dawnsears.com - There is pollen in the spring, dust in the summer, and dry dust in the winter. The change of seasons brings its own set of irritants and reactants to millions of us that can make skin sensitivity worse. In India, about 25% of the population suffers from at least one skin allergy or another.
The immune system is well equipped to find and fight disease-causing organisms such as bacteria and viruses. However, the highly sensitive immune system can direct its formidable powers against seemingly harmless substances such as latex, pet dander, or poison ivy. These substances are called allergens. This results in allergic reactions such as hay fever, food allergy, or skin allergy.
There are different types of skin allergies. They include eczema or atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, hives or urticaria, and swelling or angioedema.
Signs and symptoms of skin allergy.
- raised bumps
- skin peeling
- cracked skin (from dryness)
The best way to avoid skin allergy is to avoid contact with allergens.
Natural ways to get rid of itchy skin quickly
1. Cold shower
A cold bath helps reduce skin irritation and sensitivity. Cold showers help the blood vessels constrict and do not allow histamine to escape. It also reduces sensitivity and skin irritation.
2 olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil works as a great moisturizer. Rich in Vitamin E, it helps heal and repair the skin after allergy problems and reduces itching. This treatment is better compared to the chemical-laden moisturizers.
3. Baking soda
Baking soda is an excellent home remedy for sensitive skin. It helps to remove rashes, relieve itching and prevent further dermatitis.
Make a paste by mixing half a teaspoon of baking soda in a little water. Apply it to the affected area and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing. Don't leave it on for longer, as the baking soda itself may cause more irritation.
4. Medicinal herbs and herbs (aloe vera, neem, basil, calendula, coriander)
Aloe vera is an excellent option for allergy control, as it has strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-irritant properties. Aloe vera fleshy gel relieves allergies.
Use neem, basil and coriander leaves to make a paste and apply it on the affected parts. Leave it for an hour and then rinse it off with water. These are good for eliminating allergies. Do not use soap or detergents.
5- Apple cider vinegar
The antiseptic and anti-irritant properties of apple cider vinegar reduce itching, moisturize and soothe the skin. Use the raw, organic variety of vinegar and spread it on the affected area. Rinse it off after a few minutes. Apply this twice a day for best results.
A strong immune system is vital to avoiding hypersensitive responses. To avoid allergies of all kinds, it is better to live a healthy life; Choose a healthy diet, get regular exercise, and consume high-quality probiotics.
6. Avoid contact
It may seem obvious, but it's worth remembering. You cannot use or touch anything you are allergic to.
Cold compresses or a shower can help soothe a severe rash. Gently dry and then wet.
8. Soak it
Colloidal oatmeal is oatmeal that is ground into a powder, so it mixes well with water. It can soothe inflamed skin in some people. But other people may have reactions. To test it, use lukewarm water. If it is too hot, it can irritate and dry the skin.
9. Add an anti-itch cream
Hydrocortisone or over-the-counter calamine lotion may relieve itching.
Don't wear tight clothes. It can irritate the rash. Play loose and cool with breathable fabrics like cotton.
11. For severe symptoms
try a wet bandage. Find soft, cotton clothing first, such as a long-sleeved shirt or long underwear. Soak it in water, drain it, then put it. Wear something warm over it, but not too tight.
Homemade skin care recipes to soothe sensitive skin
Oatmeal and honey scrub
- 2 tablespoons dried oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon bee honey
- 5 drops of neem essential oil
- 1 teaspoon neem oil
- Mix all the ingredients until you get a thick paste.
- Smear all over the face and neck.
- Let it dry for 30 minutes.
- Wash with lukewarm water.
How it works:
The abundance of powerful anti-inflammatory and soothing properties in both oatmeal and neem oil provide maximum relief from itching, inflammation and redness. While honey and yoghurt prevent bacterial infection and further spread of eczema, oatmeal also cleanses dead skin cells and pores.
Milk and Banana Mask
- 1 ripe banana
- ½ cup cold raw milk
- Two drops of basil oil
- Mash the banana and mix the milk and basil oil to get a thick paste.
- Apply to the face and other affected areas.
- Let it act for 45 minutes.
- Wash with cold water.
How it works:
Raw milk enriched with lactic acid greatly helps in treating inflamed skin and relieving skin conditions such as sunburn, eczema and other irritations. While banana moisturizes and nourishes the skin, basil oil prevents bacterial infection and limits itching, redness and dryness, leaving the skin with a natural glow.