Essential Tips for Skin Care During Monsoon
Monsoon is the time when the immunity level of your body may decrease. Numerous infections are also on a roll during this season which may make you fall sick. Just like the other body parts, your skin is prone to experience various problems such as pimples, eczema, rashes and prickly heat boils during rainy season if not looked after well.
There is an increase in humidity during monsoon and damp skin can invite fungal infection. Hence, if you get wet in rain, the first thing you should do is to take shower. Moreover, you should keep your skin dry all the time to keep infections away from yourself.
- Ensure cleansing
- Don’t forget to exfoliate
- Check ingredients
- Wear less or no make-up
- Don’t skip sunscreen
Cleansing holds great importance for your skin to boost its health. Thus, make sure to clean your skin using a mild face wash to make your skin free of impurities caused by monsoon viruses. Experts recommend the use of mild facewash or homemade face packs as they may keep infections at bay.
Exfoliating your skin twice or thrice a week may lead you to get rid of dead cells as well as clogged pores. However, you must use a mild scrub that does not contain thick granules as it may harm your skin. For normal or combination skin, use of an exfoliating face wash containing salicylic or glycolic acid is also recommended. If you have dry skin, then it is better for you to use a moisturizing scrub so that you don’t dehydrate your skin.
To ensure a safe as well as healthy skin routine during monsoon, you must closely read the ingredients of your skin care products. Opt for products rich in tea tree oil, aloe vera, and neem to get rid of oily skin. Using lemon, yogurt or homemade concoction of honey may soothe dry skin. Moreover, multani mitti can help you in clearing dirt from your skin and papaya mask can reduce tanning.
Wearing makeup is a big no for you during the rainy season because it invites bacteria & microbes. Wear light make-up if you must as heavy make- up can cause acne or other serious skin problem.
Beat the myth that sunscreen is beneficial only in summer and wear sunscreen even on cloudy days. Opt for a sunscreen that is SPF30 or more as well as waterproof. Also, keep all your cosmetics updated and don’t use expired products.
Experts also recommend hair protection during monsoon to curb problems such as hair fall and many other. You should wash your hair if it is exposed to rain. Using an SLS-free shampoo and conditioning your hair is also a must for better protection during the rainy season. Thus, follow these expert-recommended tips and don’t let monsoon take away your skin health.
Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors