Say goodbye to monsoon skin problems like a pro with these hacks
After a scorching summer, the monsoon is finally here to offer a respite from the heat. Cool breeze, the pitter-patter of raindrops, and a pleasant aroma in the air, this season definitely brings a lot to look up to. While we enjoy the season with fritters and tea, we can't overlook the skin problems that come with the monsoon. Humidity and constant dampness unleash a plethora of skin issues like dryness, roughness, acne, and itchiness.
Here are some major monsoon concerns and self-care suggestions to minimize them in a holistic manner.
1. Switch to vegan self-care essentials:
Ingredients like aloe vera, turmeric, and neem give you a soothing and healing effect.
Additionally, their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties help to keep off the microbes and maintain the oil balance for your body.
2. Choose the right cleanser:
With an increase in the dust and microbes surrounding you, it is important to cleanse your skin 2-3 times a day.
It aids in keeping skin hydrated and clean, reducing chances for acne and microbial infections.
Do not use cleansers that strip off the skin’s natural oils. They are sure to shoot up dryness and flakiness, something you surely want to avoid. Plant-derived cleansers like the Brightening + Hydrating Face Wash gently cleanse and mildly exfoliate, leaving behind an even-toned, hydrated, and clear skin with each use. The Purifying + Oil Control Face Wash works effectively for people who have acne-prone skin. It helps against breakouts and regulates sebum levels to help you combat oiliness.
3. Avoid heavy moisturizers:
Heavy moisturizers end up clogging the pores and making them more sticky and oily. Opt for a lightweight moisturizer.
We recommend you pick out your favorite from our ultra-nourishing Body Lotion range. These formulations are non-sticky, non-greasy, and sulfate free. They will give you a long-lasting moisturization. Additionally, the synergizing effects of naturally derived ingredients like shea butter, aloe vera, and white tea extract aid in promoting healthy and youthful skin.
4. Follow an sls-free hair care regime:
SLS strips off natural oils, leading to dull and frizzy hair, the exact opposite of how you want your hair to be.
It is harsh on your scalp making it more prone to itchiness and frizziness. Switch to an SLS-Free Hair Care regime to lock in moisture and impart shine to your locks.
5. Wear sunscreen:
Don't let the dim weather mislead you. Wearing sunscreen 20 minutes before you step out is a must, be it any season.
Reapply sunscreen every 2-3 hours to keep the results intact. In case you are short of one, add an SPF 50+ Everyday Sunscreen to your skin care routine now.
6. Oil your hair:
An age-old essential step, oiling up your hair forms a protective layer that prevents protein loss and makes the hair stronger.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil helps decrease hair loss and protects the scalp from dandruff and fungal infections.
7. Keep your hands sanitized:
Monsoon is a breeding ground for many bacterias leading to diseases like malaria, dengue, and other fungal infections.
With your hands more exposed to environmental surroundings, it makes it rather important to keep them protected from dirt, dust, and microbes. You already know the basics for clean hands - yet a gentle reminder - Wash them frequently or use a hand sanitizer.
Follow with hand cream for a long-lasting moisturization.
The Must - Dos-
- Do not miss out on following a healthy diet; not to mention, a healthy gut not only boosts your immunity level but also provides the body with the rather essential nutrients it needs. Make sure to include fruits and greens for a power-packed diet.
- Carrots and leafy greens: Rich source of Beta Carotene, these antioxidant-rich supplements are also a popular source of Vitamin A.
- Watermelon: All of us know how watermelon with its rich water content keeps us hydrated. But do we know that its cherry red colour comes from lycopene, an antioxidant? Shielding you from the damaging effects of the sun, these antioxidants neutralize free radicals emitted by the sun.
Explore more from our thoughtful range at Monsoon Store and be #RainReady without any worries.