Home remedies to sooth and calm the irritated skin after the festivities

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Bentonite clay

Mix the clay in a bowl or cup with a bit of filtered water until it has a creamy consistency like peanut butter.  Then just dab the clay paste on to itchy areas  let it dry then rinse or peel it off

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Oatmeal contains compounds called avenanthramides that reduce inflammation. This is popular trick that’s been around for ages. To make an oatmeal poultice add a bit of water to a cup or bowl of plain organice uncooked oatmeal then let it sit for a few minutes until it reaches a paste like consistency. Apply the paste to the itchy areas as needed.

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Basil leaves contain anti itch compounds called camphor and thymol. Crush up the leaves and rub directly onto the skin.

 

courtesy       Hyderabad Chronicle

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