We all know the uncomfortable feeling of itchy, irritated skin, and the overwhelming urge to scratch that comes with it. The reasons for itchy skin can be complex. Thankfully, relieving irritated skin can be as simple as finding an effective itchy face treatment.
What causes itchy skin?
In a word: irritation. When skin is irritated, it can become red, inflamed, and prone to the dreaded itch. No one skin type has the exclusive on itchy skin. It can be caused by environmental factors such as harsh chemical products, weather, and oxidative stress from UV rays and environmental pollutants.
Itchy skin can be genetic, too. People with very dry skin often experience itchiness because of the tightness and flakiness that's part and parcel of this skin type. Blemish-prone skin can be itchy due to underlying inflammation. Inflamed skin spells bad news for acne and blemishes.
Itchy face treatments: how to treat itchy skin
While there’s something nice about knowing we’re all in this together, itchy skin isn't something we have to endure. A natural skincare regime with nutrient-rich, non-abrasive ingredients is a must-have to relieve itching skin.
1: Gentle cleanser
Cleansers and makeup removers can be itchy skin's worst enemy. Synthetic products strip the skin to leave it dry, tight, and inflamed. A cleanser that’s dermatologically approved for sensitive skin, like Grace Gentle Cream Cleanser & Makeup Remover, provides nourishment while effectively cleansing skin. It contains Vinanza® Oxifend – a super antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory extract from the skins of New Zealand pinot noir grapes. As a red-face treatment, this beautifully gentle cleanser is highly recommended.
How to use: Massage into the skin of face and neck daily, using warm water. This sensitive skin cleanser is gentle enough to use for itchy skin both morning and evening.
2: Soothing mask
A hydrating mask, dermatologically tested for sensitive skin, is an effective itchy face treatment if you suffer from inflamed, sore, or itchy skin. Flora Probiotic Skin-Rescue Hyaluronic Mask contains an innovative probiotic for sensitive skin, Kalibiome Sensitive, which helps to relieve itchiness, calm blemishes, and reduce redness. Flora also contains plant hyaluronic acid, which provides a soothing dose of moisture to further soothe irritation.
How to use: Smooth thick layers of this creamy mask over face and neck once or twice a week, or whenever you need an itchy face treatment. Leave for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
3: Balancing serum
Itchiness and inflammation are often caused by an unbalanced microbiome – the trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live on your skin. Credo Probiotic Ferment Revitalise Serum delivers a dose of good bacteria thanks to Kalibiome AGE probiotic, which helps revive the skin tone and achieve a fresh, clear complexion, making it a useful daily itchy face treatment.
How to use: Pat a few drops onto cleansed skin to treat itchy skin. Let the serum absorb before applying your moisturiser.
4: Intensive moisturiser
A moisturiser is a blessing for itchy skin because it does more than banish dryness. It’s a cream to relieve itching. It does this in two ways: one, it keeps skin plumped and full of moisture. Two, it enhances the skin barrier, helping to protect from the damage.
Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream won’t irritate skin, thanks to its gentle formulation. Yet, it provides essential skin-barrier protection, while Kalibiome AGE probiotic helps restore balance, to calm your complexion as you sleep.
How to use: Apply at night to face, neck, and décolletage, as the last step in your calming skincare ritual, after your serums.