Finally, monsoon has hit with heavy rains in states like Mumbai and drizzling in Delhi. The change in the weather has given relief from the peak mercury level that was making life horrible. Though the change in the weather has relieved from scorching heat, humidity has created another problem.
Alike other seasons, monsoon also has its share of problems. I am not talking about the floods, watery roads, and mud; I am talking about skin problems that come with the humidity of rainy season. Monsoon is like a nightmare for the girls having oily and acne prone skin. Not just the oily skin, the humidity creates some or the other problem for every skin type.
Whatever problems it has, these cannot stop us from enjoying the romantic weather. We have a solution for everything. Here are some skin care tips to help you tackle the monsoon and look beautiful even in this humid weather.
Clean your Face Regularly
Though there is no just in the air that can affect your skin, but regular cleaning is still important to remove impurities. You can use a good quality cleanser or can use the ayurvedic cleanser like rose water.
Fuller’s Earth (MultaniMitti) and Rose Water for Oily Skin
Mix fuller’s earth rose water and 1 TSP of powdered camphor. Keep this in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and apply on the face several times a day to remove excessive oil from the face. This gives your skin a clean feel by reducing oil production.
Take fruits like pineapple, watermelon, papaya and apple to make a face pack. Apply it on the face and wash it after half an hour when the pack is completely dry. This not only gives you glowing and fresh skin but also hydrates it for good health.
Jojoba Oil for Dry Skin
Though people having dry skin feel better in this humid weather due to less dryness, they still need to take care of the skin to prevent any negative impact of the humidity in the air. Mix jojoba oil with honey and curt and make a face pack. Apply it on the face and neck and wash it after 5-10 minutes. This moisturizes your face and makes it look fresh.
These are home remedies to protect your skin from the side effects of monsoon. Besides this, you also need to be very careful with the use of makeup products in this season. Check some tips for this as well:
Stop Using Foundation:
It is better to avoid the use of foundation in the rainy season and allow your skin to breath properly. Use of oil based moisturizer and foundation can make your skin look greasy and can block the pores causing acne problem.
This is the best way to remove dead skin cells and blemishes. Regular exfoliation is important in monsoon also to unclog the pores to get the youthful skin.
To ensure right hydration of the skin, moisturizer is important in every season. The only difference in the moisturizer you have to pick for monsoon is to check the moisture level. As the weather already has humidity, you should go for a light moisturizer to get a soft look.
Don’t use Oil:
Use of oil in this season can clog the pores. So avoid using heavy oils like coconut or castor oil. If you still want to use oil, opt for some non-moisturizing oil like tea tree oil.
Use these simple tips and get ready to enjoy the rain with a smooth, fresh and glowing skin.