Home Remedies for Skin Allergies and Problems

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 05, 2014

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The milder cases of skin allergies do not require the attention of a health care professional. There are home remedies that can treat allergies and provide the much needed relief in a matter of few days.
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    Skin Allergies

    Some skin allergies (redness, itching, swelling) are mild, some severe. The milder cases of skin allergies do not require the attention of a health care professional. There are home remedies that can treat allergies and provide the much needed relief in a matter of few days. (Image source:Getty)

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    Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil has natural germ-killing properties that help treat a whole host of skin problems. If your skin is itchy, all you need to do is apply coconut oil to the affected area and rub it a little. (Image source:Getty)

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    Olive Oil

    When you are ailing with a skin problem, apply a little olive oil and massage it deep into the affected skin before you sleep. You can apply a mix of olive oil and coconut oil, too. Cover the affected part with a warm cloth so as to allow the pores in the skin to open up and absorb the oil. (Image source:Getty)

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    Neem

    The alkaloids in neem give it antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Owing to these, neem can be used against a wide range of skin problems, from acne and eczema to ringworm. (Image source:Getty)

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    Black Pepper

    Black pepper is a natural detoxifier, but its benefts to the skin is rarely considered. Owing to its antioxidant properties, black pepper can be highly useful for beautifying and healing one’s skin. (Image source:Getty)

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    Honey

    Honey is a versatile and all-natural ingredient that can be used on skin care as well as healing. It is one of the best remedies for acne breakouts. You can combine honey with cinnamon to see off your skin problems. (Image source:Getty)

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    Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar can help you get rid of skin problems owing to its excellent antiseptic and antifungal action. When skin is itchy, dip a cotton ball in a little apple cider vinegar and dab on the itchy area. (Image source:Getty)

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    Lemon

    Owing to the rich content of vitamin C and bleaching properties, lemons are effective against skin problems. Have a skin problem? Simply cut a lemon and squeeze out a little juice and apply over the affected area. (Image source:Getty)

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    Aloe vera

    Aloe vera is one of the most common ingredients of skin care products. The incredible plant can be used to reduce the skin irritation and get a quick relief from itching. Aloe gel is a great remedy for all skin ailments. (Image source:Getty)

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    Papaya

    An excellent source of Vitamin A and Papain, papaya helps in removing dead skin cells along with breaking down the inactive proteins. A finely grounded paste of raw papaya can be used to get rid of those embarrassing blemishes and acne. (Image source:Getty)

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    Water

    If you drink enough water, you can cleanse toxins from your bloodstream. The toxins are the reason behind skin breakouts. Staying hydrated also helps in cleansing the oils from your skin. Moreover, water is known to keep your skin plump. (Image source:Getty)

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