How to Care for Dry Sensitive Skin

If you’re one of the 100 million Americans with dry, itchy skin, find relief with these home remedies and lifestyle tips.


  • Step 1: Clean dry skin Make a daily skin cleanser by mixing together an egg yolk, orange juice, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and a few drops each of rose water and lime juice. Apply to your face, wait 15 minutes, rinse, and pat dry.
  • TIP: Use a soft cloth to dry your skin, and avoid rubbing.
  • Step 2: Moisturize Moisturize immediately after your morning cleansing with a moisturizing cream. Thicker moisturizers provide a seal that keeps water from escaping.
  • TIP: Tea tree oil penetrates the skin’s cells. Add a drop to your moisturizing cream to keep your skin smooth.
  • Step 3: Apply a toning mask Make a toning mask with the other egg, honey, a half-teaspoon olive oil, and a few drops of rose water. Apply, wait 15 minutes, rinse, and pat until the skin is damp.
  • Step 4: Use a night moisturizer Use a thick cream moisturizer at night. Allow five minutes for absorption and then blot the excess.
  • TIP: Apply night cream a half-hour before going to bed to prevent puffiness around the eyes.
  • Step 5: Limit bath time Limit bath time and use moisturizing soaps. Add lavender oil to bath water to promote moisture.
  • Step 6: Take a milk bath Take a bath once a week with the powdered milk and almond oil in warm water.
  • Step 7: Use a humidifier Use a humidifier, especially in the winter months.
  • FACT: Skin is your largest organ, weighing an average of eight pounds and measuring 22 square feet.

You Will Need

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil
  • divided
  • Rose water
  • Lime juice
  • Moisturizer
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Lavender oil
  • 1 c. powdered milk
  • 1/2 tbsp. almond oil
  • A humidifier
  • A soft cloth (optional)
  • Tea tree oil (optional)
  • Night cream (optional)

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