5 Effective Ingredients To Help Moisturize Skin [NATURALLY]

Jan 18, 2023 - Views: 721

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Modern technology and cutting-edge chemicals abound in the beauty industry, but when it comes to solving some of the most frequent skincare issues, newer isn't always better. 

Simple natural alternatives may occasionally be just as efficient as technologically advanced ones.

Below are the 5 best natural moisturizers that your dry skin will love!

Best natural moisturizers for dry skin

Best natural moisturizers for dry skin

Coconut Oil

The use of this plant fat as a topical skin soother is being increasingly supported by science. 

According to recent studies, extra virgin coconut oil improves the skin's barrier function while reducing some of the body's natural inflammatory substances.

As stated by dermatologist Laurel Naversen Geraghty of Medford, OR, "many people prefer coconut oil products to help treat dry, itchy skin and skin illnesses like eczema and psoriasis."

Besides, the oil's high fatty acid content gives it antibacterial characteristics and helps your skin produce more collagen. It can also help with moisture retention and barrier function.

Coconut oil enhances the skin barriers

Coconut oil enhances the skin barriers

Shea Butter

Shea butter, which is made from the nut of the African shea tree, is a highly moisturizing and calming natural humectant that is especially beneficial for dry skin. 

Select grade A shea butter, which is the purest type, or organic if available.

Use pure shea butter on the parts of the skin that tend to get the driest since it is so rich and thick, such as the feet and hands.

If you love shea butter, think about melting it and blending it with essential oils for a nice scented natural moisturizer because it blends well with other oils.

Shea butter goes well with essential oils

Shea butter goes well with essential oils

Aloe Vera

This low-maintenance, simple-to-grow plant can end up being your go-to moisturizer as about 99% of the aloe vera plant's gel is water. 

Vitamins A, C, and E are particularly abundant in the aloe plant's gel, which is used to treat sunburn and accelerate healing.

Aloe, which is suitable for all skin types, encourages the formation of collagen, which helps with skin regeneration and flexibility. 

By slicing open a leaf and extracting the gel inside, you can utilize aloe straight from the plant.

If you're looking for an aloe vera product for more convenience, NATURE REPUBLIC Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel is a must-try one.

Containing 92% Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, it effectively soothes skin and moisturizes it through a quick, non-sticky absorption process.

Nature Republic’s soothing gel contains a high level of aloe vera

Nature Republic’s soothing gel contains a high level of aloe vera

Cucumber

The cucumber is extremely hydrating because of its high water content. The cucumber, like aloe, aids in reducing sunburn-related pain and skin inflammation.

For many skin types, this moisturizing vegetable is beneficial. Sliced, chilled cucumbers can both be placed directly on swollen eyes to relieve them. 

One cucumber can be blended to make a calming face mask. To retain the relaxing effects on the skin, rinse with cool water.

Cucumber is suitable for most skin types

Cucumber is suitable for most skin types

Honey

Being a humectant, or something that pulls moisture to the skin is honey's main claim to popularity. Additionally, it's antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.

Honey can also be used in place of abrasive cleansers thanks to its antimicrobial characteristics.

Further, you can apply it as a face mask as a spot treatment for pimples.

Try honey to hydrate your skin

Try honey to hydrate your skin

Final Words

The ingredients we've discussed in this post are excellent for calming and enhancing dry skin naturally, whether you intend to make your own products or purchase them. Yet, to identify which natural moisturizers are most effective, you might need some experimentation as with everything skin-related.

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  1. Lydia Webster

    Lydia Webster

    what are some facial moisturizing ingredients to avoid like the plague? It seems like a lot have some type of alcohol, which seems like it would dry your skin out...

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    1. Ashley Parker

      Ashley Parker

      Drying alcohols are SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, and isopropyl alcohol. Fatty alcohols like cetyl, cetearyl, and stearyl are beneficial. Added fragrance is often problematic for a lot of people. It can cause redness, flaking, and sometimes acne

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    2. Manuel

      Manuel

      One vote for fragrance. In the US, "fragrance" is a way for manufacturers to slide whatever to slide whatever terrifying ingredients they want into their products without disclosure because the secret sauce that makes a fragrance can be kept secret like the recipe for coca cola

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  2. Faisal Rau

    Faisal Rau

    Hi! I made a small batch of CP unscented castile soap to treat my extremely dry skin but it doesn't moisturize enough for me. Anybody know what to add to make it extra moisturizing? Thank you so much for the help!

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    1. Barcodelive

      Soap is a wash off product. It doesn't deposit anything like you would need to be truly moisturizing. The best you can hope for is a more gentle cleansing

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      1. Faisal Rau

        Faisal Rau

        Thank you so much for the suggestion. Highly appreciate it :)

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