It is essential that you take better care of your skin, your hair and in general your body, during the monsoon season. Yes, monsoon is a rejuvenating time and the smell of wet earth can truly be intoxicating. But the fact is that monsoon with its high humidity levels can play havoc with your skin and hair, and this can even lead to some serious skin infections if you do not take adequate care of yourself. Damp weather facilitates the growth of bacteria and fungus, and that’s why you may need to change your skin care regimen during this time.
Let’s start with the most obvious one; its rainy season and that means sloshing through puddles of muddy water. Just so you know, most of the parasitic infections often make their beeline to your body either through the water or through the soles of your feet or by you drinking infected water. So make sure that when you head out, your feet are adequately protected as are the soles of your feet. While this may not essentially be a skincare tip, it nevertheless involves a part of your skin and is an important suggestion.
Chances are that you would have to slosh through muddy water often and given that, it is a good idea to wax often and at the same time, get mani-pedis done. By shortening your nails, you should be letting yourself be less prone to infection. It is necessary that you take care of your largest organ which happens to be your skin since dust and grime adhere itself to your skin, quite easily during this season.
SCRUB & CLEAN:
It is a good idea to scrub gently and cleans at least a few times each day. Given the high humidity levels during this time of the year, it is essential that you do all you can to ensure that your skin pores are not clogged and that it is as supple and fresh as ever. Just remember to use a soap-free cleanser for the same, and remember to tone your skin once you have scrubbed it, to close those pores.
Remember that it is the monsoon season; and for obvious reasons, it would be a good idea to go in for waterproof makeup. You may want to use the kajal pen or lip gloss, but whatever you choose to apply, make sure that it is waterproof. And you may also want to slim it down, and allow your pores to breathe.
If you use
makeup often, then chances are that you would definitely need to exfoliate and
remove the dead skin cells. Letting the buildup remain on your face and the
rest of your body would eventually lead to blemishes and skin infections. So if
you want to take better care of your skin, then book a session at the local spa
for an exfoliation session.
It is the monsoon season and given the high humidity levels, your body would be sweating more and your sebaceous glands would be going into overdrive as well. All the sweat combined with oil, dust, and grime will coat your skin and clog those pores. Using a cleanser in such a condition may not do much since it cannot cleanse deeply. Moreover, if you use various lotions and creams, then these would just add to the mix. That is why, when cleaning your body, you would need to use lukewarm water as this would be able to penetrate deep and clean your skin and your clogged pores at the same time. Moreover, using warm water should get those pores to open up further, thereby enabling you to clean them easily.
happen to suffer from dry skin/ chapped skin, then getting drenched in the rain
can just aggravate the situation further. The fact is that rainwater can offset
the pH balance on your skin, and if that is not enough, the humidity would
exacerbate the condition. The best thing that you can do is to drink at least
8-10 glasses of water. And you may want to avoid coffee or tea since they tend
to suck the moisture out of your body. Your goal here is to stay hydrated at
all times and to ensure that your skin retains its moisture and does not get
too dry in the process.
If you are planning to bleach your skin or go in for some facials, then you may want to wait until the humidity is well back to normal levels. This is not the right time for the same since the process sucks the moisture out of your face. You can, however, opt for homemade facial masks, made from organic matter, which should be just fine and leave your skin looking soft, and fresh.
lips get chapped too often because of the high humidity in the air, then you
may want to rub some warm coconut oil on your lips just as you head to bed.
They should retain their natural suppleness by the time you get up.
Each time you head out in rainy weather; always wash your face, hands, and feet. Make sure that you use warm water for the same as this should help you clean your body and skin thoroughly of all the dirt and grime.
These are some of the essential monsoon tips that you would need
to follow to retain that healthy skin, Just remember that your skin also
happens to be the largest organ of your body and one that you may take for
granted. You need to go the extra mile to ensure that it always looks supple
and fresh. Granted that some of the suggestions listed here may sound like a
lot of work at the start, but they have all been vetted and they do work.