Soothers: Natural Skin Remedies Suffering from scratchy skin? Or perhaps you have a rash that just won’t let up. Whatever the case, it’s important to know some natural remedies that you can use to help combat your skin ails. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the best skin soothers that you can incorporate into your daily routine. Aloe Aloe vera gel is widely used to help calm irritated skin and is safe to use for just about everyone. Aloe contains a calming ingredient that helps decrease moderate levels of inflammation, which could be the root cause of the irritation that you are feeling. Sooth aloe over the irritated area or consider using it over burns as well. Aloe vera gel works excellent to help treat sun burns or even a burn you experienced from grabbing that hot skillet when you shouldn’t have. Oatmeal Oatmeal is for more than just eating! It can also be used to help sooth your skin and help decrease any itchiness that may be taking place. An old remedy for combating chickenpox, many mothers place their kids in an oatmeal bath for a few minutes to help them find relief. To use oatmeal, simply mix it with some yogurt or honey until a paste has formed and then apply it to your skin and let sit for about 10 minutes or longer. Chamomile While chamomile is often used to help induce sleep or decrease stress taken in tea form, it can also be a great way to help ease irritated skin as well. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body and can speed up the level of wound healing. To use in on your skin, brew a cup of chamomile tea like you normally would and then let it sit and chill. Once cooled, soak a cloth in the liquid and then apply directly to the skin for 10-15 minutes. Cucumber You’ve seen it before – the picture of the woman sitting there with cucumbers over her eyes. There is truth behind this. Cucumbers help to reduce swelling and inflammation under the eyes, so they are a great way to help minimize that puffy look after you’ve stayed up a few hours too late. Additionally, they can also be used to help reduce any stinging or burning you are experiencing on the skin, apply as needed. If you aren’t big on lying there with cucumbers on your skin, you can blend up the cucumber and store the mixture in the fridge to simply rub on the skin and let sit when needed. Honey Finally, the sweet substance you may find yourself adding to tea on a regular basis can also be used to help sooth your skin. Honey is a natural antibacterial, which means it can help to clear up acne and infections, providing soothing and hydrating benefits. Pair it with a little coconut oil for a great at-home face mask that works perfectly on sensitive skin. Next time your skin is itchy or irritated, try one of these natural treatment remedies. Most of these you’ll already have at home in your kitchen. About the Author: David Quenneville FHMatch, all-in-one `Business in a Box! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch ! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance| Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , LinkedIn