What’s Causing Your Itchy Skin? Part 1

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Itchy skin comes and goes, and can cause minor irritations which can quickly clear up without treatment, but if you’re suffering from a more long-term issue that’s causing your skin to come out in a rash, then making some lifestyle changes could be the solution to your problem.

Your skin can be a very sensitive organ, which gets exposed to all sorts from weather to what we wash ourselves with, so if you don’t have any known skin conditions it might be worth taking a closer look at what you’re putting your body through.

Allergies

Our diets can make a significant difference to the appearance and condition of your skin. Itching due to food intolerance is a mild allergy symptom, but one that can cause constant discomfort if not identified and eliminated from our diet.

It might be worth making a daily food diary for a short time to get to know what you’re consuming and if you’re experiencing itchiness on that given day.

Other allergens can cause itchiness such as animal hair, insect bites, medication, or even latex. These things, however, can easily be singled out as the cause as they are often only a temporary presence.

Prickly Heat

Most commonly experienced in the summer in a hot climate, itchiness can manifest itself when the body sweats more than usual. Blocked sweat glands caused from excessive sweating can cause itching anywhere on the body, but mostly where sweat gathers such as on the face, neck and back. Areas that are covered in clothing are also likely to suffer from prickly heat as the friction between the skin and clothing can cause irritation.

It’s important to keep your skin cool with looser clothing and to avoid intense heat when you can, soothing an already existent rash with lotions that soothe inflamed skin such as calamine and aloe vera.

Cosmetics

If you’re prone to sensitive skin, then using harsh, perfumed soaps, shower gels and lotions could be causing your skin to itch. This is either because some soap might be left on your skin after bathing, or the chemicals in your toiletries just don’t agree with your delicate skin.

Switching to non-perfumed products and products that are made for sensitive skin may reduce any irritation that you might be experiencing.

At Skinstation, we provide a range of Obagi skincare systems which are medically designed to treat any skin problems and conditions, providing remarkable results which achieve beautiful, radiant looking skin. For any enquiries about our products, get in touch with a member of our team today at 01481 736699 for more information, otherwise you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Latest update: 19/07/2017
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