Prolonged exposure to the scorching sun is the sole reason for a sunburn and heat rash. Sunburn and rashes cause itching and redness in the skin and most commonly affects the face, neck, back or the chest due to exposure to temperature extremes.
Here are some easy and effective home remedies, collected from grandmothers’ recipes, for you to try this summer to treat the sunburn and heat rashes:
1 . Gram Flour (Besan)
-Gram flour or besan smoothens the skin and acts as a cleanser. It helps to remove the impurities, sweat, and dirt that clog the pores from the skin surface.
-You can prepare a thick paste of gram flour and water/rose water. Apply the paste on the affected area or rashes and keep it on for 10-15 minutes. Wash away with cold water.
2 . Baking Soda
-Baking soda has antibacterial properties that prevent infections and also help to smoothen the burnt area.
-Mix half a spoon of baking soda and water. Using a soft cloth, dip it in the solution and gently rub over the affected areas. Rinse off after a couple of minutes.
3 . Raw Potato
-A raw potato is a rich source of starchy compounds and helps to reduce the burning sensation of sunburn/heat rash. It acts as an emollient that softens the skin and reduces the redness.
-Slice a raw potato and place it on the affected area. Leave the potato slice on for 15 minutes and then rinse the face with cold water.
4 . Papaya
-Papaya is a rich source of antioxidants and enzymes that have healing abilities and helps to treat sunburns and rashes. It also acts as an exfoliator to unclog and clear the pores.
-Slice the papaya and mash it. Apply the paste on the affected area for a few minutes and let it dry. Wash it with cold water.
5 . Coconut Oil
-Coconut oil is hydrating and therefore helps to nourish the skin. Anti-bacterial in nature, it helps to smoothen the skin immediately and also renews the skin.
-Apply coconut oil on the rash or affected area and leave it for some time. The skin shall absorb it and get nourished.