The winter is close to setting in. With the incessant rains that are battering, and the cold weather I feel my skin going dry, flaky and itchy! It almost feels that no matter how much serum or face oils I choose to apply, the skin sometimes feels drier than usual. I am always on the look out for natural ways to keep skin moisturized in winter. For winter skin care routine, try to incorporate these Ayurvedic herbs for dry skin that will make your skin feel soft and supple all day long. Of course in addition to this, you will need to keep your skin well moisturized to keep it healthy and hydrated.
Before you start using these ayurvedic herbs for dry skin, my suggestion to you is that ditch those chemical-laden products and opt for clean, natural, chemical-free and organic options that will help also heal your skin in the long run. Ayurveda has been a part of our lives for thousands of years and there is a reason to use and incorporate them in daily life for good skin and hair care.
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Ayurvedic Herbs For Dry Skin in Winter
Remedies from Ayurveda can be used regularly without having to worry about any side-effects. If you have dry skin and wonder where to get started, try these 6 Ayurvedic herbs for dry skin to tackle this winter. Use them regularly to ensure you have soft and supple skin throughout the winter. The best part about these remedies from Ayurveda for dry skin are that they are simple and do-able and you know what you are applying on your skin.
Let’s have a look at some Ayurvedic herbs for dry skin that cab used in the winters.
Apricot is excellent for skin protection, since it is both emollient and nourishing. Add this ingredient to your skin care routine to revitalize and hydrate your skin. It helps to provide relief from any itchy skin and can be also used for sensitive skin.
Quick Fix: Indulge in a body massage with Apricot Oil. I totally recommend the Apricot Oil from Daughter Earth for a daily massage. Lightweight, non-greasy and quick-absorbing, wild apricot oil is a delight to use as a body moisturizer. You can use the code pratibha15off to get a flat 15% off on anything you buy at their site.
Jasmine is a herb known for it calming and soothing fragrance. the leaves of the jasmine plant are known to prevent microbial infections on the skin because of its antiseptic properties. It also regulates the amount of oil produced, which makes it excellent for people with oily skin.
Quick Fix: Pluck a few jasmine leaves and wash it thoroughly to remove traces of dirt. In a glass bowl pour some rose water and shred these jasmine leaves and let it soak in the water for at least an hour. Apply this soak on your face and skin and leave it on for about 15 minutes before washing it off with water.
If you are opting for oils, like many natural oils, jasmine oil helps treat dry skin and provide natural moisture that won’t clog pores. You can mix a few drops of Jasmine essential oil with a carrier oil and use it as a skin moisturizer to keep your skin soft and supple.
Must Read: What are the best carrier oils to use with essential oils?
Chandan has been known for its skin-lightening and cooling properties. It is known to soothe inflamed skin with regular use. It can also help to reduce breakouts, rashes, acne and pimples. If your skin has been exposed in the sunlight, use a paste of sandalwood to provide relief from the sunburn.
Quick Fix: Make a paste using sandalwood powder and rose water. Apply on skin and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel.
Cucumber is a cooling agent and it gives an instant boost to refresh and rejuvenate dull and tired skin. It helps to cool, invigorate and maintain the skin’s moisture. cools, invigorates refreshes and helps maintain skin’s moisture. Regular use of cucumber helps to moisturize dry skin (though you will need a moisturizer for some extra nourishment). Rich in antioxidants and silica rejuvenate the skin and also acts like a natural sunscreen.
Quick Fix: Grate a cucumber and apply it as a pack on your skin and face. Let it stay for 15 minutes before you wash it with warm water. You’ll find an instant glow to your tired and sallow skin.
Moringa leaves contain anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help cure rashes and reduce the occurrence of blemishes and acne. Moringa leaves rejuvenates dull and dry skin and the presence of Vitamin C in Moringa helps to repair the damaged skin cells.
Quick Fix: Moringa oil helps in softening dry skin and maintaining moisture in the skin. It is perfect for conditioning dry and chapped lips. Apply it directly on the skin after shower to restore hydration.
Saffron is one of the most revered ingredients in Ayurveda that is used to lighten the skin and to help even the skin tone. Because of its anti-fungal properties, it helps to treat acne and soothes inflamed skin. With regular use it helps reduce the intensity of blemishes.
Quick Fix: Add some saffron in warm milk and let it soak overnight. Apply the mixture on your skin and leave it for some time before washing it off with warm water. Chances are that you may not need to moisturize your skin post this application, but if your skin feels stretched or tight, use
Also is one of the most used herbs all through the year and it is packed with numerous benefits for skin care. It has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and cooling properties that can provide with a lot of relief from skin problems. The gel from this plant gives your skin a soothing effect leaving it rash and blemish free.
Quick Fixes: Take pure aloe vera gel and mix a bit of rose water in it. I add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to this. Apply on the hands and let it stay for 10 minutes. Now massage your hands to let the aloe vera soak in along with the essential oils. You’ll have softer and hydrated hands.
Masoor daal also known as red lentils is an excellent scrub that can help to exfoliate the dead skin and help even skin tone. Aloe vera gel is a skin soother and it helps revitalize and nourish your skin. Tomato pulp acts as a natural bleach and it helps to lighten the skin. When these three ingredients are combined, it nourishes, rejuvenates and revitalizes the tanned skin.
These are some of the Ayurvedic herbs for dry skin that you should include in your skin care regime not just this winter but all year around. Your skin will thank you for the instant hydrating and moisturizing properties these Ayurvedic herbs have to offer. Use them on a regular basis yo keep your skin feel rejuvenated.
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I have terrible dry skin, hopefully this will help.
Look up my post of face oils as well, it may help you too!
Aditi Kapur says
I don’t want to use harmful ointments on my or my family’s skin. Your post came as a rescue ☺️
So glad! Yes, please ditch the chemical options and choose natural and organic products.
These sound very refreshing, Pratibha. I’m definitely going to try out a few of these. Thanks for sharing.
Anecdotes of Mom Life says
Thanks for sharing this list. I have used Jasmine oil and cucumber in the past, will try other alternatives in the coming months too.
Anecdotes of Mom Life says
These are very helpful alternatives to chemical based products. I have used Jasmine oil and cucumber in past, will try other alternatives in coming up months.
Absolutely! Do let me know how it fares for you!
Fantastic ideas, and seem to be easy to implement too. Any suggestions for dry skin on the legs and arms?
Use a body butter if you can, I highly recommend it, especially in the winters. Do check out the body butters from Juicy Chemistry and Daughter Earth, you literally need just a bit and it keeps your skin nourished for a long time. I also use the body oils from Juicy Chemistry after a shower, massage it on your body and it leaves your skin nourished and pampered.
Cindy Dsilva says
wow this is the second post im seeing where aloe vera is one of the key ingredients. Will pin this for later. Thanks for the tips for getting rid of dry skin.
Most welcome Cindy!
Ujjwal Mishra says
Wow so many options and that too with ingredients easily available in home. My skin is very dry will try these.
🙂 Thank you!
Aloe vera definitely helps. Chandan mask is favorite too. Will try other things. Thanks for sharing/
Most welcome and thank you for stopping by my blog.
Sweta Papaiyawala says
Ayurveda is ancient scient of India and that is something v can rely on. Quite a rich post
Neha Jain says
These are amazing tips. I already noted down stuff for to buy list.
Ha ha! All I can say is happy shopping !
Anand N says
Ayurveda is good for health. great article.
Absolutely! There is a reason why Ayurveda is catching up with the rest of the world too!
I have really dry skin. Will try some of these out.
Awesome! I do hope they work for you!
Neha Sharma says
I have a combination skin type and it gets really dull & dry during the winters. I have recently started using only natural ingredients on my face and my skin feels so smooth. I am definitely going to try these ayurvedic herbs in the coming months. Thanks for sharing!
Most welcome Neha! Do let me know how they fared for you!
Surbhi Prapanna says
use of moringa is new to me. will try this option for sure. I had used aloe vera and sandalwood paste often in my skin care routine and got good results too. thanks for listing all wonderful options, very useful for upcoming weather.
Most welcome Surbhi! I am glad you found the post useful.
Milan Singhal says
Can we use the Aloe Vera gel directly on the skin? Kindly suggest.
As long as its pure and 100% chemical free, I don’t see a reason not to! 🙂
Haimanti Bhattacharjee says
I love the way you added the quick fix in your post… I have not been following a skincare regime for the longest time! I think I should use whatever I can find at home and start doing that… Thanks for the post…
Welcome! Very often we tend to neglect skin care and it’s important that we take care of it to maintain good skin health.
Sitharaam jayakumar says
Your article has indeed been an eye-opener for me. I was not aware that Apricot oil and Jasmine can be used to treat dry skin. My daughter has dry skin problems. I will definitely tell her to try these remedies.
Thank you so much sir! I do hope your daughter likes and tries out these remedies!
Preeti Tiwari says
Wow.. great post!! All the ingredients you have mentioned are easily available at home, I will surely try out your tips.
Please do! You don’t need fancy products most of the time! It’s all there in our kitchen!
Akanksha Singh says
Winters are real struggle for me.. as I have naturally dry skin.. These tips are surely going to help
Awesome! I am so glad that you found them helpful.
I prefer natural solutions to all skin problems. So glad I bumped into your helpful post.
I am glad you liked it!
Rakhi Parsai says
I also have very dry skin and it often shows on my skin during winters. I also use aloe vera and cucumber but happy to know about other herbs that can help in dry skin issues. I shall try these too.
Please do and let me know how they fared for you!
Priya Iyer says
Thank you for this informative post.
Most welcome Priya!
This is such a useful post ; im totally saving it for future refrences; didn’t know so many natural good skin treatments & remedies
Archana Srivastava says
That post is for me I am sure in my family we all have dry skin, thank you for sharing so much of organic homemade remedies to soothes dry skin especially in winters when dry skin needs more care. I have used Aloe vera and moringa many times.
I am so glad that this post is useful for you!
I regularly use aloevera and moringa. In fact, I love moringa and it’s fragnance too! I din’t know that cucumber is also good for skin in winters! Thanks for the post 🙂
Ashvini Naik says
Thanks for this great post, Pratibha!
I cannot agree more when you say how sandalwood helps lessen acne breakouts. It has always worked for me. I get breakouts mostly triggered by white chocolate, cheese & pastries. Also, waxing. Hence, I’ve been off refined sugar.
Being off sugar has been a forever dream! I rarely get breakouts, when I do get them, its all related to stress.
Hansa Kajaria says
I’ve lods n lods of aloe vera growing at home and I use it on self n also on my kids skin too.
I tried growing aloe, but didn’t work for me 🙁
This is a great read! I had no idea about the benefits of moringa leaves.
Neha, Now you do 🙂
err, this is just the info i needed! i have dry skin and find creams help only for a short while. Definitely going to try these out and hope it solves dryness for good.
If the dryness doesn’t stop, please do consult a dermatologist to see if there is an underlying case behind it. Also drinking less water is also a cause of dryness.
Shweta Suresh says
Moringa is the same as drumstick leaves, right? That and jasmine were a surprise for me. I have heard of or tried for most of the others. I am definitely going to try out the saffron remedy!
Yes Moringa is the same as drumstick leaves. And all the while we loved drumsticks in the sambar! Let me know how they fared for you if you tried them.
Delightful Parenting says
That is a great post for skin care, will definitely use them!
Natural solutions are safe for skincare, always trust them, thanks for the post!