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Relief for Itchy Skin

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1. Take an antihistamine.

2. Keep the skin hydrated by moisturizing it.

3. Regularly vacuum floors, carpets and wash bed linens to get rid of dust mites.

4. Relieve itchiness with baking soda and baby oil in a bath or washing in the mixture with a shower.

5. After swimming immediately rinse off with water and soap. Then use a moisturizer that has glycerin to seal in moisture.

6. Consume linoleic fatty acids by eating various oils with your food or just use the oils on your skin. The same is true for linolenic fatty acids, too. The oils can be mixed with your typical moisturizer. Just mix together.

 

Oils to relieve itching:

Tea tree oil

Evening primrose oil

Lavender oil

Eucalyptus oil

Chamomile and calendula oil mixed together

. . . . or you can try  using hydrosols to help provide relief to your itchy skin.

 

Hydrosols to relieve itching:

Hydrosols are the products that remain after roots, barks, plants, flowers, or seeds are steam distilled. Hydrosols can also be the remnants of the essential oil making process. Unlike essential oils a hydrosol can be applied directly to the skin without dilution since this ingredient contains some elements of essential oil but to a lesser extent                                               

-Geranium rose: anti-septic and balancing to sebaceous glands

-Witch hazel: anti-septic, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory

-Lavender: anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, and balancing to sebaceous glands

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Ingredients To Help Combination Skin

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-Combination skin is oily and dry skin that produces blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and shiny and oily skin.

-Dry skin becomes worse during the cold season so it’s helpful to moisturize more when it’s cold. It’s beneficial to consume lots of water or some form of liquid.

-Hydrosols can provide moisture without drying skin or clogging pores. Some hydrosols that are recommended for combination skin have astringent qualities which are beneficial for oily skin but not so much for dry skin. You may find that hydrosols noted for being useful for combination skin may act more so as an astringent.

For more information regarding hydrosols click on this link.

Hydrosols for Combination Skin

Cedarwood

Yarrow

Lavender

Geranium Rose

A list of more hydrosols and uses for skin can be found by clicking on the link.

Lists of Hydrosols

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Hydrosols can can be used for gentle skin care and comes from nature!

 

Calendula hydrosol: It is used for rashes, epidermal healing, scratches, abrasions, and sunburn. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, and astringent properties.

Helichrysum hydrosol: This hydrosol is reported to benefit the skin tone.

Lavender hydrosol: This is used for facial skin that is oily and dry.

Lemon Balm (Melissa) hydrosol: Lemon balm works for oily skin and to help acne prone skin. Some people have stated to use it for poison ivy and poison oak, too.

Neroli hydrosol (Orange Blossom): This ingredient can be used as a toner due to its astringent properties. The anti-bacterial properties may help with acne.

Rosemary hydrosol: It adds shine to hair and is helpful with oily skin.

 

Related:

What is a Hydrosol?

How to Make a Hydosol?