Most Zimbabwean women suffer from either dry or very oily skin. To make matters worse, the majority of us can hardly afford the expensive products in stores or exorbitant fees associated with visiting a dermatologist. Good news is you do not have to settle for the second best; you can achieve flawless skin at no cost. The secret to having the skin you have always wanted is in your kitchen.

Why should you use natural remedies instead of fancy products advertised on T.V?
It is not only about the cost of these products. Research has shown that natural remedies tend to be pure making them a better choice for many people worldwide. Over-the-counter products usually contain numerous ingredients such as alcohol and fragrances which can cause irritation, an allergic reaction or dry skin. For this reason, it is recommended to keep it simple when it comes to beauty care.

5 Natural Dry Skin Remedies you can DIY at home

Creamy Avocado Mask
Cool and creamy avocado can help moisturize dry, cracked skin.
DIY: puree half an avocado, mix it with a teaspoon of olive oil; also add a tablespoon of honey if you have very dry skin.
Apply the mask on your face and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes.

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a remedy for sun-burn as well as dry skin. Research says it works by alleviating irritation related to excess dryness and can decrease signs of aging, as well as acne breakouts. Some people are allergic so you may want to perform a patch test first before applying it to a large area of skin.

Avocado and Honey Face Mask
Avocado is extremely high in omega fats which improve dryness and firmness. Oil and fat in avocado provides your skin with natural moisture and elasticity.
Honey helps to absorb and retain moisture. Honey is naturally anti-microbial and also an antioxidant. It will help to absorb impurities.
DIY: Mash 1 ripe avocado with 2 tablespoons of honey.
Apply the mask on your face and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes.

Milk
Milk has natural anti-inflammatory properties and contains lactic acid, a mild, natural exfoliant. It is especially helpful for irritated skin that is itchy. Lactic acid can sting cracked skin so use with caution.

Grapes
Grape seed extract is rich in Vitamin E and retains the moisture of the skin. The extract also acts as an exfoliant. In fact, the exfoliating agents found in grapes can make your skin baby soft. Scrubbing the skin with grape seed extract results in the removal of the top layer of dead cells, giving you a healthier and smoother skin.

Learn about all the dermatologically recommended natural skin remedies at the Wellness Friday Popup.


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