Healthy Living Tips
Common, itchy and harmless—heat rash can be a pain. Here’s how to spot, treat and prevent this warm weather ailment.
As temperatures rise, so do incidents of heat rash, also known as prickly heat. Heat rash is caused when sweat gets trapped in the skin by clogged sweat glands or pores. That backup inflames surrounding tissue, causing a pink rash that can be uncomfortable. It may look like a spread of pimples or dots and typically itches or feels like pens and needles.
With summer comes Independence Day, and with Independence Day comes fireworks. While the safest way to view fireworks is at a professional show, many of us can’t resist a roadside fireworks stand. Before lighting any bottle rockets or sparklers at home this 4th of July, be sure to brush up on your safety tips.
Don’t let myths about sunscreen hamper your best efforts to shield your skin from the sun. Adults and kids should wear sunscreen year-round while outdoors, but sun safety is arguably even more important during the summer. Before you head to the pool or beach, test your sunscreen and skin care knowledge.