Darn, that dry Skin!

Well, there are reasons for it … sigh!! …

Some people’s skin is just naturally dry, which is simply a hereditary condition. Some of us have more sensitive skin, with extreme dryness making the surface look flaky, cracked and rough. Further inflammatory conditions such as eczema and psoriasis also commonly cause problems. The good news is that there is a natural solution to the problem – essential oils for dry skin!

Many times, we don’t even think of the most common cause of all – Mother Nature!  It is seasonal wind and weather that affect skin most adversely – especially in autumn, winter, and spring.

Other causes of dry skin are:

  1. Again, harsh weather – climate change impacts the body and skin equally. Even in hot weather, the skin tends to lose its moisture.
  2. Swimming – even this fun activity can dry out your skin, whether you’re at the beach or in the pool.
  3. Wearing skimpy clothing – exposed skin can easily lose moisture.
  4. Aging Skin

With options such as moisturizing cream, why should we choose essential oils?

Well, essential oils not only moisturize your skin, but also provide lots of benefits too, such as:

  • Balancing the production and re-absorption of skin oils (sebum)
  • Reducing wrinkles and scars
  • Calming inflamed skin
  • Promoting the growth of new skin cells
  • Great allies of aging skin,
  • Essential oils rejuvenate, leaving your skin smooth and supple.
  • The aroma of essential oils can calm headaches, and help you to focus better. They are amazing room fresheners too!

Any essential oil can be a boon to your skin, but you can select the particular essential oil that can bring you the most benefit. So if you have aging skin, then choose an oil whose properties enhance existing skin cells, and promote the growth of new ones. These oils can visibly reduce wrinkles in 3-4 weeks.

If you have psoriasis or, say, eczema, choose an oil that can benefit two problems. For example, treat eczema and at the same time reduce wrinkles, to leave your skin moisturized and supple.

Some of the best essential oils for dry skin

Peppermint, Chamomile, Carrot seed, Lavender, Helichrysum, Rose, and Myrrh. These are moisturizing oils, that also contain anti-inflammatory properties. So you lose some wrinkles and lessen your joint pains at the same time – a true win-win situation!

Try to include these oils in your daily skin care routine to experience amazing results, such as flawless and radiant skin.

Right here, let me present you with the top 4 best Essential oils for flaky skin to moisturize your dull, scaly and itchy skin. With these oils you can fight many skin issues such as acne, acne scars, aging, dryness, and oiliness. With the right recipe of carrier oils, you will see absolutely incredible results on your skin!

Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot Seed Oil for dry skin

Carrot seed oil brightens skin, reduces wrinkles, blemishes and acne scars. It is absolutely amazing if used as a sunscreen. It deeply nourishes your skin and moisturizes it.

Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil for dry skin

Lavender oil has many benefits, it is extremely fragrant and full of benefits. Combat aging, dryness, scars, wrinkles, bruises, or use it to correct your focus and concentration.

Frankincense oil

Frankincense Lavender Oil for dry skin

Can leave your skin rejuvenated, keep bacteria away from your skin and is amazing for sensitive skin. Its anti-inflammatory benefits make it ideal for acne prone skin. It tones, cleanses, and moisturizes skin and decreases wrinkles, appearance of pores and tightens your skin.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil for dry skin

It is mostly used on rosacea and acne-prone skin, but it is equally impacting on other kinds of skin. It soothes skin and works throughout the night to leave your skin blemish free, wrinkle free and scars free. It is easily absorbent quality makes it a perfect match for sensitive skin and aging skin.

DIY Recipes for Dry Skin


Simple DIY Moisturizer


  • 1 tbs. Rosehip oil or Primrose oil
  • 3 drops of Lavender oil
  • 2 drops of Geranium
  • 2 drops of Palmarosa oil
  • 5 tsp. of apricot kernel oil


Mix all this in a container and use it as a moisturizer. Make sure you dip your fingertips in the oil and gently massage it into the skin in circular motions. When you massage it in circular motion, the skin absorbs oil more efficiently.

DIY Toner/cleanser with carrier oils for Dry Skin


  • Take 2.5 ounce of Rose water
  • 5 tsp. of Glycerin
  • 8 drops of lavender
  • 8 Drops of Chamomile and
  • 7 drops of Sandalwood oil

Mix all the ingredients in a container, and store in a cold dark place. Shake well before use. Using this oil blend daily will leave your skin moisturized, toned and free of dryness.

DIY bath oil for dry skin

Before stepping into a bath in a bowl

  • Mix a tsp. of Argan, Coconut or Jojoba oil (You can also use Lavender oil)
  • 2 drops of Chamomile oil
  • 2 drops of Rose oil or Myrrh oil
  • 1 drop of Patchouli oil


If you are taking a bath in a bath tub, then fill in warm water and add it to the tub and soak yourself for 20-30 minutes in the tub.

However, if you are taking a shower, massage the oil on your body and leave it for 10 minutes-15 minutes and resume your shower in the normal way.

Food to avoid

Essential oils for dry skin is a natural and easy-to-use method to get rid of your problem. However, prevention is better than healing, so you should consider changing your diet. Some foods cause skin to lose its moisture and make your skin dry. Food stuffs that contain excess oil, fast food, and sugar should be avoided as they can easily dehydrate your body. Try to eat healthy food, greens and less oily food. And you can substitute your sugar craving with healthy options such as maple syrup, honey or use natural sweeteners. Try to avoid excess usage of Dairy products and gluten products. 

Sources and References

  1. NIH SeniorHealth Skin Care and Aging
  2. MedlinePlus Dry skin – self-care
  3. NCBI Dry skin in dermatology