With monsoon season already here, it is time for you to pay special attention to your skin and hair; it should be pointed out that rainwater with its higher pH, along with the high humidity tends to have devastating effects on your hair and skin. The best thing that you can do is to check out some of these beauty hacks to so that you can take better care of yourself.
AVOID USING LOT OF HAIR PRODUCTS:
monsoon season and the humidity is bound to be high; as a result, your skin is
bound to get dry and your hair, frizzy. This is why you may want to avoid using
too many hair products and moreover if you have scheduled a perm, or a hair
styling treatment you may want to push it for a later date. As it is, your hair
is stressed enough with dry scalp and frizzy hair locks along with split ends.
It is the
monsoon season and chances are that you are bound to be sloshing through muddy
water. And that is all the more reason for you to want to clean your feet
regularly; you may even want to opt for a DIY scrub, with oatmeal, sea salt,
and coffee powder in equal portions along with some almond oil. Now, take the
mixture and massage it along your feet and wash it later with warm water and
cleanser. That should do the trick.
KEEP SKIN CLEAN & MOISTURIZED:
humidity is already high this time of the year and as a result, your skin is
bound to get oily. This is why you may want to cleanse your skin regularly with
warm water and use a moisturizer to ensure that your skin retains essential
moisture and remains well hydrated. You may also want to drink lots of water as
LOW KEY MAKEUP:
Yes, there is lots of waterproof makeup doing the rounds and it may seem like a great idea. It’s okay to wear light makeup but you need to ensure that you remove all traces of it the moment you get back home. Make sure that your make up is light enough with lighter-toned lipstick, and a blush to accentuate those cheekbones. Remember, using too much makeup will clog up your skin pores and worse, it may even cause a breakout as well.
Most people tend to think that they do not need sunscreen just because it is cloudy, Well they need to realize that UV radiation can quite easily get through the clouds and that they need a good sunblock cream with at least an SPF 20.
There are various conditioners you can opt for but given the high humidity, you may want to opt for organic ones. But a better hair conditioner would be a beer, one that you can use to get a natural glow to your hair. Open the beer bottle and gently wash your hair with the beer, let it sit on for some time and massage it in. And after a period of 10 minutes or so, rinse your hair with cold water and you should have some great shining hair with some good bounce to it.
One of the things that you need to be on the lookout for happens to be dandruff. This is more or less the season for the same; the high humidity makes your skin and especially your scalp dry. And given the dampness in the air, this should help facilitate the spread of dandruff. Instead of opting for over the counter shampoos which probably contains several chemicals, you may first want to try a local, organic solution. Just get some neem oil, heat it slightly, now massage it into your scalp at least an hour before you take your bath. And using an organic shampoo rinse the neem oil out of your hair. Repeated neem oil head massages should help to keep dandruff at bay, permanently.
WASH RETURNING HOME:
It should be pointed out that most of the waterborne infections often spread around this time of the year. This is why after you had just returned home, you may either want to wash your hands and feet or better yet opt for a bath. You may want to use lukewarm water when taking your bath as it helps to clean your skin thoroughly. Make sure that you use natural or organic soap so that it does not strip away your skins natural nutrients and moisture.
This is the monsoon season so naturally, you may end up getting wet as you head out. That is all the more reason for you to pack an umbrella or a coat that can provide you with the protection you need. This way, you can ensure that you remain dry at all times and take better care of your skin in the process.
It often goes without saying that the right food can make a world of difference. That is all the truer when it comes to the monsoon season; just make sure that you follow a healthy diet at all times and one that is low in fat and calories. You need to make sure that your body receives the required nutrients and as a result, your skin would retain its healthy look.
These are some of the essential beauty hacks that you would have to take a closer look at, for this monsoon season. Just remember that all these suggestions are tried and tested, and, yes, they do work, including the DIY scrub. You may want to start acting on some of these tips right away so that you can better protect yourself and ensure that your skin retains that healthy glow at all times. So the next time it rains, you may want to think twice before heading outside sans any protection.