The season of the scorching sun is finally over, and it’s time to relieve yourself and get drenched in the monsoon showers. From dryness to acne and oily face that’s dull and lifeless, the rainy season brings its own set of skincare woes. Here are some tips to keep your skin healthy during monsoon.
Stick to CTM religiously
No matter the season, you need to cleanse, tone, and moisture your skin every day to ensure that it stays healthy. For monsoons, switch to mild, herbal face washes like Lotus Herbal Tea Tree Wash or soap-free cleansers such as Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser, which remove dirt and impurities without drying your skin out. Follow with a toner, preferably one that is alcohol-free like Himalaya Herbals Clarifying and Refreshing Toner or Kaya daily Pore Minimising Toner. Toning helps tighten your pores and prevents them from accumulating grime and dirt. Once you’ve toned your skin well, moisturise it. Light and fast absorbing moisturisers like Jovees White Water Lily Moisturising Lotion (for normal to dry skin) and Jovees Aloe vera Moisturising Lotion(for oily and sensitive skin)are the best for this season, as creamy ones may leave your skin shiny owing to higher humidity.
Keep your makeup light
Sudden downpours or heavy showers can wash off your makeup and leave you with a ghostly appearance. So during the rainy season, keep your makeup light, and use products that will not bleed. A simple, waterproof kajal like Faces Magneteyes Kajal and Maybelline Volume Express Hyper Curl Mascara, along with long stay lipstick could do the trick!
Don’t discard your sunscreen
Sunshine may not be abundant during rainy days, but that’s no reason to keep sun protection products away. Dry spells are pretty common between showers, and when you step out to enjoy the intermittent sunshine, you don’t want your skin to be unprotected. You could also use a moisturiser that comes with sun protection benefits like Biotique Bio Morning Nectar SPF 30+ Soothing Face Lotion.
Use lukewarm water
On a cold, monsoon morning, you are definitely tempted to take a hot shower, but that may not be the best for your skin. Hot water can dry out your skin quickly. Instead, use lukewarm water so that it cleanses out your skin effectively while leaving you warm. Use a gentle body cleansing product like Lovea Blue Lagoon Soothing Shower Gel or an exfoliating scrub like Biotique Bio Nut Detoxifying Body Scrub for a refreshed feeling.
Moisturise your body well
With rising humidity levels, you may not feel the need to use moisturising products for your body. However, these products are essential to a well-nourished and healthy looking skin. Use lightweight and non-sticky products like Jergens Soothing Aloe refreshing Moisturiser. This way, your skin wouldn’t feel greasy or sticky.
Rejuvenate with a face pack
To bring the natural glow back to your skin during the monsoon season, use a face pack or an at-home facial kit. Opt for fruit based products like Lotus Herbals Frujuvenate Face Pack or Jovees Skin Rejuvenating Fruit facial Pack to give your skin a well-nourished and rejuvenated look and feel. Face packs with cucumber such as VLCC Clear Tan Fruit Face Pack are a great choice for oily skin, as it helps close pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh.