Natural Remedies for Itchy and Irritated Skin

More and more people are turning to natural remedies for skin treatment. Below are two options that are proving a remedy for a variety of skin complaints: rashes, poison ivy, eczema and other itch-inducing skin problems. Consult skin specialist Adelaide to seek the best natural solution for your skin problem.

As a rule of thumb regarding body products is to only use on your skin that you would put in your mouth.

Apple Cider Vinegar

A versatile and useful antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal agent, very useful in relieving itching especially itching associated with dry skin, sunburns and dandruff, use it in your bath when soaking. Vets are recommending it more and more to dog owners with dry, itchy skin as well, by adding a small cup to their bath water.

How to use: Put a few drops onto cotton wool or a washcloth and apply it to the affected area. Use raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (you can find this in any mid-sized supermarket) at the bottom of the bottle is strand-like sediment, this contains raw enzymes and beneficial bacteria, perfect for skin treatment.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is widely known for skin treatment, but many people do not realise that is suitable for just about every kind of skin irritation. More commonly known for its ability to heal sunburns, it’s less known for being effective in reducing swelling and irritation. Aloe is a plant that can be grown in many parts of the world in warm conditions. Try to use natural Aloe as with things that come in a bottle; sometimes the main ingredient is the smallest percentage of what is in the bottle.

How to use it: Once you have broken off a leaf, cut it open from top to bottom and scoop out the gel inside. Rub this directly onto the irritated skin. Remember that Aloe keeps well refrigerated for around one week if you seal it in an airtight bag.