Prickly heat is a common summer skin problem, but don’t worry as we tell you easy ways to get rid of it
While summers are a great time to enjoy yourself, your skin may take a toll due to excess sun exposure. The skin pores get blocked with sweat and this is how rashes start appearing. Prickly heat or heat rash is irritable, itchy, and uncomfortable. At some point or another, most of us have suffered from dreadful red bumps when summertime arrives. Firstly, the golden rule is to keep the body cool and well aired. Not just that, the hot temperature can drain the energy out of you, and so it is important to consistently hydrate yourself to stay cool. However, preventing and treating prickly heat rashes with home remedies could be a good option. With these 6 home remedies, you can beat the summer rashes in a jiffy.
Try These Easy Home Remedies To Get Away From Prickly Heat
1. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel is one of the best remedies for any skin problem, and heat rashes are one of them. Aloe vera gel has healing properties and can also help reduce redness and inflammation. Apply aloe vera gel on the heat rash and leave it on overnight, or for 15-2o minutes and wash it with cold water.
Sandalwood is known for its cooling properties and can be a great home remedy for heat rashes. Mix a little sandalwood powder with water to make a paste and apply it to the heat rash. Wash it off with cold water.
Neem is known for its medicinal properties. You can make a pack of neem by mixing it in water and grinding it. You can apply this pack on heat rashes to treat them. Even, it has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties and can help with itching and irritation.
4. Rose Water
Make a mixture of rose water, honey, and pure water and freeze in an ice tray. Take those ice cubes, four to five at a time, and wrap them in a soft muslin cloth. Press the bundle gently on the prickly heat-affected areas. Rosewater helps maintain the skin’s pH balance, and also controls excess oil.
Yoghurt has been known to have both, a cooling and soothing effect on the skin. Apply cold yoghurt to the affected areas and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash with cold water and pat dry.
6. Fuller’s Earth
Fuller’s Earth or Multani mitti has many medicinal properties. Put a tablespoon of fuller’s earth in a bowl and add a few drops of rose water to it so as to make a paste and apply to your rashes. Wash off with lukewarm water when the paste dries off. It is not only effective but helps soothe and cool skin instantly.
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