20 Soothing Natural Remedies For Winter Chafing

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  • CHAMOMILE TEA

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    “Chamomile tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, so it's great for addressing irritations caused by skin chafing,” says Ella Cressman, a licensed esthetician and director of sales and education at Color Up Therapeutics.

  • CORIANDER (CILANTRO)

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    “Coriander (cilantro) not only cools down inflamed skin but is also a powerful antioxidant, a potent antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and disinfectant,” Cressman adds. Try making a paste of ground coriander leaves, or add the juice of one bundle to olive or neem oils, she suggests.

  • GARLiC

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    Believe it or not, Cressman suggests that garlic works to relieve swelling while acting as an anti-inflammatory to soothe chafed skin. “Try rubbing the sliced end directly onto the skin, or add one minced clove to two teaspoons olive oil and massage directly onto the affected area,” Cressman says.

  • SALT

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    “Though it may feel counterintuitive to add salt to chafed skin, a solution of salt and water works to fight bacteria and balance oil production, which aids in healing chaffed skin,” Cressman recommends. Try adding one teaspoon of salt to four ounces of water, and apply the solution onto the skin with a cotton ball.

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