Itchy skin is one of the most common skin problems, and one that is the most frequently ignored.
What causes itchiness?
Before trying to treat the itch, it is important to figure out why your skin is itchy in the first place.
Itchy skin can be caused by several different factors, such as dry skin, dry weather, insect bites, and medical conditions.
What to do about itchy skin?
If you have itchy skin, there are several things that you can do to alleviate your discomfort and restore your skin’s health.
For individuals with naturally dry skin, a moisturizing cream, such as the Piel Sana Anti-Itch Cream, can alleviate the skin’s dryness and reduce itching. Drinking water and using a cool humidifier while at home can also aid in improving the skin’s dryness levels and leading to healthier skin.
If your skin is itchy due to dry weather, it is important to hydrate. This is especially important during dry winter days, because the cooler weather prevents sweating, causing people to drink less water as a result. In addition, instead of taking a hot shower, it is advised to take a warm shower, because steaming hot water strips the skin of natural oils, allowing the skin to dry out very quickly.
For insect bites, it is recommended that you use a soothing Anti-Itch Cream to alleviate the itch. It is not recommended to scratch, because scratching will only irritate the skin further, causing the itch to worsen.
In the case that your itchiness is caused by a medical condition, it is recommended to speak with your doctor in order to treat the underlying cause. Moisturizing Creams can help make your skin temporarily feel better until you can get treatment, but only a doctor can fix the root cause of the issue.