Maintaining one's skin is very important as it is that outer covering of our body which protects the skeleton and the internal organs and systems. Anything that affects the skin and worsens has chances of penetrating deep inside the system and gets dissolved in our blood. Sometimes when small skin allergies are not treated properly and are left unattended, they lead to serve problems such as those of skin cancer etc. Therefore, it is essential that we take care of our skin. It is important not only from a health perspective, but also because a beautiful, neat and clear skin gives a good impression to others, and helps builds a positive image of the person. Those people who have skin problems of different kinds often suffer from an inferiority complex.
Cleanliness and hygiene need to be followed at all times, if one is aiming at having a clean and clear skin. Whenever the skin is not cared for enough, and is exposed to extreme conditions of dust, pollution, heat, sweat, moisture etc., then there are chances of developing skin irritation. To cure these types of irritation one must know how to deal with, so that the problems do not become worse in the future.
Dry skin causes the most common form of skin irritation. The skin become itchy and flaky and layers may start to peel off giving and uneven and torn look to the skin. This kind of skin irritation can be dealt with at home by regular oil massages. One of the most common home remedies for skin irritation caused by dryness is to apply a mixture of mashed papaya, bananas, milk and honey. It helps the skin to regain its lost moisture.
Then there are skin irritations caused by mosquitoes, or by touching something harsh or rough. If the mosquito bites are not poisonous, then applying ice, followed by application of coconut oil is the best home remedy. The same applies to most allergies and skin irritations. Coconut oil is not only good for removing bacterial and fungal infections, but also has a soothing effect, and gives and added glow to the skin.
Skin irritations that are caused by heat or sweat should be dealt with carefully, as they have a tendency to grow and spread all over the body. It is best to roast some flour in the oven, and then apply the browned powder on to the affected areas. It helps in getting instant relief. Application of ice can help in reducing the burning sensation and cooling down the affected areas, which in turn leads to faster healing.
If there are skin irritations caused because of some other factors, such as consumption of some medicines that might have led to some kind of side effect, or sitting on an unclean toilet seat etc., then it is best to consult a doctor for the same. However, it is important to remember that following healthy hygiene habits prevents and cures most skin diseases and irritations.