How to Soothe Skin Irritations Naturally
Skin irritations can occur suddenly and unexpectedly from a variety of causes even for those who do not have a sensitive skin. A close contact with certain fabrics, harsh chemical substances we are forced to come in contact with on a regular basis, allergic reactions, certain fragrances and soaps or even certain plants can all contribute to the development of skin rashes as a result of exposure or close contact. Isolating the cause is ideal in order to find the best solution, however it can be quite challenging at times to discover the real source of problem mainly because we come in contact with several potential allergens on a daily basis.
Baking soda paste Begin by cleaning the affected area with a hypo allergenic soap designed for sensitive skin. This can ensure that the source that might have caused the irritation may have been removed without aggravating the problem even more. Make sure to use lukewarm water to avoid additional skin reactions that might be caused by exposure to hot or cold stimuli.
Avoid prolonged exposure to water as it can worsen the problem even more. After cleaning the area a mixture of baking soda and water applied on the affected area might come in handy. You should aim for the consistency of a paste. Make sure not to rub the skin when applying this paste. This simple household ingredient can help relieve itching.
Aloe Vera To repaired the skin damage a helpful naturally ingredient you might want to try is aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is used extensively in natural skin care due to its amazing properties. Since it has antiseptic properties and it also rich in vitamin C, A, F as well as vitamins from the B complex it is one of the best natural remedies we can have at hand to be to nourish and repaired the sensitive skin tissue. Aside from being an excellent moisturizer, aloe vera also acts as a natural barrier for the skin protecting it from harmful external agents that might affect it.
St John’s wort St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a plant commonly used in the treatment for depression, being considered a powerful natural anti depressant. However, further studies have shown that its active ingredients hypericin and hyperforin can also be successfully used to treat inflammation and eczema. Using creams that have a St John’s wort extract is a good way to reduce inflammation however if you decide to opt for this method it is advisable to avoid sun exposure for extended periods of time as it can increase your skin’s sensitivity to sun. Alternatively drinking St John’s wort tea can also turn out to be beneficial.
Lavender oil Lavender oil is not only a top choice for those who want to enjoy the relaxing effect of aroma therapy but also for those who are looking for an effective way to deal with skin inflammation or blemishes by reducing swelling and redness as well as moisturizing the skin. However before using this remedy it’s worth knowing that lavender can have different effects on the skin so making so testing it on a small skin surface to observe its effects is highly recommended.
In addition to using these natural remedies we should also keep in mind that our diet can also contribute to skin irritations in various ways. Avoiding products make from bleached flower or intensely processed meats as well as foods containing additives can be really helpful in reducing skin irritations. Also boosting your intake of omega 3 fatty acids from sources such as cold water fish, walnuts, artichokes or flaxseed can also help speed up the healing process.