Are you waiting for monsoon? It’s here! The rain and its sweet fragrance, the trees and their dripping water, the breeze and its coolness, all this can imprison any soul. We all bear unbearable heat over the months and wait just to experience some relief of the romantic monsoon season. But this romantic and most awaited season comes with many skincare problems. The rains are so charming, lovely and beautiful but the humidity can be a villain in this film full of romance and love. Don’t stress up, Let’s kill this villain. You really don’t need to worry about the skin breakouts, acne, patches and rough skin during this monsoon. What to do with the skin problems monsoon brought for us? Let’s start with some of the common problems that happen in monsoon:
Infection, why infections happens a lot in monsoon? It’s because the humid climate invites the infections on skin.
Infections could be of 2 types, either by Bacteria or by Fungus
Bacterial: Pimples & Boils
In bacterial infections, there are a lot of chances of getting pimples on face or also chances of getting boils on various parts of Body. The probability of having such infections are greater on people who do not take care of their skin in Monsoon and also in people who are bit obese.
Fungal infections like Tinea
Fungal infections are prone to happen in body areas like neck area, armpits, thighs or groins, or generally body folds.
Infections are also prone to happen in summer and monsoon both. Why? Because our human body tends to stay humid in summer due to body perspiration and in monsoon human body tends to stay humid due to humid climate.
Insect bite reactions in monsoon can also lead to infection.
Insects of various types get active in monsoon season. Hence our chances of getting in touch with such insects increases, and those unfortunate bites may lead to certain infections on skin.
Insects can harm the skin by 2 ways:
- Bite Reactions
- Crush chemical reactions
They can either bite us which tends to release chemicals inside our body and also insects getting crushed on outer skin, which releases certain chemicals on surface, resulting on various chemicals on skin causing irritation.
Using insect repellents on skin before sleeping is the best way to avoid such infections.
Also, one scientific and logical way to save yourself from insect bites are to close your room lights at least 10 minutes prior sleeping, which will lead all insects out of the room.
Eczema tends to increase in monsoon:
- Eczema common on wet folds and frictional areas
Our skin tends to be a protective layer around our body and becomes a barrier for infections. But in monsoon the barrier function of skin gets decreased, and this leads to more wear and tear of skin. Such wear and tear might lead to redness and inflammation on various parts of skin.
People with sensitive skin are more prone to happen. So, now lets discuss how to avoid it:
- Carry Umbrella in rains, to avoid getting wet.
- Apply Moisturizer regularly.
- Carry Dry Towel whenever going out.
Hydration is the key tool:
Yes! Drinking more water is the key to more radiant and glowing skin. Water is the best doctor for your skin, let this doctor treat your skin in monsoon. Drinking 2 liters of water per day can lead to the fresh and glowing skin. Drinking more water can help to detoxify the toxins from the body.
Home remedies can help you to treat your skin naturally. You can make toners, cleansers and scrubs at home. Homemade sugar bath scrubs can be a wonderful option for monsoon. Mud mask and facial masks can also be a good option.
Use less makeup:
Use as less makeup as you can. It’s better not to use any makeup and go bare face with little sunscreen on. If there is still any need to use make up, do your best to use waterproof makeup. Less make up will make you look more real because monsoon make your skin greasy and patchy. Nothing is more ugly than makeup patches. So, avoid to use excessive makeup.
Monsoon Skincare tips for oily skin:
Oily skins are more prone to pimples, skin breakouts
and other skin issues. So you need to take more care of your skin during
monsoon. As atmosphere is more humid during monsoon, you are at more risk of
having skin acnes, blemishes, and many other skin problems. So what you have to
do is to simply follow the following 3 easiest skincare routines for oily skin.
Warm water is just like a therapy. Wash your face with lukewarm water to give your face a relaxing therapy. Lukewarm water will rinse away all the excessive oils and impurities from your face and leave a supple and smooth skin. It will also help to unclog the stubborn pores and detoxify your skin.
Use Facial scrub:
Facial scrubs can be a wonderful choice for oily skin. Regular use of scrubs can help you to get rid of excessive oils, impurities and unclog the facial pores. You can also use scrub face wash to exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells.
Mud mask can go deep inside the skin and remove the hidden impurities from the skin. Use of mud or clay mask can be an amazing option to remove excessive oil from the skin and prevent acne and breakouts. Mud mask also enhances the skin elasticity and gives you a youthful and radiant skin. Mud mask can also help to minimize the appearance of pores. Pick the best mud mask for your skin and start using it today.
Monsoon skincare tips for dry skin
Dry skin can be irritating, itchy and painful sometimes. Hydration can be a best tool to make dry skin a healthy one. You need to take more care of your dry skin during monsoon. During this season dry skin is at more risk of eczema. You can prevent from this skin condition by staying at home and following simple skincare tips.
More fluids intake:
As already mentioned, more fluid intake will result in more glowing and radiant skin. We all feel like drinking more water in summers, but during winter or raining days we don’t drink enough water. The main and primary reason of skin dryness is not drinking enough water. More water or other fluids like juices helps to keep the skin hydrated and prevent dryness.
Cream-based makeup removers:
The excessive use of makeup can cause many skin problems like acne, breakouts and clogging of pores. It is recommended to remove your makeup before sleeping. Always try to remove your make up before going to be. The makeup removers should be cream based so that when you wash your face and remove makeup, you don’t feel dry. You should choose cream based make up removers in order to retain moisture in the skin.
Moisturize as more as you can:
The dry skin needs to moisturize again and again. Your skin will look more healthy and glowing when it will be deeply moisturized. Choose a moisturizer that contains SPF. You can also make your own homemade moisturizer by simply mixing rosewater and glycerine.
Skincare steps during Monsoon:
Following skincare steps can help you to get an ideal glowing and radiant skin:
Dead skin cells and open pores can make your skin look rough and ugly. Exfoliation can help you to get rid of all such issue. New skin cells grow with exfoliation. You can chose best products for exfoliation but you can also use homemade exfoliating ingredients like baking soda, suga, green tea, coffee, yogurt and oatmeal. Exfoliate your skin at least twice a week during monsoon.
Once the exfoliation is done, the next step is cleansing. Cleansing can help to cleanse open and clogged pores. Cleansing allows the skin to breath and relax. You can cleanse your skin at home by using simple ingredients like aloe vera gel, honey, apple cider vinegar, rose water, tea tree oil and coconut oil.
Toning can help you to remove the dirt and impurities from the skin. Use of natural ingredients for toning can be a wonderful choice. You can use ingredients like cucumber water, green tea, rose water, and chamomile tea for toning.
The last step is the deep moisturizing. It is very important to keep your skin hydrated, soft and moisturized. Use essential oils for moisturizing. Oils like coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, hemp seed oil and flaxseed oil can be good options.
Whatever be the reason but don’t forget to enjoy the rains with applying all above points.
Thank you for reading this. Happy Monsoon & Stay Healthy!