Essentials of monsoon skincare

Najooka Javier
Sunday, 28 June 2020

While most of us already know that a simple way to keep your skin happy is by laying low on cosmetics during the summers and saving the heavy moisturisers for the winters. The one season that doesn't fit the criteria is that of monsoon. 

Whether you are a beauty junkie or not, the thumb rule to maintaining your skin's health is to update your skincare routine according to the season. 

While most of us already know that a simple way to keep your skin happy is by laying low on cosmetics during the summers and saving the heavy moisturisers for the winters. The one season that doesn't fit the criteria is that of monsoon. 

Just as the overcast skies make us moody, it is only obvious for our skins to react in the exact same way. T-zones and dull skin are the most typical issues of the season. 

But here's how you can weather the storm and keep your skin happy through the gloom. 

Deep Clean: The key to maintaining skin health is by keeping it clean. Irrespective of the season, it is essential to protect your skin from the constant dust and pollution. Experts suggest, cleaning your face with plain water is an effective way to keep pores unclogged. 

It is also important to use a mild soap that is only used for the face as harsh soaps tend to make your skin dry.

Mask it up: Masks are an excellent way to unclog pores and calm your skin. A simple Multani mitti mask goes a long way in not only de-stressing your skin and ensuring a regular pamper sesh for your skin. Use a mask at least once a week to keep your skin happy during the humid monsoons. 

Alovera gel also makes for an excellent moisturiser and skin hydrator and works as a home remedy for acne. It is also a beneficial skin toner that helps maintain your skins pH value. 

Sunscreen a perennial best friend: As long as the sun is shining bright outside, your skin needs protection. The harmful UV rays are responsible for leaving you with dull and tanned skin. Sunscreens act as a barrier between the harsh sun and your skin. 

It is also important to find a sunscreen that suits your skin best. An excellent way to go about selecting a skincare product is to consult a dermatologist or stick to organic products that lay low on chemicals. 

Wet tissues - A common complaint during the monsoons is that of oily skin, an effective way to beat oily skin without withing harsh drying soaps is to wash your face. But since washing is not always a feasible option, wet tissues can be the next best option. Wet tissues also are an essential right now in the current situation of the COVID-19. 

Moisturise - During monsoons, it is hard for our skins to adjust to the shifting weather. The increased humidity confuses our skin, and so it becomes important to stick to a light moisturiser to keep your skin from drying out. 

Monsoons are a tricky time for our skin as it is difficult to maintain the normal texture and prevent from over-drying or becoming oily. So it becomes all the more important to take extra care to keep your skin as healthy as possible to prevent acne and breakouts. 

While you care for your skin, keep in my that your scalp needs protection too. Often an irritated scan can lead to acne or breakouts on the forehead. For this, it is important to avoid scratching and preventing your scalp skin from flaking. 

Also, during monsoon, our scalp loses its natural capacity to balance oil and moisture. Hence, it becomes more important to wash your hair regularly. 

A regular skincare routine goes a long way in protecting your skin from breaking out and becoming dull. It is also important to maintain a healthy diet and include fruits and vegetables in your daily meals. 

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