With the arrival of the warm weather, you can start to protect your skin with sunscreen and prepare yourself for the return of seasonal mosquitoes. Humidity and warm weather are a boon to the insect population, but their arrival is a bane to the human population. Along with being annoying, mosquitoes can carry serious diseases such as dengue fever and malaria. For this reason, Beauty ‘N Fashion has put together this list of natural remedies that can help you treat bites, relieve itching, and even keep these flying pests at bay.
If you are looking for a natural way to reduce the pain that comes from mosquito bites, then a little baking soda can go a long way. This handy household powder helps to relieve itching by neutralizing the pH levels in the skin. Simply make a paste of the powder and a small amount of water and apply it to the bite.
Honey naturally offers both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used for centuries to treat a wide assortment of skin conditions including bug bites. All you have to do is place a small smear of pure honey on the bite and allow it to dry. After 15- 20 minutes, gently wash it off with cold water.
If you have already been bitten by a mosquito or another stinging insect, ice is a great way to reduce swelling and stop the irritation. Cold ice or a cold pack will help soothe the affected area when left on the bite for five-minute intervals.
Aloe Vera Rub
Plants have many healing properties, especially Aloe Vera. This houseplant is known to help reduce swelling, soothe irritation, and even help to close wounds. These benefits make it the perfect natural remedy for bug bites. Simply cut a small piece of the plant, split the leaf, and rub the Aloe Vera gel directly onto the affected area.
While basil may make you think of pizza or pasta, it is also a plant that offers healing properties. Basil is an effective treatment for bug bites such as mosquitoes. The leaves of this fragrant herb have a compound in them that works against irritation. This compound, eugenol, is released by boiling the leaves for 10-15 minutes. Once that water has cooled, dip a piece of cotton in the mixture and apply it liberally to the bites. You can allow it to dry onto your skin or you can wash it off after the irritation calms down.
Onions flavor our food and also make us cry for the effort. But, are you aware that they also do wonders for the skin? Women have been using onion oil to treat dandruff and boost hair growth for generations. Onions are also good for battling the irritation that is caused by bug bites. Onion juice has antifungal properties that help to reduce the chance of infection and soothe the area that has been affected by a bug bite.
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Mosquito’s can be a hassle when they bite or disturb your sleep, but with our tips, you can soothe bites and ease your discomfort. For more tips on skincare or other lifestyle needs, follow Beauty ‘N Fashion on all their social media accounts!
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