01/22These kitchen ingredients will solve all your dry skin woes

These kitchen ingredients will solve all your dry skin woes

Changes in the weather, sleep disturbances and pollution, all lead to what most of us women struggle with - dry skin. With the colder season almost upon us, you can rest assured that the flaky dullness won’t just go away on its own and God knows we can’t always end up at the salon for every little thing. And there's only so much moisturising creams can do for you. So, what do you do? Opt for natural ingredients of course. Not only will they save a ton of your money but they'll also cure away your skin dryness without any side effects. What's best, most of them are already available in your kitchen. Wondering what these ingredients are? Take a look.

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02/22Multani Mitti

Multani Mitti

Multani mitti has been used in face packs for centuries owing to its oil-absorbing and moisturising properties. Take 2 tablespoons of multani mitti (Fuller’s earth), 1 tablespoon cucumber juice and 1 teaspoon honey or 1 tablespoon milk. Mix well to make a thick, consistent paste. Apply it to your face and let it dry for about 15 minutes. Rinse off once done.

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03/22Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar

We know what you're thinking but apple cider vinegar can actually work rather well for dry skin too. It has pH balancing properties that can help restore your skin's lustre and texture. Take 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon water and 1/2 teaspoon honey. Mix all the ingredients well and apply the mixture only to the dry patches on your skin. Let it sit for about 10 minutes before rinsing it off.

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04/22Butter

Butter

Organic cocoa butter works rather well in keeping your skin moisturised. All you need to do is take some organic cocoa butter and melt it in your palms. Apply to your skin and massage well. Leave it on overnight and it'll keep your skin hydrated and moisturised.

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05/22Chocolate

Chocolate

You may not know this but chocolate actually contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties. For this, you'll need 5 tablespoons cocoa powder, 5 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons maize flour. Mix the ingredients well to form a paste. Apply it to your face and neck and let it dry. Wash with lukewarm water after half an hour.

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06/22Egg whites

Egg whites

Egg whites are loaded with protein, which can help restore your skin's moisture and elasticity. Egg white helps to protect the layers of your skin that are most exposed. You can even make a face mask with it. Just be sure to wash your face well after using an egg white face mask.

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07/22Flaxseed

Flaxseed

Flaxseed is a powerhouse of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help moisturise your skin and make it more flexible. It is one of the foods to consume if you want to tackle dry and itchy skin, according to health experts. You can also use flaxseed oil as a topical treatment to improve skin elasticity.

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08/22Walnuts

Walnuts

Walnuts are a rich source of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. These vital nutrients can help protect the skin from free radical damage and help you achieve that radiant glow. Walnuts also contain anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce acne and breakouts. Pack a small bag of walnuts for you to munch on at work.

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09/22Cucumbers

Cucumbers

The cool vegetable helps provide a lot of moisture which increases the skin's elasticity. It also helps soothe the skin as it contains vitamin A and C and plenty of antioxidants. Add a little cucumber to make a tablespoon of yoghurt to make a mask and leave it on your skin for 15 minutes.

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10/22Sweet potato

Sweet potato

Vitamin A is the most important nutrient you need to prevent dry skin and sweet potato is packed with it. It also contains antioxidants to repair tissue damage. You can also add a mild scrub by mixing potato cubes, a tablespoon of oats and yoghurt into a nice paste and apply it on your skin by rubbing it gently.

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