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Best Home Remedies For Itchy Skin

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When you feel itchy you constantly scratch yourself. This makes the skin bleed or leaves marks on the skin. Today, we here at Boldsky are going to share some of the best home remedies for itchy skin.

One can suffer from itchy skin when the skin turns dry or even when they are stung by an insect. In this article we are going to share the home remedies for both the types of itchy skin (dry and insect bite).

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Rashes, eczema and other itch inducing skin problem can be resolved using these beauty tricks. These home remedies need not have to be added to any artificial ingredient to get its effect.

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Read on to know about the best home remedies for itchy skin mentioned below.



This helps to reduce acne and it also helps to get relief from venomous stings and bites, like from bees, wasps and spiders. All you need to do is make a paste of clay with plain water and apply a coat. Let it dry and wash it with cold water. This is one of the best home remedy for itchy skin.


Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an effective antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent that helps in relieves itching. It is one of the best option to treat dry skin especially sun burns and it also helps in clearing dandruff.


Peppermint Leaves

This is the best home remedy to get rid of itchy skin during insect bite as it has a cooling effect. All you need to do is crush some fresh peppermint leaves and apply the juice on the itchy skin. It gives you instant relief.


Basil Leaves

Basil leaves contains anti-itch compounds known as camphor and thymol. Rub the leaf onto the skin and let the juice get absorbed onto it. This reduces the itching sensation completely.


Aloe Vera

This is the best home remedy for itchy skin. Aloe vera has a soothing effect on the skin. It has the ability to heal sunburns, helps to soothe the skin and it also gives relief from swelling and irritation.



Oatmeal contains compounds known as avenanthramides which help to reduce inflammation. Make a paste of oatmeal and water and apply the paste on the itchy skin. Let it dry and wash it with water. This gives you relief from itchy skin.



Lemon is rich in vitamin C and bleaching properties. These properties help in relieving itchy skin. The volatile oil in lemon has the ability to numb sensations and is also good against inflammation. All you need to do is apply lemon juice on the itchy skin and let it dry. It gives instant relief.

If you have any other home remedies that can be shared with us then feel free to share in the comment section.

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Story first published: Sunday, October 4, 2015, 16:47 [IST]
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