Looking for home remedies for winter rashes? The solution is in your home. You know that annoying red rash that crops up on your skin every winter?
Don’t worry, it’s not just you! It happens to the majority of people who experience the cold weather outdoors, but don’t let it get you down – here are five home remedies to help you get rid of winter rash once and for all!
Oatmeal can be soothing, especially if your winter rash is caused by dry skin. The oatmeal’s essential fatty acids and vitamins help replenish your skin and return it to a healthy state. For best results, steep 2 tablespoons of rolled oats in 3 cups of water at 100 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes before using a cheesecloth or clean towel to wring out excess liquid. Apply while still warm (do not use boiling water).
Put on loose clothing so that you don’t scratch your skin when you move around after putting on oatmeal and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before washing off with cold water. Repeat twice daily until your rash goes away. Then use once every other day for maintenance as needed during cold season, even in spring and fall!
2) Banana Mask
Banana skins contain an enzyme called papain, which helps dissolve dead skin cells. Put a half-peeled banana on your face for 20 minutes. After that, rinse off with cold water and pat dry with a towel. It’s even better if you do it overnight! Make sure not to leave it on for more than 15 minutes because it can also cause irritation in some people. Repeat at least once or twice a week for best results.
3) Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is often used as a remedy for burns and sunburn, but it’s also great for skin irritations. Aloe vera contains moisturizing vitamins and fatty acids, which help relieve dryness and itchiness. To treat winter rash with aloe vera, break off one of its leaves, scoop out some gel from inside (the gel should look yellow), and apply it directly to your face after cleansing. For best results, apply twice daily until your rash clears up. It may take a week or two for aloe vera to kick in fully!
4) Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil is full of omega-3s, which can help reduce inflammation. Most people recommend applying flaxseed oil directly to your skin or mixing it with a carrier oil before application. When you first start using flaxseed oil as a rash treatment, make sure to apply it twice daily for a week, then once daily for another week; after that, you should only use it on an as-needed basis.
It’s also important not to combine flaxseed oil with other topical treatments (like hydrocortisone), since they could cancel each other out. If you experience dryness or irritation when using flaxseed oil, try applying it less frequently.
5) Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer, making it one of the best home remedies for winter rash. Rubbing a little coconut oil into your skin every day can help keep moisture locked in and prevent chafing caused by dryness. For extra relief, try applying coconut oil after you shower, or heat it up slightly before using—the warming sensation will be soothing and help relax your skin.
Coconut oil is generally considered safe for most people, so go ahead and use it liberally without fear of side effects; however, some research suggests that larger amounts may increase heart disease risk in certain individuals.
Do not eat coconut oil with every meal. If you have an allergy to coconut products, do not use coconut oil as a home remedy for winter rash. Eating a good diet and inculcating a healthy eating habit can improve your health rapidly.