Itching causes significant discomfort. It leads to scratching, skin degradation, and possible skin infections; and you might be surprised to know that dryness is often the culprit.
Skin dryness is almost inevitable and there are various reasons why it occurs. You can blame the winter weather, steamy showers, or the moisture-robbing soaps, but it’s something that you can’t get away with forever. Fortunately, there are ways to manage it.
Here are the most soothing and effective ways to relieve dry skin naturally.
Coconut oil has plenty of useful applications and that includes itch relief. Whether the itching comes from dryness or an insect bite, simply apply the oil to the affected area after cleansing. If you are suffering from a widespread itch, soak yourself in a bathtub of lukewarm water first, pat dry and rub the oil all over your body. Widespread itch is common during the winter and coconut oil can replenish your skin’s lack of moisture.
Aloe vera can be used for a lot of things. This plant’s healing qualities can be harnessed to treat sunburn, wounds, and skin rashes. A bottle of aloe is also a great addition to your skin care routine, especially if you are battling dry skin.
The gel from the aloe vera plant is rich with glycoproteins and polysaccharides. Glycoproteins possess analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that can alleviate swelling and skin irritations, while the polysaccharides have emollient that soothes itchy skin. See our HYDRATING RICH CREAM CLEANSER and REGENERATIVE FACIAL POLISH.
Using oatmeal for itch relief is a practice that has been around for years. Aventhramides, compounds found in oatmeal, effectively reduce inflammation. Although it is commonly used for poison ivy and eczema, it works well with dry skin and the process is very simple. All you have to do is to make an oatmeal poultice which is a simple mixture of water and plain oatmeal. Add water to a few tablespoons of oatmeal in a bowl, leave it for a few minutes until it reaches a paste-like consistency, then apply. See our MOISTURE THERAPY BODY LOTION and HYDRATING RICH CREAM CLEANSER and HAND & NAIL TREATMENT CREAM.
Nourishment also plays an important role in keeping the skin moisturised. If you want to address skin problems like acne, eczema, dry and flaky skin faster, topical treatments are not enough. You have to supplement your diet with nourishing foods like flaxseed oil that is rich in alpha linolenic acid (ALA), which acts as an internal and external moisturiser.
These tips will not only make your skin look moisturised, but can also help cure skin illnesses that can cause severe itching. Try them today and experience significant improvements.