If you are suffering from skin inflammation, it could be caused by any number of conditions. Sometimes, the inflammation is the result of an allergic reaction to a skin care product or excessively dry skin. In many cases, however, the inflammation develops and spreads as a result of a condition known as folliculitis. This condition occurs when the hair follicles on the skin become irritated, whether as the result of weather or external injury. Although this condition can be both unattractive and painful, there are a few simple, natural solutions to soothe the inflamed skin.
Use White Vinegar to Combat Skin Inflammation
White vinegar is a very powerful, natural option for treating the skin inflammation that comes with folliculitis. It is not only anti-inflammatory but also antibacterial, which helps prevent future outbreaks as well as infections. Make sure the vinegar is diluted with water before applying it directly to the inflamed follicles. It is then safe to use twice a day as a topical treatment for folliculitis.
Use Garlic with Caution
Because it contains large amounts of sulfur, garlic can be one of the best plant-based treatments for inflamed skin. The sulfur, along with garlic’s natural antiviral properties, helps to prevent further skin inflammation while soothing the current situation. However, it is very important to dilute garlic with water or a carrier oil before applying it directly to the skin. It is incredibly strong, which makes it powerful, but also means that it can burn sensitive skin if applied directly in its pure form.
A Turmeric Paste
One of the best anti-inflammatory ingredients, surprisingly, is turmeric and it works incredibly well for treating folliculitis. It is among the most versatile solutions because it can be used internally or externally to treat this skin condition. One option is to dissolve the turmeric in water and drink it twice a day to reduce skin inflammation. The other is to create a paste with turmeric and coconut oil, which can be applied twice daily to the affected area.
Skin inflammation from folliculitis can be troubling because it is red, irritated and often very painful. Instead of using harsh and potentially dangerous chemicals to treat the inflamed skin, consider one of these simple, natural remedies. Be sure to combine the natural ingredients with water so that they do not cause further irritation rather than correcting the issue.
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