Last updated on March 4, 2020
After being on Keto for just two months, I noticed that the skin around my eyes was exceptionally dry and by the end of the day my lips got chapped. My face had exceptionally oily skin in the T region, which was nowhere to be seen. There are many other factors that might be contributing to this decline in moisture, age, pollution, and stress. In the market today you get a variety of lotions and creams with all kinds of claims to fame. But they don’t come cheap. In India, our mothers and grandmothers have passed remedies for dry skin to the next generations for ages. Now you know the secret of their glowing skin and natural beauty. I have for you today a list of natural home remedies for dry skin, which are cheap, effective and will bring your skin back to life.
1.Cream from Milk
Milk is rich in lactic acid, which is very effective in exfoliating dry skin. And since it is soothing it helps in maintaining the pH levels of the skin. Milk cream or malai as we call it in India is an excellent natural moisturizer.
Mix one teaspoon of milk with two spoons of milk cream and add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Rub it over the affected part, leave it for a while and then take a shower.
Add three teaspoons of milk cream to one tablespoon of gram flour to make a thick paste. Apply it on your face, arms and legs. Let it dry, and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
You can add a few drops of honey and half a teaspoon of Haldi or turmeric to this paste.
2. Olive Oil
We all are aware that Olive oil is very rich in antioxidants and good fatty acids. It is known worldwide for its excellent properties of soothing dry skin.
Before applying your regular moisturizer dab a thin layer of virgin oil on your skin.
At least an hour before the shower, massage your body with slightly warm olive oil. After the shower apply body lotion all over.
Mix equal quantities of brown sugar and olive oil. Use this homemade scrub on your dry skin in circular motions. Take a shower and apply your regular moisturizer.
Honey is known to have high levels of antioxidants, humectant, and antimicrobial properties. It keeps the moisture locked in the skin and makes it very smooth and soft.
Take equal quantities of olive oil, beeswax, and honey. Melt the beeswax in a small pan, add the olive oil and honey to it. Take it off the stove. Apply this mixture all over your body and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Take a shower and feel the difference.
4. Plain Yogurt
Yogurt can hydrate the skin right till the follicles. It is an excellent antioxidant and can really soothe dry skin. The lactic acid also helps in removing any germs.
Apply fresh yogurt on the face, legs, and arms. Massage gently and leave it on for ten to twenty minutes. Take a bath after ten minutes and your skin will feel totally refreshed.
Mix together half a cup of yogurt with three tablespoons of papaya mash. Add a few drops of lemon juice and honey. Apply on the affected region and wash after ten minutes.
5. Coconut Oil
We have been using coconut oil on the hair and body since childhood. The fatty acids in coconut oil can make up for any loss of moisture.
Apply warm coconut oil all over your body and leave it overnight. Wash in the morning with a light soap or shampoo.
Coconut oil is best absorbed when applied on a warm body after a shower.
All Ketoites eat Avocados since they are so Keto friendly. Due to the high levels of antioxidants and vitamins, it is great for the skin too. After just one application you will notice that the skin becomes smooth and silky.
Mash the pulp of an avocado and apply it over dry skin. Rinse off with cold water after ten to fifteen minutes.
Mash half a ripe avocado and add 2 tablespoons of honey to it. Apply this paste on dry skin and let it dry. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
7. Oat Meal
The level of proteins in oats is very high. When applied on dry skin they leave a protective layer on the skin. Oats can lock in the moisture and plus they have anti-inflammatory properties too. Mix them with milk or yogurt and use them as a scrub. Keep the paste on for fifteen to twenty minutes and then wash with warm water.
Thes remedies for dry skin have no side effects, you can go ahead with them without thinking too much.
Keep Calm and Keto On!