How to permanently desensitize skin?

Are you tired of feeling every little scratch, pinch or touch on your skin? Do you want to be able to dance in a field of nettles without so much as a wince? Well, look no further! In this article, we will guide you through the process of permanently numbing your skin using natural means.


Many factors can lead to extremely sensitive skin. It could be due to genetics, medication or even exposure to certain substances like detergents and perfumes. While some people are born with low pain thresholds and have naturally delicate skin (we’re looking at you baby boomers!), others may develop allergies that cause their bodies’ immune system response drastically increasing sensitivity.

Now for those who do not appreciate constant irritation, there might come a need to desensitize one’s skin. But before we show how exactly it’s done – brace yourselves – we must caution that numbing your skin entirely comes with drawbacks.

Firstly numbness makes it harder for us humans defending ourselves against physical harm and infections which necessitates instant feedback from our nervous system plus making touching things less fun hence ruining pleasures derived thereof… So why would anybody choose such an extreme measure anyway?

For body art enthusiasts or occasional masochists tattooing piercings etc., anything is possible if they want looks however painful their favorite designs can go making them entertain thoughts towards getting rid off agonizing stinging retorts during beautifying time when inked inks subdermally scarring …

Prescription drugs

There are several prescription drugs that can temporarily reduce sensitivity; however, these should never be used long term as permanent impairment often results from prolonged use of numbing agents.


However rare Warfarin blood thinner drug has been known since ancient times in China being used medicinally as anti-clotting agent but also popularized for making rat poison.

Natural remedies

It is always best to use natural means when trying to desensitize your skin. Below, we have outlined some popular herbal and non-herbal approaches that could work:

Essential oils

The most effective essential oils in numbing the skin are clove oil and peppermint oil. These oils contain “eugenol” which has analgesic properties that can numb the area of application.

Mix 2 drops of clove or peppermint oil with your carrier oil (such as coconut, almond, or jojoba) before applying it to the affected area.

Sandalwood and tea tree essential oils also help soothe sensitive skin but may not produce immediate effects like eugenol does; their impact builds up over a longer time frame.

Capsaicin cream

Capsaicin is found in chili peppers and has remarkable pain-relieving properties apart from causing burning sensation on tongue noses still nasal cavities because nerves feel assaulted by chemical… But topical creams containing capsaicin can reduce sensitivity. It works by creating heat around nerve receptors, which then deaden sensory messages they transmit next trickling into brain hence lesser waves going through body’s micromachinery lessening perceived stimuli!

Warning: Apply only small amounts initially; this substance can burn if used excessively!

Do-it-yourself techniques

These techniques are more for entertainment than science as there isn’t enough research done yet…


Cryotherapy involves exposing one’s body parts to extremely cold temperatures below freezing while wearing minimal clothing thus decreasing inflammation organically via dampening neural activity! Nowadays cryogenic storage arranges themselves becoming trendy among immortalism believers hoping revivals while ignoring drawbacks dangers fluctuations hazards involved therein… Yet these methods offer temporary relief from stinging sensations subzero sensitivities our bodies might experience occasionally exerting necessary pressure upon bodily ambulation development producing improved chemistry bolstering chances welfare benefiting species.

Tens machine

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) devices are available to help relieve pain even though their effectiveness on desensitizing skin remains unclear rather… they might just mask the signals from originating wound region until after effect remedies kick-in!


In summary, permanently numbing your skin is not advisable as it can lead to negative side effects. However, temporary methods mentioned here may be useful for individuals seeking immediate relief or those who enjoy taking a more adventurous approach to alleviating bodily discomfort!

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