* Relaxing by the pool on a hot summer day.
* Taking a long walk through a tree-lined park in the middle of the city.
* Enjoying fireflies under a summer sky.
* Relaxing with friends while eating bbq and playing lawn games.
All of these events sound like an amazing summer-filled day to me, but they also have one thing in common... the opportunity to develop a heat rash from excessive sweating causing clogged pores and irritated skin.
If you have ever been unfortunate enough to suffer from dry, itchy, raw skin, then you know just touching the area brings pain. But there is relief to be found and today I want to share with you NATURAL remedies you can put to use with items you probably already own in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets!
To begin, before applying any natural ingredients to your skin, the first step you must do is take a COOL SHOWER OR BATH. You need to cool down your skin immediately to help prevent any swelling and the spread of infection. Whatever you do, DO NOT SCRATCH THE BUMPS. It will only spread the issue causing healing to slow down.
TOP 5 NATURAL INGREDIENTS TO HEAL SUMMER HEAT RASHES
This natural ingredient is known for reducing itching and inflammation of the skin. The best way to use this ingredient is in a powder form. Thankfully Suds Me Up Buttercup already has you covered in this department leaving the headache of having to grind up raw oats already taken care of. For irritated skin of all types, the Bath Tea Salt Soaks in Oatmeal Milk and Honey (Order by clicking this link to shop online today). Just add 3-4 heaping tablespoons to your lukewarm bath water and soak as long as you need!
In addition to reducing itching and inflammation, there is also a little known secret about oatmeal that makes it even more powerful. When oatmeal is mixed into water it releases a milky film called beta-glucan that forms a fine layer on your skin providing a extra layer of protection from the elements and heat. Then on top of all of that it is highly moisturizing to the skin while at the same time pulling out oils and toxins leaving you hydrated and clean!
2. BAKING SODA
This item packs a powerful punch by soothing itchy skin. All you have to do is add a few tablespoons to lukewarm water and let it do the rest! (Hint- this is already added into the Bath Tea Salt Soaks as well)
Another wonderful ingredient to reduce itching, soothe swelling of the skin, and increase moisture. And remember with honey it should always be GO RAW or go home!
4. ALOE VERA
I absolutely love this stuff! Even if I don't have a sunburn or irritated skin in the summer, the cooling affect it offers alone is worth slathering all over my skin to feel. Other than feeling cool to the touch, aloe vera also helps soothe swelling and pain so don't be bashful in applying a thick layer to your skin.
5. EPSOM SALT
Also known as magnesium sulfate, epsom salt helps reduce itchiness and swelling. In addition, the salt is known for pulling out the toxins in our skin. This is vital when suffering from a heat rash and will help reduce any chance of forming an infection under the skin.
The best news I can share with you today is that Suds Me Up Buttercup offers products to help soothe irritated skin. All of the Artisan Full Body Bars include Aloe Vera (along with moisturizing butters and glycerin). In addition, the Bath Tea Salt Soaks, available in three varieties, are the go-to product for these types of skin irritations.
Personally speaking, I use the Oatmeal Milk and Honey and also the Flower Power several times a week to keep my skin hydrated. I am prone to heat rashes in the summer and there have been many nights when I've come home after a long day in the sun and a lukewarm bath with one of these products has helped me sleep and significantly reduced any swelling and itchiness on my skin.
Depending on the severity of your rash will determine how long it takes you to heal from a heat rash. While I would like to claim that using all these ingredients at the same time will cure your rash, there are times when it can become severe and you need to see a doctor immediately. If your condition does not improve within 2-3 days of home treatment, I highly suggest being treated by a medical professional that can prescribe ointments to help with healing and infections.
** IF YOU HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE BATH TEA SALT SOAKS because you have sensitive skin, I would love to hear your testimony!
Please leave a comment below so others can know how much using natural ingredients to treat ailments really does work and improves the quality of your everyday life. **
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