Home Remedies to CALM DOWN your Sensitive Skin

(Summary:

Let these easy remedies soothe your irritating sensitive skin.)

Sensitive skin is prone to itching, sunburn, irritation and breakouts. You have to be extremely careful if you have sensitive skin. There are factors like allergy, dryness, eczema and rosacea that lead to sensitive skin. Sometimes you get sensitive skin if you are exposed to extreme heat or cold.

While there are many moisturizers to soothe your sensitive skin, have you ever thought there are some miraculous remedies at your kitchen?

These natural remedies are safe and don’t cause adverse effect. Just scroll below to find which one you have at your kitchen.

Honey:

Honey is a panacea for several skin problems including sensitive skin. Thanks to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant elements. Besides, it acts a natural moisturizer and anti-ageing remedy.Massage your skin with 1 to 2 tbsp. of raw honey. Let it rest for 30 minutes. Use lukewarm water to rinse it off. Use a light moisturizer afterwards. Do it twice a week to treat inflammation and redness. Or you can add coconut oil and milk with honey to get a powerful remedy.

Cucumber:

When it comes to soothe the skin, it is obvious to think about cucumber. This is why we have a phrase—cool like cucumber. Whenever your sensitive skin gets inflamed or make you itch, all you need to dab the freshly cut cucumber slices on the skin. Cucumbers lower the activity of the pro-inflammatory enzymes and excessive production of the nitric acid to prevent the inflammation.

Baking Soda:

Baking soda is one of effective remedies for sensitive, irritated skin. This is because it balances the pH levels of the skin, and thanks to its antibacterial properties which help in minimizing inflammation and rashes. For better results, consider mixing it with coconut water.

(Caution: Some people may be sensitive to baking soda. It is advisable to apply baking soda on a small skin patch first like back of the hand to see if it causes adverse effect.)

Aloe Vera Gel:

We admit that aloe vera has become an obvious remedy in our list of natural treatments. After all, it contains healing properties along with Vitamin E to soothe itch and redness. And it is easy to use. Take a fresh aloe leaf and peel it off to get the gel like substance. Apply it to your sensitive skin before going to the bed. Wash it off with water in morning.

(Note: You may experience mild itch with aloe application which is totally normal.)

Turmeric:

Like aloe vera, we have included turmeric in many of home remedies blog at Dr. Scabies. And we have a strong reason for that—this oriental spice contains antiseptic property that lessens skin breakouts and rashes. Plus, it contains curcumin that benefits the skin.

All you need to mix 2 tbsp. of raw milk with one tbsp. of turmeric powder and a few drops of honey to get a thick paste. Apply this paste gently to the affected parts. Wait for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off with water.

 

Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil moisturizes the skin, thereby removing dryness. It contains fatty acids and penetrates deeply into the skin pores. The oil is an effective remedy to manage the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and scabies. Massage your skin with coconut oil. Alternatively, you can add half cup of coconut oil to your bath water.

Besides using these remedies, make sure to avoid perfumed soaps and skin care products. Also, cover your skin when the weather is extreme and drink 8-10 glasses of water to stay hydrated.

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