10 Homemade Remedies for Treating Dry Skin

Dry skin is a very common problem which gives the face a dull look, especially in the winter season. Generally, the dryness is due to a lack of fatty acids and inadequate water content in the body. But in the long run, there are no creams or lotions that provide permanent relief. Why not try something natural which could actually make a difference and restore moisture in the skin?

Getting healthy skin is now attainable by using ingredients which might be easily available in your kitchen. Let’s look at some of the most common ways of getting rid of dry skin and acquiring that healthy glow.

10 Excellent Homemade Remedies For Dry Skin

1. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera Gel






Aloe Vera is one of the best ways of retaining the moisture of the skin. A good number of commercial lotions and creams use aloe vera as one of their chief ingredients. However, using fresh Aloe Vera gel is the best way of getting rid of dry skin naturally. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which can help with redness or swelling attributed to different skin problems.


  • Aloe Vera leaf

How To Use?

  • Cut the leaf of the plant diagonally and using a spoon extract the gel from it.
  • Apply this gel on your face and massage with your hands for a while to allow absorption.
  • Keep it overnight and rinse off with cold water in the morning.
  • Use it every night before going to bed.

2. Glycerin










Glycerin is an amazing emollient (skin softener) and humectant (locks-in moisture). These two qualities make it useful for the treatment of dry skin.


  • One tablespoon Glycerin
  • One tablespoon Rose Water.

How To Use?

  • Mix the two ingredients together and apply on all the dry areas of the skin.
  • Wash off with running water after about an hour.
  • For the best results, apply this every day.

3. Multani Mitti Pack

multani mitti









Multani Mitti gives the skin a perfect texture due to its clay-like properties. Mixed with the right ingredients, it can do wonders in helping you get smooth skin.


  • Two tablespoons of Multani Mitti.
  • One tablespoon of cucumber juice.
  • One tablespoon of honey or milk.

How To Use?

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to make a thick paste. If the consistency is too thin, then add water or milk to adjust the consistency of the paste.
  • Apply this paste on the skin generously. Leave on the skin for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse your face and skin with running water.
  • Use this pack once a week to get amazing results.

4. Almond And Cream Ubtan










Almonds are full of Vitamin E, which is one of the best ways of keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Almonds combined with cream helps in locking the moisture in the skin.


  • 7-8 almonds
  • ½ cup of fresh cream
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

How To Use?

  • Boil the almonds in water for a few minutes.
  • Keep them in cold water for a while.
  • Keep them dipped in cream overnight.
  • Blend them using a food processor.
  • Apply this paste on your skin and let it remain on your skin for 15-20 minutes.
  • Use this pack once a week to see the results.

5. Avocado And Honey Face Mask

avocodo and honey









Avocado is rich in Vitamin A and E and many other natural oils. It is very healthy and good for the skin. It gives the skin an enhanced texture to prevent dryness.


  • ½ Avocado
  • ¼ cup Honey

How To Use?

  • Mash the avocado in a bowl and add honey to it to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply a layer of the mask to your skin and keep for 15 minutes.
  • Wash with running water.
  • Use this mask twice a week.

6. Banana Face Pack

Banana Face









Banana has some amazing moisturizing qualities. On mixing it with coconut oil, it helps in removing fine lines from your face caused primarily due to dry skin.


  • ½ ripe Banana
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil

How To Use?

  • Mash the Banana in a bowl and add Coconut Oil to it to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply this mask to your face.
  • Wash off with running water after 20 minutes.
  • To get the best results, use this mask twice a week.

7. Baking Soda










Baking Soda works as an exfoliator to rid the skin of the dry and dead cells. Mix it with coconut oil to retain the moisture and achieve glowing skin.


  • 1 tablespoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

How To Use?

  • Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Massage the mixture on your face gently in circular motions.
  • Wash it with cold water.
  • For best results, use this paste once a week.

8. Cocoa Powder

Cocoa Powder









Cocoa is not just an amazing dessert, but it also works as an antioxidant, if used in a particular quantity. It has many healing qualities as well, along with improving the blood flow.


  • 5 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 5 tablespoons Honey

How To Use?

  • Mix cocoa and honey to make a paste.
  • Apply the same on the dry skin.
  • Wash off after 30 minutes.
  • Use this paste twice a week before bathing.

9. Lemon And Honey

lemon and honey









This is one of the best ways of getting rid of dry skin. This mixture not just moisturizes your skin but also clears it while lightening your complexion.


  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey

How To Use?

  • Mix honey and lemon together.
  • Apply it to your face and gently massage untill it gets absorbed.
  • Keep it for 15 minutes and then wash off.
  • Use this mixture once a week for best results.

10. Yoghurt

greek yogurt with honey









Yoghurt contains lactic acid which is an amazing skin cleanser. It works on your skin as a gentle scrub and moisturizes it.


  • ¼ cup Yogurt (curd)
  • 2 teaspoons Honey

How To Use?

  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply it generously on your skin.
  • Rub it in gently on your skin for 5-10 minutes and rinse off.
  • Use once a week.
Nishtha (CK Parenting Expert)
Nishtha (CK Parenting Expert)

An ideator, a wanderer and a compulsive connoisseur of food, Nishtha aims to become a globe trotter someday. Acclaimed as a silent ninja on her work desk, she loves to live wild and free outside of work. A perfect paradigm of the rarely spotted ambiverts, she loves weaving magic by penning down her thoughts.

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