Dry skin is a side effect of winter weather
. Cold and dry air drain your skin of much needed moisture. While a heavy duty moisturizer is a necessity, a few home remedies can also help to alleviate dry skin. 1. Coconut oil
Coconut oil can be used in a number of ways on your skin. It can substitute for a moisturizer by applying it to the skin after bathing or it can be applied five minutes before a bath to provide a protective layer. When coconut oil is at room temperature, apply it evenly all over your skin, even the face
. You could also try olive oil, which also protects against winter dry skin. 2. Milk
Milk has soothing anti-inflammatory properties plus it has lactic acid which exfoliates dead skin cells. Soak a washcloth in cold milk and apply to dry skin for 5-7 minutes. Gently rinse your skin with warm water. You can repeat this everyday. 3. Oatmeal Oatmeal moisturizes and relieves dry skin
because its high protein content acts like a protective barrier on the skin. Pour one cup of plain oatmeal into your bathtub and add a few drops of lavender oil. Soak for 15-30 minutes. Enjoy a soothing bath once per week. Fight against the winter elements with these healthy and natural home remedies. Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.