Some laundry detergents can cause skin reactions.
Itchy skin, or pruritus, is the result of an irritating stimulus to the skin. It is most commonly caused by dry air, skin irritants, or side effects of some medications. It can also be caused by allergies or insect bites. Lotion usually helps drier skin, although there are also natural remedies that may be better for people with sensitive skin.
The aloe vera plant can be used to treat itchy and inflamed skin.
There are several options for natural remedies for itchy skin. Natural astringents are a great place to start as they soothe and moisturize the skin as they work to remove the stimulus that causes itchy skin. Witch Hazel and St. John’s Wort works well. Lemon juice can also be used.
Aloe vera, a natural gel from aloe plants, is one of the best remedies for itchy skin. Contains vitamin E which helps to heal the skin. Aloe has natural soothing qualities to stop itching and reduce inflammation caused by scratching. It also contains antifungal and antibiotic agents to help destroy certain causes of itchy skin. For the best results, people should use fresh aloe vera from the plant, just trimming a part of a leaf and applying it to the affected area.
Taking an evaporated milk sponge bath can relieve itching and help soothe your skin.
There are many substances that can be added to bath water to help relieve itchy and itchy skin. Baking soda helps soothe skin irritations and can be used in the bath or mixed with water and applied as a paste to itchy skin. Adding peppermint oil to a bath can also relieve itchiness. Taking an evaporated milk bath, even if it’s just a sponge bath, relieves itching and helps soothe the skin. Adding oatmeal to milk can speed up the effect.
People with itchy skin may want to change their perfume or soap.
Some vitamins can help treat or prevent itchy skin by working from the inside out. Vitamin E can be ingested or applied directly to the itch. Beta-carotene, vitamin C, and zinc can also be ingested and all help heal the skin by repairing the damage that causes itchiness.
Itchy skin caused by dry skin or other environmental factors can be easier to prevent than to treat. Skin problems caused by winter air can be avoided by using a humidifier, which adds moisture to the air. Soap, laundry detergent, and perfume can also be itchy, so people with recurring problems may want to switch brands.
A baking soda bath or paste can relieve the itching.
Natural remedies for itchy skin treat it without all the extra chemicals found in products available on the market. They usually work just as well, if not better, than products available in stores. If people find that natural remedies aren’t helping and the persistent itching continues for several days, it may be time to visit a doctor. Itchy skin is sometimes a symptom of a more serious underlying condition.