Itching is not only annoying but it even keeps you distracted. Plus, scratching yourself in public is socially awkward and excessive scratching can even injure your skin. You may experience skin itching due to various reasons like mosquito or insect bite, or any skin condition like scabies or psoriasis.
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For latter skin conditions, you need to see a doctor. However, if itching is due to dry skin, you can easily tackle it at home with these simple remedies.
1. Coconut Oil:
Whether from dry skin or an insect bite, coconut oil is a good solution to soothe your skin and provide instant relief from itching. All you need to do is dab a little coconut oil on the affected area and massage with fingertips for a while. It hydrates your skin and even relieves itching. You can even use it daily on your body after the shower to rejuvenate your skin and keep it moisturized.
2. Neem oil:
Neem oil is another great option to treat itching as it’s known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties. It even acts as an astringent to soothe and cool your skin, while relieving it from dry skin. This oil can even be used to relieve skin in acute cases of scabies, eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff. You need to apply a little neem oil to the affected area and leave it to moisturize your dry and flaking skin.
3. Sesame Seed Oil:
If itching is triggered by dry skin or sunburns, you can even use sesame seed oil to treat your skin. It can easily penetrate into your skin pores, nourishing and healing your skin from within. You need to apply it to the affected area to see a reduction in redness and dryness caused by itching.
Mint has cooling and astringent properties that soothe the affected region, offering relief instantly. The also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which prevent inflammation and keeps away infections respectively. For this remedy, you need to crush washed mint leaves, strain it and extract the juice. Now apply this juice on the affected area to see the result.
Lemons are not just good to help you in reducing weight and brightening up your skin, these can also be used to eradicate itching. You can bad lemon juice on the affected area and allow it to dry out. Keep repeating this at regular intervals until itching completely subsides.
6. Almond Oil:
Almond oil is good for moisturizing and nourishing your skin. It can easily penetrate deep into your skin and relieve itching due to lack of moisture. Almond oil it a good natural lubricant that boosts skin hydration as well as prevents itching caused by sunburn and dry skin.
Honey is a natural humectant with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to soothe your skin and ease out itching. You can use a mixture of olive oil and honey to ease itching. It will keep your skin moisturized and prevent it from drying out.
8. Cold Compress:
A cold compress is one simple way to instantly relieve itching skin. All you need to do is wash off the affected area, without massaging, with cold water. This blocks the nerves’ sensation to itching, providing you instant relief. You can even cold compress with ice packs to get the same effect. In summer, you can even take a cold shower to clean yourself up and free your skin from itching. But after a shower, don’t rub your skin with a towel for drying, just dub a little with a soft towel to remove excess water.