Many people automatically associate itching with scratching. It seems like a natural solution to an everyday problem, but it’s not always an easy fix. Some conditions get worse when you scratch them and become more red and inflamed. Instead of going at your itchy skin with your nails, consider a more soothing approach that will eliminate the uncomfortable irritation.

Itchy skin that doesn’t have a clear cause is likely caused by dryness, unlike irritation from bug bites or rashes. Environmental factors are often responsible because of changing humidity levels. If you wash your skin too frequently, you could experience itching. A rich product like Phytomer HydraContinue Instant Moisture Cream can re-balance your skin’s moisture levels and sooth the itching sensation.

You can’t always prevent irritated skin, especially if you have unexpected exposure to something you’re allergic to. If you do find yourself scratching because of poison ivy or heat rash, sprays like Peter Thomas Roth – Oxygen Mist can heal your skin while making it more comfortable. You won’t have to keep wishing for longer nails to scratch with when you have more effective treatments on hand.

To keep your skin healthy and good-looking stick to top brands like Exuviance Skin Care and Babor.