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How to Get Rid of Irritated Skin

Is your skin irritating you? Experiencing skin irritation is uncomfortable and distracting. It can make it hard to concentrate at work or school, making getting a good night's sleep difficult. In this post, we'll explore the possible reasons why your skin may be aggravated and provide some tips on how to get rid of dry, irritated skin naturally.

Please keep in mind that although what we discuss in this post can relieve eczema, we are not medical professionals. If you're experiencing severe eczema symptoms like an infection, it is best to seek medical advice immediately.

Causes of Irritated Skin

There are many reasons why you may be experiencing irritated skin, but common culprits include allergies, insect bites, parasitic infections like scabies, fungal infections like athlete's foot, and skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea. In particular, many people experience textile dermatitis, which is a clothing allergy. Irritation results when the skin reacts negatively to the chemicals and dyes used to make the fabric. Other irritating substances that can trigger irritation include zippers, belt buckles, jewelry, makeup products, and even the food you eat.

Symptoms of Irritated Skin

If you suffer from irritated skin, you may notice the following signs and symptoms:

  • Skin redness
  • Patches of dry, scaly, or flaky skin
  • Itchiness
  • A burning or stinging sensation
  • Pimple-like bumps or blisters
  • Thickening of the skin

Please note that everybody is different, and so symptoms may vary from person to person.

Eczema and Irritated Skin

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that usually develops during childhood. It's characterized by patches of red, dry, scaly, and itchy rashes. These inflamed patches are brought about by a damaged skin barrier that has trouble retaining moisture. It is the skin's inability to hold water that leads to chronic dryness and accompanying itchiness. In general, people with eczema have more sensitive skin, increasing the risk of irritation when the skin comes into contact with potential triggers like pet fur, sweat, pollen, nickel, chemicals found in beauty products, and clothing fabrics spandex, nylon, and wool.

How to Get Rid of Irritated Skin Rashes That Itch

Here are some natural treatments that can help you manage symptoms and help you heal from the inside out:

Wear Gentle Clothing

If you have sensitive skin, it's important to wear skin-friendly clothing. We love Remedywear™ garments because they are made with eco-friendly TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc. This unique combination of fibers helps the fabric both protect and heal the skin. For coverage on the back, chest, stomach, and arms, check out this long-sleeved top for adults and kids. Another excellent fabric choice for those with sensitive skin is cotton because of how gentle and soft it is. To protect the legs, thighs, and buttocks, check out these 100% organic cotton pants for men and women.

Moisturize the Skin  

Keeping the skin hydrated is a great way to reduce irritation and irritation. We are big believers in natural products, which is why we love this Organic Calendula Salve. Using the healing powers of beeswax and calendula helps soothe eczema symptoms, psoriasis, dry skin, and sensitive skin. Perfect for both little ones and adults.

Switch up Your Diet

It's no secret that the foods you eat affect the appearance of your skin and overall well-being. If you notice your skin is acting up, it may be time to adjust your diet. We recommend eating less red meat, refined sugar, gluten, and processed foods. Instead, increase your intake of anti-inflammatory foods like blueberries, kale, spinach, fatty fish, and heart-healthy oils. 


Bio: Laura is a contributor and content developer for The Eczema Company. She is in no way a medical professional. Her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace any medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before undertaking any diet or lifestyle changes.