Skin can be extremely sensitive.  It can be made dry, flaky, sore or itchy.  It can react strongly to sunlight, excess water, chemicals and even certain natural products.  Therefore, it is always a good idea to treat your skin with care and sensitivity.


Natural products are recommended if you are suffering from skin irritation.  Many high street creams and supplements can contain chemicals and compounds.  These, depending on your skin type, could make problems worse for you.


Here are three natural products which will help to soothe and remedy irritated skin quickly.


Tip #1 - Arnica

  • Arnica plant extract is often found in gels and ointments and can be used to soothe aches and pains.


  • It is derived from plant life across Russia.  While it is entirely safe to use on the skin, it can be poisonous if swallowed.


  • Arnica is commonly used to treat irritating skin ailments such as rosacea and acne.


  • Studies show that using arnica can help to influence your blood flow.  It can be used to help reduce inflammation and actively boosts white blood cells in relation to your skin.


  • It can be used to reduce the amount of time it takes for certain skin conditions to heal.  It is even used in some beauty and cosmetic products, as it can help to create a healthy, natural look for your skin.




Tip #2 - Aloe Vera

  • Aloe vera is famously used as an antibacterial supplement.  However, it can also be ingested for overall body benefits.


  • It is popularly used to help treat certain skin irritations.  It is soothing to apply, and may also have long-term benefits for regular users.


  • Aloe vera works well with skin irritation thanks to its hydrating properties.  Not only can it fight back against germs and bacteria, but it can also introduce powerful antioxidants into your skin.


  • Studies have also found that applying aloe vera to skin complaints may help to heal them faster. 


  • As with all natural supplements, it is always recommended that you use and apply aloe vera sparingly.  Sensitive skin may be at risk of irritation from its application.  Always consult a pharmacist if you are concerned.




Tip #3 - Coconut Oil

  • Coconut oil and extracts are popularly used to help support many body complaints. 


  • Coconut oil, in particular, can be used to help treat and prevent eczema, flaky skin, bug bites, common rashes and more.


  • It is thanks to Vitamin E and fatty acids which allow it to support sore, dry or damaged skin. 


  • Coconut extract is common in bathing products, cosmetics and specific creams.  It can also be purchased in its pure form for most effective results.


  • There are many supplements and creams which are purchasable over the counter from your pharmacist.




Skin irritation is a problem which is best treated with sensitivity.  Always ask your GP for assistance with sore or damaged skin in the first instance.  If you are interested in trying natural products to treat irritated skin, do also ask a pharmacist for advice.