One of the most inconvenient effects after tanning is itchy skin. Sunburn is quite a negative side-effect from basking much of the sun but it’s usually due to a mishap of soaking too much of the sun or being under the sun far too long.
Some of the usual causes of itchy skin after tanning are dry skin after tanning, possible UV irritation, unsanitary tanning beds and very sensitive nerve endings. Whichever the cause may be and whichever the method you used for tanning, itchy skin is hard to deal with especially after getting a good tan.
You can make use of a warm oatmeal bath after you tan. Oatmeal has been proven to moisturize your skin as well as balancing the PH levels. Ground the oatmeal and simply add it to your bath. You will want to soak in the concoction for at least 10 minutes before rinsing off.
You can also make use of apple cider vinegar. While the smell can be deterring, apple cider vinegar is a great antiseptic that can soothe burns and get rid of the itchiness. You can make use of a spray bottle and spray the vinegar on the affected areas or dab a bit using a swab of cotton.
Some witch hazel cream is also a good aid to soothe the itchy spots after tanning. Due to the tannis content, it helps reduce the swelling and side effects from your recent session. You can apply the cream at least six times a day to the affected areas.
If you don’t have any of the items listed previously, a lukewarm shower can do and applying some calamine to the affected areas can soothe the itchy for a period of time. You can also make use of lotion to make sure that your skin remains moisturize thus easing out the chances of it being too itchy.