Whether your nose becomes dry and chapped from your relentless nose wiping from a bad cold or due to the dry weather, you are sure to find yourself in an irritating situation. However, before you rush to your doctor or empty your pockets on some moisture-restoring creams, just try these simple solutions from your kitchen!
Coconut oil: Coconut oil has countless benefits for skin, including its hydrating and moisture-attracting nature. Just add a few drops of the oil to a clean bowl. Dip clean cotton swabs in this mixture and then, apply it gently inside your dry nose. You can apply it atop the nose on the chapped region. Repeat the process 4 to 5 times a day till your nose heals. If your coconut oil is in the solid form, just heat it so that it liquidizes. You can also use coconut butter in the place of coconut oil as it renders the same benefits.
Petroleum Jelly: Petroleum jelly is a wonderful moisturizer. You can use it generously inside and on your nose to prevent and heal the damaged nose.
Almond Oil With Aloe Vera Gel: Give your chapped nose a double dose of hydration with a single concoction prepared by mixing almond oil with aloe gel. While aloe enhances the pace of healing, almond oil softens the roughened area. You can also apply a little of this emollient inside your nose to soften the dry, flaky mucous and ease the irritated nasal lining. Mix almond oil with aloe gel in 2:1 ratio. Using clean fingers, massage your nose with this mixture. For internal application, you can dip a clean cotton swab in the mixture and apply carefully.
Honey: Raw honey is a great natural cure for damaged, chapped nose. Along with quickly eliminating the redness and soreness of the nose, topical application of honey can help in quicker regeneration of skin cells. Just apply honey directly on the affected area using clean fingertips. Wait for 30 minutes before dabbing it dry with a soft, damp cloth.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is one of the most effective skin hydrating agent. It is a non-sticky formula that you can use any time. Just a couple of drops of vitamin E oil will do the wonders in easing the dried nose as well as healing the affected zone.
Turmeric with Sesame Oil: Turmeric is a natural antiseptic while sesame oil has innate moisturizing and healing properties. Mix about ½ a teaspoon of turmeric powder in 1 tsp sesame oil. Apply the mixture on the chapped nose before bedtime and allow to heal. Wash off with lukewarm water next morning. Follow up with a few drop of sesame oil. Repeat this process till your nose recovers.
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