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Home Remedies To Treat Dry Skin On Legs

Hot baths, dry environment, inadequate hydration are some common causes behind dry skin on your legs.
Published -09 Jul 2021, 09:13 ISTUpdated -09 Jul 2021, 10:29 IST
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Women with dry skin, we feel you. Dry skin feels so itchy and at times you might end up scratching yourself really bad. 

Dry skin on the legs is common and it is quite uncomfortable too. Though this issue can be worse for those blessed with naturally dry skin, it can happen to anyone with a normal skin type too. 

Common Symptoms Of Dry Skin On Legs

As mentioned earlier, anyone can suffer from dry skin on their legs. Some common symptoms of the skin condition are:

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Flaky skin
  • Skin feeling tight
  • Cracked skin

Dry skin on the legs is not commonly a serious medical condition. Skin starts to feel dry on the legs when the top layer of the skin doesn't get enough hydration from the body's natural oils. Some medical treatments or environmental factors can also contribute to dry and itchy skin on the legs. 

Other common cause of dry skin on the legs can be weather change. A lot of people feel dryness during the winter season. With age, our skin produces less oil which makes our skin dry and this can also be the reason behind that dryness on your legs. 

Massage With Coconut Oil

coconut oil massage skin dryness

Do you know coconut oil has emollient properties which fill in the space between the skin cells leaving you with soft skin? Also, coconut oil is loaded with fatty acids which are great for dry skin. After taking bath, apply coconut oil generously on your legs. Massage it well. This remedy can be done everyday for the best results. 

Have An Omega 3 Rich Diet

Your diet plays a key role when it comes to your skin health. To treat dry skin on your legs, you should be having a diet that is rich in antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids. These minimise the damage caused by toxins in your skin, giving you smooth, hydrated skin. Some healthy food options are carrots, tomatoes, blueberries, lentils. Fish is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and can help you get smooth, soft skin.

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Keep Petroleum Jelly Handy

petroleum jelly dry skin on legs

Also known as mineral oil, petroleum jelly is a common ingredient in most moisturisers you find in the market these days. When you apply petroleum jelly on your legs, it works like a protective layer. It soothes itchiness and moistirises your skin. Whenever you feel itchiness on your legs, apply a thick layer of petroleum jelly. 

Use Aloe Vera Gel

Using some aloe vera gel on your legs is one of the easiest and most effective home remedies. You can scrape out some fresh aloe vera gel from the plant or use a readymade gel. Apply it on the affected area before going to bed and keep it overnight. Wake up with smooth skin. This can be done everyday. 

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Apply Honey

dry itchy skin on legs

Honey is packed with moisturising properties which are highly beneficial for dry skin. For years, honey is being used to treat dry skin issues. An easy way to get rid of that dryness from your legs is by taking a bath using honey-infused water.


In a bucket of water, add 2-3 tablespoons of raw honey. Mix well. Let the honey dissolve in water completely and bath with this water. The hydrating properties of honey will provide the skin on your legs with the much-needed moisturisation, leaving them soft and smooth. 

We hope this guide helps you deal with this skin condition. However, if you don't get relief from these home remedies and this condition persists, you should consult a doctor. 

For more such home remedies, stay tuned! 


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