The biggest problem with itchy skin is that until you don’t scratch, the discomfort won’t ease. But, you obviously cannot go on like this forever, right? There are many things that can make you want to scratch, such as, dry skin, eczema, sunburn, mosquito bites and psoriasis. To help you combat this skin condition, we’ve discovered a superfood that promises to give relief. We’re talking about oatmeal! It is the most effective as well as an inexpensive solution to treat itchy, irritated skin.

Oatmeal benefits your skin in more ways than one. Apart from calming itchy skin, oatmeal treats acne, moisturises dry skin, unclogs pores and removes dead skin cells. A DIY oatmeal bath can be the best treatment for itchiness. Here’s how to prepare your own oatmeal bath at home:

diy oatmeal for itchy skin

Step 01: Take uncooked whole oats and grind until it turns into fine, even powder

Step 02: Pour the oatmeal powder into a tub of running lukewarm water. Stir it well so that the powder gets distributed evenly

Step 03: Now, soak in the tub for about 20 minutes. You may also want to rub some of the oatmeal directly onto your skin

Step 04: After the bath, gently pat yourself dry

Step 05: Lastly, apply your regular hydrating moisturiser while your skin is still damp.          

The oatmeal bath should feel soft and smooth on your skin. However, make sure that you don’t soak for too long, or else your skin will become drier, making the condition worse.

Need something stronger than a DIY solution? Use the Vaseline Derma Care Advanced Repair Body Lotion all over your body, focusing on dry patches, post-shower while your skin is still moist.