Skin rashes are not only unsightly, but these bumps or red blisters on the skin can be quite unsettling with sensations of stinging irritation and itchiness. Not to worry, though, as there are simple and safe remedies that you can do at home, like using an herbal oil for dry scalp and hair.
Check out these suggestions on natural remedies for skin rashes.
For skin rashes caused by heat or insect bites, a simple ice pack should work great in soothing the itch, swelling, and inflammation.
- Get an ice pack, a zip-lock bag, or a thin hand towel, and fill it out with ice cubes. Remember to not put the ice directly on the skin. While this may be easier to do, the coldness of the ice cube may cause frostbite.
- Place your ice pack on the affected area for around 10-15 minutes.
- Repeat a couple of times daily until the skin rash’s bumpy texture lessens.
With the cold temperature limiting blood flow in the affected area of the skin, a cold compress can help address the swelling, itchiness, or inflammation. It is considered as one of most convenient ways to the reduce any pain or irritation due to a rash. If a cold compress is unavailable, opt for a cool shower, damp cloth, or even just running cold water for immediate relief. It can also help delay the rash from spreading elsewhere on the body.
Apart from a cold compress, keep reading on to discover more natural remedies for skin irritation.
Oats have in fact been used to treat many skin conditions as a home remedy. A staple for healthy breakfasts, oatmeal also makes a quick solution for skin rashes and dryness of the skin. It is recommended as a treatment for rashes caused by eczema, sunburn, allergies, and chicken pox.
The US FDA has approved the use of oatmeal as a skin protectant, which gives merit to all the beauty care products that feature the ingredient.
- Oatmeal Bath
- Simply add finely ground oatmeal to warm bath water. Soak in the solution for at least 15 minutes.
- You can also choose to have fun and create oatmeal bath bombs for future use!
An oatmeal bath relieves irritation in the skin, such as itchiness, dryness, and roughness, as it contains anti-inflammatory properties like linoleic and oleic acid, along with avenanthramides, which can help strengthen the skin barrier.
- Oatmeal Paste
You can also create a paste with equal amounts of oatmeal and plain yogurt. Mix it with a little honey before applying on the affected areas of the skin.
One of nature’s best moisturizers, olive oil promotes and hastens the skin renewal process with its abundance of antioxidants and Vitamin E. It’s one of Moringa-O2’s not-so-secret ingredients and one of the most effective natural home remedies for dry skin!
- Get your hands on a bottle of extra-virgin olive oil from the kitchen cupboard!
- Mix with honey and smother on the affected areas a few times every day until the rashes heal.
Fresh aloe vera can also serve as an easy home remedy for skin irritation, cuts, and rashes. With vitamins like vitamin A, B12, C, E, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and essential fatty acids, aloe vera offers a range of enzymes like carbohydrates and sterols to address inflammation.
Using aloe vera gel on the skin can treat discomfort but it also helps to be aware that some people have allergic reactions to it, so it’s best to consult your doctor before proceeding with any topical application.
Extracted from the meat and milk of coconuts, this household treatment not only functions as cooking oil, but it also works as a moisturizer, which makes it a readily accessible remedy at home for rashes and dry or irritated skin.
Highly saturated in fats that have antiseptic properties, coconut oil also works to address inflammation in the skin. So, if you’re experiencing irritation on your skin, here’s an herbal home remedy you ought to try.
Coconut oil’s medium-chain fatty acids contain antibacterial monoglycerides, which are formed from the oil’s lauric acids. This allows the extract to keep the skin hydrated and control surface lipid levels, effectively addressing dryness in the skin.
Apart from dryness, coconut oil is also found to have effectively treated babies experiencing symptoms of atopic dermatitis. And it has also been found to successfully address the severity of its symptoms in adults, as coconut oil also helps in healing wounds.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is another popular herbal skincare solution available in a lot of beauty and skincare products, as it offers antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an easy home remedy for dry skin, rashes, or irritation.
Also considered an essential oil, tea tree oil is steam-distilled from the plant, which is also known as melaleuca alternifolia or the narrow-leaved paperbark native to Australia.
Its antimicrobial properties, which work against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other protozoal skin infections, make it an effective home remedy against acne. As a capable skin care treatment solution, its natural potency can be felt on the skin, which necessitates diluting the extract into a cream or oil.
Sodium bicarbonate, or simply put, baking soda, has always been a household remedy for dry, itchy, and irritated skin. It is more commonly used as first aid treatment for intense rashes, poison ivy reactions, and insect bites.
If you’re wondering how it works, then you’ll want to get into a bit of chemistry. Baking soda’s soothing effect on the skin is more or less due to its capability to regulate the skin’s pH balance. Albeit messy to apply, it’s affordable, easy to get hold of, and there’s always some available in most kitchen cupboards.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Like baking soda, apple cider vinegar (or ACV) is an age-old household remedy for a wide range of skin conditions and ailments. It has antimicrobial properties that help it combat inflammation due to bacteria like E. coli, S. aureus, and C. albicans.
That being said, using ACV on the skin is not recommended for open wounds, bleeding, or cracking, as it may induce a stinging or burning sensation upon contact.
Dead Sea Salts or Epsom Salts
Dead sea salts are best used in warm water, so for immediate relief from skin irritation, soak in a tub of these salts to soothe aching muscles and joint pains while addressing itchiness and scaling in the skin.
The rich magnesium content of dead sea salts can help alleviate the symptoms of certain skin conditions, like atopic dermatitis, through improving the skin barrier, locking in moisture, and reducing inflammation.
And lastly, when it comes to natural remedies, nothing beats plant oils. These are nature’s way for the skin to heal, and there are many different plant oils that we haven’t discussed, which you can also use to address dry skin, rashes, itchiness, and irritation.
Some of these plant oils are:
- Olive oil, which is rich in oleic acid and good fatty acids, helps heal wounds and is also anti-inflammatory. It’s the third not-so-secret ingredient to our powerful herbal formula!
- Safflower seed oil also offers anti-inflammatory properties through its polyunsaturated linoleic acid, luteolin, and glucopyranoside.
- Argan oil helps keep the skin elastic and hydrated through mono-unsaturated fatty acids that provide your skin with polyphenols, tocopherols, sterols, squalene, and triterpene alcohols—making it a popular ingredient in many beauty care products. (It’s in our hair, scalp, and skincare line, too!)
- Chamomile oil helps calm the skin through its anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic effects, which address itchiness.
- Jojoba oil also helps repair the skin barrier, which makes it an effective ingredient in skincare products, as it helps the body absorb topical remedies much better.
Each of these oils come with distinct compounds that help the skin heal through a variety of health benefits, especially for people struggling with the different types of dermatitis.
Generally speaking, these oils effectively reduce inflammation in the skin and help improve its barrier, allowing you to immediately experience relief from rashes, itchiness, dryness, or irritation.
A plant oil that we’d like to highlight is moringa oil, which serves as the primary ingredient in our hair, scalp, and skincare line. A natural treatment for rash, moringa oil is found to provide a chock-full of multivitamins, nutrients, and minerals, which makes it one of the three key ingredients to our gentle yet effective formula, alongside omega (from sunflower oil), and olive oil, hence the name—”Moringa-O2” (moringa, omega, and olive).
Moringa oil effectively addresses skin issues such as dryness, irritation, itchiness, and rashes through powerful herbal actives that serve to revitalize the skin, keep it moisturized, and combat bacteria, oxidants, and other harmful microbes.
Make it even more hassle and mess-free when you choose to use Moringa-O2 Hair, Scalp and Skin Therapy Oil which packs a potent combination of natural oils- moringa (malunggay), olive oil, and omega from sunflower oil to deliver TLC that your skin deserves.
Remember that skin rashes may be a symptom or a sign of another—often more serious—skin problem. Eczema can be one. A little derma consultation never did hurt anyone. Besides, as the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
With the Moringa-O2 Herbal Therapy Oil for Hair, Scalp, and Skin, you can expect your skin to be nourished every day with the following vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Zinc and silica
- Iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium
- Selenium, manganese, and copper
Make your life easier and hassle-free by avoiding any mess when you choose to use Moringa-O2 Hair, Scalp and Skin Therapy Oil, which packs a potent combination of natural oils to deliver the TLC that your skin deserves.
Remember that skin rashes may be a symptom or a sign of another, often more serious, skin problem. Eczema can be one. A little derma consultation never did hurt anyone. Besides, as the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
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