3 Incredibly Easy Remedies to Help a Dry Nose


3 Incredibly Easy Remedies to Help a Dry Nose I’ve been on a kick doing home remedies
to help with dryness lately because it’s an issue that is near and “dear” to my
heart. Almost as bad as chapped lips is a dry nose-or
more specifically, dried out nasal passages. As the weather gets cold and I find myself
reaching for tissue more often, I am starting to feel the painful dryness set in. It gets so bad I just dread waking up in the
morning. While many people turn for a little tub of
petroleum jelly, I tend to steer clear of that-especially since you can end up inhaling
it, which isn’t a good thing if you wind up with a glob in your lungs. 1. Coconut oil Coconut oil is simple, natural, effective,
and it smells good. It also doesn’t glob like petroleum jelly
does, so the risk of a big chunk getting sucked up isn’t there (although its solid at room
temperature, it’s softened before use here.) You will need… -1/2 teaspoon or so of virgin coconut oil
-Cotton swabs -A small bowl Directions
Place a half a teaspoon or so of coconut oil in a small microwave safe bowl and warm it
until it is soft enough to be easily applied (about 10 seconds.) It does not need to be melted down into a
liquid, and in fact should be left semi-solid. Dip a cotton swab into it and generously cover
it. Apply to the inside of each nostril so that
there is a good through coating. Apply up to 3 times a day (and always before
bed.) 2. Steam Bowl Allowing steam to fill your noise can moisten
the mucous membranes that have become dried out and painful. This really helps relieve discomfort in the
short-term, and also clears out your nose so you don’t have to blow it a bunch (which
dries it out even more.) With each breath it’s like a warm comforting
wave of moisture is sinking into your sore nose and making it feel better by the second. I usually follow this treatment with coconut
oil about 15 minutes afterwards. You will need… -A large bowl
-A towel -Hot water Directions
Bring several cups of water to boil and then pour into your bowl. Place your face over the bowl (not too close
though, as the steam can be quite hot) and drape a towel over your head and the bowl
to trap the steam. Breathe deeply for 5-10 minutes, and then
follow up 15 minutes later with an application of coconut oil. If you don’t feel like making up a bowl
of hot water just for your nose, even inhaling the steam from a cup of tea or taking a hot
shower can really help. 3. Almond Oil and Aloe Vera Gel Almond oil is a natural emollient, or moisturizer,
helping the sensitive skin in the nostril to become softer and more pliable, therefore
lessening the chance that it will crack. It may also help lessen evaporation. Aloe vera can help soothe the dryness quickly,
but it won’t provide the same lasting moisture as the almond oil. I use it mostly for the initial relief (I
refrigerate mine) but you can stick to just almond oil if you like. You will need… -1/2 teaspoon almond oil
-1/4 teaspoon aloe vera gel (optional) Directions
Thoroughly mix almond oil and aloe vera gel. Soak a q-tip in the mixture and swab gently
inside your nostrils. You can also apply with a cotton ball that
has been soaked, but I find this way to be slightly more difficult. When I find my nose dried out and painful
I tend to sink into despair. It sounds dramatic, but when it gets so dry
it cracks and bleeds it can really be a downer. Before actually realizing I could probably
do something for it, it felt like I had to suffer through the whole winter, but with
the above remedies (that are truly about as easy as it gets) a dry nose is one less thing
I have to worry about during these frigid months.

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