While the rainy season may bring long spells of rains, but high humidity levels that can be a nightmare for your skin health. Here is our monsoon skincare guide to keep you covered.
Monsoon season is just upon us and is going to put relief to this boiling weather. While the rainy season is going to lift your mood with the intoxicating fragrance of rain. But it comes along high humidity levels that might take a toll on your skin. Especially for people with oily skin it can be a nightmare. Rains and humidity can make your skin look dull and expose you to bacterial and fungal infection. Although the basic skincare routine is same throughout the year, but there are few things you need to take care of in your monsoon skincare remedies.
Exfoliation removes dead skin and helps unclog pores. It also helps in growth of new skin cells giving you a glowing skin. Some of the best exfoliators are coffee, tea bag, sugar, baking soda, papaya, oatmeal and yogurt. Make sure you exfoliate with these mildly abrasive ingredients. If you want to use a store bought exfoliator make sure you go for a filter one. Try doing it weekly.
Make sure to wash your face 2-3 times a day to avoid excess oil and dirt. Also, cleanse your skin before going to bed always, so the pollutants don’t damage your skin. Some home based cleansers are coconut oil, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, honey and lemon and rose water.
Follow up by using a toner to balance the pH levels of your skin. Follow up by using a toner to balance the pH levels of your skin. You can use natural ingredients like green tea, lemon juice, rose water, cucumber water and chamomile tea for toning your skin. And for oily skin type, use an astringent.
The last and final step includes moisturising as it is important to keep your skin hydrated and soft. Even if it’s humid, your skin needs a moisturiser as the weather can dehydrate your skin and make it look dull. You can opt for lightweight and gel-based creams.
Try to stay clear of make-up during this season. It can clog your pores and even breed bacteria, which can cause breakouts. Even if you are, make sure you clean it well before going to the bed.
Some other tips to follow :
- A rainy or cloudy day doesn’t mean your skin is safe from the harmful ultra-violet rays of the sun. Use a good sunscreen every day to avoid any skin problem.
- Drink a lot of water to keep your skin wary from toxins leading to acne and pimple, remember water is the key!
- While monsoons call for bingeing on fried snacks, you must avoid eating them as they can cause break-outs and acnes.
- If your skin is too oily, use a clay-based face mask to cleanse pores and remove excess oil from skin. Make sure to not overdo it.