Fighting off the Winter Chill: 10 Easy Ways to Combat Dry Skin

Hello again my lovely readers, I’m so glad you could join me again this week. I’ve noticed that my top ten posts are often the most read posts on my blog. I really like writing these; sometimes it can get a bit boring to report on collections and launches every day. Today we’re going to be talking about how to cure and combat dry skin, which plagues many people during the Winter season. I and my husband both suffer from combination skin, which turns towards the extremely dry side as soon as the first chill hits. I use a lot of these remedies in my everyday skincare routine, and I hope some of them will help you too! Let’s get started.

Coconut Oil 

Coconut oil is a magical elixir that can rectify, heal and prevent many skin and hair conditions. You can also use it as a makeup remover! It contains a lot of fatty acids that add a punch of moisture to your skin, and Vitamin E to help you keep the moisture in.

How Do I Use It?

There are two ways you can use Coconut Oil to help dry skin;

  1. Warm up some oil in the microwave, just enough to melt it. Before you shower, rub some on your skin and wait for 10 minutes. Wash your face with warm water once you get in the bath/shower.
  2. If your skin is really, REALLY dry, you can take coconut oil straight from the bottle or tub and rub in on your damp skin after bathing.


Honey is a natural moisturizer; it’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that will help regenerate and heal your skin while making it extra soft and smooth.

How Do I Use It?

  1. Before taking a shower, scoop some raw honey into your hand and massage it into the affected areas on your skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then shower it off with warm water.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil contains antioxidants and vitamins that help to reduce the damage of collagen.  It also contains healthy fatty acids that can soothe dry skin.

How Do I Use It?

  1. Heat up some olive oil to a lukewarm temperature. Massage it onto the dry areas in your skin, and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. You can repeat this every day.
  2. To make a scrub, add enough oil to 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to make a paste. Apply this on the dry areas of your skin and massage in small circles. Leave it on for 15 minutes, wash off with warm water. You can repeat this once a week.

Milk Cream

Another natural moisturizer, Milk Cream is a milk-based product that can help fight dry skin. It has a high-fat content and contains lactic acid which will help exfoliate the dry, dead skin cells off of you.

How Do I Use It?

  1. Rub some milk cream on your skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with semi-warm water. Repeat this daily.
  2. Mix 2 to 3 teaspoons of milk cream and 2 tablespoons of gram flour. Apply on your skin, leave it for 15 minutes and rinse off with semi-warm water.


Avocados have a high vitamin E content, and also contain a lot of good fatty acids to help combat dry skin.

How Do I Use It?

  1. Mash one-half of an avocado with a fork. Add 2 teaspoons of honey and spread this on your skin. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then wipe it off with a damp cloth. You can repeat this 3 times per week.

Aloe Vera

We all use alone in the summer to treat sunburns, but it can also help relieve dry, itchy skin in the winter. Aloe will also reduce redness in your skin, giving you a more even complexion.

How Do I Use It?

  1. If you have access to them, get the gel from an aloe leaf. If not, you can purchase 100% pure aloe gel from health food stores. Apply the gel where your skin is dry, or all over your body if you want! Rub it in for a few minutes, then leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing with semi-warm water. You can repeat this up to twice a day for severe conditions.


Yogurt has a lot of the same benefits as milk cream, but I know for sure it is a lot easier to get than milk cream! It contains lactic acid and will help hydrate and moisturize your skin.

How Do I Use It?

  1. Apply some yogurt to your dry areas, massage in circular motions. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. You can repeat this up to 4 times per week.
  2. Mix 3 to 4 tablespoons of plain yogurt, 1/2 tablespoon turmeric, and a little flour. Apply this on rough, dry patches of skin. Wait 10 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water, using your fingers to scrub the paste off. You can repeat this 2 to 3 times per week.


Bananas have a high water content that will help you retain moisture in your skin. The vitamins and minerals contained in bananas have a ton of awesome anti-aging benefits for your skin.

How Do I Use It?

  1. Mash up 1/2 of a banana, and mix in two teaspoons of yogurt and 1 teaspoon of honey. Use this as a mask on your dry areas, letting it sit on your skin for 15 minutes. Rinse off with semi-warm water. You can do this 2 to 3 times per week.


Working with its humectant properties, glycerin will help your skin absorb and retain more moisture.

How Do I Use It?

  1. Mix two tablespoons of each: Glycerin, rose water and lemon juice. Apply this on your dry areas before you go sleep, and the next morning rinse with lukewarm water. You can do this every night.


Oatmeal is a natural exfoliator, which can help remove dead skin cells and renew your dry skin. It contains a lot of protein that will help prevent water loss in your skin.

How Do I Use It? 

  1. Add 1 cup of oatmeal to your bath water. You can add essential oils if you want! Soak in the water for 15 minutes, then rinse off with fresh, semi-warm water. Dry off gently and apply a light moisturizer. Repeat once a week for best results.
  2. Grind up one tablespoon of oatmeal and mix it with one tablespoon of milk and 2 of honey. Apply on your dry patches and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with semi-warm water. Repeat up to 2 times per week.

That’s it for me today, I hope these remedies will help you in some way! Thanks for reading, XO’S!

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