Apply: Vegetable Shortening
This thick, greasy kitchen staple is perfect to apply topically to dry, cracked skin to help it heal—here are some other home remedies for dry hands. Coat the affected area, cover with plastic wrap and secure with surgical tape. Try to leave the wrap on for 2-4 hours to let the moisturizer sink in. If possible, repeat daily until rash calms.
Apply: Bath “Recipes”
Add a cup of vegetable or mineral oil to a warm bath to moisturize and soothe dry skin. Another home remedy is mixing 2 teaspoons olive oil with a glass of milk and adding it to your bath water. Oatmeal baths are also well known for soothing itch. Grind a few handful of plain oatmeal (not flavored or instant) in a blender or food processor, then sprinkle the fine powder over your bath water. Adding 1-3 cups of magnesium-rich Epsom salts will help reduce itching and remove scales. Also add a teaspoon of lavender essential oil for its soothing and healing properties. This is one of the many natural eczema treatments you can customize to suit your specific needs. Here are eight more home remedies for rashes your skin will thank you for.