I love monsoons, I love rain and the smell of wet earth and hot tea,the fried stuff that we hog on in the rains.
But one thing I don’t like is how my skin looks and feels in the monsoon, dull and breaking out into acne. After doing a lot of research, I have found a lot of easy, tried and tested methods which can keep our skin glowing and nourished in the monsoon.
Cleansing, toning and moisturizing : stick to your basic routine, wash your face at least 2-3 times with a mild cleanser. Follow it with a non alcoholic toner. Do not skip on moisturizer even if the weather seems hot and sticky. Shift to a water or gel based moisturizer if you have oily or combination skin.
Do not forget sunscreen even if it is cloudy : even if it is cloudy, the sun still emits UV rays, that cause wrinkles and pigmentation. So never skip on a high SPF sunscreen.
Exfoliation : is even more important in the monsoon to prevent buildup from causing acne or rashes and remove dead skin cells.
Try using hot or warm water instead of cold water : try using hot water while washing your face, this helps in dissolving the oil and grime from your face.
Hydration : the humid weather causes excess sweating, which leads to lack of moisture and thus, dead and lifeless skin. Drink at least 8 glasses of water to keep skin hydrated and supple.
Wash your hair more regularly : shampoo and condition more regularly as excessive humidity makes it easy for dirt and grime to stick onto the scalp.
Waterproof makeup : use waterproof , gel based lighter makeup to prevent smudges and blotchiness, and also clogging of pores.
Regular waxing and mani pedi sessions : rains and humidity increase chances of infections especially around nails and overgrown hair. Waxing and mani pedi help remove dead skin and dirt, and keep skin smooth and healthy.
These easy to use methods are very effective, and help in maintaining healthy, glowing skin and hair. HAPPY MONSOONS !!