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BN Beauty: Tired of Dealing with Dry Skin? 5 Natural Beauty Remedies to Help You Glow



How to Get rid of Dry Skin - BellaNaija - June2013Dry skin can be caused by a number of things; You may have inherited it from someone in your family, you may have sweat glands that do not produce enough moisture on your skin or your skin may just not have enough strength to hold water. Whatever the case, we have all had our experiences with dry skin. It’s as normal as sweating under the glare of the sun, but it doesn’t mean we can’t do something about it.

Today BN Beauty is going to be sharing 5 natural beauty tips to help you get moisture in your skin, do away with cracked and dead skin and keep it looking healthy.

1. Olive OilRemedies to Dry Skin - BellaNaija - June2013001

Olive oil has been proven to be a great multi-tasker when it comes to taking care of your skin. In this case it is great for conditioning and smoothing skin. When you feel that itch that comes with skin breakage, just take a cotton ball, dab it in olive oil and apply a thin layer on the skin. Be sure to let it sit so your skin can absorb it adequately.

2. Aloe VeraRemedies to Dry Skin - BellaNaija - June2013002

Aloe Vera is a an amazing skin aid that help repair. They fresh aloe vera plant can live for  along time and is very easy to maintain. To apply simple cut a part of the aloe and press lightly until the gel like substance comes out. Then use a cotton ball to wipe it off the stem and apple to the dry area. Leave to dry off on your skin for a while then wash it off. Aloe moisturizes the skin and heals the broken skin replenishing where you had dry skin.

Aloe has also been said to help with aging skin, making stretch marks less visible and acne.

3. Yoghurt and Papaya (Paw Paw)Remedies to Dry Skin - BellaNaija - June2013003

Basic fruits like yoghurt and papaya can act as exfoliants to get rid of dry skin. The yoghurt makes a great cleanser which helps you remove dead skin cells leaving your skin feeling refreshed and moisturised. It is also healthier as your skin gets its moisture from lactic acid and not scrubbing granules.

To get the papaya in the mix, try making a Yoghurt and papaya face mask. Mix 1/2 a cup of yoghurt with 3 tablespoons of mashed papaya. Apply the mix to your skin and leave in for 5 to 15mins then rinse off and pat dry.

4. Rose WaterRemedies to Dry Skin - BellaNaija - June2013004

The light substance is gotten from the stems and petals of the flower, but don’t worry you don’t have to go rose picking. It can be purchased at your local pharmacy or cosmetics store.

Rosewater is great for clearing pores, remove dark circles and is even used in making fragrances. To remove dry skin, dab a cotton wool in the substance and apply directly to the problem area. You can leave it in overnight or wash off after 30 minutes.

For sensitive skin, it is advisable to mix the rosewater with a small amount of water.

5. HoneyRemedies to Dry Skin - BellaNaija - June2013005

Honey acts as a great moisturizer for skin and can be applied directly to the problem area. How? Just take a sizable amount of honey and gently massage into the dry patch of skin. Leave the honey in for about 3 minutes and rinse off. As honey is sticky it is advisable to wash it off with warm water. This treatment can be done everyday.

There you have it! I hope you find these tips helpful. Don’t forget to share some of your tried and tested natural remedies for dry skin. Have a beautiful and glowing week ahead.

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  1. Temizzy

    June 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I can attest to Aloe-vera and Avocado too. They work wonders.

  2. Abana

    June 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    The Boots Glycerin and Rosewater is amazing. Got rid of my dry facial skin in just one application. No need to rinse it, just use it like you would use a toner and it can even be used as a moisturiser. Honey and olive oil dry out my skin.


    June 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Hello Bella, tx for the great beauty tips. Please can u do a piece on ashy knees, dark knuckles as this is a problem with alot of African women and people have it even if they have never bleached a day in their lives. Thanks

  4. Bmak

    June 10, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    You can also use a mixture of natural oils to concur dry skin. Apply the oil to skin when it is wet, then followed by your lotion or body butter. I do a mixture of jojoba, sweet almond and sometimes organic extra virgin olive oil.
    Jojoba oil act as a second skin, providing protection and emolliency while still allowing the skin to breathe.
    Sweet Almond – soften, tone, and soothe Skin

    I sometimes throw some melted coconut oil or Wheat Germ Oil into my mixture.

    • I Rock

      June 11, 2013 at 6:10 am

      Do u have a suggestion of where to buy the oils you listed in their natural state?

  5. fingersCrossed

    June 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    please who has remedy for aged scars?? i have a scare am trying to get raid of. please help a sister out………Thanks

    • Bmak

      June 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      A friend of mine swear by Mederma

    • Naijagirl

      June 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Yep! My sister said the same thing about mederma. It seemed to work on her scars though. But, can someone please tell me natural products to use to fade or reduce stretch marks.

  6. nena

    June 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Plsssss does anyone know a tested remedy for oily skin? My face needs a whole lotta work!

  7. Bmak

    June 10, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Anything made with rice product is very good for oily Skin. You can make ur own facial rice product. Tea Tree oil is very good. I am currently using tea tree soap bar/Liquid by Trader Joe. Try using Oil free moisturizer. Something that matifies the face. Just keep it simple. The Simpler the better..

  8. Jared

    June 11, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Great suggestions! Olive oil is my pick out of these five. Combine with other natural oils like coconut oil and soybean oil and your skin will be soft and smooth! The handmade soap from contains these ingredients plus more skin loving ingredients.

  9. Life is a tree

    June 13, 2013 at 11:20 am

    @Alexia- Try out scrubbing with any good scrubbing products and after scrubbing apply little quantity of virgin coconut oil (no mixture)…you will get the result you want gradually. Keep at it and you will be glad you did


    June 17, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Please where can one get this honey mentioned above?am having a hard time getting good honey in the market.

  11. modele

    June 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm


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    June 17, 2013 at 1:33 pm


  13. Joshua Rogers

    November 1, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Vitamin C works wonders for those who’s body’s are severely
    in need. Lack of vitamin C can often cause excessive dryness of the
    skin. In addition to the above solutions I’d definitely start
    taking a vitamin C supplement to boost the smoothness of your

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