March 23, 2023
Allergic reactions, insect bites, eczema: These are just some of the many factors that can cause itchy skin! The reasons why your skin can become itchy, however, are oftentimes much more subtle than those visible blotches that cover your body after a camping trip. If your itching is the result of having sensitive or dry skin, this is for you.
Learn more about the products that remedy the problem, which ingredients to use, and the substances of concern that should be avoided according to the EWG… All going towards losing that annoying discomfort and regaining healthy, glowing skin.
Between 60%-70% of women, and 50%-60% of men, say they have sensitive skin1. So you’re not alone! And the good news is that some gentle products have been specially designed to help you give your fragile skin the TLC it deserves. Here are some tips to find those best suited for you:
Dry, itchy skin can be due to a deficiency in essential fats, the end result being an immediate need for comfort. We suggest looking for skincare that contains a blend of soothing, nutrient-rich and naturally sourced ingredients that compensate for the lack of lipids that cause dryness. (We’ll get to discussing the ingredients a bit later.)
Dry, itchy skin tends to react negatively to fragrances, so itʼs best to avoid them. But that doesnʼt mean settling for boring products! Relieve the itching – and soothe your mind – by using aroma-free, creamy textures specially designed for sensitive skin.
Lips, armpits, and the scalp are all in need of pampering, yet unfortunately we tend to neglect these areas. Give them the attention they crave with the proper care.
The key to not being overly aggressive with your dry, itchy skin is simplicity – don’t make things complicated. Establish a routine and stick to essentials that do not contain any ingredients of concern as per the Environmental Working Group. And if you’re not sure how to determine if a product is safe, consult the EWGʼs Skin Deep® database. It contains reviews of over 88,000 beauty products and 3,000 brands.
When choosing care for your dry, itchy skin, pay close attention to the list of ingredients: some will become your best allies, while others, not so much.
In addition to using skincare designed to soothe dry, itchy skin, make sure that you are in-sync with your environment by following these tips:
Now that you’ve discovered all our secrets for relieving dry, itchy skin, why not share our handy tips with someone who could also use some relief!
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Written by Team ATTITUDE