Rainy season always brings a welcome respite from the summer heat. But like every season, it comes with its own problems. I’m not talking about the problems of waterlogging, traffic jams, etc. I’m talking about the effects of the monsoon on your skin.
Rainy season can affect your skin badly. The humid season is especially troublesome for people prone to acne. But with proper skin care, you can enjoy the rainy season without worrying it will spoil your skin.
Simple skincare tips for the rainy season
Avoid using chemical products on your skin. Instead, choose natural products. This includes the products needed for a regular skincare regime. That is, exfoliating, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. These four steps are as essential for skincare in the rainy season as in any other season. But choose natural products for these, especially if you have sensitive skin.
- You can use natural and mildly abrasive exfoliators such as baking soda, coffee, tea bag, sugar papaya, oatmeal, and yogurt.
- Once you have exfoliated your skin, cleanse your face with tea tree oil, aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, honey and lemon, or rose water.
- You also need to use a toner to remove the leftover dirt and makeup. For this, you can use lemon juice, green tea, cucumber water, rose water, and chamomile tea.
- Finally, to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized, you can use organic coconut oil, hemp seed oil, olive oil, cucumber. These keep your skin moisturized, without making it oily.
Don’t forget to wear sunscreen:
A clouded sky does not mean you are safe from the ultra-violet rays of the sun. So don’t skip wearing sunscreen while going out in the rainy season. Choose a good-quality sunscreen with a high SPF and wear it every time you step out.
Wash your face often:
As the humidity rises, you sweat more. This may lead to skin problems. So wash your face two or three times a day. This will help in removing the excess oil and dirt from your face and save you from fungal infections common in monsoon.
Healthy skin needs proper hydration. While washing your face often will help, you also need to keep yourself well hydrated. The humid season causes a lot of sweat and may make you dehydrated. This may lead to building up of toxins, which cause acne and pimples. So drink plenty of water every day.
Avoid makeup during rainy season:
Avoid wearing too much makeup in the rainy season. It may clog your skin and lead to breakouts. If you do need to wear makeup, wash it off and clean your face properly before going to bed. Don’t forget the moisturizing after the cleaning.
Don’t binge on fried food:
Fried snacks and spicy food make rains more enjoyable, don’t they? But it’s better to avoid them or limit their consumption because they may lead to skin troubles like acne and breakouts.
Take care of your health:
To have healthy skin, you also need to take care of your overall health. So eat a nutritious diet, exercise regularly, and avoid stress. Taking sufficient sleep is also important to keep your skin glowing. So be sure to sleep for 7 to 8 hours every day.
Rainy season can lead to many skin problems. But with proper care and a bit of caution, you can have a healthy and glowing skin even in the monsoon. Follow the skincare tips for the rainy season that we have mentioned above. Use some tried-and-tested home remedies for skincare like using pastes and face packs made with Multani Mitti, lemon, rose water, etc. With proper care, you too can have beautiful skin even in the rainy season.