8 Home Remedies for Dry Skin

Healthy coconut oil. It moisturizes. Coconut oil's emollients soften skin. Coconut Oil bridges skin cells. Smooth skin in the morning with a few drops of coconut oil before bed.

Coconut oil

Mineral oil or petroleum jelly is a common dry skin remedy. It protects and retains moisture, helping mend uneven and dry skin.

Petroleum jelly 

Olive oil and sugar exfoliate dead skin. It protects and smooths skin. Mix 2 teaspoons olive oil with 0.5 teaspoon sugar. Lightly rub and rinse.

Sugar Scrub 

Inflamed skin. Oatmeal has treated skin ailments for millennia. Study finds colloidal oatmeal improves skin irritation. Moisturize after an oatmeal bath.

Oatmeal baths

Honey always soothes dry skin. Honey contains vitamins, antioxidants, and antimicrobials. Honey can be used as a mask or cleansed with lukewarm water. Oatmeal moisturizes.


Avocado masks nurture skin well. Mix avocado pulp, honey, and olive oil. Apply and rinse.

Avocado Mask

Get technical: Damaged skin can dry. Skin cells recover slowly. Now what? Antioxidant-rich foods. It protects and grows cells. Omega-3-rich meals brighten skin.


Milk soothes irritation. Lactic peels. Milk soothes. Take a 15-20-minute, 1–3-liter milk bath. Before cleaning, apply a milk-soaked washcloth for 10–15 minutes.


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