Revealed: 30 Best Natural Home Remedies For Heat Rash On Face & Body

Overview

Nowadays, because of the negative effects from the environment, heat rash becomes more and more popular. It happens as a natural phenomenon when the sweat produced on your skin cannot get to the surface and cause red bumps on your skin. There are many ways to prevent heat rush such as avoiding hot and humid environment, using air conditioners or wearing loose clothes. However, in some cases, we cannot realize it until the red bumps appear. So, if you are in this situation, what can you do? Let look at our article on Effective Remedies to know the best natural home remedies for heat rash. However, firstly, let have a look at its causes and symptoms.

30 Best Home Remedies For Heat Rash On Face & Body Revealed

I. What Is Heat Rash?

Heat rash, which is sometimes called prickly heat or miliaria, is often associated with red bumps on the skin. It can happen on a part or the whole body. It is when the sweat is blocked by your skin and causes mild inflammation and itchy feeling in the patients.

II. What Causes Heat Rash?

There is no exact answer to the question why some people have heat rash but the others do not. However, there are still some potential risk factors for heat rash or clogging of sweat ducts such as:

  • Wearing tight clothes so the evaporation of the sweat is prevented
  • Creases in the skin which make the air circulates difficultly
  • Wearing too many clothes in the winter
  • Using heavy cream or oil-based cosmetics
  • Doing physical activities or extensive exercises in hot and humid conditions
  • Side effects of medication
  • Fungal or bacterial infection
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Bee stings
  • Sun exposure

III. What Are The Symptoms Of Heat Rash?

Here are some common and easy to realize symptoms of heat rash that you should pay attention to:

  • Red bumps and discolored skin
  • Brighter blisters
  • Itchiness and sore
  • Infected skin areas and swelling around them
  • Drainage of pus from the infected skin area
  • Fever of 380C

IV. Best Natural Home Remedies For Heat Rash On Face & Body

1. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Oatmeal & Yogurt
home remedies for heat rash - oatmeal & yogurt

Oatmeal is helpful in exfoliating the skin and removing the block sweat ducts so it can keep your skin away from inflammation – the main cause of heat rash.[1] [2] Here are the directions of the oatmeal bath that you can apply if you are a patient of heat rash.

Remedy 1: Oatmeal Bath

Directions:

  • Prepare 1 – 2 cups of oatmeal
  • Add them to the warm water
  • Soak yourself in this oatmeal water for about 15 – 20 minutes or use it to wash the infected skin area
  • Apply this method every 2 days to have the best result.

Remedy 2: Oatmeal And Yogurt Bath

  • Put an equal amount of oatmeal, plain yogurt and honey into a bowl and mix them well
  • Apply this mixture to your heat rash
  • Let it stay here for about 30 minutes and then wash it off with clean water
  • Daily apply this to well treat the heat rash.
2. Home Remedies For Heat Rash On Face – Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has antibacterial and antiseptic properties so it can treat many types of skin disease, including the heat rash.[3] [4] It will help you to release the red bumps and alleviate the inflammation. Moreover, its antifungal property is an excellent treatment for skin problems. [5] It can not only reduce the redness but also soothe your skin and strengthen it very well.

Directions:

  • Prepare an aloe vera leaf
  • Wash it carefully and cut it into small parts
  • Take the natural gel from this aloe vera leaf and put it in a bowl
  • Apply this gel to the infected skin area and massage it gently
  • Wait for about 20 minutes and then clean with water

Note: In order to have the best result, you should apply this method 3 times per day.

3. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is considered one of the best skin conditioners as it can prevent inflammation and soothe your skin.[6] Your skin will also be nourished and strong if you use olive oil regularly.

Remedy 1: Olive Oil Massage

Directions:

  • Take a few drops of extra virgin olive oil and apply them to the area of infected skin
  • Let them stay here through the night
  • Wash off with clean water in the next morning
  • You should do this every night to get rid of heat rash quickly.

Remedy 2: Olive Oil and Turmeric

Directions:

  • Add some turmeric powder to the olive oil and mix them well
  • Apply the above mixture to the infected skin area
  • Repeat this 2 or 3 times per day

Remedy 3: Olive Oil And Honey

Directions:

  • Mix an equal amount of honey with olive oil
  • Apply it to the heat rash skin area
  • Apply this 2 or 3 times per day to completely get rid of heat rash

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4. Home Remedies For Heat Rash On Face – Coconut Oil

home remedies for heat rash - coconut oil

Scientists pointed out that coconut oil can nourish and hydrate your skin.[7] It is very powerful in treating the heat rash and release the itchiness thanks to the appearance of the antibacterial properties.

Direction:

  • Take a few drops of extra virgin coconut oil to your hand
  • Melt them between your fingers
  • Gently massage the infected skin area with your fingers
  • Do this every night before bad to get the best result.
5. Home Remedies For Heat Rash On Face – Apple Cider Vinegar

Directions:

  • Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 2 tablespoons of water and mix them well
  • Prepare a clean cotton ball
  • Soak the cotton ball in the above mixture of water and apple cider vinegar
  • Apply this cotton ball to the skin area with heat rash
  • Wait for about 10 minutes for it to be dry
  • Clean with water
6. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Baking Soda

Baking soda is also one of the most effective home remedies for heat rash. It has antibacterial properties which can help to prevent the infection and protect your skin.[8] You can follow our directions below to know how to use baking soda for heat rash treatment.

Directions:

  • Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a bowl of water and stir so that the baking soda dissolves completely in water
  • Prepare a soft washcloth
  • Soak the washcloth into the above water and then gently rub the heat rash
  • Wait for about 2 minutes and then clean with water
7. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Lavender Essential Oil

The lavender essential oil contains a large number of antibiotic properties, which can soothe your skin and heal the heat rash.[9]  Using the lavender essential oil can help release the itchiness and irritation. Furthermore, the harmful bacteria, which cause infection and heat rash will also be removed by using this natural ingredient.

Directions:

  • Prepare 5 drops of lavender essential oil and a bucket of warm water
  • Add the lavender essential oil to the water and mix them well
  • Take a bath with this water to get rid of heat rash.
  • Apply this remedy every day to have the best result.

Note. You can also treat heat rash by directly applying the lavender essential to the infected skin area.

8. Home Remedies For Heat Rash On Face – Potato

To be considered as an emollient, the potato can effectively soothe your skin and even release the itchiness and heat rash sensation. The directions below will help you to have an easy to make but effective recipe for heat rash with potato.

Directions:

  • Prepare a medium potato
  • Cut it into thin slices and apply them to the heat rash area
  • Let they stay here for about 10 – 15 minutes
  • Clean with cool water
  • Apply this remedy every day to have the best result.
9. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Lime Juice

home remedies for heat rash - lime juice

Lime juice is rich in potent antioxidants, whose main function is to prevent the development of heat rash. It is said that the heat rash will disappear after 14 days of applying this remedy.

Directions:

  • Prepare a lime and a glass of water
  • Squeeze the lime to take the juice
  • Add the lime juice to the glass of water
  • Add some honey to sweeten this juice
  • Drink 3 or 4 glasses of this water per day
10. Home Remedies For Heat Rash On Face – Papaya

Papaya is helpful in unclogging pores and promoting the circulation of sweat glands.  It is also a powerful substance in exfoliating the dead skin cells. And if you are a heat rash patient, it will help you to release the itchiness and burning feeling.

Directions:

  • In order to apply this method, you need a small piece of papaya (it should be the ripe one)
  • Mash it into juice and apply to the infected skin area
  • Wait for 20 – 25 minutes
  • Clean with water

Note: You should apply this method whenever you feel itchy from the heat rash area.

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11. Home Remedies For Heat Rash On Face – Camphor & Neem Oil

Using camphor & neem oil for heat rash is an ancient and effective method. [10]  Camphor is especially powerful in releasing the burn and itchiness. It will help you to feel cool after being applied to the infected skin.

Directions:

  • Prepare 1 camphor tablet
  • And then mash it into powder
  • Add a few drops of neem oil to the mashed camphor to make a paste
  • Apply this paste to the infected skin area
  • Wait for about 5 – 7 minutes
  • Wash off with clean water
12. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Rose Water

Remedy 1:

Directions:

  • Prepare a cotton pad and rose water
  • Soak the cotton pad into the rose water
  • Apply this cotton pad with rose water to the heat rash skin area
  • Apply this 2 or 3 times per day to completely get rid of heat rash

Remedy 2:

  • Prepare 2 tablespoons of rose water and 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder
  • Add sandalwood powder [11] to rose water and mix them to make a paste
  • Apply the above paste to the infected skin area
  • Wait for it to be dry
  • Wash off with clean water
  • Apply this twice per day to well treat the heat rash.
13. Home Remedies For Heat Rash On Face – Watermelon

If you feel itchy and hot because of the heat rash, watermelon will help you. It will cool your heat rash skin area and release the burning feeling thanks to the appearance of antioxidants in this cool and refreshing fruit.

Directions:

  • Prepare a piece of watermelon and remove the seeds
  • Mash it into a paste
  • Apply this paste to the heat rash skin area
  • Wait for 15 to 20 minutes for it to absorb into your skin and act against heat rash
  • Rinse with clean water
  • You should do this every day to remove the heat rash quickly

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14. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Honey

In Asia, people use honey to soothe the itchy and irritated skin thanks for being an anti-bacterial and humectant substance. [12] When you use honey, not only your heat rash will be removed but your skin will also be nourished very well.

Directions:

  • Prepare some raw honey
  • Clean the infected skin area and directly apply the honey to it
  • Wait for about 15 – 20 minutes for the honey to take effect
  • Rinse it off with clean water
  • You are advised to apply this remedy at least once a day to quickly see the positive result.
15. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Yogurt

home remedies for heat rash - yogurt

Directions:

  • Prepare a cup of fresh yogurt
  • Cool it in the refrigerator
  • Directly apply the yogurt to the heat rash skin area
  • Wait for 10 – 15 minutes
  • Clean with water
  • Daily do this remedy to cool the heat rash and treat it effectively
16. Home Remedies For Heat Rash On Face – Cucumber

Burning and the hot feeling is the biggest problem of heat rash. However, by using cucumber, this problem will not be so hard. Cucumber can help you to comfort the heat rash area by releasing the hot and burning sensation. [13] So, if you can apply them regularly, you can easily get rid of this disease.

Remedy 1:

Directions:

  • Prepare a half of a cucumber
  • Wash and then slide it into long thin pieces
  • Put the cucumber slices into the refrigerator for about 2 minutes to cool it
  • Apply the cooled cucumber slices to the heat rash skin area
  • Then remove them they come back to normal temperature
  • You should apply this method every day to quickly treat the heat rash

Remedy 2: Cucumber And Lemon Juice

  • Wash a cucumber and cut it into thin slices
  • Prepare a bowl of cold water and add to it 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Soak the above cucumber slices into the water with lemon juice
  • Take it out of the water and place to the infected skin area
  • Wait for 10 minutes
  • Clean with cool water
17. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Ginger

Ginger is famous in Asia medicine for its wonderful properties. It can help to reduce the itchiness – one of the main symptoms of heat rash. If you use it regularly, it can even help you on not only treating but also preventing heat rash.

Directions:

  • Prepare a small piece of ginger and a clean washcloth
  • Mash the ginger into small piece and add to the water
  • Boil the water and then cool it
  • When the ginger water is cool enough, soak the washcloth in it and then apply to the skin area with heat rash disease.
  • Keep it stay here for 10 – 20 minutes
  • Wash off with clean water

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18. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Cornstarch

Cornstarch is a powerful substance in absorbing the sebum and sweat – which block the pores and cause heat rash. Therefore, using cornstarch is an effective way to treat the heat rash from the inside of the disease. You can directly spread the cornstarch powder to the infected skin area to treat the burning sensation of heat rash. In order to gain the best result, you should regularly apply this remedy during the day.

19. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Epsom Salt

Heat rash is also caused by toxins in your body and dead cells on your skin. Therefore, using Epsom salt to remove all of them is also a good choice to both treat and prevent heat rash disease. It will help to unclog the pores and promote the sweat's circulation so it heals the heat rash very effectively.

Directions:

  • Prepare a cup of Epsom salt and enough amount of warm water for your bath
  • Dissolve the Epsom salt with warm water in a bathtub
  • Soak yourself in Epsom salt water for 15 minutes
  • If you do not have a bathtub, you can soak a clean washcloth in this Epsom salt water and then apply it to the infected skin area
  • Regularly apply this remedy to completely keep away from heat rash.

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20. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Neem (Margosa) Leaves

home remedies for heat rash - neem (margosa) leaves

Margosa or neem leaves is famous for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is powerful in controlling the heat rash symptoms, especially the itchiness and inflammation. [14] So, using neem leaves is a must for heat rash treatment. Please follow our directions below to have effective recipes.

Remedy 1:

Directions:

  • Prepare a handful of fresh margosa leaves and mash them into a paste
  • Apply the paste to the heat rash skin area and wait until it is dry
  • Clean with water
  • Daily do this to remove the heat rash quickly

Remedy 2:

Directions:

  • Prepare a handful of margosa leaves and 2 glasses of water
  • Put the margosa leaves into the water and boil in 20 minutes
  • Remove the above water from the heat and let it cool
  • Soak a clean cotton ball in this water and apply to the affected skin area in 5 – 10 minutes
  • Apply this remedy four or five times per week to get the best result.

Remedy 3:

Directions:

  • Prepare 15 – 20 margosa leaves and mash them into a paste
  • Add to this 1/2 cup of gram flour and some water
  • Mix all of the above ingredients well to make a paste
  • Apply the above mixture to the skin area with heat rash disease
  • Wait for 15 minutes
  • Wash off with clean water
  • Apply this remedy in a week or at least some days for it to take effect.
21. Home Remedies For Heat Rash On Face – Gram Flour

Gram flour can help remove the toxins in your body, especially the ones which cause heat rash. It is effective in absorbing the moisture, unclogging the pores and even extruding the dead skin cells to create an airy skin surface and promote the circulation of sweat glands.

Directions:

  • Prepare 2 or 3 tablespoons of gram flour
  • Add to this some water to make a paste
  • Apply the paste to the infected skin area
  • Wait for about 10 – 15 minutes and then rinse it off with clean and cold water
  • Daily repeat this in at least a week to completely treat the heat rash.
22. Home Remedies For Heat Rash On Face – Raw Mango

Heat rash can cause itchiness and the burning feeling so cooling the heat rash is always considered the first and most effective remedy. One of the best ways to do this is accompanied with raw mango – which can cool down your body and release the itchy feeling effectively.

Directions:

  • Wash raw mangos and add them to two different cups of water
  • Boil the water until the raw mangos are soft
  • Take the mangoes out of the boiled water and grind to take the pulp
  • Let the water cool
  • When the water is cool enough, add to it the above-grinded pulp
  • Enjoy the above water once or twice per day in a week to heal the heat rash
  • You can add to this water some rock salt or sugar for it to be tastier.

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23. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Peppermint Essential Oil

Thanks to the appearance with of menthol, peppermint essential oil is considered to be one of the best cooling substances. The use of peppermint essential oil can promote the circulation of blood and treat heat rash very well. Furthermore, this is a very cheap and available ingredient, so you do not need to worry about the expenses of this powerful remedy.

Directions:

  • In order to implement this method, you need to prepare distilled water, peppermint essential oil, and a spray bottle
  • Firstly, add 3 – 5 drops of peppermint essential oil to 1/2 cup of water
  • Mix them well
  • Pour the above mixture into the spray bottle (this should be a glass one)
  • Spray the above mixture to the heat rash skin area through the day.

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V. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Which Foods To Eat?

  • Organic food to exposure the toxins and chemicals in the bodies
  • Vegetables, orange and yellow fruits to improve the resistance to the rash caused by sun exposure
  • Lean protein to promote the immune system's functions and prevent from infections that cause the rash.
  • Chia seeds to reduce the inflammation

VI. Home Remedies For Heat Rash – Tips & Precautions

The prevention is always more important than treatment. And it of heat rash is not an exception. You can implement our directions below to prevent yourself from heat rash.

  • Wear loose clothes and avoid the ones made from synthetic fibers
  • Avoid doing exercise in the hot and humid air condition
  • Keep your skin clean to prevent the sweat glands from being blocked
  • Use air conditioner

Above are the best home remedies for heat rash you should try. If you had ever suffered from it and have any other way, you could leave your comment under this article. For others effective remedies, you can visit our Home Remedies for more information.