Isn’t it a pleasant relief to hear the pitter-patter of the rains against your window as you take in the incredible scent of petrichor? The much-needed solace after a bout of sweltering heat? Ah, what joy! Of course, it’s hard to control the crazy urge to rush out and celebrate with a rain dance, as you welcome the monsoons with open arms. While all this is truly rosy, here is the flip side. With the rains come dirt, grime, dampness, and humidity. For those who didn’t know, rains and humidity go hand-in-hand. So, what does this mean? It means that the humidity increases oil secretion of the skin which results in acne and breakouts. The problem is compounded by clogged pores giving rise to blemishes. Additionally, the muddy grime due to showers makes the surroundings wet and dirty thus increasing the pollutants. This tends to lead to fungal infections and other skin-related hassles.
Ah well! So much for the rains. As if we didn’t have enough worries, skincare is yet another thing to stress about, right? Wrong! Because we’ve put together a super-handy list of dos and don’ts that will ensure the clearest of complexion, even on the cloudiest of days. Here goes.
Clean your skin regularly
Monsoons bring with it humidity which causes us to sweat thus leading to dirt accumulation, clogged pores, and breakouts. That’s why it is highly essential to keep your face clean and free of impurities. But don’t over-wash your face as this can lead to dryness. Use mild products that are gentle and easy on the skin.
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Tone your skin
Toning is absolutely essential, and even more so during monsoons. Toners not only remove dirt and residual components but also help close pores. As we all know, open pores can lead to the accumulation of impurities thus causing breakouts. You can also keep your toner in the fridge for that extra zing of coolness. If you’re looking to go natural, lemon, cucumber, and green tea make for excellent toners.
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A dose of moisturizer
Even though the weather may be muggy, humidity caused by rains can make your skin dry, dehydrated, and dull. That’s why a moisturizer is essential to keep it hydrated and glowing. For those who struggle with oily skin, it is wise to use a water-based moisturizer, as this will nourish your skin without leaving it greasy. And for those with dry skin, use creamy moisturizer to keep it supple and soft.
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Go exfoliate your skin
Indulge in an exfoliation routine as this helps to get rid of dead cells, prevents skin infections, and boosts complexion. Exfoliation removes surface grime, dead skin, and other bacteria, and stimulates the growth of new skin. It also helps to unclog pores and relieve skin of blackheads and whiteheads. Make sure you use a gentle scrub that is not harsh on the skin.
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Don’t forget sunscreen
Cloudy or not, never ever skip your sunscreen routine. That’s because these rays can penetrate through clouds and even window panes, and damage your skin. So don’t forget to slather on sunscreen with a good amount of SPF and keep your skin safe and protected from the harsh rays of the sun. Reapply every 2-3 hours for maximum protection.
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Drink a good amount of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated and happy. Monsoons usually cause a rise in humidity, which results in sweat, making your skin dull and pale. Drinking water is a great way to restore your skin’s moisture and shine. It also helps to flush out toxins and keep your skin looking healthy.
Avoid too much makeup
Go easy on your makeup during monsoons as the humidity in the air will result in a meltdown. Opt for a minimalistic, light look and avoid cream-based products. Moreover, if you do want to apply makeup, it’s wise to go for waterproof makeup that will last long, without smudging or budging.
While we’re sure this routine will keep your skin looking its best, we can’t help but share some more tips for your overall health and wellness.
- Apart from water, drinking Coconut Water is healthy too. This potassium-rich drink can do wonders for your skin.
- Ensure you eat a well-balanced diet including juicy and antioxidant-rich fruits. Limit oily, spicy, and greasy food.
- Don’t forget to take care of your hair. The humidity can work up a sweat leading to an oily scalp and dandruff.
- Always opt for non-alcoholic products as this will help maintain your skin’s pH balance and even out your skin tone.
- Make a thick paste of besan, turmeric, and lemon. Apply on your face and wash off after 15 minutes. It will give your skin an undeniable glow.
- You can also mix Multani Mitti (Fullers Earth) and Rose Water to a thick paste and apply on the face for 15 minutes. Wash off to reveal the freshest skin ever!
- Use minimal products and allow your skin to breathe freely.
- Avoid touching your face often, the germs on your hands will get transferred to your face causing breakouts.
With these handy tips, we’re sure you’ll be well-armed to combat anything that comes your way, even the harshest of rains. So don’t let the rains dampen your spirits or your skincare routine. Follow these fool-proof tips and flaunt your glorious skin, all season long. Pamper your skin, indulge in self-love. After all, happy skin is beautiful skin.
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