Identify the problem
If you have been able to rule out some of the unruly causes of itchy skin, like bug bites or allergies, you are left with a few simple possibilities. This is not to say you should not be seen by a professional, if the itching is unquestionably bad, there could be a more serious condition. I would recommend a doctor visit if you have any:
- Red bumps
- Inflamed skin
If your only symptoms are itchy, flaky and cracking skin causing irritation on a more
subtle level, it is usually caused by dry skin.
How Do I Stop the Itch?
Dry skin is easily managed with a few lifestyle changes.
- Drink more water. More water equals more hydration.
- Use a humidifier in the home. Our environments change. So we need to adapt. Humidifiers are a great way to increase moisture in the dry air.
- Avoid hot showers. Keep your temp on the lower side of warm. This helps to prevent all the oils in your skin from washing off.
- Shower every other day. Another way to keep the oils available to the skin.
- Use a soap or body wash rich in moisture. I personally use my organic shampoo for a body wash. I buy a moisture restoring shampoo. This has helped me a great deal.
- Do not scratch. Do not sit and scratch the areas. Do something about it. You will damage the skin by irritating it.
- Use a healing moisturizer. As soon as you pat your self dry from the shower, apply a deep hydrating lotion.
What Lotion Should I use?
Seed oils and antioxidants can help trap moisture in the skin. You want a thick, active lotion. I would actually suggest using a salve that is easy to apply.
Many people are scared to use a heavy cream, but if you can find the right one, that does not leave the skin greasy, you will eliminate the itch and sooth the skin instantly.
You can read my Review on Pai Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream. This thick, healing cream has cured my itchy dry skin.
Do You Have Other Advice?
Our skin changes. So we need to recognize what is happening around us. In the winter months there is less moisture in the air, this is a time that the skin can become very dehydrated. We need to supplement.
In warmer months I would use a more mild moisturizer; One that doesn’t have as high of oil content. Aloe or water based is great.
Don’t forget to drink water in the winter. We tend to drink less due to lifestyle changes in the winter, so try to remember to consume just as much as we need in the summer.
If you continue to experience itching, you can go see a dermatologist. Most people who experience itching due to dryness will have relief as soon as they find the right moisturizer.
Do not use a synthetic moisturizer. Most of the time that is the cause. Our body considers toxic synthetic creams with fillers and other nasties a threat, and it will react.
It becomes an irritant and our skin will try to reject and fight it. Don’t bother your skin like that. It is unnecessary to put your systems into overdrive. This will in turn result in further complications.
Protect and care for your skin. Use healing, nourishing organic ingredients. You will find relief and your body will thank you.
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Don’t forget to comment, what organic creams have worked for you?
To a bright and beautiful you,