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Prevent a Heat Rash this Summer

When it comes to summer, we have one phrase: fun in the sun! It’s the perfect time of year to visit the beach with friends and family and take out those cute summer dresses that have been in storage for so long.

However, the hotter the temperature, the sweatier your body can get.

If you don’t take extra measures to keep your skin protected on a hot day, then you may get sunburn or heat rash, and that’s the last thing you want. Now, if you want to prevent sunburn then using sunscreen is your best bet. But what’s the best way to prevent a heat rash? Here are helpful ways that you can prevent a heat rash:

Avoid exercising in hot weather

Heat rashes occur when a pore’s sweat duct gets clogged with sweat, so the last thing you want to do is put your body in a position to produce excess sweat. While a few minutes of sweating won’t cause any harm in humid temperature, excessive sweating can harm your pores.

Wear breathable fabrics that fit well

In hot temperatures, you don’t want to wear clothing that is uncomfortable and unsuitable for the heat. Choose fabrics such as cotton, rayon and linen because they’ll keep you cool throughout the day and let your skin breathe. Cotton is lightweight and allows your body to breathe with ease while rayon has a silky feel and dries quickly. Linen is light and loosely woven which allows heat to escape from the body.

Take frequent cool baths or showers

By frequent, we mean shower and bath twice a day. This is beneficial because not only does it get rid of dirt and sweat but it will also keep your skin cool and fresh. Be sure to use Shield’s wide range of deodorants for men and women afterwards for dry, smooth underarms and 48 hour protection against sweat and odour.

Follow these tips to prevent a heat rash and to keep you cool this summer.

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