How to treat irritated skin on face and hands – 8 tips

Everyone has chances of experiencing a skin irritation more than once in their life. The skin irritation level may vary, from a mild redness, frustrating swelling to blisters, sores, or itching. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, which create the primary defense layer for your body. Therefore, if something around you affects your skin, it will easy to make the skin irritated and inflamed. In this article, I would like to introduce to you different triggers causing skin irritation and effective home remedies, techniques on how to treat irritated skin on face and hands.

How To Treat Irritated Skin On Face And Hands – Effective Home Remedies And Natural Techniques

There are many causes leading to skin irritation. Before I introduce the common trigger of skin irritation, I would like to mention dermatitis. Dermatitis is the condition when a wide range of skin inflamed. This condition can be caused by allergies, stress, or asthma. The first trigger is plants, for example, poison oak, ivy, and sumac. Some hikers, gardeners, and campers may experience these skin irritants. However, different plants give different reactions in patients. Fortunately, these skin irritants do not cause any life-threatening problems. When you have poison ivy, you will experience itchy pumps, or blister that last for a few weeks. Besides plants, some people are easily affected by household cleaners. They can cause skin irritation because most household cleaners contain harmful chemical. Many of them can make your skin irritated or damaged. Some harmful household cleaners you should use carefully include window and glass cleaners, dishwashing detergents, toilet cleaners and drain cleaner. In order to keep this skin irritation at bay, you should wear protective gloves while using these cleaners. The third irritants I want to introduce is sunscreen. It sounds strange; however, it is proven that some certain sunscreen containing chemical can affect your skin when it is absorbed into your skin. Therefore, it is important to read the label in order to choose your suitable sunscreen which only contains safe natural ingredients.

Another skin irritant is bugs and repellents. This skin irritation may occur when bugs sting or bite you. These bugs may include bees, spiders, mosquitoes, or bedbugs. Other irritants are heat, shaving or hair removal, cosmetics products, soap, or clothing. Skin irritation can lead to pimples, itchy red pumps and blisters which appear on your skin. Skin irritation needs medicine or natural treatment. In this article, I would like to introduce to the readers of some effective home remedies and natural techniques on how to treat irritated skin on face and hands.

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1. Clay:

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If you want to look for the effective home remedies on how to treat irritated skin, you should not ignore clay.

Clay is effective in treating itchy, irritated skin and a variety of skin problems such as pimples, and acne.

Moreover, using clay treatment also helps you to treat venomous bites, stings from wasps, bees and spiders. This clay will take the venom out of your skin. As a result, it helps you to alleviate the pain and boost the healing process. It is recommended using green clay because it is the most effective type of clay. In order to use clay treatment, you should mix a bowl of clay into a cup of water to make a consistent paste. After that, you should apply the solution on the affected areas. You should let it sit for a few minutes and rinse it off with warm water. Alternatively, you can use a clay pack as the treatment for irritated skin. You should spread the clay paste on a clean fabric. And then cover the irritated skin areas with clay cloth. Keep the solution on your skin for about 4 hours until the clay becomes dry. After that, peel it off.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar:

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We have known that apple cider vinegar is effective in treating many skin diseases and problems. Interestingly, apple cider vinegar is considered as the effective home remedy on how to treat irritated skin on face and hands. The possible reason may be that apple cider vinegar has anti-fungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties which will help you to reduce itching, irritation. Moreover, it is also effective in treating dry skin in dog by adding a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in their bath water. In order to use apple cider vinegar to treat irritated skin, you should pour a few drops of this solution into a washcloth or cotton ball and apply it on the affected skin. It is recommended using organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar for better achievement because it has raw enzymes as well as beneficial bacteria.

3. Clay And Apple Cider Vinegar:

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As the effective way on how to treat irritated skin on face and hands, you can combine apple cider vinegar with clay. Because both of them have anti-itch properties, this combination will help you to soothe your skin soon. In order to use this treatment, you should apply the mixture of clay and apple cider vinegar topically. Make sure that you add sufficient amount of apple cider vinegar to make the consistent paste. Apply the paste on your affected skin areas on hands and face. Leave for a few hours until it becomes dry. Rinse or peel if off.

4. Peppermint Lea:

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If skin irritation is caused by bug bites, peppermint leaves are beneficial to treat irritated skin. Using peppermint leaves will give you the cooling sensation and great relief. In order to utilize peppermint leaves, you should crush up the leaves and rub it gently onto your face and hands. Alternatively, you will have more soothing effects if you store the crushed peppermint leaves in the refrigerator in order to make ice cubes. The cold temperature of ice cubes will numb the affected areas and alleviate inflammation and swelling. It is recommended using clean, filtered water.

5. Aloe Vera:

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Aloe vera is well-known home remedy on how to treat irritated skin you should know. Moreover, it also helps you to cure sunburns. This versatile remedy will alleviate the irritation and swelling as well as inflammation. Aloe vera is available in every garden in Southern California. It is said that, 85% yards in Southern California has aloe vera. You should use a knife to cut a leaf from a plant. Extract the gel inside and rub it directly and gently onto your irritated skin on hands and face.

If there is extra aloe veral gel left over, you can store it in the refrigerator for a week in order to repeat the treatment again. Because skin on face is delicate; therefore, it is important to make sure that applying aloe vera on your face does not make the skin irritation worse. It is recommended using aloe vera treatment on your hands first.

6. Fresh Basil Leaves:

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Among home remedies on how to treat irritated skin, you can not ignore basil leaves which are effective in treating any kinds of skin irritations. Some patients with bug bite, itching and irritation find the relief after trying basil leaves solution for several times. Firstly, you should crush up the leaves and rub it directly onto the face and hands.

7. Oatmeal:

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Because oatmeal has avenanthramides, the compounds which alleviate inflammation and swelling, oatmeal is considered as the effective home remedy on how to treat irritated skin naturally and effectively. It is wildly used to treat poison ivy or eczema. You can add a few tablespoon of oatmeal into the bath water and try to relax in the bath for half an hour. Alternatively, you can mix sufficient water with a bowl of organic, plain, uncooked oatmeal in order to make the consistent paste. Apply the paste onto your affected areas and leave for a while before rinsing it off with warm water.

8. Fruit Peels:

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Some fruit peels are effective in treating irritated skin. In this article, I would like to introduce to you the banana peels which can help you to get rid of inflammation, swelling and irritation. You should rub the peels and apply on the affected, irritated skin. Leave it for a few minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

These are 8 home remedies and natural techniques on how to treat irritated skin on face and hands.  I hope that you will find these tips and techniques helpful and effective. If you have any questions to ask, please raise your voice by leaving your comments bellow. I will answer as soon as I can.

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