Does your skin feel irritated, and do you feel like rubbing the towel or scratching your body hard after the shower? Don’t worry. After-shower, itchiness is quite common. It can be due to many reasons. Find out what is causing you to itch and how to treat it.
Reasons For Itchiness
- Xerosis Cutis
This skin condition is caused by environmental factors such as over scrubbing, taking steamy showers, soaking your skin for long, and your shower schedule. These all factors strip the skin’s natural oil, which causes skin itchiness.
- Harsh Skin Cleansers
Your cleansing products are also the common culprit of skin itchiness post-shower. Many of us enjoy using scented soap, body wash, and other skincare products in the shower. Such strong cleansing products trigger allergic reactions, rip of skin’s natural oils and leave a lasting itch.
Not just it, the remaining product residue on the skin is also a source of skin irritation.
- Scented Laundry Products
Washing your towels or clothes with strong, scented laundry detergents also causes post-shower itchiness. When toweling off or wearing the clothes, the fragrance of the fabric softener transfers to the skin, which causes irritation.
Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that weakens the skin barrier and causes dryness, itchiness, and rashes post-shower.
- Aquagenic Pruritis
It is a condition that causes an intense itch as soon as the skin comes into contact with water. You may feel itchy in the limbs and the upper part of the body.
How To Cure It?
- Pat your skin gently with a towel instead of rubbing hard after the shower.
- Stay hydrated. Make sure you get at least eight cups of water a day.
- Use tea tree oil to prevent or treat the itching.
- Use anti-itch creams to soothe itching.
- Use calamine lotion after shower.
- Switch your regular soap and cleansers to a mild product with hypoallergenic ingredients.
- Apply fragrance-free moisturizer on damp skin.
- Avoid hot, long baths. Keep your shower cool and short.
- Shower only once a day.
- Avoid using scented fabric softener and laundry detergent.
How is Tea Tree Oil Useful?
Tea tree oil is a natural remedy for a wide range of skin issues, irrespective of the skin type. Using tea tree oil after the shower is an excellent way to get rid of itchiness.The oil has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe dry and itchy skin, reduce irritation, decrease inflammation, heal skin infections, and relieve discomfort.
Include Bael Wellness tea tree oil in your shower routine. When using, mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a small amount of moisturizer or carrier oil and apply it to the skin after the shower and once again in a day. Our 100 % pure Australian tea tree oil is sure to make your skin healthy and irritation-free.