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Feeling the urge to scratch? Itching may feel as if something is crawling on your skin. Check out the causes for itchy skin and why the skin may only feel itchier during the night.  And learn to soothe this discomforting skin condition with easy at-home remedies.

What are the possible causes?

Dry skin, rash and bug bites aren’t the only reasons for itchy skin. See what else may be causing your itch.

  1. Food allergy
  2. Medication
  3. Warning sign of a disease inside your body e.g. diabetes, kidney disease
  4. Eczema
  5. Body lice

asian beauty woman has dry skin and scratching her elbow

Why your skin feels extra itchy at night?

Feel that prickly sensation the second you start to nod off? The body’s anti-inflammatory corticosteroid levels are lowered at night, while certain itch-inducing hormones are released in higher quantities. And we have fewer outside distractions when we lie down at the end of the day, so the skin may only feel itchier during the night. 

What are the best remedies to tame itchy skin?

Dry, itchy skin? Try these 3 effective home remedies for happy and smooth skin.

  1. Apply coconut oil to the affected areas
  2. Add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to your bathwater & soak in it for 15 to 20 mins.
  3. Apply warm honey directly to the itchy areas. Leave it on for 10 to 15 mins and wash it off with water.

Woman applying coconut oil onto skin at white table


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