Dry flaky skin looks bad and is cause due to loss of moisture and essential oils from the skin. So it is necessary to lock the moisture in the skin and provide it with balance oil that lubricates the skin. Here you will find tips on how to get rid of dry skin.

Drinking lot of water:

Water is a natural solvent that hydrates the skin and keep it moisturized. It also helps to flush harmful toxins from the body, making skin healthy and fresh. So drink a lot of water all day to keep away dryness. Squeeze on e lemon in one jug water at room temperature and drink it whole day. this is an effective recipe to cure dryness.

Proper diet:

Eating appropriate food to keep dryness apart is also important to get rid of dry skin. Foods like nuts, dairy products, sea foods etc will provide skin with essential oils for lubrication. Nuts like almonds, peanuts, coconut contain oils that nourishes skin and make it soft. While dairy products such as milk, cream and butter are greasy in nature that moisturize skin and also locks moisture to keep it hydrated. Sea foods contain vitamins that helps to make skin stretched and shiny by keeping away dryness.


Dry skin becomes flaky and chapped so exfoliation of dry skin is needed to remove dead skin cells. Try this homemade scrub for gentle scrubbing at home. Take half cup wheat flour in a bowl and add half tablespoon turmeric, one lemon, few drops of olive oil or coconut oil and milk to make a paste. Apply this paste on your facial skin, hands and feet. Leave it until it dries out scrub it off  gently in circular motion with finger tips wet with milk. This will soothes the skin and with its weekly use will help to get rid of dry skin.

Moisturizing skin after every wash:

Washing skin with soap makes it dry so make it a habit to moisturize your skin with lotion after every wash. This will also protect skin darkening cause due to dryness.

Massage your body with coconut or olive oil:

Body massage improves blood circulation to the skin by which skin receive basic nutrients for its nourishment. It is advised to massage your body with olive oil or coconut oil before taking a bath. In this way the body moisture will be locked in the skin and skin becomes more softer and smooth. Trying this tip regularly will help to reduce skin dryness.

Milk cream massage:

Take one table spoon lemon juice, two tablespoon milk cream and two table spoon milk to make a paste. Rub this paste on the hands, feet,facial skin and keep it for few minutes. Then take a shower and feel the smoothness of your skin. The lactic acid in the milk exfoliate the skin while milk will act as a natural moisturizer.

These tips regarding dryness will help to get rid of dry skin by moisturizing skin gently. For questions leave comment in comment box.