For some of us, skin rashes are an inevitable part of life due to makeup, shaving and exfoliating our skin. Are there easy ways to avoid an inevitable full-blown break out? Keep a skin diary and document what exactly has broken out your skin in the past, and be sure to read up on common ingredients included in your daily skincare and makeup routine. Here are some simple ways to avoid skin rashes, and what to do when they are terrorising your skin.
It’s fairly obvious, but using a shaving creme and a brand new razor every time you shave will avoid any nasty rashes or bleeding popping up soon after you’re done. Make sure the razor isn’t blunt and you’re using it in fluid motions (don’t move it back and forth over a patch of skin a number of times).
There are also creme’s available for sensitive skin which are soap-free and help to moisturise and replenish the skin before you know it. Remember to moisturise your legs afterwards, and leave the skin to breathe and relax. This is not the time to apply shimmer, fake tan or any type of body make-up onto the skin either.
Sometimes skin rashes arise because of an underlying skin condition such as dermatitis. Both bacterial and fungal infections are the main culprit in this situation, as well as allergens which make skin feel itchy, inflamed and difficult to deal with. Make sure the area is clean, and avoid using fake tan or any body makeup while your skin is damaged. Seek medical attention if your condition is too difficult to manage with home remedies.
Natural aloe vera from the source or even packaged is a great way to soothe skin which is damaged and breaking out into a red rash. Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties which help to cool down an infected area and decrease any harsh symptoms such as itchiness.
Ingredients used in particular products can not only break out skin, but cause distressing rashes across the face and body. Popular areas include the cheeks and forehead which usually break out into little red spots and are irritating to manage. Make sure to check the ingredients before you buy a new product, and definitely perform a skin test on your arm or leg before using it on the face.
Olive oil has been proven as a fantastic way to cure an incoming skin rash. Apply a small amount of olive oil onto the exposed area, then simply massage into the skin. Try to include olive oil into your daily diet as it has properties similar to ibuprofen, which help to cure psoriasis, dermatitis and help decrease the amount of dandruff the body produces when skin is cracked and dry.
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By Felicia Sapountzis