With all the swimming and sunning that goes on around here, it’s easy to see why you might get dry skin. But before you reach for one of those fancy schmancy expensive moisturizers, check out these home remedies that will have you saying farewell to flakes in no time! Raid your pantry for these ingredients to add to your skin care routine:

Oil slick – smooth on a thin layer of olive or almond oil, massage it in then rinse. You can even add equal parts brown sugar to make a scrub.

Got milk cream? – the lactic acid of milk cream is a great natural exfoliator. Add flour to make a mask or mix it with milk and lemon juice and rub in before showering.

The buzz about honey – loaded with antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, and antimicrobial and humectant properties, honey is considered one of the best natural moisturizers on the planet! Rub it all over, let it soak in, then shower off the stickies!

Awesome avocado – avocado is packed full of fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin A, all major contributors to silky smooth skin. Mash it up and rub it on and we’re talking high marks for hydration!

Say yes to yogurt! – slather on yogurt to soothe itchy, dry skin. Wait for a while, then shower it off.

Go nuts! – apply coconut oil before bed then wash it off in the morning. It’s also quick to absorb if applied right after your shower.

Sow some oats – pour a cup of dry oatmeal into your bath or mix it with mashed bananas for a smoothing mask.

Break out the butter – shea butter, that is. It’s rich in vitamins A and F which alleviate dryness, ease irritation, and promote new cell growth.

Well hello, aloe – not only does aloe vera soothe sunburn, it fights flakes too! Slice it and apply the gel inside, then rinse after 10 to 15 minutes.

Incorporate these tips into you daily skin care routine and you’ll ditch your dry skin no matter how much sunning and swimming you do! Of course, Dr. Lisa J. Learn offers a wide variety of services that can help your skin look younger too. From chemical peels and injections, to face lifts and a full line of skin care products, we can help you get your smooth on! Call (954) 380-8411, or visit our Lauderdale Lakes, FL office today!

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