The protective oils in the outermost layer of the skin help to hold back water in the skin. When these oils are lost the skin tends to lose this water and becomes dry. Moisturizers act as a barrier and prevent this loss of water from the skin.
Regular application of moisturizers also helps improve the skin tone. A well moisturized skin appears beautiful, soft and radiant.
The skin can lose moisture when exposed to extreme hot or cold weather conditions. Dry air in air-conditioned rooms can also lead to dry skin. Harsh soaps and frequent hot water baths can also scrape off the oils from your skin.
Dry skin has an unsightly appearance. It looks wrinkly and has fishnet like tracks over it. Do not worry, we will show you how some common ingredients from your kitchen can be used to make some very effective natural skin moisturizers.
Take 1/4 cup of honey add 4 teaspoons of oatmeal and 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Mix it well and apply this mixture on the areas that require moisturization. Leave it as it is for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.
How about this one? Cut in half an avocado and grind it into a paste. Take 1 tablespoon of crushed avocado and 1 tablespoon of milk. add 1 tablespoon of honey and mix it well. Apply this mixture on your skin. Leave it as it is for about 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it with warm water.
Never thought of tea as a moisturizer? Well believe me it works wonders for your skin!
Take one teaspoon of black tea, add one teaspoon honey, one teaspoon of vegetable oil and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix it well, and then gently massage this mixture on specific areas of your skin. Leave it as it is for about 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.
Always put a moisturizer on the skin that is a little damp . This will help the moisturizer retain the water left on the damp skin.
Avoid using alcohol-based soaps and perfumes which can damage your skin. You may instead store some organic rose water in a glass free bottle and sprinkle it on your skin at regular intervals during the day. Also drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day to keep your skin hydrated. Follow these quick steps and your skin will look radiant like never before!
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