Our skin is our first defense toward any invasion to our body, be it germs, dirt or physical harm. Taking good care of our skin is always on our mind, but what if something attacks it stealthily? There are some allergies which appear out of nowhere, at least for the first time and cause havoc over our bodysuit. Fret no more, these home remedies for skin allergies will soothe your itchy skin and will give you peace of mind.
I am not talking about life-threatening allergies here, but the kind that leaves a rash here or a painful boil there. Most of the times, these are the results of a mild allergy to something we ate or medication taken for the first time or maybe, an insect bite.
There are a lot of things lying around the house which we otherwise ignore, but are the best remedy for skin allergies. We just need to know what and when to use.
We have here, a list of all such home remedies for skin allergies:
The Neem tree is found commonly in our country so sourcing fresh neem leaves is not going to be difficult. Whenever you have a rash because of an allergy you should consider putting neem leaf paste on the affected area. Leave on for about five minutes and wash off with cold water. The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of neem help in relieving many other skin conditions also.
The common Indian Tulsi plant has antimicrobial and anti-allergic properties. Its paste, when put on the affected area, cures many kinds of allergies. Sipping Tulsi tea regularly also helps clean blood and gets rid of skin conditions in the long run. The linoleic acid present in Tulsi leaves helps fight allergies and infections.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant which thrives without much care. The gel obtained from cutting open the stems has soothing properties and can be applied over any kind of allergic reactions over the skin for quick relief. This gel can also be applied to the scalp in case of allergies resulting from hair colors or synthetic oils.
4. Coconut oil
The best natural moisturizer is also an excellent soothing agent over skin allergies resulting from insect bites or even using non-compatible cosmetics. You can even mix camphor or turmeric in coconut oil for more severe reactions.
5. Apple cider Vinegar
Apart from being a great cleansing agent and weight reduction formula, apple cider vinegar can also heal a lot of allergic reactions. You simply have to mix about a cup of apple cider vinegar to a bucket of warm water to have a relieving bath.
6. Cold Compress
You will be surprised at how often a cold compress can soothe your skin when suffering from some kind of allergy. Just press a cold wet towel against the skin which is itchy or red for 5 to 10 minutes and see the difference.
Some people swear by the moisturizing and soothing qualities of oatmeal. You can scrub away toxins affecting your skin with an oatmeal bath or you may apply a paste of oatmeal and cold milk over the effected area for quick relief.
Have you tried any of these home remedies for skin allergies ever? Do share your experience or anything else you want to add to this list.
Caution – The home remedies mention here are solely used on personal discretion and should not be substituted for medical advice from a qualified practitioner.