Itchy skin is one of the less comfortable effects of the allergic response.
While you might have allergies without suffering itchy skin, it’s surprisingly common for people with sensitivities to break out in itchy and painful rashes, or at least to experience itching whether or not a visible rash appears.
Allergic pathways are complex, and there may not be anything you do to completely eliminate the symptoms of such a reaction. However, there are natural ways that may help to provide you at least a little relief from itchy skin.
While not always the case, itchy skin sometimes appears because of dryness.
Perhaps your allergies manifest as dermatitis, which almost always has a strong itchiness component. Maybe you simply have a rash, and you’re not sure where it comes from. In any case, there’s probably some sort of natural, organic lotion that will help soothe the discomfort.
Lotions, at heart, are delivery systems for healthy substances. That substance might be an oil, a vitamin, or some exotic ingredient. But the lotion itself is just a composition of slightly wet, gooey substances that can carry that ingredient while also being absorbed into your skin.
Absorption is the key factor. Our skin will absorb all kinds of substances, even ones that are not healthy or natural. Cheap lotions may use chemical carriers for healthy moisturizing ingredients. These lotions, while making your skin feel soft and providing some relief to symptoms, may also contain ingredients that lead to longer-term itchiness, dryness, flaking, and other unappealing symptoms.
This is why organic lotions are a must. The best ones are designed only with ingredients that your skin will like and that were created by nature. If you have yet to break into the world of organic lotions, we have some specific recommendations for you, each of which are tailored to meet the needs of a different type of allergy-caused skin itch.
- Vitamin E Therapeutic Shea Body Lotion by Derma E is an all-natural body lotion with antioxidants and other ingredients that specifically target dry skin!
- Intensive Body Cream by Miessence is made with shea butter and a concentrated blend of organic avocado and sunflower oils, phospholipids, and antioxidants to create a barrier against moisture loss.
- CBD Body Lotion by HydroCanna is a nourishing lotion infused with the innovative combination of premium hemp-derived CBD and C60 Fullerenes that will keep you feeling fresh from head to toe.
- Dr. Ohhira’s Hadayubi Lavender Moisturizer by Essential Formulas contains beneficial probiotics and wild plant and fruit extracts, carried in a traditional skin-friendly Japanese Magoroku oil (equine-derived).
Check out the above and take note of anything that appears to address your unique needs.
Drink More Water
One of the best ways to prevent or attenuate skin itch is to drink more water. While being hydrated is rarely a cure in itself, having adequate water in your system can help various other body processes do their job. If you haven’t had luck with other methods, try having an extra glass of water.
Speaking of water, cool showers can greatly assist when it comes to itching that results from allergies. Long known as a remedy for hives, cool water can help to reduce the allergic response, and it’s a great remedy to have in your toolkit as the weather gets warmer.
Cool baths, obviously, work the same way and are often enhanced with oatmeal, oils, or bath salts if the itching is very bad. Try different combinations of temperature, duration, and ingredient to figure out what might work for you.
One of the best ways to improve your skin health over the long term is to eat healthily and supplement any nutrition that isn’t available in your primary diet. You may not see an improvement overnight, but hopefully the combination of a good diet and a more general healthy lifestyle will help you identify your allergy triggers, reduce your exposure to them, and see an improvement to your allergies as a result.
We can’t do anything about allergies. We just have to do what we can to learn what we can about our unique allergy triggers, then do what we can to improve the worst of our symptoms.