Itchy skin

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Soothe Itchy Skin
According to Carolyn Jacob, MD, Director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, a baking soda bath can be great for those with eczema or dry, chapped or sunburned skin.

Try it: Add two handfuls of baking soda to a standard-sized bathtub (which holds about 50 gallons) and bathe as usual.

Why it works: When the pH of water increases, it allows for better removal of the outer dead skin layer and leaves your skin feeling smoother and less itchy, says Dr. Jacob.