Feeling the urge to scratch? Try one of these at-home treatments to tame itchy skin.
Smooth on coconut oil or olive oil
The best itchy skin treatment could be hiding in your kitchen pantry. "Olive oil and coconut oil are great for hydration and gentle on the skin
Add a little oatmeal to your bath
Another kitchen staple—oatmeal—could help soothe itchy skin. Simply put colloidal oats (that's finely powdered oats) into your bath. "Colloidal oatmeal baths supply anti-inflammatories and a soothing coating for the skin
Break out the Crisco
The vegetable shortening isn't just for cupcakes. "This may sound crazy, but in a pinch vegetable shortening, such as Crisco, is an excellent moisturizer and is often recommended as a DIY or at-home moisturizer for eczema prone skin
Drink lots of water
Sometimes, it isn't what's outside your body, but what's inside that counts. Water is the winner, Keeping your body hydrated will help your skin stay hydrated.
Grab the baking soda
A baking soda bath can help soothe your skin. Baking soda is a great option for soothing baths,Baking soda reduces inflammation by neutralizing acids on the skin's surface, thereby balancing the pH, as well as acting as a natural antiseptic by killing bacteria on the skin.
Load up on vitamin D
It's no coincidence that skin gets itchier during the darker days of winter—levels of vitamin D can play a role in how itchy your skin becomes. "You may want to consult with your doctor to ensure your vitamin D level is adequate When vitamin D is low—which commonly occurs during the winter months)—skin conditions and itching may flare.
Use a little avocado—or some salmon
Eating extra omega-3 fatty acids, found in avocado, nuts, and salmon, infuse the skin with healthy oils from the inside
Go for the aloe
The go-to plant for healing burns also works wonders for itchy skin. "Aloe is anti-inflammatory and therefore a good option for irritated itchy skin
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