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Bungang araw, also known as heat rash, is something Pinoys are all too familiar with. These itchy, red bumps occur when sweat cannot escape our sweat glands. Remember spending your childhoods covering yourself in baby powder and wearing a bimpo on your back? Though bungang araw is more common in kids because their sweat glands are still developing, adults aren't exactly exempted. If you haven’t escaped the menace of heat rash, here are some unlikely habits that might be triggering it. 

You Don’t Shower Enough

Don’t sit in sweaty clothes. Shower immediately after excessive sweating.

In humid weather, you must shower to prevent heat rash. When sweat mixes with your natural oils and bacteria, it can clog your pores. So, don't skip the post-workout shower! Getting rid of anything that can congest your pores is crucial. Use Lifebuoy Antibacterial Body Wash Total 10 to remove bacteria and protect the skin. This formula comes with Activ Silver technology, which eliminates germs and their causes.

Your Clothes Are Too Tight

Make it a habit to change your sweaty clothes immediately. Likewise, avoid wearing shirts that are too tight. These can trap sweat and bacteria and cause irritation. Instead, wear loose-fitting clothes made of natural fibers, such as cotton and linen. These allow sweat to evaporate quickly, reducing your chances of developing bungang araw. 

Since you can also get a heat rash on your underarms, use a deodorant that prevents sweat, too. Rexona Men Natural Fresh Lime Cool Antiperspirant Deodorant Roll-On naturally freshens the underarms. The charcoal and lime neutralize odor-causing bacteria and keep you dry all day.

You Don’t Pay Attention to Your Body Temperature

Drink plenty of water to cool down and avoid excessive sweating.

The NHS states that kids get bungang araw because they can’t control their body temperature. Adults, on the other hand, would know better. Sure, sweating it out at the gym feels nice. But if you’re perspiring excessively throughout the day, maybe it’s time to do something about it. Sweating is the body’s attempt to cool down when it gets too hot. Help your body by moving to a cooler place or drinking water. The key to preventing heat rash is to avoid sweating as much as possible.

To keep your head cool and itch-free, use CLEAR Deep Cleanse Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men. This removes oil, dirt, sweat, and bacteria from your hair and scalp. These not only cause dandruff but can also contribute to rashes if they clog the pores. Use daily for best results.

Prevent bungang araw by eradicating these common culprits from your lifestyle. Use the right products and observe proper hygiene to stay cool and fresh.