Whether the cause is insect bites, an allergic reaction or just extreme dryness, itchy skin can drive someone crazy if some relief isn’t found for it! Once again, however, Mother Nature has provided some pretty amazing remedies to help with this condition no matter what its underlying cause. Read on to find out about natural ways to get rid of dry, itchy skin once and for all!
How To Get Rid of Itchy Skin
If redness, dryness and itchiness of the skin is a problem, consider a topical application of any of the herbs discussed below, all of which can bring relief to this frustrating problem – no matter what the cause.
Herbal Remedies for Itchy Skin
Peppermint is a great skin treatment because its anti-inflammatory properties that cool, soothe and bring down redness, swelling, itching and other signs of irritation. The menthol in the mint also acts as a natural analgesic if the itching has a burning or painful quality.
Crushing fresh basil leaves and applying them to the skin take advantage of its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to help ease itching and irritation. This is largely due to active compounds like thymol and camphor, both of which have been used around the world for its medicinal value.
The gel-like sap from this spiky dessert plant not only reduces itching, redness and irritation. It anti-inflammatory properties cool and soothe the skin and it helps to promote the healing process as well.
Extract from the witch hazel tree is a tried-and-true skin tonic and it really does work! Its antiseptic properties cleanse the area and fight infection while at the same time, it reduces inflammation of the skin.
This oil, extracted from the plant known as Indian lilac – is mostly used in organic gardening to ward off insects and other pests. However, it makes a very effective topical skin treatment, too: it can reduce inflammation and pain, fight off secondary infections and its antioxidants promote the health and healing of the skin.