After the dreaded season of sunburn, tan, and more heat, fresh rain drops seem to bring in the cool breeze and soft drizzle. As the weather changes, so do our skin and its concerns. Even though you must be ready with your monsoon skincare routine, there are still some ways monsoon can mess with our skin health. You can make your life easy by following these simple beauty do’s and don’ts for the rainy season.
Deep Cleanse The Skin
Increased humidity causes an increase in sebum secretion, which attracts dust and pollution particles that cause clogged pores that lead to breakouts. Go for a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type and limit washing your face to twice a day. Over-washing tends to strip away the skin’s natural oils, compromising the skin’s moisture barrier.
Use Light Moisturisers
Your skin needs hydration, and a gel or water-based moisturiser is recommended during the monsoon season due to the humidity, especially if you have large pores because cream-based moisturisers tend to clog the pores and cause breakouts.
Try Anti-Fungal Products
Fungal infections are pretty common during monsoons, and if not treated the right way at the right time, they may get aggravated causing severe itching, rashes, and redness. Include anti-fungal products in your beauty routine, especially for the scalp and feet, as they are more likely to get infected.
Switch To Waterproof Makeup
It is not a great feeling when you go out with a full face of makeup and look like a melted popsicle after a while. Look for waterproof makeup products that will last throughout the rainy and humid day. You can use a waterproof setting spray instead of powder to set the makeup.
Opt For Anti-Frizz Hair Products
During monsoon, the moist air dampens our hair, making it frizzy and unmanageable. Once you have washed your hair, use a soft towel or a t-shirt to squeeze the excess water from the hair and not rub it vigorously. Use an anti-frizz leave-in conditioner or serum daily for soft and manageable hair.
Use Heavy or Cream-Based Foundations
We love creamy foundations because they give a dewy glow to the look. But cream-based makeup melts due to the humidity, clogs pores, and makes the face look oily. Switch to light water-based foundations and non-comedogenic products during the monsoon.
Skip The Sunscreen
People usually skip sunscreen as soon as the rainy season begins. Harmful UV rays can damage the skin even during monsoon and so, sunscreen should be used all year. If your skin becomes greasy during the monsoon, use gel-based sunscreen and reapply every few hours.
Skip Cleansing After exposure To Rain Water
Rainwater is acidic and full of toxins that can be harsh on your skin. It can cause rashes or infections, so you must clean your skin immediately if you got drenched in the rain.
Tie Wet Hair
Do not tie wet hair as it can cause dirty rainwater to hibernate in there. This makes hair limp, leads to fungal scalp infections or dandruff, and leaves behind a peculiar odour. Let your hair dry, and use a mild shampoo and conditioner to cleanse and hydrate your hair.
Forget the Lips
Bad weather can affect your lips as they tend to lose moisture. Exfoliate the lips to eliminate the dead skin, opt for a hydrating lip balm with SPF to moisturise and protect them from the UV rays.