The weather is turning cold and this not only affects our wellbeing, but also the condition of our skin due to certain environmental conditions. Skin dryness develops when the air is cold, when we are not hydrated enough, when we don’t take proper care of our skin. But it can also happen if you don’t drink enough or if you have an underlying condition that can increase dry skin.
The problem of dry skin is even more intense in older age, as the skin’s moisture content decreases and many older people don’t pay enough attention to hydration. Many people report that they do not drink enough because they do not feel thirsty. Nevertheless, you should try to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day, because dehydration can not only cause skin problems but can also contribute to other diseases.
What to do if your skin is dry? A few natural remedies can help to solve the problem of dry skin. It can be helpful to apply olive oil to the parts of your body where you experience more intense dryness after bathing.
If your facial skin is dry, you can make a face mask from avocado. To do this, mash a small avocado with honey and apply it to your cleansed face. Leave on for 20 minutes, then wash off and apply your favourite moisturiser.
You can also use milk on your complexion. Soak a cotton pad in milk and then smear it on your face. Milk contains lactic acid, which has an anti-inflammatory effect, so it is very effective in healing itchy, dry skin.
Regular consumption of fish can also help with dry skin problems as it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which make your skin healthy.
Another face pack can also be effective. Mash cucumber, add natural yoghurt and a little Aloe vera gel. Apply it to your face, leave it on for 15 minutes, then wash off this great mask thoroughly.
Another home treatment can also help. Mix ginger juice and rose water and dip a cotton pad in the mixture. Wipe your face with it, leave it on and do not wash it off with water.