Diet

Your diet plays an important role in controlling dry skin as well. Consuming plenty of vitamin-enriched fruits and vegetables can definitely help the condition. You can also opt for vitamin supplements and capsules.

Milk and Almond Oil

Drink a glass of milk with 2 spoonfuls of almond oil on a regular basis to get rid of dry skin conditions.

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Make a paste of avocados and apply it on the dry skin, since avocados are well known as a great moisturizer.

Sesame Oil

Applying sesame oil on the dry parts of the skin can help you get rid of this problem permanently.

Baby Oil

Baby oil is a great remedy for those who have dry skin problems, as it is soft and gentle and contains highly moisturizing elements.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil, mixed with some olive oil, is a useful home remedy for dry skin.

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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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