It’s that time of the year when it starts to pour ‘cats and dogs’. Your normal skin routine is not going to do much and you need to be a little more strategic with the same when it comes to taking care of your skin during the monsoon season. And that is all the more reason as to why you should check out the following skincare tips, to help you maintain that clean and fresh look, all through the rainy weather.
The first thing that you got to remember is that dampness is not exactly skin-friendly, as it helps to facilitate the spread of bacteria, fungal growth – all of which can lead to serious skin conditions. And that is why you need to cleanse your face and hands, at least three times each day. This should help you remove the excess oil as well as grime that may have clogged up your skin pores.
MAINTAIN pH BALANCE:
It is the
monsoon season and chances are that you are bound to get wet. And that is going
to throw the pH balance of your skin out of whack. And that is why you may want
to use a toner, preferably something that is non-alcoholic to maintain that
fresh look as well as to balance out the pH of your skin.
It is the
monsoon season, and the humidity is going to be high. The downside is that high
humidity can cause you to experience extremely dry skin which is what you need
to watch out for. You would be well advised to use natural moisturizers to make
your skin feel taut, supple and to glow with freshness. And you may also want
to avoid the usual soaps since they would contain various toxins which can
acerbate your current situation. You may instead want to opt for a moisturizer
base soap such as Dove, which can help your skin to retain moisture better.
If you happen to have ‘oily skin’ condition, then you should know that it is on account of overactive sebaceous glands. The good news is that you would not have to worry too much about the humidity but the downside is that overactive production by the glands can cause your skin pores to clog up. That is why it makes sense to go in for water-based moisturizers since they can help you retain the ‘fresh’ look and keep the oil production in check.
The one mistake most people make is that they often assume that they do not need any sunblock if it happens to be cloudy. The real fact is that UV rays can get just fine through the clouds as they do, during a clear day and that is all the more reason that you would want to opt for a good sunblock with an effective SPF level of protection. Some people are naturally sensitive to sunlight and if you happen to be one of them, then you would definitely need a good sunblock, irrespective of whether it is cloudy or not.
One of the
things that you may want to follow, at all times, irrespective of the season or
the weather is to exfoliate your skin gently. Exfoliation is the means by which
you effectively remove the dead skin cells from your body and as a result, you
maintain a clean and fresh look.
One of the first
things that you learn about the rainy season is that the high humidity can
cause you to sweat more. As a result, your body loses essential moisture which
is why you need to keep yourself hydrated all the time. Drink a few ounces of
water each day, so that your skin retains the essential moisture and appears
clean, soft and supple. Without the essential moisture, your skin can appear
lifeless and dull.
SHAMPOO & CONDITIONING:
Generally speaking, you may want to use organic shampoos and conditioners, twice a week during the regular season. But it is the monsoon season and with high humidity, you are bound to sweat more, and this would make it easier for bacteria, dust, and grime to coat the skin pores on your scalp. This is why you may want to shampoo and condition your hair more often, to prevent the same from happening.
NO ARTIFICIAL JEWELRY:
Given that it is
the monsoon period, and that you are wearing artificial jewelry, you may want
to do away with those. If you happen to have sensitive skin, then chances are
that you may develop a rash or a breakout as your sweat reacts to the
artificial jewelry you are wearing and this can cause you to itch. So, for the
duration of the monsoon season, say goodbye to artificial jewelry.
FACE MASKS & PEELS:
Rather than purchase branded face masks and peels from a store, you may want to opt to create your own variant. You can use a few simple household ingredients to create face masks and peels that are completely safe to use and 100% free of toxins as well. That way, you can ensure that you use ‘organic’ face masks and peels and in the process, help protect your skin better. Moreover, you should not develop an allergic reaction to the same either.
These are some of the essential tips that you need to
follow to ensure that you maintain a healthy glow as far as your skin is
concerned. And it is always a good idea to get any skin blemishes checked out
by your doctor as well, for the blemish in question could well be a symptom of
something else altogether. And that is why it makes sense to get the same
diagnosed at the earliest. Just follow these tips for the rainy season and you
should be able to maintain that ‘clean, fresh glow’ to your skin, with ease.