You know you’ve been there and quite frankly, it’s one of the worst skin problems there is. That moment when you start to feel your skin peeling a little, or feeling itchy is always such a bummer.
You may have tried expensive creams or the dermatologist might have offered you some medicine to help ease the redness. But it refuses to look better no matter what you do.
Nobody wants to spend their day preoccupied with skin that itches. They also don’t want to deal with it on a date night when it’s red and uncomfortable. You want your skin to be healthy, happy and most of all COMFORTABLE. When any of these factors aren’t in play, it is near impossible to have a productive day.
We get it. We’ve all been there too. But the trick is to use the most basic tools in your possession so that you don’t have to work harder. Plus, you’ll be saving some money in the long run and who doesn’t want that?
It’s also important to examine what might be the cause of your unwelcomed itchy skin. Sometimes it’s due to the elements or allergies. Sometimes it’s not, so you should check to make sure a quick remedy at home is the perfect solution for you. It’s time to take a deep breath and relax. There’s plenty of ways to calm it down when red, itchy skin rears its ugly head, and here are just a few solutions.
Cool it Down
If your grandmother happened to tell you to put frozen peas on your itchy chin when you were a child, she was actually onto something.
Even as outlandish as it sounds to use a frozen bag of veggies, the cold part of the equation is spot on. From ice packs to dampened towels, cold simply works. If it’s cold it will stop the itch or at least make it much, much more bearable throughout the day.
Food for Thought
Other remedies that may seem strange but are completely effective are foods that you may already have in your pantry. From oatmeal to honey, you likely have at least one thing that can help you to ease the itching.
Other items you might want to try out are apple cider vinegar, peppermint leaves, aloe vera, fresh basil and even simple fruit peels. It may all seem a little out there – but the worst that can happen is that you might smell a little floral before you have to head to the store.
Oils, Lotions, and Creams, Oh My
You probably already know that calamine lotion is a HUGE help in the fight against red, itchy skin. But did you know that essential oils can be just as effective? From tea tree oil and myrrh to lavender oil and frankincense, oils can take your itchy skin from irritating to soothing.
While we’re at it, never discount the use of moisturizers either. Sometimes skin can get red and itchy not due to allergic reactions but from the air simply being too dry. Find a good, unscented brand that you trust. See if that makes any difference and if it doesn’t, then you’ll have a better idea about the next steps you’ll take.
Soothe Irritated Skin
Thought red and itchy skin can be a big pain, you can implement these simple tips and tricks. The hope is that you will find relief for what ails you. Here at South Beach Skin Lab, our experts know the importance of taking care of your skin. Because when you take care of your skin, it will take care of you. And you’re definitely on the way to achieving healthy and happier skin goals.