7 Home Remedies for Dry, Itchy Skin ...

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With so many home remedies for dry, itchy skin, there is no longer a need to rely on expensive store brand products.

If you are like me, then dry, itchy skin along with an overwhelming urge to scratch can be quite annoying.

For instant relief, I often turn to one of these simple yet effective home remedies for dry, itchy skin.

1. Baking Soda

Baking Soda

Baking soda tops the list for one of the most effective home remedies for dry, itchy skin.

For generalized dryness and itching, add one cup of baking soda to a tub of warm water and soak in the bath for 15-30 minutes.

After the bath, gently pat your skin dry with a towel or allow yourself to air-dry.2

To treat a specific area of dry, itchy skin, you can make a paste of one part water to three parts baking soda, apply to the affected area, and rinse off after a couple of minutes.

2. Oats

Oats

Aside from being simply delicious, oats are a great form of treatment for dry, itchy skin.

Naturally, oats contain a rich source of vitamin E, anti-oxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds that not only soothes dryness and irritation, but also promotes healthy skin.2

For immediate relief, a cup of powdered oats can be added to a bath of warm water and you can soak in mixture for 15-30 minutes.

Alternatively, a paste of oats and water can be applied over irritated skin and rinsed off after a couple of minutes with cold or lukewarm water.

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

The ever glorious aloe vera plant is full of many health benefits.

Nevertheless, when it comes to the skin, aloe vera consist of several antiseptic and antifungal properties that works to soothe, hydrate, nourish and promote the regeneration of new and healthy skin tissue.

To use for treatment of dry, itchy skin, cut open a fresh aloe vera leaf and squeeze out the gel.

Next, apply the gel to affected area, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, and rinse off with lukewarm water.

May repeat twice daily.

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