diy+peppermint+salt+scrub-4Dry, flaky, and itchy skin is a definite enemy you would like to beat. When you want your skin silky smooth and soft, having these problems spell trouble. The good news is, you don’t need to suffer for long.  I recommend Dermalogica as your regular maintenance regime to combat and prevent dry skin, however I have some incredible tips and tricks for you to relieve dry skin fast and supercharge your skin health if you are in a pinch and need a quick fix.

Excited? Here we go!

Scrub with olive oil.

Olive oil is one of the healthiest oils to exist. With is heart-health benefits and anti-oxidant properties, it is no wonder that many health enthusiasts highly prefer this oil for their diet. But more than just a  food, olive oil is also a great natural remedy for dry skin. Here are 2 simple ways I recommend to use it for skin health:

First, you can use it as plain oil to massage on the dry areas of your body before taking a shower. Secondly, you can create a simple scrub by mixing equal amounts of brown sugar and olive oil. Apply into skin in light, circular motion before shower.

Add your favorite essential oil to either of those ideas for your own custom aromatherapy treatment. Click here for more essential oils for dry skin.

Exfoliate with milk cream.

Milk cream is a wonderful natural exfoliant, and exfoliation is vital to remove dry skin and expose the renewed skin. With milk’s soothing properties, it also facilitates preservation of the skin’s normal ph levels. How to create your own dry skin exfoliant? Easy!

You will need a few drops of lemon juice, a teaspoon of milk, 2 teaspoons of milk cream. Mix it well and apply to skin. Leave for 15 minutes before taking a shower. Doing this once daily can make skin smooth and glowing.

Moisturize with honey.

If you are looking for the easiest fix too bring the best out of your skin, you will never go wrong with honey. Honey is considered as one of the best of nature’s moisturizers and it can help the skin lock in natural moisture to maintain a soft and smooth feel.

While honey is packed with essential nutrients for skin health, there is no need for complex steps to fully enjoy its dry-skin fighting power. Just rub unprocessed honey all over your body 2-3 minutes before shower and feel how moisturized your skin becomes.

In addition to these amazing home remedies to get rid of dry skin, it also counts to understand where your dry skin is coming from and what you can do about it.  Check out my other post and learn the four clever ways to beat dry skin.

Stay Beautiful!

Miles Berdache: Skin & Body Studio