5 Natural Remedies for Skin Rashes

extra virgin olive oil as a remedy for rash

Skin Rashes are a common problem for people who suffer from allergies. Rash appears as red and itchy skin, often accompany by little bumps or changes in your skin's appearance or colour. It may appear on anywhere on our bodies and affect small areas or large patches of skin. 

Cosmetics, shampoos, soaps or detergents can cause skin allergies. Allergies can also be caused by eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, an allergic reaction to products, acne, insect bites or plants.  

Rashes may also be a result of viral, bacterial or fungal infections. In all cases of rash that persists over a few days, you should see your doctor to discuss what may be causing the allergic reaction. 

What is causing your allergy?

Many of our customers find that they suffer from reactions to the many chemicals found in the home. Washing powders or detergents can cause a break out of rash. Or perhaps your skin objects to that beautiful smelling soap or expensive shampoo.

Using less detergent in your load of washing may be an easy way to address your rash. We certainly don’t advocate not washing your clothes properly! But how much washing powder do you really need to get your clothes clean? A whole scoop of washing powder? If half does the same job then why not save money and have less of a reaction?

Consider trying a simple, plain soap like Sunlight. Testing a simple soap and observing the difference it makes to your skin is a great first step. It may lead to discovering what your body is reacting to.

How do I treat my allergies with natural products?

When beginning your treatment we recommend trialling the method on a small patch of skin. We always start with a single method or product, to gauge how effective that particular treatment is.

When treating an allergy on your face, try to avoid using moisturiser or foundation over the treatment.

With all the following natural remedies, we would recommend combining them with a balanced diet including plenty of greens, drinking lots of water and avoid alcohol and smoking.

5 ways to treat your Rash with Natural Remedies.

1. Rosehip oil

A pure organic oil can help repair damaged or scarred skin and is often recommended by sufferers of eczema, dermatitis, arthritis, acne scars, psoriasis, hyper pigmentation and rosacea.

Rosehip Oil is rich in ProVitamin A, Antioxidants and Essential Fatty Acids. It is high in the essential fatty acids: linoleic acid or omega-6, and linolenic acid or omega-3. These ingredients assist your skin to heal and penetrate the layers of the skin to repair damaged tissue.

Use cold pressed, organic Rosehip Oil that is 100% pure. Apply a few drops to the affected area a few times daily. Gently massage Rosehip Oil into the skin. 

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has a soothing effect on your affected skin and relieves itching. It can reduce inflammation and redness.

This wondrous plant has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti fungal properties and is effective for treating rashes. 

Simply use the fresh gel straight from within an aloe “leaf” and applying it to your rash. Many people enjoy growing this attractive looking houseplant and harvest supply as required. Alternatively, purchase gel from your health shop.

Leave the gel on for around 20 minutes or longer and apply three times a day until you see improvement and your rash clears up.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Try this increasingly popular treatment on skin infections. The acetic acid content help fight infections that may be causing or irritating your skin. 

Apply organic Apple Cider Vinegar to your skin to treat itching and infection. Use cotton wool to apply to the affected areas. 

If there is any irritation or reaction to full strength Apple Cider Vinegar, then dilute with water and reapply. If any reaction continues, then try an alternative remedy. 

4. Oatmeal

Finely ground oatmeal is ideal for soothing inflammation and skin irritations. Treat eczema, sun damage or plant reactions daily.

Combine finely ground oatmeal with warm water and soak skin for 20 minutes. Then simply wash off.  

An easier way to apply this natural remedy is to add one cup to your bath water and enjoy a good soak. 

5. Olive Oil

Rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, Extra Virgin Olive Oil helps renews skin and promotes healthier skin.  

Pure Virgin Olive Oil can be applied directly to the skin or your rash a few times daily until it improves and heals completely. 

Try using equal parts honey and olive oil to make a thicker paste. Wash off after 15 minutes.

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