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- Apr 21 2018
Ayurvedic remedies for summer prickly heat
A common skin issue that rises during the summers is prickly heat. These are itchy rashes or red raised spots that form on the skin causing itching and stinging. These affect people of all age groups and occurs due to excess perspiration in hot and humid climates.
Preventing prickly heat
- Keep your body cool and airy. If you are experiencing a prickly feeling, just open up the area and expose the skin to fresh, cool air and you will experience relief.
- Pick loose cotton clothes and skin those tight fits and synthetic ones to ensure there is air circulation.
- Keep yourself hydrated as this prevents most problems. Drink up lemon water, coconut water etc. and skip aerated drinks or alcohol.
- A healthy diet with fresh fruits and vegetables helps maintain healthy skin.
- Moisturise your skin and powder yourself after a shower and pat dry.
Remedies for prickly heat and summer rashes
- Yoghurt: It has a soothing and cooling effect on the skin. Apply some fresh, chilled yoghurt onto the affected area and leave it on for about 20 minutes before washing off.
- Rose water: You can prepare your own ice cubes using water, rose water and some honey, wrap these cubes in a cloth and gently press on the affected area.
- Sandalwood: A practice that dates back ages, sandalwood works great on the skin. Apply a paste made of sandalwood and chilled milk on the affected area like a face pack.
- Multani mitti: another age old remedy, multani mitti has an instant cooling and soothing effect on the skin. You can prepare this paste with the powder and cold milk, add some mint paste as well.
Never rub irritated skin as it makes the itching worse and leaves scars. Sit under a fan and let these packs dry, rise off and pat dry.
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