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Dark lips

A variety of lifestyle and medical factors can lead to darker lips. Continue reading to find out about the causes and home remedies for darkening your lips.

Causes of dark lips

Hyperpigmentation can cause the darkening of the lips. Hyperpigmentation is usually harmless and caused by excess melanin. Hyperpigmentation of the lips can be caused by:

  • Excessive Sun Exposure
  • Lack of Hydration
  • cigarette smoking
  • Allergies to lipstick, toothpaste, and other cosmetics
  • too much caffeine
  • lip sucking

Many of these conditions can be fixed by making lifestyle changes such as changing toothpaste brands, wearing sunscreen, and limiting caffeine intake.

This can also lead to darker lips.

  • chemotherapy
  • anemia
  • vitamin deficiency
  • excessive fluoride use

How do you lighten dark lips?

Hyperpigmentation can be treated cosmetically. Lip hyperpigmentation is often treated with laser treatments or chemicals such as kojic acid and hydroquinone. Many treatments for hyperpigmentation work by blocking an enzyme that makes melanin.

However, you might be able to find a natural lipstick lightener that suits you. These are some things to think about.


Citrus fruit peels may be melanin-inhibitors, according to a 2002 study. Just before you go to bed, slice a lemon and rub the juice over your lips. Cool water should be used to rinse your lips the next day. You can repeat this process every night until you start to see results. It could take up to 30 days.

Sugar and lemon

Cut a wedge of lemon and dip it into sugar before you go to bed. The sugared lemon should be rubbed onto your lips. Rinse your lips with warm water the next day.


Another citrus fruit with anti-melanin potential is lime. Mix the following ingredients in a small bowl:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon glycerin

Before you go to bed, gently apply the mixture to your lips. The next morning, wash your lips.


A 2010 study found that turmeric could act as a melanin inhibitor. Mix the following ingredients in a small bowl:

  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • enough turmeric paste to make

Use a damp fingertip to rub the paste onto your lips. Let the paste sit for five minutes, then rinse it off gently with cool water. Apply your favorite moisturizer after drying your lips.


A source older than this suggests that melanin production is inhibited by a compound found in aloe. Apply a thin layer each day of aloe vera gel to your lips. After it has dried, wash it with warm water.


In 2005, a study showed that pomegranate extract can lighten hyperpigmentation. Mix the following ingredients together to make this remedy:

  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dairy cream

For three minutes, gently massage the paste onto your lips. Rinse your lips with cool water. Repeat daily.


Other natural remedies

These home remedies can be used to lighten dark lips. To determine their effectiveness, however, further research is necessary. This is something you should keep in mind when trying them.

  • Coconut oil. Use your fingertip to apply a small amount of coconut oil evenly on your lips. This can be done several times throughout the day, as well as before going to bed at night.
  • Rosewater. Combine two drops of rosewater with six drops of honey. This mixture can be applied to your lips up to four times a day. This mixture can also be used before you go to sleep at night.
  • Olive oil. Massage a few drops of olive oils onto your lips before you go to bed.
  • Cucumber juice. Juice half of a cucumber in a blender. Then, cool the juice in the fridge. After the juice has cooled, dip a cotton ball into it. Use the cotton ball to apply the juice to your lips. Let the cucumber juice sit on your lips for approximately 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water.
  • Strawberry. Mix five medium-sized, crushed strawberries with 2 teaspoons baking soda to make a paste. Apply the paste to your lips before going to bed. Rinse off the paste with cool water.
  • Almond. Combine 1 tablespoon of fresh milk cream with enough almond powder in a small bowl to create a paste. The paste should be applied to your lips for 3 to 5 minutes. Allow it to dry for five minutes. Rinse the lips with warm water. This process should be repeated daily.
  • Use almond oil. Apply a few drops of almond oil to your lips every night before you go to bed.
  • Sugar. Combine 3 tablespoons of sugar with 2 teaspoons of butter. Massage this mixture onto your lips three times per week for between 3 and 4 minutes. You can also substitute butter with olive oil if you wish.
  • Mustard oil. Massage your lips with one to two drops of mustard oils once a day.
  • Use a food processor to grind the beetroot. Apply the beet paste twice a week to your lips. Let the beet paste sit on your lips for five to ten minutes before you rinse it off. Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to your lips once they are dry.

The takeaway

Personal cosmetic preferences can affect the color and shape of your lips. If you have lip hyperpigmentation, there are natural remedies that can lighten your lips.

Before deciding on the treatment, talk to your doctor. Your doctor can also help you determine the root cause of darker lips.

Your day-of-glam is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning your nuptials. Your wedding makeup will be seen in many photos, which you'll be able to look back on over and over again. It can be hard to choose the right look, with all the options available.

We have compiled 27 of our favorite looks that can be used by everyone. We have the perfect look for you, whether you are looking for natural makeup for your boho wedding or a glamorous look for your black-tie event.

We answered many of the most common questions regarding wedding makeup so that you are fully prepared to make your decision and go for it on the day. Pro tip: We recommend that you book a trial with your makeup artist for wedding makeup.

This will allow you to visualize the final result before your big day (and make any adjustments). The Knot allows you to find local makeup artists who can bring your vision to reality.

Before you book anything, however, you will need to find inspiration. This is where we come in. Below are our top picks for wedding makeup.

Is it possible to do my own wedding makeup?

You can do your wedding makeup yourself. We strongly recommend hiring a professional to do your wedding makeup for several reasons. They are skilled at what they do.

Even if your skills are limited to applying liquid eyeliner, the pros can apply each product flawlessly. They'll also bring high-performance products that are suitable for your skin tone and will last through the ceremony, reception, and after-party (if one is being held).

Plus, you won't have to stress about being too late or making a mistake that will force you to start over.

How can I find a professional wedding makeup artist?

The Knot is the best way to find a wedding make-up artist. The Knot allows you to quickly find beauty professionals in your area or near your venue. You can also use our filters to narrow down your search to those who are within your budget.

You can use our DE&I filters if you are interested in supporting minority-owned businesses. Spending your money wisely is another way to personalize your wedding.

Which makeup should I purchase for my wedding?

You won't likely need any makeup if you work with a wedding makeup artist. They usually bring their own makeup kit. If you have a favorite product, make sure to bring it on your wedding day. Talk to your makeup artist if you plan on bringing a complete line of products. We recommend that you keep a selection of lip products and powder on hand for touch-ups. For inspiration on products to buy, see our Sephora shopping guide or our Beauty Awards. These feature our editors' favorite beauty picks.

How do you choose your wedding makeup look?

It can be difficult to narrow down the options when it comes to wedding makeup looks. We have compiled a list of ways to narrow down your options.


Use the planning experience you have gained so far. The location you choose can influence the direction of your wedding make-up. A waterfront location may require natural makeup, such as no-makeup looks. A more glamorous cat-eye might be better suited for an elegant ballroom.

Personal Style

Your personal preferences are the best way to choose your wedding makeup. Are you someone who likes to wear red lipstick when you go out? You might consider wearing it on your wedding day. Use it if you are a fan of colorful eye makeup.

You don't have to wear a lot of makeup for your wedding. There are many natural, no-makeup, and natural looks that you can do. It is important to feel confident and comfortable.


Line your outer eyelids only to open up your eyes. Finish the look with a medium-coverage foundation and concealer.


Make your eyes stand out. Add mascara to the top and bottom corners of your eyes. To draw attention to your beautiful gaze, keep the rest of your makeup simple.


Do you want natural bridal makeup? You can enhance your eyes by using neutral eyeshadows and subtle winged liner.


You can swap a neutral brown eyeshadow with a deep purple shade. This look is especially stunning for to-be-weds who have brown eyes. The violet color will compliment your beautiful eyes. To bring it all together, add liner, mascara, nude lipstick, and nude lip gloss.


Your beautiful eyes deserve to be highlighted. To create a beautiful wing, apply a neutral eyeshadow to your lids.

Romantic Wedding Makeup Looks


A pink wash of eyeshadow is romantic. For extra sweetness, pair it with mascara and a berry colored lip.


A brick-colored shade can instantly make red lipstick more romantic.



This gold-inspired bridal makeup will radiate warmth. Apply a shimmery gold eyeshadow to your eyes, fill in your eyebrows with mascara, and then apply a few coats. Your favorite lip balm will finish the look. (Psst! This look looks amazing on brides-to-be with blue eyes span.



Create a dreamy purple smokey look to make your brown eyes stand out. For a romantic and elegant look for your wedding, you can use mascara and liner.




This look is all about accentuating your beautiful features. To highlight your beautiful complexion, use an illuminator. Next, create a subtle smokey look to draw attention to your eyes. You can finish it off by using a lip color one to two shades darker than your natural lipstick.



For a Hollywood-style wedding makeup look, long dark lashes are the perfect complement to a bright red lipstick.

Glam Wedding Makeup Looks



This wedding makeup look will appeal to those who love long lashes. To create thicker, longer lashes, apply eyeliner to both your upper and lower lids.



Do you dream of a fairytale-inspired style? A dark smokey eye can be paired with deep red lips.



Makeup that is true to you. Use bold eyeshadows and sparkle glitter to accent your look.


Eye Color

We love the idea of choosing your wedding makeup based on your eyes. Some colors of eyeshadow or eyeliner can intensify the color of your eyes and make them pop in photos (and IRL). Purple and bronze, for example, will enhance brown eyes, while silver and copper will highlight blue eyes.



Keep it simple. Apply a shimmery rose-gold eyeshadow to your eyes, then lightly line them with mascara.



You don't need to make dramatic wing eyeliner. This is a cute mini wing. This subtle and sweet little wing defines your eyes. For a complete look, pair it with your lipstick and lipliner.



Are there any lashes more romantic than long, flowing lashes? Layer your mascara on top of the rest of your makeup.



This look is for all you beauty maximalists. Make a dramatic golden smokey look by adding a wing to your lashes and false lashes. Add a bold red lip to complete the look.


Hair Color

Your hair color can be used to guide your wedding makeup. Because of their darker hair, brides-to-be can rock natural makeup more easily. You can play with your dark hair color and create a dramatic look by adding bold lips and smokey eyes to it.

Warm tones are best for blonde hair. Nearly weds with red hair will shine brightest when they use neutral or pink shades in their wedding makeup.

We recommend that you consult your makeup artist if you have ever dyed hair. Remember: These are only suggestions. No matter what your hair color, you can rock any makeup look.


Our Favorite Wedding Makeup Looks

Are you ready to be inspired? Check out our top wedding makeup looks.

Natural Wedding Makeup Looks



Winged eyeliner with a red lip is the classic look.



A party is incomplete without some color. For a fun surprise, add a bright-colored eyeshadow (such as purple) to your inner corner.



Apply a bronzer to the top of your face, and highlight your cheekbones with a highlighter. Apply mascara to your eyes and finish the look with a light lining of the eyes.



Go full-on glam. You can make everyone notice your beautiful face with a dramatic cat eye, complete with glittery eyeshadows and false lashes.



Are you looking for retro ideas for wedding makeup? Apply red lipstick to your lips and line your eyes. It will make you look ready for the big night at Gatsby's.



Are you looking for a glamorous look for your wedding? Apply mascara and bold eyebrows to both your lashlines. For dramatic contrast, keep your lips neutral.



Your inner light is yours. You can use a gold eyeshadow with subtle mascara and cat-eyes.



For a playful, fresh look at wedding makeup, a golden cat eye and pink lips pair well.



For those who don't want to be too bold, a deep mauve lipstick will work well. The color is beautiful.



Humidifiers add moisture to the air, which can benefit people with respiratory symptoms or dry skin. You can use humidifiers in the home or office, but there are also some risks.

In this article;

Learn about the benefits of humidifiers.

How to use them correctly and what precautions to take?


By adding moisture to the air, humidifiers may be beneficial for several medical conditions.

Dry air can lead to moisture loss and worsening respiratory symptoms. Reduce these problems by adding moisture to the air using a humidifier.

Humidifiers can help people who experience:

  • dry skin
  • irritated eyes
  • dryness in the throat or airways
  • allergies
  • frequent coughs
  • bloody noses
  • sinus headaches
  • cracked lips


Some people have respiratory problems in summer when the temperature is high among Atmospheric, and the air is full of allergens.

Fans and air conditioners can circulate dry air throughout a room. Air conditioners remove moisture from the air. A humidifier might be efficient during this time.

A humidifier is more beneficial in cold months because cold air can dry out their lungs, nose, lips, and lungs. Some central heating systems can also dry out the indoor air.

Benefits of a humidifier may include:


  1. Preventing influenza

One study by Source trusted that it suggested humidifiers could reduce flu-like symptoms. Researchers found that humidity levels higher than 40 percent quickly deactivated influenza virus particles in the air, which changed less likely to become infectious.

  1. Making a cough more productive

Dry air causes a dry cough, and the humidity increases the amount of moisture in the airways. It can make the cough more productive. A productive cough helps to eliminate sticky or trapped phlegm.

  1. Reducing snoring

Increasing the humidity in the air reduces Snoring. Dry air can cause snoring to worsen.

Adding humidity to the air by running a humidifier at night may help to relieve some symptoms.

  1. Keeping the skin and hair moist

Some people notice that their skin, lips, and hair become dry and fragile in the winter.

Heating units come in many types. They circulate hot, dry air through your house or office. It can dry out the skin and cause itching or flaky. The cold air dried out the skin from outside.

We are using a humidifier to add some moisture to the indoor air to help reduce the appearance of dry, cracked skin.

Benefits for the home

A humidifier can help you maintain moisture in your home. Indoor plants that like moisture can be more active, and wood floors and furniture will last longer. The humidity can help prevent wallpaper cracking and static electricity buildup.

Humid air can also feel warmer than dry air, which could help a person save money on utility bills in the winter months.


While most humidifiers have the same functions, to add moisture to the air, many types are available:

  • Steam vaporizers: These vaporizers use electricity to produce steam. The steam cools before it leaves the unit. There is a possibility of skin irritation, so it is best to avoid steam vaporizers near children.
  • Ultrasonic humidifiers: These units use vibrations instead of electricity to evaporate water.
  • Evaporators: These create humidity by blowing air past the water that is evaporating.
  • Impeller humidifiers: These are child-friendly and use heat to evaporate water.
  • Central humidifiers: to add moisture to a space, a person connects one or more of these units to the central AC unit in their home or office.

There are many sizes. Personal humidifiers can be carried around and are easy to transport.


It is essential to keep children safe around humidifiers, a humidifier can be a great way to add moisture to the air, but there are some risks to consider.


Humidifiers convert water into breathable air. The vapor that a person inhales will be polluted if the water tank is not clean.

A dark, humid tank is an environment that fosters germs, but regular cleaning can help to prevent any issues.

As directed by the manufacturer, clean your humidifier as soon as possible. The humidifier should never be left uncovered for too long. You should replace any filter on the humidifier that is not working.


Although humidity can be beneficial, excessive humidity cause breathing problems and worsen allergy symptoms. Common allergens like mold and dust mites thrive in moist environments.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50%. A humidity level above 60 percent is too high.

We should place a humidity meter or hygrometer in any humidifier room. We should set up some humidifiers to automatically measure humidity, while others require purchasing a separate meter.


Humidifier manufacturers often recommend that you use only clean, pure water. There are several reasons why this is so.

Unfiltered tap water can contain higher levels of minerals and other particles than purified or distilled water.

Minerals from hard tap water can build up in the machine, causing it to wear down faster than expected.

These minerals can be pushed into the air by the humidifier. They allow people to inhale them. These particles can settle in the air and become dust.


Although a humidifier may be helpful in dry sinuses, it can also cause problems. Humidifiers can encourage mold and dust mite growth in humid environments. It could be a problem for people with asthma or allergies to dust and mold.

We or hazards associated with the use of humidifiers include smoke from the heat exchanger component and the development of a form in which the moisture on the walls turns brown and brown.

Avoid approaching the culprit. It is essential to monitor the use of humidifiers in the airspace.


Tips for using a humidifier include:

  • keep track of humidity levels
  • change the water in the humidifier regularly
  • clean the humidifier regularly
  • change any filters as instructed
  • use only distilled or purified water that does not contain minerals
  • exercise caution when using a humidifier around children
  • follow the manufacturer's instructions


Humidifiers can benefit people with skin issues or respiratory problems who live in areas with low humidity.

Humidifiers can't treat underlying conditions like asthma. Although they may be helpful, they don't use them in place of medical treatment.

Anyone experiencing new or worsened symptoms when using a humidifier should turn it off and contact a doctor.

Humidifiers are available in many department stores.

Dry skin around the mouth: Causes & remedies

Dry skin around the mouth: Causes & remedies

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Dry skin around your mouth can result from Perioral Dermatitis and allergies. Home remedies can help.

Moisturizing your mouth with oils or lotions can help to relieve dry skin. Avoid fluoride toothpaste and steroid creams. (Potential irritants)

Do treatment of dry skin to relieve the root cause. 

We will discuss home remedies and the causes of dry skin around your mouth in this article.


The Doctor can diagnose dry skin around the mouth. You should consult him if a person is not sure about the reason for dry skin. It is crucial to determine the root cause before you can decide on a treatment.

There are many reasons that the skin around your mouth may dry out, including:

  • Allergies or irritation
  • Cold or windy weather
  • Overexposure to sunlight
  • Excessive face-washing
  • Dehydration
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Other medical conditions such as Rosacea or Eczema or Psoriasis

There may not be a cause. The skin of the face is sensitive and can fluctuate in clarity and health.

We will discuss below some of the most common causes for dry skin around your mouth.

Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral Dermatitis is a skin condition that causes a rash to the area around the mouth. It can also affect the skin around your eyes and nose.

Perioral Dermatitis can be characterized by:

  • A red, scaly, or bumpy rash
  • Redness and inflammation around your mouth
  • Mild burning or itching

Perioral dermatitis symptoms can appear over several months or years.

The most common cause is prolonged use of topical steroids or inhalers. Skin irritation and rosacea can also cause this condition.

People can also get perioral dermatitis from using heavy moisturizers, heavy creams, or fluorinated toothpaste.

The rash can get worse if a person stops using steroids. To avoid irritation, wash the rash with mild soap or a soap substitute.

Oil shortage

The skin produces oil to stay hydrated. Sometimes a skin brings out

too much oil which, can lead to pimples or dry skin. Dry skin is dehydrated and lacks enough moisture, making it appear rough or flaky.

Over-washing your face can lead to a deficiency in facial oils and dry skin.

Allergies and irritation.

Exposition to harsh chemicals such as those found in: can cause dry skin around the lips.

  • Soaps
  • Makeup products
  • Dental products

Avoid using facial products that contain alcohol or chemicals, and instead, choose natural products that have fewer ingredients.

Cold weather

The skin can become chapped or dry from colder temperatures and less moisture. The sensitive skin around the mouth and on the hands is at risk.

Conditions of the skin

Dryness and rashes source is certain conditions that can cause damage to the skin barrier. Atopic dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis are just a few of the problems.

Dry skin around the mouth: Causes & remedies

Home remedies

The best treatment depends entirely on the person's lifestyle and the reason for the dry skin.

A dermatologist may be able to help you if dry skin around your mouth is an ongoing or severe problem. These tips may be helpful in the interim.

Daily, gently clean the area.

Using gentle facial cleansers can help prevent dry skin.

Dry skin can be caused by excessively harsh washing the skin with hot or cold water. You should avoid using soaps or cleansers that contain fragrances, colors, or other chemicals. 

Which could cause the skin to become even drier. Use soaps or cleansers that don't contain:

  • alcohols
  • Fragrances
  • plastics
  • Artificial colors
  • Other drying chemicals

Online purchase of gentle soaps and cleansers is possible.

Dry skin

The skin of the body goes through a natural cycle. The body's skin undergoes a natural cycle. New body cells create, and old cells die. This process usually takes around one month.

Dead cells remain on the surface of the skin and cause dry patches and clogged pores. This kind of loss is decreased by exfoliation. Exfoliation can help improve the skin's texture and health by removing dead skin cells.

The best way to cleanse your skin is to do so every day. You exfoliate once a week. Exfoliating daily can cause skin irritation or damage.

Online purchase of facial exfoliators is possible.

Dry skin around the mouth: Causes & remedies

Daily Moisturize Skin Area

No matter what season, moisturizers are necessary for all skin types. You can moisturize dry skin overnight after a wash or exfoliating to retain more moisture for long periods.

Use a moisturizing cream around your mouth to ensure that it is safe. 

Avoid Allergens

Remember that different skin types may need individual moisturizers. Although trial and error may be the best way to go, it is the duty to look for products that will be suitable for sensitive skin.

Alcohol worsens Facial skin problems, artificial ingredients, and petrolatum. Look for moisturizers with beneficial ingredients such as:

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Ceramides
  • colloidal oatmeal

These can be used as ingredients or on their own.

  • pure aloe vera gel
  • Coconut oil
  • Sunflower seed oil
  • Shea butter

Many natural oils are good for dry skin. Trusted sources such as coconut oil can help maintain smooth skin.

Not all oils are suitable moisturizers. According to a trusted source, olive oil could cause skin barrier damage.

Too much oil on the skin can cause breakouts.

Try different amounts.

Online purchase of facial moisturizers is possible.

Change your lifestyle.

Routine activities can cause dry skin around the lips. These activities can cause dry skin around the mouth.

Toothpaste and other facial products such as makeup, moisturizers, and cleansers can dry out the skin. You might also want to try new products that contain more natural ingredients.

A person's shower habits could also be a problem. The natural oils that help keep the skin moist can be stripped away by standing under hot water or washing your face with it. It can happen if you spend too much time in the water.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that baths and showers last between 5-10 minutes to promote healthy skin.

In winter, use a humidifier to limit the need for Air Conditioning

Exposure to dry air can cause dry skin. The prolonged heating and air conditioning dry in winter.

A humidifier may be a good option if dry skin around the mouth is a problem.

Online purchase of humidifiers is possible.


The Dermatologist diagnoses dry skin around the mouth. After carefully inspecting the area affected and discussing family and medical history, a dermatologist will usually diagnose dry skin around the mouth.

Identify the dry skin around the mouth, but it may require an experienced eye to determine the root cause. If the dry skin persists, you might consider seeing a dermatologist.


Shaving gel protects skin for those who shave.

Avoid irritation or dry skin around your mouth. It could include:

  • Avoid scratching the skin
  • Use gentle products for your skin and avoid drying agents.
  • Use new razors and shaving creams
  • Warm water is better than hot.
  • Spend less time outside in cold or direct winds
  • Avoid excessive air conditioning
  • Avoiding known allergens

Regularly moisturizing prevent dry patches, gentle cleansing, and occasional exfoliation of the skin around your mouth.


Many facts cause dry skin around the mouth, such as a person's lifestyle, indoor or outdoor temperature, and an imbalance of oils.

Or a condition like eczema or perioral dermatitis.

You treat dry skin with home remedies or by changing its routine. A professional diagnosis and treatment may be beneficial for anyone suffering from chronic dryness.

Your kitchen, not the drugstore, may hold the secret to achieving healthy, vibrant skin.


Cool and creamy avocado can help moisturize dry, cracked skin. The list of culprits that can cause dry skin is a long one, from daily bathing habits (think hot showers and scrubbing yourself dry with a towel) and wicked winter weather to a lack of natural oils in your skin as you age.

You necessarily do not need to visit a dermatologist to heal your dry skin. Instead, consider adding a natural remedy to your skin-care routine at home. The ingredients for these dry-skin remedies might already be in your kitchen.

Why Opt for a Natural Dry-Skin Remedy Rather Than Buy a Product?

Given the countless skin products available, a natural remedy may be worth trying.

Natural oils and treatments are sure to make them a better choice for many people. Other products may not contain a ton of ingredients and preservatives.

It is often the case for water-based products. These along, with products that contain alcohol and fragrances, can cause irritation or an allergic reaction or dry out your skin.

How often a good idea to keep it simple when it comes to beauty care, especially for people with allergies or a very sensitive complexion, Unlike water-based lotions and creams or those containing preservatives, pure oils have a natural base, making them great dry-skin remedies.

How Natural Remedies Can Help Soothe Dry, Irritated Skin

Your skin naturally produces oil, called sebum, which helps protect the skin from moisture loss, but everyday actions — such as forgetting to put on moisturizer or washing your hands with a drying soap — can strip natural oils from your skin.

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) noted people without acne. There is an increased production of sebum (for which the extra oil will provide the opposite effect), the use of the oil makes the skin glow, and Protective can help restore the moisture barrier.

If you have acne-prone skin, there is some evidence to support the idea that tea tree oil can improve mild to moderate acne, including the previously published Double-Blind, Randomized, Control Study. , And the Uncontrolled Pilot Study 2019 Australian Journal of Dermatology, published in August. However, you may want to consult a dermatologist before starting a new acne treatment.

There are many ways to reap the moisturizing benefits of oils, either on their own or with other ingredients, to make a DIY nourishing mask or an exfoliating rub. Castor oil, lavender oil, and avocado oil may be good natural remedies for dry skin, again, so long as you do not have acne-prone skin.

Coconut oil is the oil you may have in your kitchen cabinet and may also be a good choice for those not prone to acne. People with atopic dermatitis — a type of eczema and an allergic skin condition characterized by dryness and itching — saw excellent results when they used virgin coconut oil on their skin, according to one randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial.

Aloe vera, a plant with natural healing properties, can also be infused in oils and used as a natural moisturizer. Per past research, aloe vera gel contains mucopolysaccharides, which help lock moisture into the skin and make this another naturally moisturizing skin-care ingredient.

10 Natural, DIY Remedies to Moisturize Dry Skin

A simple way to use your favorite oil (in its purest form) is to drizzle it into warm bathwater. You can also try these natural remedies:

1. Whip Up an Olive Oil Cleanser to Soothe Dry Skin

One of the great natural oils to use is olive oil, which acts as a natural cleanser and moisturizer. Just rub the oil into your skin and wrap a warm, damp cloth around your face until it cools down. Olive oil is a good choice as a cleanser because it will not strip your skin of its natural oils.

2. DIY a Rich, Creamy Avocado Mask

Creating a homemade mask of avocado is another natural way to soothe dry skin. Crompton suggests pureeing half an avocado and mixing it with one teaspoon (teaspoon) of olive oil; you can also add one tablespoon (tablespoon) of honey for dry skin. Apply the mask to your face, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, and then wash it off. Your skin should feel moisturized, but you can double up on the hydrating effects by applying your regular moisturizer as well.

3. Make a Natural Olive Oil and Sugar Scrub

Create a naturally moisturizing exfoliating scrub using a combination of olive oil and sugar. Combine ½ cup of sugar with two tablespoons of olive oil, Crompton says. You can also add an essential oil like lavender, which adds a natural fragrance and can promote relaxation. Gently rub the scrub into your skin, and then wash it off. Last, use a soothing moisturizer to lock in the benefits of freshly exfoliated skin.

4. Create an Easy Oatmeal Soak to Calm Your Skin

Adding a cup of oatmeal to a warm bath can naturally rehydrate dry skin. The oat product itself is soothing, and it helps your skin retain moisture from the bathwater.

5. Exfoliate Your Face With a Homemade Oatmeal Honey Mask

Mix two tablespoons of oats with one tablespoon of honey and a dash of water. Crompton suggests warming up the mixture, then rubbing it into your skin. You can use it to exfoliate and wash it off right away or leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes as a soothing, hydrating mask.

6. Apply Coconut Oil Before Bedtime

Coconut oil becomes a solid at room temperature, so uses it as a moisturizing cream at bedtime or anytime.

For chapped heels and hands, apply the oil, layer with thick socks or non-latex gloves.

7. Add Your Favorite Oil to Your Bath

Natural oils are great for moisturizing the skin and helping to re-create the natural skin barrier. When we wash hands and Face frequently, It will damage with water and drying soaps that strip the skin of its natural protective oils.

Aside from olive oil or coconut oil, you can test out other natural oils that are free from irritants, including jojoba, argan, and avocado oils. Shain house recommends adding a few tablespoons of the desired oil under running bathwater.

Treat yourself to a short soak and gently pat your skin dry afterward to avoid rubbing all the oil off. You can also apply a small amount of your preferred oil to your skin post-shower to keep it soft and moist.

8. Use Milk Compresses for Irritated Skin

Milk has natural anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains lactic acid, a mild, natural exfoliant. To make a milk compress, Cincinnati Health Institute advises soaking a clean cloth (like a washcloth or a towel) in a bowl of cool milk and holding it in place over any dry areas.

Shain house recommends using these compresses on your skin for 5 to 10 minutes at a time. It especially helps for irritated skin that’s itchy, too. Lactic acid can sting cracked skin, though, so use with caution, per Harvard Health Publishing.

9. Consider a Fruit Enzyme Cleanser or Exfoliant

Fruit enzymes can be lifesavers during the dry-skin season. These alpha-hydroxyl acids are great for gently exfoliating the superficial layer of dulling dead skin cells on the face and body.

Using a fruit-enzyme-infused wash or mask twice per week. Some fruit enzymes to look for include pineapple, pumpkin, and papaya.

10. Apply Aloe Vera to Dry, Irritated Skin

Although often considered a cure for sunburn, aloe vera gel can be helpful even in the dry winter months. According to previous research, it works by eliminating redness and irritation, and it can reduce the symptoms of aging and acne breakouts. But Shainhouse cautions that some people can develop allergic contact dermatitis to aloe, so you may want to perform a patch test first before applying it to a large area of skin.

5 Expert Tips for Avoiding a Dry-Skin Relapse

There are other steps you can take to protect your skin and help keep it from drying out.

Make moisturizing a part of your daily skin-care routine. As soon as you step out of the shower, slather your skin from head to toe with a rich, creamy product (the thicker it is, the richer it is), advises the AAD.

Develop other skin-friendly bathing habits. You should also avoid hot showers and limit baths to 10 minutes, per the AAD. Regular bar soap contains ingredients that are harsh on your skin. So opt for a mild cleanser or liquid body wash instead.

Avoid exposing your skin to harsh chemicals. That includes alcohol and apple cider vinegar. These ingredients can worsen dry skin and even cause burns in some cases, Shainhouse says.

Drink plenty of water. Boosting your water intake helps hydrate your body and moisturize your skin from the inside out (not to mention all of the other health benefits it carries).

Dress appropriately for the weather. It goes beyond wearing sunscreen in the summer to help against not only sunburns but also skin cancer. Remember to put on your gloves before going outside into the winter air to prevent dryness and chapping.

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