Stay Clear Of Pimples Caused By Sweat
It's not that hard.
The recent heat wave plaguing the continent has people cranking up the air conditioner and looking for ANY source of freshness. Besides the constant sweating, this scorching season has also provoked unsightly consequences, namely naughty sweat pimples.
Have you noticed those bumps slowly emerging on your skin? We'll tell why they occur and how to eliminate them.
What Are Sweat Pimples?
Itchy sweat spots (also known as heat spots or miliaria in medical jargon) can be found in the body's folds, such as in the armpits and the groin, the neck, and décolleté. Besides, they can appear in the inner arms, on your back, and under your legs. These pimples show up at any age, and they don't discriminate.
What Are The Triggers?
Heat and heavy perspiration are to blame, and these conditions are more common in the summer when the air is humid and hot. It induces blocked pores and sweat to build up, irritating the skin and causing heat pimples. Even though they are harmless and will go away on their own in a few days, they can be bothersome when red and itchy.
Tips to Get Rid Of Sweat Pimples
An appropriate reaction is a must if you want to keep heat pimples at bay and help them go away.
Use lukewarm water to wash your face and body in the morning and night to prevent overheating and perspiring. Soothe sensitive skin with mild washing products like neutral soap or calming cleansers.
After the shower, dry your skin well before getting dressed to avoid maceration, which is the cause of these sweat spots.
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Hydrate your skin by drinking enough water because perspiration means water loss. Also, use light lotions rather than heavy creams with skin care products, which can clog your pores.
Close-fitting clothing can cause irritation and sweat due to friction and synthetic materials. Opt for loose-fitting clothing made of natural materials instead.
Cool down the places you're in to minimize overheating, especially the bedroom at night bec, because a poorly ventilated room might produce excessive sweating while sleeping. You want to inspect the mattress cover to see if it's making you sweat more at night. If it is made of plastic, it may be the culprit.
Your skin pores will become clogged if you don't exfoliate weekly (facial and body). Also, don't wear makeup while working out to avoid clogging your skin pores with dirt, makeup, and perspiration.
Irritation from sweat pimples
When you have itching hot spots, you need to eliminate the inflammation on your skin. You can perform the following to accomplish this:
If you prefer a more natural solution that provides immediate relief, try aloe vera gel or a soothing cream on the pimples.
Apply a corticoid-based lotion in the event of severe itching to reduce discomfort.
Cold compresses or ice cubes can be used several times each day to relieve itching on red patches. However, don't forget to dry your skin thoroughly.