How to Deal With Dry Patches on the Face

Everyone faces different skin conditions at some point in their lives, at any age, especially in winters. Dry patches on the face are one of such condition that somehow plagues everyone. No one wants dry and irritable skin. Skin problems are impossible to hide. Dry patches on face appear usually due to the factors of environments that surround us and reduce the moisture of our skin such as cold and dry air. Improper skin care can also be a reason of dry patches on skin. Medical conditions can also cause this problem.


There are four types of skin, normal, oily, dry and sensitive. The treatment of skin problems depend on skin type therefore, before applying anything on skin you must be familiar with your skin type. Dry patches are usually confronted by those with dry skin due to lack of moisturizer.

Here we are telling you simple and the easiest ways to combat dry patches on the skin:

Coconut Oil:


Coconut oil moistures the skin in natural way. It contain great amount of fatty acid. Fatty acid can make up for any loss of moisture from skin. Coconut oil makes the skin soft and smooth.

Apply it on your face at night and then go to bed for sleep. Wash it off in the morning. Repeat it each night.

Olive Oil and Egg Yolk:


Those have dry skin, must use the amalgamation of olive oil and egg yolk on their face. Olive oil is one of the best elements used for patchy dry skin. It contains Vitamin E and K while the egg yolk contains Vitamin E.

Combine a tea spoon of olive oil with 2 yolks and blend it evenly. For better results add a few drops of lemon in it. Apply on face and wash after 20 minutes. Use it thrice a weak for getting desired results.

Avocado and Honey:


Blend of Avocado and Honey is a good source of sterolin and humectants and it helps in curing dry patches on skin.

Take half cup of honey and half avocado. Mixed mashed avocado and honey and make a mask. Apply it on face and wash after 15 minutes. Use this mask thrice a week.

Banana and Yogurt:


The mixture of banana and yogurt does not only moisturize the skin but also exfoliates dead skin cells.

Mash the bananas and mix them with blended yogurt to form a paste. Apply it on the face and leave for half hour. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Lemon Juice and Sugar:


Take the juice of half lemon and mix a tea spoon of sugar in it. Scrub it all over the face with the help of cotton. Apply it regularly.

Castor Oil:


Castor oil is enriched with Vitamin E that helps in keeping the skin moisturized and removing all impurities from the skin.

Apply castor oil on your face at night, before sleeping. Rinse off in the morning.

Almond Oil:


Almond oil is the best lubricant for dry and patched skin. It is rich in Vitamin E. A small amount of almond oil moisturizes the skin and helps it in repairing.

Massage the oil on your face 4-5 minutes. Leave it on face for10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.



Curd is an ideal home based remedy for patchy skin. It contains lactic acid and works as effective facial mask. By using curd on your face, you skin gets free from bacterial germs.

Apply it regularly on your face.

Moisturize Regularly:

Staying consistent is very important. Moisturize your skin daily with the above mentioned moisturizers and prevent your skin from sun. You can also use petroleum jelly or other moisturizers available in market. Make it sure, before buying any moisturizer that it should contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).

Throw out harsh soaps:

Such soaps which target moisture loss should be thrown away so that they may not harm your skin anymore. Try good face wash. You can consult a dermatologist for getting help in this context.

When to see a doctor?

Dry patches on the skin usually get disappear by adopting any of above mentioned remedies. But there are sometimes certain skin conditions which don’t let these remedies work. In such a case you need to see a skin specialist.

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Alina Awan

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