The monsoons are here! A rise in humidity during the monsoon season causes a boatload of skin problems especially for those with an oily or a combination skin type. Clogging of skin pores, acne pimples' breakout, itchy skin, skin rash, scabies etc. are just some of the skin infections that can plague people in monsoons. So, it is important to change your skin care routine periodically to compliment the seasonal skin woes.
Here is a list of simple & #diy skin care tips that you can follow without fail this rainy season.
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Abundant humidity in the air makes the dirt stick to your skin, covering all pores that don't allow the skin to breathe. Cleanse your skin at least 3 times a day during monsoon season to remove excess grime and oil (sebum) that accumulates on your face and prevent fungal infection. You can use rose water, lemon, aloe vera or apple cider vinegar for cleansing.
2. Tone your skin
Toning helps even out your skin's pH balance to maintain a slightly acidic surface and clogs the pores. Natural toners like lemon juice, cucumber water and green tea bring an effortless glow to the skin.
You can also try out Plum Green Tea Alcohol-Free Toner, best suited for oily, acne-prone, combination skin.
Price : Rs. 351
During monsoon, make sure you use a quality moisturizer to keep your skin nourished, supple and flake-free and keep oil secretion in check.
Try out SkinKraft's Customized Moisturizer for Healthy, Hydrated skin, a ceramide based product that repairs the skin from within.
Price : Rs.499
4. Using day cream
Rain-induced humidity can dry your skin to something awful. It is preferable to use a light, day cream to keep your skin moist, vibrant and healthy. The Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Brightening Day Crème is made of a special formula containing microcrystals and essential vitamins that aim at polishing your skin.
Price : Rs. 239
5. Include sunscreen in your essentials
What most people falter about every monsoon or winter is using sunscreen. So, doesn't matter if it ain't visible clearly through the clouds, it doesn’t stop the sun’s UV rays from wreaking havoc on your skin. Applying an SPF 30 Sunscreen 15 minutes before going out is a good idea. You can go for Fabindia's Vitamin E Sunscreen Cream-SPF 30 -120ml, suitable for all skin types.
6. Exfoliate your skin
To unclog the skin pores, get rid of the dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new skin cells, use mildly abrasive kitchen ingredients like coffee, papaya, yogurt, tea bag, baking soda etc.
If you’re looking for a quick fix try the Sephora Collection Papaya Body Polish - Exfoliating & Smoothing. A must-have travel pack, this collection of body polishes eliminate impurities and dead cells while refining skin texture and providing targeted skincare benefits.
7. Home remedies are always a win-win
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Mix fuller's earth or multani mitti with rose water to make a smooth paste along with a dash of camphor and after cooling, apply this mixture on the face several times a day. Or you can use a clay face mask twice a week to absorb oil from your skin and prevent breakouts.
8. Hydrate your body
Drinking a lot of water can remove toxins from your body and keep pimples and acne at bay. Drink at least 8 glasses throughout the day, eat fruits and keep yourself fully hydrated all season.
9. Wipe Your Face Clean
Applying make-up can clog your skin pores during monsoon. If you have to wear make-up, ensure that you remove it before going to bed to help your skin breathe and rejuvenate after a day's gruelling effects.
10. Intake of Vitamin - C
Make eating healthy a lifestyle and take Vitamin C regularly to boost the immune system that can help you fight skin infections naturally.
Stick to this monsoon skin care routine to retain your skin's plumpness and freshness. Enjoy the most amazing, invigorating season of the year without worrying for any humidity-induced skin issues!
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Note: The recommendations mentioned in the article are generic in nature and might not be suitable to everyone. Incase you have a specific skin, hair or a beauty query, reach out to us on email.