7 Natural ways to soothe heat rashes

Suffering from heat rash due to the weather? This mainly happens when sweat glands get blocked and the sweat is unable to come to the surface of the skin and evaporate. Needless to say, this condition causes a lot of irritation that leads to the appearance of rashes in the form of raised bumps on the skin. To help you get relief, here are some natural remedies…

Besan and neem pack

Take a handful of neem leaves and make a paste out of it. In a bowl, add 2 spoons of besan and the neem paste (you can use neem powder too). Combine these two with water to get a paste-like consistency and apply on the affected area. Wash it off after 20 minutes. Neem has great medicinal properties that help with the heat rash condition.

Sandalwood paste

Sandalwood has properties that help in soothing the skin. So, make a paste of sandalwood by adding water and apply to the desired area. Wash it off after 15 minutes and you shall see a difference soon.

Aloe vera gel

This is a magic gel which does wonders on the skin. It has antibacterial properties and many other benefits. Just apply this gel to the affected area twice a day. It cools down the skin and helps with the irritation too.


The starch present in the potato relives heat rash on the skin. Take a potato slice and rub it on the affected area gently few times. Let it sit for a good 20 minutes before you wash it off.

Multani mitti

You might have used this mitti in your face packs, but did you know that this can help in heat rash? Make a paste of multani mitti by adding rose water and apply on the affected area. You can wash off after 15 minutes. Do this daily until you see results.


This wonder is great for summer as it cools down the body and fulfills some quantum of the daily water requirement. For heat rash, take 5 small cubes of cucumber and blend it to a paste. Apply it directly on the skin and wash after 10 minutes. You will feel that cold sensation when you apply this pack. This also provides great relief from the itchiness associated with this skin condition.


The enzymes present in papaya help greatly in treating heat rash. Apply a paste of papaya directly onto the skin and do this daily. You will feel better soon.

Another tip: During summers, it is best to wear loose clothes that are comfortable as tightly fitted ones can add to this skin condition.

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