You can look and feel your best and enjoy a beautiful skin everyday – provided you know how to deal with it. Beautiful skin on the outside, as you know – begins with good health from inside. Home remedies for skin allergies are safe, effective and widely recommended.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It acts as a shield between the body and the thousands of foreign substances that exist in the environment. It is also your body’s third kidney and helps excrete toxins from the body. As a result, your skin is subjected to toxic overload both from outside and inside.
So, some of us develop bumps on the skin, blisters, cracking, dryness, rash, itching, redness, scaling and other skin problems. Skin reactions occur due to several reasons. The most common causes of skin allergies include allergy to food, cosmetics, insect bites, reaction to sun, reaction to drugs, detergents, jewellery, fragrances, stress, ill-fitting clothes, among others.
Home Remedies for Skin Allergies
Listed below are some home remedies for skin allergies that are safe and effective.
Mint leaves (pudina)
Mint has antibacterial properties that work best on skin allergies. Also, the antioxidants present in mint leaves give a natural glow. The best way to use mint leaves for skin allergies is to crush them and make a paste. Apply this on your skin allergy and leave it for 30 minutes. Then wash it off.
Ice packs provide quick relief from irritation and inflammation caused by skin allergies. Even a cool, wet cloth helps in relieving irritated skin. Place the ice pack or wet cloth on the affected area for 10 minutes. Repeat the procedure if you want faster relief.
Olive oil is of the amazing home remedies for skin allergies because it soothes skin rashes. Extra virgin olive oil works as a great moisturiser. Add honey in extra virgin olive oil and apply on the allergy few times in a day till it health completely. You can also add turmeric to get relief from the itchiness.
Aloe vera gel
The anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties found in aloe vera gel make it one of the most effective home remedies for skin allergies. Extract the gel from the aloe plant and apply it on the affected area. Leave this for 20-25 minutes, then rinse it off. Do this at least 3-4 times in a day until the allergy clears completely.
Apple cider vinegar
The acetic content in apple cider vinegar kills the bacteria that causes skin allergies. Dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it on the affected skin. Leave it for 10 minutes. Do this daily for 3-4 times to get rid of the allergy.
It helps the skin allergy to rash out and prevents further itching and inflammation. Add baking soda in water and make a paste. Apply this on the affected skin and leave in for some time, then rinse it off. Don’t leave it for a long time because baking soda can cause irritation.
Finely ground oatmeal and mix it with water. Apply it on the inflamed skin to reduce redness and itching. Oatmeal contains avenanthramides, which has anti-itching and anti-inflammatory properties. If you have skin allergies on various parts of the body, you can add powdered oatmeal in a bathtub of lukewarm water and sit in it for half an hour.
You can use either the essential oil or boil chamomile tea bags. Apply the chamomile oil or water to the skin rash. Chamomile also has anti-inflammatory abilities, which relieve the itch and irritation of most rashes.
One of the most popular and amazing home remedies for skin allergies is vitamin C. It has strong antioxidant properties that can help heal skin rashes and reduce the chances of subsequent allergic reactions. Take 1000mg of vitamin C daily.
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