Smooth on coconut oil or olive oil
The best itchy skin treatment could be hiding in your kitchen pantry. “Olive oil and coconut oil are great for hydration and gentle on the skin,” says Chris G. Adigun, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at the Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Simply slather it on to any dry and itchy areas. See how homemade skin care can save more than just your budget.
Add a little oatmeal to your bath
Another kitchen staple—oatmeal—could help soothe itchy skin. Simply put colloidal oats (that’s finely powdered oats) into your bath. “Colloidal oatmeal baths supply anti-inflammatories and a soothing coating for the skin,” says Melanie Palm, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon at Art of Skin MD, in San Diego, California. “They are great to throw in a warm bath to soothe irritated or sunburned skin.” Could your skin-care products be causing irritation?