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Tips For Skin Care In Monsoons

Monsoon is here. As much as you are enjoying the nippy weather and heavy downpour, there are some concerns that need your attention.

We agree, rainy season brings respite from the scorching summers, but it also brings along a barrage of skin problems. In fact, monsoon is not particularly kind on our skin. Due to excess humidity, we often face problems like acne, breakouts and more. This further takes away the glow from our skin and makes it look pale and dull.

According to Dr Vikram Lahoria MD, consultant dermatologist at Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali, "Monsoon bring along excessive humidity, making skin sweaty and oily. This further blocks the pores leading to breakouts. Especially during the Covid era, where we are wearing masks all the time, conditions worsen for acne prone skin. Besides the humid, wet and damp weather conditions during the rainy season leads to the growth and multiplication of various infections namely fungal and bacterial."

If you too are fed up with the dull skin this monsoon, then let us tell you, all is not lost. In fact, with some basic changes in your daily diet, you can get back the glow, the natural way.

Skin care tips during monsoon

• Just because the day is cloudy or rainy it doesn’t mean that your skin is safe from the UV rays of the sun. You still need the protection of a good sunscreen.

• It is necessary to wash your face 2-3 times a day to remove the excess oil dirt and also to avoid fungal infection. Make sure to use a mild and natural face wash.

• Hydrate yourself well so that the toxins get flushed out of the body and prevent acne and pimples

• Avoid wearing makeup because it can clog the skin pores and cause acne breakouts. If you do wear makeup then remove it thoroughly before going to bed.

• During the monsoon there is a craving for fried snacks and many people binge on them. However, you should avoid them because they can cause acne and breakouts. This is important for rainy season skin care.

Skin care routine that you can follow during monsoon -

Fist step is - Exfoliating

Exfoliation is necessary to remove the dead skin cells and help in unclogging the pores. You can opt for natural exfoliating agents like sugar, baking soda, coffee, tea bags, oatmeal, papaya and yogurt. Use these mild abrasive ingredients to remove the dead cells from your skin. Exfoliating is especially a must for monsoon skin care for oily skin.

Second step is - Cleansing

Once you have exfoliated your skin and cleansed the open pores you can use coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, honey and lemon and rose water to cleanse your face.

Third step is - Toning

Toning is necessary to remove the leftover dirt and makeup. It is advisable not to opt for store bought toners. Instead you should use natural ingredients like green tea, rose water, lemon juice, chamomile tea, and cucumber water. If you have sensitive skin then you should consult your beautician for the right monsoon skin care for sensitive skin.

And last step is - Moisturizing

Here too natural ingredients like organic coconut oil, olive oil and hemp seed oil are a good option as they don’t leave your skin feeling oily. Apart from taking care of the skin from outside it is also necessary to consume the right foods to make sure that your skin does not just remain problem free but also youthful.

Source by - Anirudh Jalan and Somdatta Saha.


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