Monsoon is the season of love whereas rains and humidity can create a lot of trouble to your skin. When you feel like dancing in the rains, remember the mess up done to your beauty routine.
Not to worry much!
A normal skincare regime won’t be of much help. To bring back your glowing healthy skin, you need some special care during the rainy days.
The first thing to remember is to keep your skin away from being damped as that would bring bacterial and fungal infections. Various skin issues like skin irritation, acne, patchy skin, and rashes may arise due to the microbial attack on your damp skin.
Maintain your fresh and glowing skin with these 10 beauty tips.
Ultimate skincare regime
Indian monsoons bring a change in temperature and humidity levels. The ultimate skincare routine involves exfoliating, cleansing, toning and moisturizing to save your skin in this gloomy weather.
1. Do not skip the sunscreen
By seeing the cloudy morning, you might think of skipping the sunscreen. But that is not a good idea. UV rays are present even on gloomy cloudy days.
To keep your skin safe from the harmful ultraviolet rays, apply a good sunscreen before stepping out every day.
Use an SPF 30 water-based sunscreen 15 minutes before going out in the sun.
2. Exfoliating in Monsoon
The meaning of exfoliation is to remove the dead skin cells from your skin and unclogs your skin pores. The benefit of exfoliating is to enhance the growth of new skin cells.
But rubbing off your skin too much can damage. So you need to stick to a light and gentle exfoliating face wash. It will ideally remove all the grime and dirt from your skin while keeping your natural moisture intact.
Few natural exfoliators that you can use are coffee, papaya, oatmeal, sugar, tea bags, baking soda, and yogurt.
3. Stay hydrated
Stay hydrated and ensure an adequate amount of water intake. Drink at least eight glasses or 2 liters of water daily to get free from toxins. Detoxification will help you to tackle acne and pimples. Also, dehydrated skin will look dull and pale.
In addition to that, you can also drink infused water with fruits, lemon, and herbs, etc. Try to keep some juices and coconut water in case you want some tasty drinks.
4. Keep your face clean
An important part of the beauty routine is cleansing. Before the oil and grime clog your skin pores, it is necessary to clean it off with the help of a mild facewash. Wash your face three times a day to keep it clean and fresh.
Oily dirty skin is like a storehouse for bacteria creating infections on your skin. You can also pick a herbal cleanser that contains neem and turmeric extracts.
5. Toning in monsoon
To prevent any monsoon breakouts, opt for a natural, alcohol-free toner. Your skin will feel refreshed if you use green tea, chamomile tea, lemon juice, or cucumber water. Toning also helps to maintain the pH balance of your skin.
6. Use a water-based moisturizer
Water-based moisturizers can be used during the rainy season. Do not allow the rainwater to sit on your skin for long. Pat dry and apply the moisturizer to keep it soft and supple. The lotion-based serum will rehydrate your skin and helps in skin-brightening.
Some natural ingredients that can be used as a moisturizer are olive oil, organic cold-pressed coconut oil, hemp seed oil, aloe vera, and cucumber.
7. Rosewater can do the trick
Rosewater is considered as miracle water that you can keep in your handbag for anytime application. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of rose water can do wonders for your skin.
8. Limit make-up usage
The cakey sticky make-up is a big no this season. Go easy on your daily make-up as it will clog your pores. It may create breakouts on your skin due to bacterial infection. Try to use water-proof make-up during monsoons. You can leave make-up for some days and go bare if possible.
9. Healthy snacking
The most vital part of skincare is what you eat. Try to incorporate fruits and vegetables more in your diet. Eat colorful fruits in times of snacking.
During rains, your heart goes out for oily fries and tea. All these will make your skin greasy and oily. Keep nuts and seeds as well for healthy snacking. Fruit salads, juices, and protein bars are healthy snacks for your glowing skin.
10. Nighttime skincare
Nighttime care is a must for keeping your skin glowing throughout the season. Try to remove all your make-up before hitting the bed. Toning is followed immediately after cleansing. Avoid dark shaded lipstick on your lips. Clean your lip and apply a milk cream at night. You can also opt for coconut oil for your cracked lips.
Try to avoid facial and bleaching as it might dry-up your skin. Manicure and pedicure will help you to keep your nails, hands, and legs clean. Use warm water while cleaning your face will provide you a refreshing feeling.
If you have an attachment with junk jewelry or artificial jewelry, it is better to avoid it during the rainy season. It is great if you can make homemade face packs and body scrub from the day-to-day ingredients present in your kitchen.
Follow the above 10 tips for a naturally healthy glow on your skin. The best part is that all these tips and tricks can be applied to any skin type.