Beauty Tips To Take Care Of Skin Woes During The Monsoons
“The rains brings with it a series of skin woes for many like open pores, dull skin and infection along body folds”
After the scorching sun and dust, who doesn’t love the monsoons? It’s a relief to feel those cool drops on your face. There is such a sense of freshness all around, as the rain goes about cleansing everything it falls on. However, the same cannot be said for the skin as the rains brings with it a series of skin woes for many like open pores, dull skin and infection along body folds. In simpler words, it is summer skin plus increased humidity. A bit of moisture is good, but a lot is not.
Monsoon Skin Woes
Skin feels hot and humid since the pores are still open from the summer months and can get further aggravated. Acne and skin infection along the body folds can also occur. Sweating can be even more irritating in the humid weather.
Hair is more vulnerable to damage that is, breakage, so is advisable not to go for too many salon treatments. Even a simple blow dry can cause damage. Here are some special tips to keep skin troubles at bay during the rains.
Monsoon Special Care
- Refreshing face wash: do it four times and with cold water
- Toner: optional
- Scrub: once a week
- Day cream: use only a sunscreen
- Apply skin actives in the form of serums and gels
- Post summer care: tan removing creams and skin soothing ones
- Night care: skin lightening actives, AHA and BHA (Acids at 620 per cent are available OTC)
- Just hydrant minus the cream; magic mist
- Hair and scalp: sun protection for hair
- Body: couple of showers a day
Choose Powder Forms
For this season you must look for the powder form of most things like compact, deodorants etc. There are some collagen boosters in powder form too, which I would suggest you to pick up for keeping your skin in good shape
If you happen to get wet in the rain, wash your face and feet as soon as you can. Keep them dry. A good idea is to carry some wet wipes and then re-apply your skincare product or makeup.
Don’t Forget The Sunscreen
If you are planning to cool oft on the sunscreen regimen thinking that the clouds will protect you, you are greatly mistaken. The cloudy skies do not guard you from the sun. You can look for a light textured version of sunscreen. They are also some gel variants that offer you protection without clogging your skin. Try the newer powder sunscreen with nanoparticle technology.
Protect Your Hair
Haircare should not be ignored during this season since the summer’s intense UV damage makes the hair dry, frizzy and damaged. Getting your hair wet in the rains will further weaken your hair. So say no to all hair treatments that make use of heat and chemicals. Also, totally avoid ironing semi wet or wet hair.
- Get a coconut oil massage
- Dry wet hair with low heat
- Do not brush wet hair
- Lise loose hair accessories
- Avoid salon treatments – any chemical treatment will harm the strands since the cuticles are open.
- Getting wet in the rain is fun but change your clothes as soon as possible. Damp clothes increase the risk of skin infections, especially in body folds.
- Dry your hair to remove as much moisture as possible. Blow dry your hair gently it needed.
- Keep wet wipes, moisturizer, face wash and sunscreen in your purse to keep your skin in great condition.
- Go high on immune boosters which are your multivitamins.
- Add anti-inflammatory ingredients to your diet like ginger and turmeric.
- Papaya Face Mask: The papain in papaya removes dead skin layers and tanning.
- Lemon Peel: Turn over half a lemon and use it as a gentle loot ah on the face and the body.
- Use a mixture of lemon juice and rice flour paste on the face and body to slough off dark and dead skin.
- Apply lemon, curd and sandalwood powder as a mask and then scrub gently to de-tan.
- Most treatments are sate during this season, but concentrate on de-W like peels and microdermabrasion.
- Start laser treatment for skin lightening, tightening or hair removal.