First of all, Happy Monsoon to all my pals! Undoubtedly, we all love to enjoy monsoon in our style. The breezy wind, the aroma of mud, the black clouds, the greenery of trees and the fine rain droplets showering from the sky makes us fall in love with the beautiful season of Monsoon. While the showers from the sky cool down the earth by getting drenched in the rain is a blessing for many but sometimes, it may not be considered a blessing for your delicate skin and hair particularly the dampness associated with the changing seasons.
Monsoon season comes with a lot of humidity which makes your hair and skin behave weirdly. Generally, people with oily skin feel their skin becoming oilier and those having dry skin feel more dehydrated. Even some of them find their skin lurching between these two extremes. However, you don’t have to worry about such skin woes. Because, we know how you can keep your skin fresh, smooth and radiant in this humid weather. Here is a list of simple dos and don’ts for your skin that will keep it soft, smooth and radiant all through the rainy months.
Skin Care DOs
#1 Drink Plenty of Water
Water is vital for a healthy complexion. It helps in flushing out the toxins from your body. As we all know that skin is the largest organ to receive nourishment and nutrients, this simply means that during monsoons, you have to drink plenty of water than you normally would!
Exfoliation is must to eliminate old and worn-out skin cells and to make space for new cell regeneration. By using an exfoliation scrub twice in a week, you can keep your skin healthy, glowing and radiant. Be careful with exfoliation, though too much exfoliation can make your skin irritated and over sensitive quickly!
#3 Use SPF Protection
7 out of 10 girls give a break to sunscreen lotions once the weather turns cool, but you must continue to wear sunscreen even if it is cloudy. It will help you to fight against the damaging effects of hazardous UVA and UVB rays on your skin. You can try SPF with your daily moisturizer or you can find a moisturizer with SPF already contained in it. Always choose a good quality SPF to ensure great protection and coverage from the blazing sun.
#4 Keep Your Skin, Dry all Times
You are most probably to get wet during the monsoon, and the moistness can give invitation to all sorts of germs and bacteria. Keep dry tissue paper handy at all times.
#5 Have a Balanced Diet
Depriving your body from indispensable nutrients, vitamins and fats can make your skin look dull and tired. You should include food like veggies, eggs, walnuts and flax seeds in your diet to get the essential nutrition.
Skin Care DON‘TS
#1 Avoid Drinking Too Much Coffee
A cup of coffee everyday can be helpful but too trips to Starbucks in a week can be dehydrating for your skin. Our skin needs good hydration, so try to control your coffee intake as much as possible.
#2 Don’t Go To Sleep With Makeup On
No matter, how much late you reached at your home or how much tired you are, gently remove all makeup and use a cleanser on your skin. It can stretch your skin pores and hasten the aging process.
#3 Don’t Touch Your Face
Keep your hands off from your face as much as possible. Our hands touch “n” number of things in a day and many of them are germ hotspots like smartphones, remote, keyboards, door knobs. The more you touch your face, the more problems will arise.
Whenever you touch your face with untidy or dirty hands, you are transferring germs from your unclean hands to your face which give fuel to the various skin problems. Apart from this, monsoon is famous for skin infections, touching your face is surely spread bacteria and germs.
#4 Taking Hot Shower
We all love to take a hot shower on cold rainy days but it’s not healthy for your skin as it can not only dries out your skin but also damage your fragile facial skin.
#5 Avoid Oily & Greasy Food
As we all know that skin attracts oil during the monsoon. When you eat oily and greasy food, you are adding oiliness, which is likely to make your skin break out in acne, boils and pimples. Although, oily snacks are irresistible, it’s wise to stick to light meals and soups which are packed with antioxidants.