How to Get Rid of Rashes: Easy Home Remedies and Tips

Skin rashes often give us headaches. Good news is that those can be healed! Check out how to get rid of skin rash using easy home remedies.

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How to Get Rid of Rashes

How to Get Rid of Rashes

A bad skin rash is enough to give us a headache. Probably, this is one such nuisance that has caused trouble in everyone’s life. Generally, it is said that a skin rash is an inflammation or a change in the appearance of the skin.

The change might be a colour distortion or a bumpy appearance or uneven texture of the skin of a particular region.

Rashes are usually quite itchy and disturbing. There are a number of factors associated with skin rash and most importantly, it is curable.

In the following sections, we are going to focus on the reasons or reasons associated with these skin rashes, effective home remedies. tips to prevent further worsening of the rashes, and some other factors. Here goes a Table of Contents so that you can straight jump upon a particular section.

Factors that Cause Skin Rashes

Reasons behind skin rashes

Honestly, there can thousands of reasons behind a skin rash. But generally, these are some of the common reasons why skin rashes occur. Let’s find out.

  • Eczema, Psoriasis, Athlete’s foot often cause skin rashes and these are pretty common
  • Allergies triggered due to the application of wrong products e.g. shampoo, shower gels, cosmetics, etc.
  • Acne and pimples caused due to overactive glands, hormonal changes, and sweating, dirt, etc. are considered to be one of the most common skin rashes of all
  • Fungal infection, Parasitic infection, Bacterial infection
  • Often, rashes occur due to harmful pests. Bites from these insects can be quite harsh on your skin. Don’t take any chance! If you are based in New Hampshire and looking for pest control at your home/office, call experts from pest control new hampshire

All these factors are generally associated with common skin rash. Well! we have already said that there are innumerous reasons behind a particular skin rash and the reasons vary with people. But, these are the most common ones. So now, when you have pointed out the favourable reason, it is time to know the effective home remedies.

11 Effective Home Remedies to Get Rid of Rashes

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Who doesn’t love home remedies? If the recipe is followed properly, then a DIY home remedy has enough potential to treat skin rashes of any degree. But, we would always suggest that if your skin rashes persist even after a few days of trying a particular home remedy, better to seek the advice of a doctor.
Creams and products suggested by doctors are always a great relief. But, it is often seen that doctors prescribe home remedies too along with other medications.

Now when we know much about some of the most important facts associated with skin rashes, let’s focus upon the popular and effective home remedies to get rid of skin rash quickly. Let’s know how to get rid of rashes using the following home remedies that are easily found in your kitchen.

  • Pure Aloe Vera
  • Oats 
  • Neem and Neem Oil
  • Chamomile
  • Green Tea and Tea Tree Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Honey
  • Cold Compress
  • Epsom Salts
  • Coconut Oil

1. Pure Aloe Vera

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Undoubtedly, Aloe Vera is one of the many amazing gifts straight from the lap of mother nature. It is antimicrobial and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, it is quite potent to work against skin rash.

How to Get Rid of Rashes Using Aloe Vera?

  • Take out a pulpy portion from a thick leaf
  • Apply the pulp filled with beneficial aloe vera juice on the surface where the rashes have appeared.
  • Leave the part untouched for about 15 minutes or as long as you can.
  • After the stipulated time, simply wash off the area

If you keep repeating this procedure every day, within a week your skin rash would be healed to a great extent.

2. Oats 

get rid of rashes using oats

It has been proven that colloidal oatmeal is potent enough to treat skin rashes triggered due to psoriasis. It is better if you can use brands like Aveeno that produce cosmetics where oatmeal is the main active ingredient. Otherwise, you can also follow this tip.

How to Get Rid of Skin Rashes Using Oats?

  • Take 5 tablespoons of oats and grind that
  • Add the ground oatmeal in your lukewarm bathing water
  • Completely soak your body inside the colloidal oatmeal solution
  • At last, wash off with cold water

Oat has excellent healing property. There are anti-inflammatory components in Oats like Linoleic Oil, Oleic Acid, etc. These components collectively reduce the Cytokine (proteins that cause inflammation) level in cells. Next time, if you notice any rash, give your body a good oatmeal soak.

3. Neem and Neem Oil

Well! Indeed, both Neem and Neem Oil are some of the best home remedies to get rid of skin rash. Neem is popular for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is pretty potent to heal the redness of the skin. The following home remedy is tried and tested. Try to do it before you go to sleep.

How to Get Rid of Skin Rashes Using Neem and Neem Oil?

  • Take at least 15 neem leaves and boil in water
  • Strain the solution which has now the benefits of neem
  • Soak a cotton pad in the neem solution and apply on the affected area
  • Do it at least for 15 minutes
  • Afterward, apply a few drops of neem oil on the rashes
  • Keep it overnight and wash off in the morning

Repeat this procedure for one week and you would see visible results. Instead of neem oil, you can also use neem-based body lotions or moisturizers. Make sure, the product has a high amount of neem extract present in it.

4. Chamomile 

how get rid of rashes using chamomile

Probably, very few of us know that this beautiful flower is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial/fungal as well. And thus, it is a potent solution to heal skin rashes. The following remedy is also one of the easiest of all.

Remedy to Get Rid of Rashes Using Chamomile?

  • Take a few chamomile flowers in a pot and boil with water
  • Strain the juice that is now enriched with the anti-inflammatory benefits of Chamomile
  • Soak a cotton pad into the solution and apply on the affected area
  • Keep on doing this for the next 20 minutes
  • And lastly, wash off with cold water

Well! You would be surprised to know that this potion is not only a remedy to treat rashes but it is also great as a tea. Trust me! It tastes good.

5. Green Tea and Tea Tree Oil

get rid of rashes using green tea

There was a time when I used to rinse my hair with green tea after shampoo. Back then, little did I know that this herb is also great for skin rashes. Green Tea holds a high amount of Polyphenols that help in reducing redness and irritation which are the main indications of skin rashes. And moreover, both Green Tea snd Tea Tree Oil can easily be purchased. So, let’s talk about how these can be used to get rid of the rash.

How to Get Rid of Skin Rashes Using Green Tea and Tea Tree Oil?

  • Boil a sufficient amount of green tea leaves
  • Strain the water
  • Soak a cotton pad and apply in the area where you find severe rashes
  • Apply for 20 minutes at least
  • At last, apply a few drops of tea tree oil on the affected area
  • Keep overnight and wash off with cold water in the morning

To get the desired result, repeat this procedure for one week. Along with Green Tea, you can also boil a few neem leaves. It would make a powerful concoction. Although, there are a number of brands that bottles Tea Tree Oil but finding the purest one is quite a task. I have used and trust Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree Oil round the year.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar

get rid of rashes with ACV

This potent drink not only helps to curb obesity but also is an amazing remedy to reduce skin rashes. By reducing Cytokines, Apple Cider Vinegar helps to heal skin rashes.

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Get Rid of Rashes?

  • Take one tablespoon ACV and dilute in 200ml water
  • Soak a cotton pad in the solution
  • Apply onto the rashes
  • Keep repeating for about 15 minutes

Follow this process 5 times a day. Over usage of this remedy might cause you irritation. So, it is better to restrict usage. Also, make sure to dilute the ACV always before the application. Otherwise, it can disrupt the pH balance of the skin.

7. Lavender Essential Oil

get rid of rashes with lavender essential oil

Lavender is famous not only for its heavenly aroma but also for the benefits it provides us with. It has anti-inflammatory benefits and thus, it is one of the best remedies to treat skin rashes.

Tips to Use Lavender EO to Treat Skin Rashes

  • Apply cold water or compress with ice on the rashes
  • Make the area dry with a towel
  • Apply 5 drops of Lavender EO
  • And, keep that overnight

If skin rashes appear on your face, then it would be better to mix the EO with a carrier oil. Because essential oils are pretty concentrated and thus, it might affect the facial cells. So, it is better not to apply the oil directly on your face. Rosehip Oil works great as a carrier oil.

Apart from Lavender EO, Carrot Essential Oil, Coconut Oil, and Eucalyptus Oil are good too to heal skin rashes.

8. Honey

get rid of rashes using honey

Mother nature is full of surprises and honey is indeed one of her best-kept secrets from her lap. Pure honey has mesmerizing healing capabilities. It is anti-inflammable, antibacterial, and full of antioxidants. Thus, it works beautifully on skin irritations and even acne. All you need to do is to follow this.

Remedy to Use Honey to Get Rid of Rashes

  • Take a tablespoon of honey
  • Mix with four drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil or Lavender Essential Oil and two tablespoons of Neem Oil. All of these oils are potent against any type of skin inflammation or skin irritation.
  • Apply the mixture on the affected area
  • Keep it on for at least 30 minutes
  • Later, wash it off with cold water

In the past, this remedy had always saved me. Make sure to purchase pure honey only; otherwise, this remedy would not work. The market is mostly filled with adulterated honey where a huge amount of sugar is mixed with honey. It definitely tastes like honey but is harmful to both your body and skin. Now, here is a test that you can do to check whether it is pure honey or not. Trust me, it is simple but the best!

How to Test Whether Honey is Pure or Not?

  • Take a tablespoon of the honey in a bowl.
  • Make sure, the honey is settled at the bottom of the bowl.
  • Now, pour water in the honey
  • Drain out the excess water
  • You would find that the honey that you added, now has a pattern
  • The pattern is similar to the structure of Honey Comb. 
  • The reason is honey bees leave the impression of the honey comb in the honey and it stays in tact with the pure honey.
  • If you do not find the pattern, then the honey is definitely not pure.

9. Cold Compress

how to get rid of rashes with cold compress

It is one of the oldest of all home remedies. This remedy always works no matter how harsh the swelling is or how itchy those rashes are. Here is how you can do it.

Tips to Use Cold Compress to Get Rid of Rashes

  • Take a few ice cubes inside a towel. Make sure the towel is made of good quality fabric.
  • Once the towel is wet, give a cold compress on the affected part
  • Keep repeating this procedure for 15 minutes at a stretch
  • Afterward, massage the area with an aloe vera gel

10. Epsom Salts

heal skin rashes with epsom salts

Since ancients times, Magnesium enriched Epsom Salts have been used to heal rashes and skin itches. A soak in Epsom Salt helps a lot to soothe skin rashes. Dead sea salts or Epsom Salts help to retain moisture and reduces inflammation.

How Epsom Salts can be used to Get Rid of Skin Rashes?

  • In a tub, add lukewarm water
  • Mix at least 5 tablespoons of Epsom Salts or the Dead Sea Salts
  • Soak yourself for 30 minutes
  • Wash off and pat dry
  • Moisturize properly
  • Repeat this twice a week

There are a number of brands that bottle up Epsom Salts. Often they use cosmetic colourants and fragrance to woo consumers. But for efficacy, it is better to go for the pure ones. You can always add Lavender EO or Orange Essential Oils for the aroma and other added benefits.

And in case, you are using this remedy for your kid, better to consult with a doctor.

11. Coconut Oil

get rid of rashes using coconut oil

Well! Coconut Oil is probably one of the most popular home remedies of all. It is not only great as a skin moisturizer or as cooking oil, but also amazing to heal skin rashes. It has anti-inflammatory properties. The Lauric Acid found in Coconut Oil has antibacterial properties.

If you are suffering from Eczema or Psoriasis, Coconut Oil can help you to a great extent. It soothes itching and makes skin hydrated. The skin hydration capability of Coconut Oil (or Extra Virgin Coconut Oil specifically) is much better than Mineral Oil.

Some people are allergic to Coconut. So, it is better to go for a patch test and leave it like that for a whole day. If no irritation or reaction occurs within the span of time, you can go for it. A good tip is, after applying your moisturizer,  to have soft cotton gloves to wear at night — It helps in the longer run.

Tips to Use Coconut Oil to Heal Skin Rashes

  • Apply unprocessed Cold Pressed Coconut Oil on the affected areas
  • It is better to use it before you hit the bed
  • Give the oil an entire night to rejuvenate your skin
  • In the morning, wash it off with cold water

Remember, you must apply only pure cold-pressed coconut oil. 70% mineral oil mixed with 30% coconut oil is definitely not going to work. In fact, the remedy would be more effective if you go for an extra virgin coconut oil. It would definitely be pricey but it works the best.

Well! To be precise, not only these 11 home remedies are effective but there are other remedies too that can heal skin rashes. Plant-derived oils like Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil, Olive Oil, etc. work magically.

In fact, there are essential oils too that have been proven effective against skin rashes. So, choose the one that suits you the best. All you need to know whether the ingredient is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial or not. Also, make sure that you are not allergic to that.

So now, when you know about home remedies to heal rashes, here goes a list of tips that can help you to heal fast and would also help to prevent those rashes from appearing repeatedly.

A Few Tips to Heal Fast 

tips to heal skin rashes fast

  • Do not rub or scrub the affected area no matter how intensified the itching feels
  • Stop using a remedy if you feel irritation
  • Rashes often occur from bad cosmetic ingredients. So, always make sure to read the label of cosmetics properly. The ingredients that are written on the label helps a lot to understand the product.
  • Keep a check on your food habits. Eat foods & fruits that are loaded with minerals and vitamins. It is always better to avoid junk foods (which are indeed tasty but nasty at the same time :P)
  • Keep drinking water. The more hydrated your system remains, the faster your skin rashes would heal.
  • Wear comfortable fabrics and clothing. Cotton fabrics are my favourite.
  • Try to maintain proper hygiene
  • Keep an eye on your lifestyle. Overdrinking or stress is often found in reasons behind skin rashes.

Although we are confident enough about all the tips and remedies. But if these do not work and the irritation worsens, consult with an expert dermatologist as soon as possible. Remember, there is nothing to be ashamed of skin rashes. Everyone experiences these and these are healable too.

We hope you find this post helpful. If you have any queries, let us know in the comment section below. Subscribe to Cosmetics Arena for more such articles. Take care; keep celebrating womanhood and life. 

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