Skin rash is one common skin condition that nearly everyone experiences at some point in his life. Rashes not only cause pain and itching but also put your mind and body in a lot of discomforts. Some rashes go away right after treating them and some take time to go. There could be numerous reasons for skin rashes such as dry skin, sensitivity to chemicals, hot and humid environment or coming in contact with pollution and bacteria. If not treated on time, skin rashes can result in more serious underlying skin conditions. Therefore, following are some natural remedies you can use to help out the painful itching skin.
Remember if you are experiencing skin rash, be aware do not use any chemical based skin products without doctor’s recommendation because they may make it worse because these products contain toxic chemicals that can cause damage to the skin. Parabens and petroleum-based agents are very common components in most of the prescription creams that lead to Endocrine (hormone) problem and also cause potential damage to internal organs.
Here are some of the most common ways to treat your skin from a rash.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is one of the plants that are usually found in a garden. Whether it is allergy, skin rash, sunburn or heat rash you can easily treat it by using Aloe Vera gel that contains anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. In addition to this, Auxin and Gibberellin are two hormones that help in soothing and treating the skin. Gibberellin in the Aloe Vera also promotes skin cell growth which fastens the healing process and reduces redness.
1. Extract Aloe Vera gel from the leaf (you can also use aloe Vera gel available in the market however freshly extracted one works better) and apply.
2. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and rinse. You can apply it 3 times a day to see fast results.
2. Cocoa Butter
Cocoa mass polyphenols in cocoa butter aids in diminishing signs of aging, in addition, it also soothes sensitive skin suffering from rashes. Polyphenol is an antioxidant that fights against health issues such as cell mutation, sensitivities, skin rash, and degeneration of skin. While using cocoa butter go for the one which does not contain alcohol or additive fragrance that can increase the rash or sensitivity instead of resolving it.
3. Oat Meal
Bathing in colloidal oatmeal can lessen skin irritation and inflammation of allergic skin rashes as it contains inflammation quelling compounds and skin moisturizer.
Therefore, it can prove effective in treating skin conditions such as eczema, skin rash and psoriasis. Add a cup of oatmeal powder in your bathtub and relax in it for 15-20 minutes. Do not use hot water as it will make your skin even dryer. You can also use oatmeal to remove dead skin from your feet.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider Vinegar is yet another household item that can help you sooth your broke skin whether it is the allergy, rash, fungal infection or dry and itchy skin.
The apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature which helps kill or remove bacteria easily. Always use diluted vinegar solution on your skin and use a cotton swab to cotton compress and it will pull the toxins out of your skin. Using apple cider vinegar also helps in maintaining the balance of pH level in your skin.
5. Essential oils
Essential oils such as tea tree oil, lavender oil or almond essential oil are famous for their benefits and are used in aromatherapy, traditional medicines, hair care and skin care products. They are also good in skin rash.
These oils contain antiseptic properties and antibacterial properties. Diffuse the oil by adding few drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil such as olive oil and with the help of your fingers apply the oil on the affected area.
Here are a few Preventive Steps to Avoid Skin Rashes
1. Avoid Skin Rash with Light Clothing for Summer
Try to wear light clothing in summers in order to avoid any kind of rash on your skin. Probably wearing tight clothes in summers can cause itchiness and rashes due to sweating. Try to choose soft, cotton dresses to wear; it will help you to avoid rashes from sweating. When you are at home avoid stoles on your neck as when it rubs it causes irritation and further leads to rashes on your neck which is a really painful situation to handle.
2. Keep Your Skin Sweat-Free to Cure Skin Rash
When your skin gets too much sweat, it starts to become itchy which further causes rashes on your skin. Try to wipe off sweat every now and then to avoid rashes. Take any small piece of cotton cloth with you and keep cleaning that sweat which appears on your face, neck regions, and hands.
If available, try to wash your face, hands, and neck frequently. There are several hacks on the internet to prevent too much sweating try taking help from those. Use a good antiperspirant for your face and hands it will help you to avoid excessive sweat and ultimately from rashes too.
3. Avoid Scratching Your Skin in Skin Rash
Scratching your skin in response to rashes may give you temporary relief from itching but beware that it worsens the condition of your skin as it can trigger the rash or can cause infection on your skin. Do not scratch your skin as much as possible and always use anti-bacterial soap for washing your hands.
4. Keep It Clean
Our environment is filled with pollutants and harsh chemicals. Always wash your face before going to bed. It will remove pollutants from your skin. If these pollutants are not removed can penetrate and cause skin breakouts. In addition to this, if your skin is prone to breakouts, wash your makeup implements every week and do not share it with others. Moreover, frequently change the pillow covers and bedsheet and vacuum your carpeting because bacteria can build there.
Keep your skin moisturized it will help you reduce the chances of breakouts.
Jane Scott is currently working as a nutritionist at a renowned firm. With an experience of more than a decade, she is considered as a go-to person in her field of work. She also writes blogs for her website Home Remedies for Life.