As the days are getting hotter in India, problems caused due to excess heat and perspiration are also on the rise. Skin is one of the most sensitive organs of the body that is directly exposed to harsh summer sunlight on a daily basis.
That is why boils and rashes are common problems that almost everyone faces during summer. You can treat them easily at home by trying the DIY solutions mentioned here.
Heat rash or prickly heat
Due to excess heat, the sweat glands have to overwork and that is why they are blocked. As a result sweat and toxins are unable to come out and a rash or itchy bump surfaces. When the bump explodes the sweat is released and this causes itchiness or a pricking feeling which is why it is called prickly heat.
There are multiple ways to treat these heat rashes. From cool compresses of chilled tea bags, a pack of multani mitti or gram flour mixed in cool rosewater to direct application of yogurt or diluted apple cider vinegar, these DIY solutions can quickly help you get relief from prickly heat.
Acne breakouts in summer
Acne’s caused due to clogged pores. Since during summer, the skin sweats a lot people with oily skin many times face acne breakouts. Those who are prone to such breakouts should follow a proper acne prevention routine at the onset of summer.
For that, mix a tbsp. of apple cider vinegar and 1 tbsp of fullers earth and apply this paste to the affected areas. Wipe it off with cool water or with a damp cloth after 15 minutes.
Burns caused due to razors are quite common among men and women. It usually occurs more in summer when the skin gets slippery due to overactive sweat glands. Not shaving in the correct way, using a dull razor, or shaving too closely can cause skin irritations.
These can also cause bumps on the skin. Applying medicated Aloe Vera gel or the paste of 1 tbsp baking soda and 1 cup of water after waxing or shaving can help you get rid of razor burn easily.
Dry and irritated skin
Your skin can get dry and irritated in summer if you use the swimming pool and water parks quite often. The chemicals in the pool or even staying for too long in the air-conditioners can make your skin dry.
You can prevent dryness by showering and shampooing immediately after coming out of the pool. Using a mild cleanser and applying moisturizer immediately after a bath or shower helps to keep the moisture level of your skin intact.
Increase in body odour
Excessive sweating leads to an increase in the odour of the body during summer. The body folds hold bacteria and due to sweating, more bacteria are produced causing an increase in the body odour. Armpits are more prone to exuding a stinking smell.
The body odour can be reduced by taking regular baths, if possible two times every day, using an anti-fungal powder after bath and wearing clean socks and undergarments every day.
Disclaimer: This piece of article is for basic information purposes only. It's always advisable to consult a doctor for any type of health issue.