things can make your skin itch. Dry skin, eczema, and
hives can cause itching all over your body. Contact
dermatitis is another cause of all-over itching. You can
get this condition after your skin comes in contact with
something that irritates it, such as a strong laundry
soap or a body lotion.
might feel itchy in only a few parts of your body.
Common causes of this kind of itching include insect
bites, infections like ringworm or jock itch, and
allergies to plants or to the metals in costume
jewelry. Most causes of itchy skin are treatable.
can cause your skin to become dry and itchy. In your
home, use a humidifier to put moisture in the air during
the winter and in dry weather.
soaps can cause your skin to feel itchy. It's good to
use a natural cleanser that is unscented and
hypoallergenic. This kind of wash does not contain dyes or perfumes that can
irritate your skin. In addition, you can use a mild,
unscented, hypoallergenic laundry detergent, avoid
fabric softeners, and try using an extra rinse cycle to
keep your clothes and bed sheets from making your skin
clothing made of soft fabrics like cotton or silk. Avoid
wearing clothing made of rough wool, which can irritate
your skin and make it itch.
Use only NATURAL moisturizers to treat dry skin. Choose a
moisturizer that is hypoallergenic (it should say so on
the label). The best moisturizers are also the thickest
and have a very rich emollient level such as shea
moisturizer on your skin two to three times during the
day. Always put the moisturizer on right after you wash
or bathe. If you have very dry hands, put your
therapeutic cream on them before you go to bed at night
and sleep with your hands in cotton-lined gloves.
your bathing habits also can help. If you bathe too
often, your skin may get dry. Try to take short,
lukewarm baths or showers.