Dry skin can happen due to a host of different reasons! Cold weather, harsh cosmetics, topical ointments, commercial chemical-laden moisturizers, hormonal changes, and so forth. Whatever the reason behind your dry skin, when it does occur you need a solution. Your skin can end up looking dull, tired, and worn-out. Not to mention lined with fine, unnecessary wrinkles (that probably weren’t there just a few days ago).
Effective Ways To Plump Up Your Dry Skin
So how do you plump up your skin when it’s undergoing all these changes? All-natural blends are usually the best options. Of course, if you don’t have the option of going natural, there are other (simple) ways of rejuvenating your skin.
- Moisturize, Moisturize.
It’s always important to suitably moisturize at the first signs of dryness. This is because your skin is pretty much telling you that there’s an imbalance that needs correcting. Moisturizing well ensures that your skin isn’t dry, which in turn slows down the process of aging. Although moisturizers go a long way in day-to-day hydration, there are it goes without saying that the most important thing you can do for your skin is to eat healthy and to exercise regularly.
- Eat Leafy Greens.
It makes a world of a difference when you incorporate lots of leafy greens, vegetables, fruits into your diet. Antioxidant rich foods are excellent when it comes to detoxifying your body and lending your skin a natural, healthy glow. Look at eating nutrient-based supplements, based on your body type (and deficiencies, if any) as well. Do consult a functional practitioner before opting for anything, though.
- Exercise – The Best Medicine.
Eating healthy nourishes your body from within, and thus, influences and enhances the way you look. But exercise is the next best thing for your skin. Regular workouts have immense benefits for the body! Sweating out toxins can add that special glow to your skin. In fact, exercise really gives your organs the movement and love they deserve. So keep at it!
Our Favourite All-Natural Blends
Beyond the above essentials, you could opt for all-natural combinations. We’re sharing a effective, natural blends, which are absolutely great when it comes to rejuvenating dry skin. These combinations are great for plumping your skin with that natural glow, getting that fullness and tautness back in place.
1. Banana & Raw Honey
A classic mask for dry skin, this home-made blend hydrates your skin in several ways. Bananas are rich sources of potassium, vitamins and zinc, all of which nourish and protect your skin. Raw honey contains plenty of sugars and enzymes. First, the combination moisturizes your skin. Second, it boosts your natural antioxidants and anti-bacterial goodness to fight infections and acne.
Mash half a banana with a tablespoon of raw honey, and apply it to your face. Leave the pack on for 15 minutes, and rinse off for hydrated, glowing skin.
2. Cucumber & Aloe Vera
Cucumbers are super refreshing, packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, all of which brighten, tone and moisturize your skin. Aloe vera, on the other hand, hydrates, cools and heals like no other natural herb you’ve ever used. In fact, it has for centuries been made use of by skin practitioners because of its immensely soothing properties.
Blend half an unpeeled, chopped cucumber with a few tablespoons of aloe vera. Apply the cooling mix on your face, and leave for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse.
3. Shea Butter & Coconut Oil
Packed with anti-fungal elements, this intensely moisturizing blend is great when your skin is extremely dry. Although coconut oil is pretty light, it works as a potent healer when paired with unprocessed shea butter. The combination deeply moisturizes and heals your skin, giving it that extra boost of nourishment. Also, the fragrance is deliciously oh-so-good!
Whip together half a cup of unprocessed shea butter with two to three tablespoons of organic coconut oil. Massage into your skin. The blend works as an incredible natural body mask and lotion, especially when your skin is flaky all over.
At Arata, we celebrate nature-derived ingredients for your skin. We believe that by feeding your skin all-natural nourishment, you can rejuvenate your body. When it comes to plumping up your skin, all-natural blends are the best option. This is why we’ve created a range of all-natural wellness products that soothe your body from the inside out.
Our Body Lotion is infused with all the natural goodness of shea, cocoa, mango and kokum butter. Excellent for deep hydration and nourishment! Our formula also contains coconut, olive, and avocado oil extracts, which regenerate and moisturize. Each of these ingredients works wonderfully when applied individually to your skin. When formulated together, the nourishment is incredible. You can view our Body Lotion here.