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Irritated Skin? I Can Help!
Lately, we have had a lot of calls about skin irritations that appear in ways such as redness, bumps, rashes, and pain. The irritation can be due to various reasons like allergic reactions, skin condition or lack of proper skin care. One way that I cure these uncomfortable irritations is by applying medicated ointments or products that can soothe the skin. However, we don’t always want to use product after product to try to solve our problems. Read on to learn about some of the way I have found to cure my skin problems without having to use medications.
Keep it clean: Germs and bacteria are a huge cause for problematic skin. It is important to keep the area clean where the rash is developing right when you notice it. Wash and clean the area with a mild, gentle, I repeat, GENTLE cleanser. Using a strong cleanser may result in further irritation and cause a reaction. It is best and safe to use mild products. My favorite is the Epicuren Gelle Cleanser. It always works on my skin and is super soothing!
- Rubbing ice: This may sound like it won’t work, but it actually does. Ice can help in soothing any discomfort caused by a rash on our skin. Rubbing ice provides much needed relief from the itching and pain as it numbs the cells in the area. It is such a simple and effective way to provide relief for skin irritations.
- Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera has many benefits and is often used in skin disorders. It is a natural ingredient that has many antiseptic properties. When I thought of Aloe Vera, I always imagined treating horrible sunburns. Now, I use aloe to nourish my skin and kill the germs and bacteria that are present. Aloe is beneficial due to its’ vitamin rich complexity, which aids in restoring the skin and keeping it healthy. It even contains the essential vitamins A, B complex and vitamin C.
- Vitamin E: Vitamin E is also beneficial for healthy skin. Vitamin E is easily available in the form of oil or capsules. Apply the oil or break open a capsule on the problem area and rub gently. Massaging the oil gives relief from itching and discomfort
- Baking Soda: Baking Soda has more use than for just household cleaning and cooking. Baking soda can also aid in reducing the itching and discomfort associated with skin irritation. Apply a thick paste of baking soda on the skin area after cleansing the irritated area properly. This solution will make you feel instant relief.
- Calamine: Calamine lotion helps in cases of mild rash or irritation. Dilute the lotion with little water before applying as the skin is overly sensitized.
- Water: Dehydration can cause the skin to break out. If the body does not get enough water, it does not flush out the toxins from the body which can lead to skin problems. Lack of water can lead to skin irritation so it is essential to keep the skin hydrated for a healthy glowing skin. The general rule is to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day. When you have a skin irritation, think of it is as you do when you have a cold, drink even more fluids to get healthy faster!