Are you scratching your skin all the time? Itching irritates you, sometimes it is embarrassing too. Itchy skin is mainly caused by insect bites, allergic reactions, sunburn, dry weather, soaps, detergents and other skin infections. Itching can give you relief for the moment but, it can spread the infections and injuries. It is better to follow few effective home remedies which will give you all time relief.
Effective Home Remedies for Itchy Skin
Here are the top 7 ways to get rid of itchy skin. Unless otherwise noted, use these remedies as long as needed for your particular condition.
- Coconut oil
Coconut oil can do wonders on your skin. It can treat many skin problems like dry skin, insect bites, itchy skin, etc. Take a bath with lukewarm water, pat dry yourself. Take little coconut oil; apply directly on the affected areas.
Vitamin C present in lemon acts as bleaching properties. Lemon juice is one of the best remedies for itchy skin. The volatile oil present in lemon can reduce the inflammation and numb sensations. Extract the lemon juice, apply it on the itchy area, leave it for sometimes and wash off. You will find instant relief.
- Baking soda
Baking soda can reduce the small and itchy parts of the skin. If you have itching sensation only at particular part of the body, apply backing soda by mixing some amount of water to it. If the itching spreads all over the body, then add a cup of baking soda in you bath tub and soak yourself for 30 minutes and take a bath. Baking soda also has anti-inflammatory properties, acts as acid neutralizer, prevents itching and reduces skin rashes. (Do not use if your skin is broken)
- Tulsi leaves or Holy basil
Thymol, camphor and eugenol are important compounds present in abundant in tulsi leaves, which will fight against skin itching, irritation and makes skin free from infections. You can boil the leaves in the water, dip a cotton ball and apply it on the affected or itchy areas. You can also rub the leaves over the affected area.
- Aloe vera
Aloe vera is best known for its moisturizing properties. Along with skin beauty properties it also has excellent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties which smoothens the skin and reduces itching. You can directly rub the aloe vera on the itchy skin; it gives you instant relief by reducing the skin irritation and itching.
- Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar not only works for itchy scalp caused by dandruff but, also works well for itchy skin. It has a good antifungal, antiseptic action and works as good anti-itching agent. Simply dip the cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it on the affected areas. You can also mix it in the bath tub and take bath.
- Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil has amazing properties such as antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, etc. It can cure itchy skin, scabies, stress and dermatitis. Simply apply the peppermint oil on the affected areas.
It is always good to visit your physician if you are experiencing the itching more than several weeks to months. However, few skin itching problems can be treated effectively with these above home remedies.