What are the causes behind the itchy skin

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What are the causes behind the itchy skin

Skin-related problems are the main worry when it comes to beauty related troubles. One of the worst skin problems is itchy skin. This problem can occur even though the rest of the skin looks perfectly normal. Usually, it is for a short duration, but sometimes it can go on for a long time. When you scratch the area, the itching turns more intense. As a  result, getting rid of the itching problem can be very difficult and many people struggle with it every day. That is why it is important to understand the causes of the itchy skin. As we all know prevention is better than cure. (Also read: Five makeup hacks to get the right look in 10 minutes)

Why the skin itches?
The skin consists of various layers, under its top most layer lies the nerves. These nerves are called the C fibres. Due to chemical reaction, they get triggered. This results in an allergic reaction leading to skin itching. Often skin allergies are not taken seriously, but they can turn into a huge problem. Scratching the skin actually, makes the allergies worse. (Also read: What are the bad habits that are causing clogged pores)

Dry Skin:
Dry skin is one of the biggest cause of itchy skin. It diminishes the natural barrier between the skin and environment. The skin cells separate and dry out, leaving the body feeling itchy. It destroys the natural protection of the skin and environment. So, if you have a dry skin it is always better to keep the skin moisturized.

Soap:
Soap removes the natural oils from the skin. Sometimes the soaps contain the harsh chemicals that inflame the skin. Therefore, it is better to go soap-free bathing options.

Eczema:
Eczema often leads to inflammation of the skin, this results in the release of histamine. Histamine leads to the allergic reaction under the skin. All these things lead to an itchy and red skin. As a result, people with eczema often suffer from choric itching problem.

Sunburn:
The UV rays of the sun are the worst enemy of the skin. The sunburn can cause inflammation and it makes the skin itchy and dry. The sunburn takes away the natural oil of the skin.

Allergies:
Sometimes the itchy skin is a result of an allergic reaction. This causes the inflammation of the skin. Therefore, it is important to notice how your skin reacts so that you can keep it free from itching. (Also read: What to eat for a glowing skin)

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