Monsoon has already hit - the rainy season brings us lots of joy & fun, simultaneously this likewise comes with its share of skin issues.
The rain relieves us from harsh heat and dryness, but it is also the reason for dampness & humidity that gives birth to lots of viral and bacterial infections.
During monsoon, your skin demands a different skincare approach as skin faces the problems like clogged pores, uneven skin tone, greasy skin texture, fine lines, rashes, itching, acne, tanning, and other skin allergies.
If you think that taking care of your skin is tough during monsoon, think twice because it's not that tough. Let's read out that - how to take care of your skin to keep it happy and healthy during monsoon.
During the rainy season, your skin is prone to dirt and grim, due to which the pores get clogged and make your skin look dull & dirty. Try to wash your face using a mild face wash thrice a day. Instead of washing your face, you can use a face cleanser or rose water to clear your skin.
Replace the face wash or soap with ingredients available in your kitchen like rosewater, aloe vera gel, Multani mitti, Chandan powder, or besan. There are several natural ways to cleanse your skin deep inside.
- Use a lemon - put some sugar on half of the lemon and rub it on your face. Wash it clean after 5 minutes, and pat dry with a clean cotton towel. Lemon helps exfoliate and acts as a bleaching agent that will make your skin feel fresh and clean.
- Potato - Mash a potato to squeeze out the juice, apply it around your eyes - this will overcome the dark circles.
- Gram flour and Yoghurt - Make a paste of yogurt, gram flour, and a pinch of turmeric powder, apply it on your face and wash it off after 15 minutes. It will help cleanse your skin and help get a healthy glow on your face.
- Rose Water - A spray of rose water is a pocket-friendly & skin-friendly product. You can keep it in your bag while traveling - use it to cleanse your face with the help of a cotton ball.
Whether it is a sunny day or a cloudy day - never skip your sunscreen from your skincare routine. The sun rays damage your skin up to some extent during cloudy days, which will make your face look tanned and dark.
It is always good to cover your face with a layer of sunscreen that helps your skin against hidden sunrays and saves it from sun damage.
- You need to check the SPF before buying a sunscreen - you can use a low SPF sunscreen during cloudy weather and vice-versa for sunny days.
- Use water-resistant sunscreen during rainy days - this will stay longer even on damp skin.
- Check the content on the package that your sunscreen is free from paraben, sulfate, and color.
- No sunscreen protects you against 100% from sun rays, so prefer to wrap a scarf around or wear a hat to cover your face.
- Add a sunscreen that your skin loves wearing - which is non-greasy and doesn't make your skin look oily and dark.
- To mild your sunscreen - mix it with your daily moisturizer and apply it to your face. Doing so will make it get absorbed easily on your face and keep it mild and light.
If you are buying a moisturizer to use during the monsoon, select one wisely. Always prefer to apply a non-greasy or non-oily face cream or moisturizer. Avoid face serums during this season as most of the serums are thick and oily. However, you can replace your normal serum with a gel-based serum-like aloe vera gel.
Heavy moisturizer or cream will clog your pores and form an oily layer over the face. This layer will let the dirt particles get stuck deep inside and damage your skin.
- Check the SPF before purchasing a moisturizer - a moisturizer or cream with SPF helps protect your skin against sun damage.
- Make sure that the moisturizer is free from sulfate and parabens.
- Use natural moisturizers like almond oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, or aloe vera gel.
- Stay hydrated during the monsoon - on rainy days, we don't feel that thirsty, but our body needs an ample amount of water to keep our skin hydrated and healthy inside.
- Use a tinted moisturizer - with which you can skip the layer of foundation and leave your skin to breathe freely.
- Massage your skin with a layer of "fresh malai" or milk, and wash it over after 5 minutes. It helps your skin stay moisturized and look glowing & non-oily.
When it is not necessary - don't wear a thick layer of makeup on your skin. Makeup lets your pores get clogged, and the humid weather allows perspiration to dries inside the pores and adds to uneven skin tone, dead skin cells, skin rashes, acne, and other skin allergies. So, say bye to makeup during rain and enjoy your no-makeup look under the rain shower.
To avoid makeup is not so easy during this season because it comes with lots of festivities and celebrations. The fact here comes true that all the ladies love makeup and want to look extravagantly beautiful during day or evening outings.
Try to take care of your skin during monsoon-like pamper skin with facials, anti-tan packs, bleach, clean up, etc. If your attitude is lethargic about visiting a parlor, book a beauty slot with a home salon service, and make sure this will add a naturally beautiful glow to your skin. You can also book your next session with Glamcode Premium Home Salon. For now, nail your rainy day look with these points -
- Replace your foundation with a BB cream
- Apply lightweight moisturizer or a tinted one
- Use powder-based products instead of getting liquid
- Apply a matte lip color in place of glossy
- Always apply primer before makeup
- Make water-proof products your makeup BFF
- Water-proof your eyebrows and lashes
Diet During Monsoon
Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables- Adding seasonal fruits to your diet is important - like peaches, plums, pear, cherry, apple, and pomegranate. It promotes the flow of essential nutrients like vitamin A, C in your body and helps maintain gut health.
One can add fruit and vegetables to your diet like salads, juices, smoothies, pie, jelly, or tarts.
Nuts & Spices - Nuts and seeds are the rich source of proteins, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. One should have them during the rainy season to keep good physical and mental health.
The herbs like turmeric, ginger, garlic, pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg are known for anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial, and immune-boosting actions. They help support the immune system by regulating immune cells. Adding these spices to your food helps maintain a healthy body and skin.
Adopting healthy diet plans and drinking an ample amount of water are the prime factors to maintain your skin healthy and happy - outside & inside.