In our article on chronic itch, we discussed just how serious of an issue it can be. Many people suffer greatly from this problem and are looking for things they can do at home to help. We put together a list of 5 simple, natural, and affordable DIY treatments for itchy skin. Many of these things are already in your cupboard, and if not, can easily be purchased at your local grocery store or health food store.
Aloe vera is a good treatment option for chronic itch as it’s convenient for daily use. It has a soothing affect on skin, so it’s effective in treating itchy skin that is caused by irritation or rashes. You can buy a natural, unscented aloe vera gel, or you can get the gel directly from the actual plant, and then you can apply it to your skin just after you shower and dry off. It’s light enough to wear throughout the day, and it’s a great moisturizer so it treats dry skin as well as skin itch.
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Getting A Base Tan? Getting a baseline tan before you go on vacation does not offer the sun protection you may think. In fact it probably will lead to a false sense of security and lead to longer exposure time. A baseline tan grants the average Caucasian skin a built-in SPF of about 2-4. You […]