Do you face the problem of scratching skin? These days itching problem has become too common. There are many people who are affected itchy. There are many reasons that cause itching such as insect bites, skin infection, soaps and detergent, dry weather etc.
Itching can even lead you to infections and injuries as well disrupt your daily activity. There are many home remedies that can give you relief from itching.
Home remedies for itching
The cold water or ice packs
Bathing with cold water kills itching as it can jam the circuits and deaden itch or you can use ice packs for instant relief.
Add one cup baking soda to one bucket of warm water and let it for 30 to 60 minutes. After bath pat your body-dry.
Apple cider vinegar
Soak three cups of vinegar in your bath bucket for 20 to 30 minutes then bath and pat dry your body.
You can apply lemon juice directly on itchy area to relieve the irritation.
A diet enriches with vitamins A, B and E is also a good natural remedy. You should include dry fruits in your daily diet that help to retain moisture in the skin which stops leading to dry skin.
Basil oil, Bay leaf oil, Calendula oil, Chickweed oil, Chamomile oil, Geranium oil, Clove oil, Agrimony oil, Neem oil, Jewelweed oil, Nettle oil, Rosemary oil, Thyme oil, Peppermint oil, Lavender oil
These oil contains anti-inflammatory properties which give relief to itchy skin. You can apply them directly or add them in your bath water.
The combination of lukewarm water and two cups of colloidal oatmeal can give cooling and relief to your itchy skin.
Coconut oil & coconut milk
Coconut milk is useful to combat dark spots and blemishes as well it reduces skin dryness. Apply it to face or affected skin and let it sit overnight.
Coconut oil helps to fight off itchy skin apply it on elbows, heels, hands or affected areas to spot-treat overnight, and you would find the better result in morning.
There is a high quantity of eugenol, a topical anesthetic available in basil. Take five-gram dried basil leaves in a 1-pint jar of boiling water. Let it cool. Soak a clean cloth into the jar and use to itchy skin.
Aleo vera is enriched with anti-inflammatory properties that help to keep your skin hydrated as well moisture it. Aloe vera form a protective layer that keeps impurities away from entering your pores.
Take a slice of aloe vera, squeeze all gel out and apply on the area of itchy skin.
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Honey has the antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that help to care skin and sooth it. Take two teaspoons of light heated honey and apply it. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes, and then wash it off.
Glycerin has the hydrating effect on the skin as well it draws water to your body. Apply it with rose water on itchy skin.
Mint has sufficient amount of menthol, that has anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties which helps skin to be itchy free
Take 5 gram of dried mint leaves in the 1-pint jar of boiling water. Lid it and let it cool. Strain and soak a clean cloth then apply on itchy skin.
Thyme is full of a large amount of the volatile constituent thymol as well anesthetic and anti-inflammatory substance. You can repeat the same process as with mint. Take 5 gram dried leaves of thyme, soak them into the 1-pint jar of boiling water. Cover it well and allow to cool. Strain and soak a clean cloth into the water, then apply on itchy skin.
Lifestyle plays a vital role to keep the body healthy and fit so there are some precautions that must be followed. You should avoid scented soap, as it contains chemicals as well other irritants that cause itchy skin. Drink more water that keeps body hydrate and helps to remove toxins through urine. That prevents the body from irritation and itchiness. One should avoid wearing polyester and synthetic materials, these materials can cause the skin to itch. One should not prefer drinks and alcohol as it has high caffeine that dehydrates the body and leads to itchiness.