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      Home Remedies for Skin Problems

      by MedPlus Team, April 12, 2022

      Skin problems are common in everyone irrespective of age. Many of these skin problems occur due to seasonal changes. Some of these skin problems are contagious. Dry skin, acne-prone skin, and aging skin are some of the skin problems everyone faces in our normal day-to-day life. To prevent or avoid these issues extreme care must be taken. Many skincare products help us, but with the benefits, there are some side effects too. To avoid those side effects many home remedies help to reduce skin problems and also make the skin glow and soft. Let us see some of the home remedies that help our skin.

      Also read: Skin Rashes: Types, Causes, Treatment

      Home Remedies for Skin Problems:

      Coconut oil:

      Coconut oil is a common thing that people have in their homes. It is a popular choice for soft skin, reducing dryness, itching, and flaking of the skin. It also reduces inflammation and helps in the healing of the skin. The main ingredients in coconut oil are Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and medium-chain fatty acids that help moisturize and treat skin conditions. Applying it after a bath keeps the skin soft and problem-free.

      Honey:

      Honey is the ancient home remedy for skin problems. It promotes rapid tissue healing, prevents bacterial growth, and encourages new skin growth. Directly apply it to your skin daily. After applying leave it for at least 30 minutes and wash the face with lukewarm water.

      Apple cider vinegar (ACV):

      The antibacterial and anti-fungal properties with high levels of minerals especially potassium make it the best choice for the treatment of skin allergies. It balances skin pH levels, helps to detoxify the body, and boosts the immune system. ACV also treats many severe and widespread cases of dermatitis. It is also effective when taken orally. Drink 1 tablespoon of dilute ACV in a cup of water twice a day. Add a teaspoon of honey to the ACV to improve the taste.

      Ice therapy:

      Hold an ice pack over the eczema patches for 10-15 minutes. It numbs the skin and reduces blood circulation to the affected area. After the removal of the icepack, the veins start dilation and blood rushes to the part of the infected area. The blood carries nutrients and flushes out the toxins and enables the healing of the damaged tissues.

      Baking soda:

      It is the natural antiseptic and skin cleansing element that clears the bacteria on the skin. Baking soda gently exfoliates the skin to reduce the itching and irritation of eczema-affected skin areas. Apply baking soda paste and water directly to the affected area. Wash it in water after 10 minutes. Apply a natural moisturizer such as virgin coconut or olive oil to seal the hydration.

      Neem:

      Neem has a prominent place in the history of medicine. It contains Nimbin and nimbidin which have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. They provide relief from pain and secondary infections from eczema. Eating tender neem leaves every day purifies the blood and improves the immune system.

      Oatmeal:

      It is rich in complex sugars, proteins, saponins, and fats that hydrate the skin and prevents it from drying out. The gel-like consistency creates a protective skin barrier against all allergens. It lubricates the skin and also cleans the skin pores.

      Lemon:

      The use of lemon juice is beneficial in healing skin allergies when taken internally or externally. In the morning drink lemon water on an empty stomach. Squeeze a full lemon in a glass of warm water and drink it. Dip a cotton ball in lemon juice and apply in the eczema area and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it and repeat the same process twice a day for the best results.

      Tulsi:

      Tulsi is an ancient medicine that has proven to purify and healing properties. Regular intake of tulsi leaves juice or dried tulsi leaf powder with warm water purifies the blood. This promotes quick healing and also prevents skin diseases. Applying a paste of tulsi leaves to the affected area benefits a lot.

      Aloe vera and mint:

      Both aloe vera and mint have a soothing, moisturizing, and healing effect on the skin. Apply aloe vera gel on inflamed skin for about half an hour and then wash it off with lukewarm water. A few drops of vitamin E oil can also be added for added benefit. Mint leaves can be ground into a paste or the extracted juice can be applied directly to the skin. A strong infusion of fresh mint leaves can also be applied to the affected areas.

      So, by reading this article we all can know about the natural remedies to protect our skin from skin problems. Instead of going for artificial or medical products, we all follow these natural products. These don’t have any kind of side effects and keep our skin from any foreign organisms.

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