Itchy skin – What causes it, and what’s the best way to treat it?

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Itchy skin benefits from regular and consistent skincare using products that have been specially formulated to tackle the causes of the itching as well as to give instant and long lasting relief for the symptoms.
The Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS range has been specially formulated for dry, itchy skin. It contains:

  • Urea and other Natural Moisturising Factors (NMFs) that improve skin’s water-binding capacity and increase its moisture content
  • Ceramide and other lipids that help to strengthen skin’s barrier and protect against further moisture loss.

The range of cleansers and care products is clinically and dermatologically proven to offer immediate relief from dryness and itching as well as a 48-hour delay of dry skin symptoms.

The following products will be particularly effective for relieving dry, itchy skin on your body:

All products in the range are suitable for us on dry itchy skin all over the body, but should not be used on open wounds or on skin with Atopic Dermatitis. 

For skin with Atopic Dermatitis we recommend the Eucerin AtoControl range which soothes itchy atopic skin even during flare-ups. It contains:

The range is suitable for use on babies (over the age of three months) and children. The following products will be particularly effective at relieving adult atopic skin all over the body:

An itch is a tingling sensation which makes us want to scratch. That sensation is generally localised (i.e. on a specific part of our body such as our calves) but can be generalised too (i.e. all over the body).

When something irritates our skin it disturbs skin’s protective barrier. Our skin cells release histamine and the receptors in our skin send a message to our brain that encourages us to scratch. 

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