Monsoons are here and its time your skin that needs extra care to combat those skin issues. Be it oily, dry or normal skin, we all have issues related to dryness, irritation, rashes thanks to the higher humidity levels.
The first and foremost step in taking care of the skin is to keep it free from dampness in order to keep it beautiful and glowing. Here are few easy steps for your perfect skin care routine even while enjoying those rains.
5 Ways To Care Your Skin In Monsoons:
Cleanse Your Skin: Clean your face with plain water at least thrice in a day to remove that excess oil clogging the pores. Talk to your dermatologist to assess your skin type and go for the right moisturizer with right PH balance.
Choose Right Products: If you are one of those with oily skin, go for water-based moisturizers and other products to keep oil secretion in check. If you have dry skin, choose oil-based products for that extra hydration.
You Need A Sunscreen: If you thought you don’t a sunscreen on a cloudy day, you are wrong. Cloudy days too cannot stop the sun from emitting UV rays and they can still harm skin. Go for a sunscreen with a good SPF that suits your needs.
Hydrate From Within: Eating fresh fruits and veggies high in water content will keep the skin supple for longer hours, in the days with high humidity levels. Include fruits like cantaloupe, apple, kiwi, tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini for being hydrated inside out. Add Vitamin C, zinc to your diet to ensure healthy levels of collagen and elastin.
Avoid Allergens: If you are one of those suffering from eczema, dermatitis or any other skin problems, this season will flare it up even more. Avoid allergens, chemicals and irritants that might worsen the condition. Choose mild cleansers, moisture rich cleansing balms and lotions to ensure that extra hydration throughout the season.
Natural remedies work incredibly well in healing skin problems that develop during the rainy season. You can use readily available ingredients from kitchen cabinets on your skin to get that glow and nourished look. To tone up normal to dry skin - use papaya, for oily -acne-prone skin use Multani mitti, oatmeal and to fade away pigmentation in the skin use aloe vera, cucumber or turmeric.
Oily skin is the most common issue faced by many during monsoon season. The skin feels unpleasantly sticky and greasy so much, that it leads to acne breakouts.
Apply a pack of Multani mitti with rosewater and mint juice all over the face twice a day, for refreshing and glowing skin.
Use cucumber juice to cleans the face and oatmeal scrub as an exfoliator to keep the skin rejuvenated and nourished this season.
Acne In Monsoon
Humidity and moisture in the air make the skin give out more oil, that gets deposited in the grime. This leads to acne breakouts in this season. Neem, sandalwood oil and tea tree oil bestowed with antibacterial and curative properties, works well to detoxify the skin and makes the skin look cleansed and nourished.
Smear neem powder with a pinch of turmeric and rose water over the affected region twice a day, for clear and radiant skin.