Skin conditions such as rashes, eczema, and psoriasis, share common symptoms of painfully dry, tight, and itchy skin.
Luckily, there home remedies have been proven to alleviate symptoms and offer relief to your stressed skin.
Here are 10 ways to relieve that painfully itchy skin at home:
Studies have linked this spice to reduced inflammation in a number of skin problem, including psoriasis. Curcumin, an antioxidant found in turmeric, has been shown to protect skin by neutralizing free radicals and reducing wound-healing time. To achieve benefits, aim to take in about a teaspoon of turmeric daily.
Change your shower habits
Hot showers dry out our skin, so you should get into the habit of taking your showers lukewarm instead. Use only a mild body cleanser (look for a soap-free product) without fragrance. Afterwards, pat yourself dry instead of rubbing roughly with your towel. Apply a natural, fragrance-free body butter or moisturizer to your whole body and allow to absorb fully before getting dressed.
Salt water is known to be effective in treating a number of skin issues, and itchy rashes are no exception. You should dissolve a teaspoon of sea salt into a cup of water and use a spray bottle to apply it directly to the affected parts of your body.
Apply coconut oil
Coconut oil is moisturizing and antibacterial, so get a jar of virgin coconut oil and rub it all over your body. It’s got a lovely fragrance – one that won’t irritate your skin.
Raw, organic honey is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and helps heal broken skin. Instead of scratching, soothe the itching and pain by applying a thin layer of honey over the inflamed skin. Loosely cover the area with a bandage and relax. After 20- 30 minutes, remove the bandage and rinse with cool water. Repeat as often as you need the relief.
Cold pressed olive oil is another natural oil packed with omega-3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation. Try rubbing some warm olive oil into affected areas of the skin to soften scaly patches. If psoriasis is affecting your scalp, try working some olive oil into your scalp while showering to loosen and remove the dried skin. Adding olive oil to your diet can also help heal your skin from the inside out.
Vitamin D is becoming more mainstream as studies not only show that taking a vitamin D supplement can help eczema, but also that more severe eczema is correlated with lower levels of vitamin D. You should take 5000 IU vitamin D3 daily.
Aloe vera gel
Pure aloe gel is rich in anti-inflammatory and healing compounds and provides a nice cooling sensation to the itchy skin. If you have eczema or psoriasis, consider growing your own aloe plant so you can take the gel straight from its natural source. Pure aloe vera gel can also be found at most drug stores and health food stores.
Flaxseeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids that block a chemical in your body called arachidonic acid which causes inflammation. It’s important to note that flaxseeds need to be broken open to be most beneficial and because they’re small and smooth they’re liable to travel right through your body without doing so! Try blending them in a smoothie, or sprinkling them atop porridge or salads – just be sure to chew them well.
It may sound unusual, but banana peel helps to reduce itchiness, inflammation, and dryness. You should make a moisturizing and soothing masque by blending avocado, raw honey, and banana peel and apply the cold paste to your affected skin.