When you suffer from itchy skin, it can ruin your entire day. After all, it’s hard to concentrate on anything when you can’t keep your hands off of your face. Itchy skin can be caused by many things. Sometimes, it’s eczema, a common skin condition among children and adults alike. Other times, itchy skin comes from dry weather, a disease or medication. For whatever the reason that you are being bothered by itchy skin, it’s time to take control and get rid of it once and for all!
Below, you find just the remedies you need to take care of itchy skin. Here are 10 home remedies that are natural and include ingredients and products that you can probably find in your own home right now! Not only that, but even if you do have to purchase anything, it won’t be for much. These are the best, most inexpensive home remedies for itchy skin on the internet. Let’s get started!
1. Try Clay Packs
- If you have a specific patch of itchy skin, try putting clay or even regular mud on it. This is great for people who camp a lot or are outside with nothing else to use on itchy skin.
- To make a clay pack, simply cut a piece of gauze ore muslin material the size of the itchy area.
- Use Montmorillonite clay or any other that can be used on skin. Apply a thick layer to the gauze and pack it onto the skin. Leave on for up to 4 hours.
2. Aloe Vera
- Of all natural remedies for annoying skin conditions, aloe vera is the very best. It is soothing and calming and can be used on anything from sun burns to actual burns by fire or steam.
- To use this, simply cut a branch from an aloe vera plant, or you can purchase a container of the gel at the store for a low price.
- Gently rub a small amount of the aloe vera gel onto the affected skin regularly to get rid of itch.
3. Cocoa Butter
- When itchy skin is caused by skin that is not hydrated and moisturized, a good lotion is called for, and cocoa butter is certainly the best lotion out there.
- You can buy regular lotions with cocoa butter in them, or you can simply buy raw cocoa butter, which actually comes in a solid block form.
- Just rub a small chunk of the cocoa butter in between your hands to make it into a liquid form, and apply it every day to the affected area.
4. Change the Clothing You’re Wearing
- Sometimes, itchy skin is caused by the clothes you wear. For example, some synthetic materials or raw wool can cause a reaction.
- Go through your clothing and try to find any items that cause irritation.
- Give or throw these items of clothing away.
5. Add Jojoba Oil to Your Regular Moisturizer
- Jojoba oil is an amazing carrier oil that is used by many people for different skin conditions. It is non comedogenic, so it won’t even clog your pores.
- You should already be using a regular moisturizer on your face and one on your body.
- Simply add a few drops of jojoba oil to those moisturizers each day for a boost of hydration.
6. Fruit Peels Add Moisture
- Fruit peels are actually the most healthy part of the fruits we eat. And they pack a lot of hydration and essential oils.
- Take the rind from an orange, lemon or banana and rub it onto the area that is itchy.
- Rub it gently for 5 minutes, then rinse the are with cool water.
7. Try Cool Compresses
- If you are really in a bind, a cool compress can go a long way to relieve itchy skin.
- Rinse a clean washcloth in cool water and wring out the excess.
- Place the compress over your skin where it itches and leave it there for at least 15 minutes. Do this daily.
8. Take an Oatmeal Bath
- Oatmeal has great moisturizing benefits, and taking a bath in oatmeal can be a relaxing and luxurious experience.
- The next time you take a bath, simply pour in 3 to 5 cups of oats. They will bloat and plump in the water and add in nutrients that will be absorbed into your skin for hydration.
- Rinse off in the shower after your bath.
9. Drink More Water
- Your body is made up mostly of water, and the water you drink is what hydrates your skin.
- If you drink mostly pop, coffee or juice all day, you are doing your skin a disservice. It could be causing dry skin.
- To remedy the situation, try drinking half your weight in ounces of water every day.
10. Check the products you’re using
- You will want to reexamine what types of skin care and hair care products you are using.
- Sometimes, there are irritants in these products that could be causing you to be itchy in the first place.
- Go through all of the products you have and look for irritants in the ingredients labels. Get rid of those that may be causing you trouble.
Lastly, remember that when you have an itch anywhere on your skin—whether it is on your face, your arms or your legs, your body is reacting to something. In addition to checking the daily products that you use on your skin, consider other factors that might be leading you to have itchy skin in the first place. If it is the type of bed sheets you have on your bed, an air-borne irritant in your home, hard water or even a side effect from a medication you’re taking, look into how you can get to the bottom of the problem and fix it so that itchy skin doesn’t constantly irritate you. And in the mean time, you can use the home remedies outlined and listed here to help you!
If you have any questions or thoughts, please feel free to comment below. I look forward to hearing from you.