5 Home Remedies For Moisturizing The Skin

To get a compliment like, “Skin like buttermilk”, you will actually need to bathe in it. Butter milk contains lactic acid. It is one of the hydroxy acids, if you look at the ingredients of skin improving lotions you might find hydroxy acids like alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy on the list.

How can lactic acid work? It works like an exfoliant for the skin, it removes dry and dead skin cells while moisturizing it and making it look younger and fresher.

Now you don’t need to fill your bath tub with buttermilk to get the benefits. Just dab a clean face cloth in cold buttermilk and apply it your face and other parts of the body. Rinse after five minutes gently, leaving some of the lactic acid behind. Voila, instant relief right from your refrigerator.

Shea Butter
Shea butter is one of the natural ingredients that are being used since ancient times for moisturizing skin. The nut from the fruit of shea tree is used to produce shea butter. This rare tree is only found in Africa and takes 15 to 30 years to produce fruit. Lucky for you, to get the beneficial results you won’t have to wait for that long because the moment you will apply it on the face your problem would be solved.

You will find rich contents of vitamin A which is helpful in retaining skin’s natural moisture. Vitamin A can help you to treat eczema, sunburns, insect bites and dermatitis.

Another important component found in shea butter is vitamin F or the combination of two fatty acids i.e. omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. These fatty acids are helpful in repairing the damaged skin cells and also facilitates the growth of new cells as a result you get rejuvenated skin.

When buying shea butter look for its date of production as a product more than 18 months old would contain less of a healing compounds called cinnamic acid. Look for 100% shea butter, prepared without any filler.

Olive Oil
Lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart attack, fights cancer, improves bone mass, lessens inflammation, keeps weight in control, regulates blood sugar levels and reduces cholesterol, these are the internal benefits of olive, but it can also work wonders if applied externally on your skin.

Since ancient times, the Greeks used olive oil for bathing. You can either pour a few drops of olive oil in your warm bath or simply dab a piece of clean cloth in olive oil and apply to your skin or on dry patches.

The natural compound of skin known as linoleic acid is found in olive oil, which prevents the skin from losing its natural moisture. Linoleic acid cannot be manufactured by the body on its own, so it must come from other sources and olive oil is one such source.

Olive oil is also effective for treating skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and rosacea. It has been found effective for treating inflammation and for soothing burns. It also protects the skin from the UV rays.

Did you know that avocados are good for your skin? The oil contained in avocados work like an emollient, it helps to lubricate the cells forming the outer layer of the skin. Your skin would love to drink it up, as it has “transepidermal penetration capacity”.

Avocados contain high amounts of vitamin A, D and E and fats, these nutrients are essential for keeping the skin moisturized and also reduce wrinkles. All you have to do is take some pureed avocado and apply it to your face or to the problem area for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash off.

The sweet tasting honey is not only good for your tummy but also for your skin! “It’s a natural humectant, which means that it has the ability to draw water molecules from the air toward your skin, helping to keep it moisture-rich,” says a dermatologist. For this reason it is one of the best remedies for preventing wrinkles.

It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties and is one of the best options for healing wounds.

To make the best use of honey for skin, mix together 2 tablespoons of honey in the same amount of water, apply this sweet mixture to your face or effected area for 10 minutes. Your dry skin would be treated effectively.

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