How To Cure Heat Rash
Heat rash is an obnoxious, itchy rash caused by humid heat and clogged pores, so knowing how to cure heat rash is a handy summer skill. While not dangerous, heat rash, known also as miliaria rubra, is an annoying condition that can affect everyone from babies to adults. Heat rash is caused by clogged pores that don’t let your body sweat enough to cool down, but luckily, there is much you can do to help you restore your skin’s health and cure your heat rash. To clean out your pores and cure your rash, follow these instructions for a holistic, soothing bath. If this doesn’t help your rash or if your rash lasts more than ten days, don’t hesitate to see a doctor to get help.
What you’ll need:
- Mild soap
- Talcum powder
- Loose fitting clothing
- Prepare your bath. Fill your bathtub up with lukewarm or cool water. Have your mild soap and talcum powder ready, too.
- Clean your pores. The first step in your soothing bath is to clean your skin. Use a chemical-free soap that is soft on your skin to unclog your pores. If you have clean pores, your body will be able to sweat off heat appropriately and won’t break out in a rash.
- Using talcum powder. Once you are done cleaning your pores and soothing your skin, dry yourself off thoroughly before applying talcum powder. The powder will keep your rash from getting worse from chafing or sweating.
- Let your skin breathe. Once you have thoroughly soothed your rash, avoid tight fitting clothing to encourage healing. Staying dry and sweat free is also important for healing. Cleaning your pores with soap, protecting your skin with talcum powder and wearing baggy clothes to let your skin breathe will not only cure your heat rash, but will also promote skin health and make you less likely to develop heat rash again.