Are you worried about your dry scaly skin? Yes, this skin type is difficult to handle. The good news is that you can get rid of scaly and dry skin easily at home using natural ingredients. Scroll till the end to know how to take care of dry scaly skin naturally.

Home Remedies For Dry Scaly Skin

1.   Honey

How To Use Honey For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Wash your face.
  • Apply honey on your face.
  • Massage your face with honey for 2-3 minutes.
  • Leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Wash it off with plain water.
  • You can do this once or twice a day.

2.  Banana

How To Use Banana For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Wash your face.
  • Take one banana.
  • Mash it properly to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply on your face.
  • Leave it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash it off with plain water.
  • Do this once daily.

3.   Milk Cream

How To Use Milk Cream For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Wash your face.
  • Apply milk cream on your face.
  • Massage your face with milk cream for 2-3 minutes.
  • Leave it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash it off with plain water.
  • You can do this once or twice a day.

4.  Papaya

How To Use Papaya For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Wash your face.
  • Take small piece of papaya.
  • Mash it properly to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply papaya paste on your face.
  • Leave it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash it off with plain water.
  • Apply this once daily.

5.   Yogurt

How To Use yogurt For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Wash your face.
  • Apply yogurt on your face.
  • Massage your face for 2-3 minutes.
  • Leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with plain water.
  • You can do this once or twice a day.

6.  Almond

How To Use Almond For Dry Scaly Skin

  • You can use almond powder on your face daily.
  • Make almond powder and mix with milk to make a paste.
  • Apply on your face.
  • Leave it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Or soak almonds in milk overnight (8-10 hours)
  • Blend almond with milk to make a paste.
  • Apply this paste on your face.
  • Leave it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash it off with plain water.
  • Apply this thrice a week. This will brighten and moisturize your skin.

7.  Coconut Milk

How To Use Coconut Milk For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Wash your face.
  • Apply coconut milk on your face.
  • Massage your face.
  • Leave it for as long as you can.
  • It works as a natural moisturizer for skin.  
  • Apply this twice a day.

8.  Boiled Rice

How To Use Boiled Rice For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Wash rice.
  • Boil water and rice in a pan.
  • Allow it to cook in medium flame.
  • Let the rice fully cooked.
  • Mash it to make a smooth paste.
  • Allow it to cool down.
  • Apply on your face.
  • Leave it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash it off with plain water.
  • Apply this once a day.

9.  Olive Oil

How To Use Olive Oil For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Apply olive oil on your face to keep your skin moisturize.
  • Massage your face for 5 minutes with olive oil.
  • If you massage your face with oil before going to bed, it refreshes the face throughout the night, keeps the skin hydrated, moisturized and makes it glowing.

10.  Cocoa Butter

How To Use Cocoa Butter For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Cocoa butter is excellent moisturizer for dry scaly skin.
  • Apply cocoa butter twice or thrice a day as per need.

11.  Coconut powder

How To Use Coconut Powder For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Coconut powder is a good natural moisturizer for the skin.
  • Make a paste with milk.
  • Apply on your face.
  • Leave it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Apply this daily.
  • This will add a natural glow, and moisture and brighten your skin

12.      Vitamin E Oil

How To Use Vitamin E Oil

  • Vitamin E oil works as a natural moisturizer for dry scaly and flaky skin.
  • It treats innumerable skin problems.
  • Mix with any other oil or you can mix with aloe vera gel.
  • Apply on your face.
  • No need to wash.
  • You can leave overnight for the best result.

13.  Glycerin

How To Use Glycerin

  • Glycerin not only moisturizes skin, but also brightens skin.
  • For ages, the combination of rose water and glycerin has been used for moisturizing and brightening skin.
  • Take a clean dry bottle.
  • Add glycerin and rose water in equal amounts.
  • Shake well.
  • Apply on your face, neck, hands, and where ever you want.
  • No need to wash.
  • Apply twice/thrice as per need.

14.  Shea Butter

How To Use Shea Butter

  • Just like cocoa butter, shea butter is also an excellent moisturizer.
  • Apply shea butter twice or thrice a day as per need.

15. Milk Powder

How To Use Milk Powder For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Take a bowl.
  • Add milk powder and mix with boiled milk or yogurt.
  • Apply on your face.
  • Leave it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash it off.

16.  Vaseline

How To Use Vaseline For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Vaseline is a very good moisturizer for scaly dry skin as it locks the moisture.
  • Apply on your face, neck, heels, or anywhere on your body.
  • Unlike other products, vaseline is safe to use in the area around your eyes and lips.

17.      Avocado

How To Use Avocado For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Wash your face.
  • Take a small piece of ripe avocado.
  • Mash it properly to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply on your face.
  • Leave it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash it off with plain water.
  • Do this once daily.

18. Boiled Milk

How To Use Boiled Milk

  • Wash your face.
  • Soak cotton ball/pad in milk.
  • Apply on your face evenly.
  • Leave it for 3-4 minutes.
  • Again soak cotton in milk and apply it to your face.
  • Wash it off after 5 minutes.
  • Do this twice daily.

19.  Clarified Butter

How To Use Clarified Butter For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Clarified butter has been a popular part of our desi natural skin care for centuries.
  • It is a natural moisturizer and effectively helps in keeping the skin well-moisturized even in dry weather. 
  • Massage your face with clarified butter.
  • Leave it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash it off.  
  • You can leave it on your face overnight too to get rid of dryness from the skin.

20.  Chia Seeds

How To Use Chia Seeds For Dry Scaly Skin

  • Take a bowl
  • Add chia seeds and small milk/water.
  • Leave it for 1 hour.
  • Blend the mixture to get the smooth paste.
  • Apply on your face.
  • Leave it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash it off.
  • Do this twice or thrice a week.

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When To See A Dermatologist

Dry skin improves with certain lifestyles and it is usually not a serious type of skin. But you should see a dermatologist if notice these:

  • Itching that disturbs your sleep or other daily activities.
  • Notice discoloration or swelling.
  • Develop a rash, wounds, or cracks in your skin
  • Feels warm to the touch.
  • Skin not improving even after moisturizing or using moisturizing home remedies.

Tips For Scaly Dry Skin

  1. Drink plenty of water daily.
  2. Apply sunscreen according to your skin type.
  3. Avoid washing your face with hot water.
  4. Don’t over-exfoliate your skin.
  5. Take shower with cold water.
  6. Avoid using harsh skin care products.
  7. Use face oil for facial massage.
  8. Moisturize your skin well before going to sleep.
  9. Use a gentle cleanser.
  10. Apply a moisturizing face pack to reduce dryness.

Freuquent Asked Question

Q. Why is my skin so dry and flaky?

A. Aging is the main cause of dry and scaly skin. Temperature or humidity changes, skin conditions, bad washing habits, and dehydration often makes the skin dry.

Q. Why is my skin so dry and flaky even after moisturizing?

A. Below are the main reasons for dryness even after moisturizing:

Over exfoliating.

Using harsh cleansers.

Not drinking enough water.

Not using rich moisturizer.

Washing face with hot water.

Q. Should you exfoliate dry flaky skin?

A. Exfoliation is important for all skin types. Do not over-exfoliate your skin it can cause more dryness.

Gentle exfoliation is needed once or twice a week.

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