Topmost Home Remedies for Dry and Itchy Skin


Are you also one of those people who are looking for remedies for dry and itchy skin? Whatever the cause is, let it be due to environmental factors, excessive meditation, hereditary, or even aging, having dry skin can be very troublesome. There are a number of ways available to treat dry skin at your home with some easy and simple remedies.

Dry Skin:

Dry skin, also known as xerosis, is skin that is a victim of lack of moisture in its outer layer. In worse conditions, it can also lead to infection or cracks. So, it is very important to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized.

Some Effective home remedies to relieve dry skin:

Humidity, heat, hot showers all are factors that contribute to flaky, itchy, dry skin. Keeping your skin moisturized is vital, but you don’t always need to invest in an expensive high-end moisturizer. Luckily, there are many home remedies you can try to restore your moisture and witness the best results on your skin. So, let’s explore these easy remedies which will help to soothe your dry skin:

Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil has the property to smooth skin, making it hydrated. This oil works magically by filling the spaces in between the skin cells giving a smooth surface to your skin. It rapidly increases the number of lipids on the surface of the skin, treating your dry skin. You can use this oil on a daily basis for good results. Apply it gently on your skin in the upward direction. You can also apply it to sensitive areas like under your eyes or around the mouth.

One central point that you should keep in mind is that not all-natural oils are suitable for your skin. Always do some thorough research before applying anything directly to your skin as your skin is the most sensitive part of your body.

Oatmeal Baths:

You might have heard about Oatmeal Baths. This traditional home remedy has been an absolute favorite of our ancestors for years. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which work really good for several skin problems, especially itching. After taking this calming oatmeal bath, always remember to moisturize your skin to keep the moisture lock.

Make your oatmeal bath at your home by using a food processor to chop oatmeal into a finely crushed powder. Then complete it simple by stirring into warm water. You can also use any oatmeal soak that is easily available in the market.

Petroleum Jelly:

Petroleum, also commonly referred to as mineral oil, is probably the easiest way to heal your skin. It works by covering the skin in a protective layer, trapping the moisture underneath. Surprisingly, this moisturizer has proven amazingly effective for adults. It works best for dry and irritated skin patches.

Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera gel has a countless number of benefits when it comes to skin. Massage aloe vera directly on your hand or feet and cover it with a sock or glove. This will help retain moisture. Leave it for overnight. And you will witness its amazing results in just a few days.

Many people have aloe vera grown in their garden, and they use it directly. It is obvious that using a natural product will give you more visible and quick results. But if you don’t have it at home, there are many stores offering aloe vera gels, so you can get it from there. Moreover, recently CBD oil has gained a lot of popularity in the world of skincare. You can buy CBD flower to get its amazing benefits.


Definitely, honey is a product that is easily available at home. Honey is the best natural moisturizer that you can apply to your skin directly. Despite moisturizing, it also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

Keep yourself Hydrated:

It is absolutely useless if you are only into applying moisturizing creams and gels on your skin. If your skin is not cooperating from the inside, it may not heal easily. Keeping yourself hydrated must be an essential part of your skincare routine. Moreover, including milk in your diet plan may give your skin a fine and smooth texture,

Another main problem that is a major factor of dry skin is smoking. Like nowadays, many people smoke using the CBD vape starter kit, which can also lead to dry skin.

Avoid Hot Showers:

Hot Showers are the most common factor in drying up your skin. Firstly, keep your shower duration short. Secondly, ensure that you use only normal to warm water for your shower. Hot water may give you a relaxing effect temporarily, but it is very harmful to your skin in the long term. A hot shower can dry natural oils of the body, resulting in dry skin patches on the skin. Try using soaps and face washes that are gentle to your skin, which will help to capture the moisture of the skin.

If you try all these home remedies for dry and itchy skin and it still won’t work for you. Then definitely you need to see a dermatologist, you may

Written by Perry Martins

Perry Martins, officially known as Martins Okonkwo is One of Africa's foremost Gospel Music and Christian Entertainment blogger. He is Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumni and a Young African Leaders Initiative Alumni.
Perry is also a Radio and TV host on Gospotainment Radio.

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