We are all extra cautious of what we eat, where we eat, our outdoor activities and hygiene factors in the monsoon. After all it is the rainy season, which brings many infections. But have you spared a thought on the largest organ in your body? Have you wondered how to take care of your skin this monsoon?
During this season, the air is high in moisture content and thus you need to take extra care for your skin. The dust particles in the air find an easy way to stick to your skin. Rains and humidity can make your skin look dull and expose you to bacterial and fungal infection.
Here are some tips to ensure you have a happy and pretty monsoon:
- Rain brings added moisture and many skin issues with it. Keep your skin clean but avoid using harsh soaps, instead try soaps made of natural oils.
- Dryness of the skin is a result of lack of vitamins. In spite of the climate being rainy make sure you drink as much water as you can through the day to hydrate your skin.
- Sunscreen lotion should be used even if it’s cloudy. Many people make the mistake of skipping sunscreen for a no sun day however, sun or no sun you must always use a sunscreen to avoid damage to the skin. During monsoon use sunscreen which is water resistant, oil free and rich in vitamin C.
- Always exfoliate your skin two-three times a week. Use a mild scrub that will gently remove dead skin cells and piled up dirt.
- It is advisable to avoid heavy make-up in this season. However if needed use waterproof or light make up only during the monsoon.
- People with dry to normal skin must use a toner. It is ideal after washing your face with cold water and helps remove dirt.
- A good moisturising face mask just before going to bed helps get rid of flaky skin.
- Always wash your face, hands and feet as soon as you reach your home with lukewarm water. This makes you feel refreshed and stay healthy.
- If your skin is too oily, use a clay-based face mask twice a day to cleanse pores and remove excess oil from skin.
- Allow your feet to breathe. Wear open footwear as closed shoes can trap sweat and water that could lead to fungal and bacterial infections.
- Soaking the feet in warm or cold water can be very relaxing and reviving. Add a tablespoon of coarse salt, half a cup of lemon juice with a few drops of an essential oil like tea tree oil. It keeps the feet free from skin problems.
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