Skin Care During Monsoon: Facts And Tips

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skin-care-tipsIt’s the refreshing Monsoon time! Everything around you looks and feels bright, breezy and fresh. But does your skin too? Have you ever found your skin acting strangely during the rainy season?

It is generally seen that the human skin becomes quite irritable during the rainy season. Our skin might often become oily and alternatively dry or dehydrated.

We need to look after our skin equally during the rainy season as we do during the scorching summer heat. Fungal infection, skin eruption, and dry/oily skin are few of the major problems that most of us face.  Here let us go through this comprehensive skin care regime..

  •  For fungal infection, never keep your skin and body wet for long time. Lukewarm water for bath, antifungal soap, cream and talc will be  beneficial.
  • Skin should be kept clean at all times. Use a deep cleanser before going to bed. Good and effective cleansing using a soap free cleanser is  recommended. You could also use a gentle scrub once a day
  • Cleansing should be followed by toning using an alcohol free toner, since increased humidity could open up your pores
  • Use a good anti bacterial toner to dislodge microbes hidden in the skin
  • Sunscreen is mandatory, even if the sun is hidden behind clouds
  • Although your skin does not feel dry, moisturizing is of prime importance. The season dehydrates the skin, which makes skin dull if not dry
  • Use a light lotion-based moisturizer or serum with a lightening agent as well as lactic acid – this will gently rehydrate your skin and  also brighten it up.
  • Use only waterproof makeup, for obvious reasons. Also, makeup should not be oil based. Apply moisturizer instead of liquid foundation. and  avoid heavy makeup
  • Use hot water for bathing and washing
  • A facewash containing alpha hydroxyl acid (like Ahaglow) helps to freshen the skin, but do not use it more than once a day.
  • Chemical peels (skin treatment performed by dermatologists) are also an excellent way to freshen up dull skin and the monsoon is the best weather for them — there is no risk of sun exposure and sensitivity after the peeling session. There are a variety of peels available nowadays — skin-lightening peels, acne peels, peels for sensitive skin, arginine peels for under-eye circles etc. Ask your dermatologist for details.
  • If your skin is oily or blackheads and whiteheads are noticeable and growing more like a weed. Then reduce the oil from skin by using water based moisturizers, cleansing it multiple times, drinking excess of water and applying citrus fruit peel pack.
  • During the monsoon, Skin can either become very dry and prone to acne or it can become very oily and attract dirt and pollutants. Those with acne-prone skins should opt for a water-based moisturiser. If our skin is dry yet pimple-free, then an oil-based moisturiser is better suited.

Besides  these external ways to take care of your skin during monsoon, Remember to nourish your skin from the inside, too – eat salads blanched in boiling water to disinfect them. It is very important to eat foods rich in vitamins and increase fluid intake because the season can dehydrate the body. Reduce meats and increase intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Vegetable soup which will keep you warm and healthy and drink the usual 8-10 glasses of water. Your skin is always thirstier than you are!

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