14 Cures for Dry Skin

September 28, 2011 by CA Johnson  
Published in Skin

Dry skin can be a problem for many people. Find out 14 cures for dry skin in this article.

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Dry skin can be a big issue for many people.  I am one of those people who suffers from dry skin.  I did some research on how to cure dry skin and found 14 cures for dry skin.  I can’t put all facial creams on my face because my skin is sensitive so I wanted to find household tips to cure dry skin.  You may or may not be familiar with these cures.

Baking soda and lemon juice
Mix baking soda and lemon juice together until you make a paste.  After you make the paste, rub the mixture on your elbows.  This will keep your elbows from becoming dry.  There are times when my elbows get dry so I will have to try this tip.

Baby powder
Sprinkle some baby powder into your hands.  Rub the baby powder on your skin to smooth rough hands.  This will cure your dry and rough hands.  I will try this cure whenever my hands are rough and dry.

Rubbing sunscreen into your hands moisturizes your skin while protecting it from sunburn.  The emollients in sunscreen rejuvenates dry skin.  I didn’t know sunscreen worked for dry skin since I don’t use sunscreen that much.  This is something I need to consider doing if it prevents dry skin.

Before you take a shower, you should cover your dry skin with yogurt.  After you put the yogurt on your skin, wait ten minutes.  When the ten minutes are up, rinse your skin.  Yogurt moisturizes your skin.  I never heard of this tip.  This one is unusual to me.

Sugar and baby oil
Put one teaspoon of sugar in your hand.  Cover the sugar with baby oil.  Rub your hands, elbows, and knees.  Wash off with soap. The abrasive sugar exfoliates dry skin.

Peanut Butter
To exfoliate and moisturize your dry hands, elbows, and knees, rub your skin with peanut butter.  Let the peanut butter sit for two minutes then wipe your hands clean with a paper towel.  The oils in peanut butter will moisturize your skin while the nuts exfoliate.  This was another tip that surprised me.  I didn’t know peanut butter cured dry skin.

Baby oil
Rub a few drops of baby oil in your hands to moisturize your dry skin.  You should keep your hands out of the sun.  The mineral oil in baby oil makes it easy for you to get a sunburn.

To moisturize your skin, massage butter in your skin.  Wait about 15 minutes and then remove the butter with a paper towel. I never heard of massaging butter into your skin.  I have heard that butter can do other things, but I didn’t know it moisturizes your skin.

Exfoliate dead skin by rubbing a dab of mayonnaise on your knees, elbows, feet, or face.  Let the mayonnaise sit for a few minutes.  Massage it with your fingertips.  Mayonnaise also moisturizes your skin.

Salt and baby oil
Mix salt and baby oil to make a moisturizing scrub to exfoliate dry skin.  I didn’t realize salt and baby oil could blend together.

If your hands are dry, rub Neosporin antibiotic ointment into the skin as a hand cream.  I use Neosporin for cuts.  I didn’t think I could use it for drug skin.

Cooking spray
Spray your hands with a light coating of cooking spray.  Rub the spray into the skin.  The oils in cooking spray moisturizes dry skin.  I have Pam Cooking Spray in my cabinet so I need to try this tip.

Preparation H
If you have dry or chapped hands, you could rub Preparation H on your skin for soothing relief.  Preparation H must have many uses.

Blend a cup of oatmeal into a fine powder.  Pour the powder into a large bowl.  Rub the oats over your hands to exfoliate dry skin.

These are all of the 14 cures for dry skin.  I hope these tips will cure your dry skin.  Do you have any cures for dry skin?  I am always interested in learning new household tips so please feel free to share them.

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32 Responses to “14 Cures for Dry Skin”
  1. Tulan Says:

    I like all the alternatives, Sometimes they work better than expensive treatments.

  2. CletaB Says:

    Good tips – thanks!

  3. Lucky Star Says:

    good tips.thanks you

  4. ilovebaboy Says:

    Nice share. I like to try butter.

  5. strovek Says:

    Great tips.


  6. LadyElena Says:

    Useful tips – especially for now that we are approaching autumn.

  7. The Silver Phoenix Says:

    these are all such fantastic and fresh tips to try out. very well presented and easy to follow. thanks very much for sharing.

  8. LCM Linda Says:

    Helpful tips. I used baby powder in summer and now knowing it can cope with dry skin, I will use it in winter as well. Thanks!

  9. pearl2010 Says:

    This is useful to people who have dry skins. Sometimes I do especially during winter. But I guess this is alternative ways in moisturizing lotions.

  10. dwisuka Says:

    very useful. thanks

  11. Eunice Tan Says:

    Wonderful advise to handle dry skin.

  12. mphsglo Says:

    Nice share.

  13. LoveDoctor Says:

    These are very good tips. Skin gets even drier during the winter. Some soaps promise to moisturize your skin and it turns out that it dries your skin even more. Thanks for the share.

  14. SharifaMcFarlane Says:

    I’ll try the sugar and baby oil.

  15. reiny Says:

    useful tips.. thanks for sharing

  16. wonder Says:

    A variety of things that could be utilized.Liked this.

  17. Hettie Says:

    Thanks for the tips, I can’t use sun creams but the peanut butter could be interesting. :0

  18. Nostalgic 90s Kid Says:

    Wow, a timely article. Thanks!

  19. Sunjhini Says:

    so many tips using the regular kitchen items. thanks for sharing

  20. Jimmy Shilaho Says:

    Very important for me, my skin is as tough as a crocodile’s.

  21. CHAN LEE PENG Says:

    You have compiled useful tips here. I’ll keep them in mind.

  22. CHAN LEE PENG Says:

    You have compiled a useful list here. I will keep them in mind.

  23. Brenda Nelson Says:

    Well timed with winter around the corner and many people suffer from dry skin in the winter.

  24. FX777222999 Says:

    Good article, lots of information to select from.

  25. Ruby Hawk Says:

    These treatments are very practical. I like that.

  26. Phoenix Montoya Says:

    Very useful info CA :)

  27. Starpisces Says:

    excellent information, we should take good care of our skin.

  28. PR Mace Says:

    I didn’t know there were so many good things in my home I could us. What a great article. Well done.

  29. FX777222999 Says:

    Revisiting this article.

  30. thelyricwriter Says:

    Voted up! I always get dry skin in the winter so this will be very beneficial to me come to this winter. Great article!

  31. Judy Sheldon Says:

    Cheryl, substitue olive oil for the baby oil as it is healthier for your skin. Baby oil is generally just mineral oil which is not well absorbed into the skin.

  32. dwisuka Says:

    revisiting this topic :D

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