Monsoon Beauty fixes

Jul 29th, 2014

Gloomy days and Rainy nights, everything about monsoon instantly strikes the chord of romance but this season also gives you dirty, smelly feet, muck-filled nails, grubby hands and make-up wearing off your face. How do you tackle these problems and still have fun in the rains

Well… here’s the answer for you

These simple solutions will not let humidity & dampness take a toll on your health & beauty

Foot care

Monsoon brings with it excess humidity & dampness in the atmosphere which translates to sweaty feet, fungal infections, wet mucky shoes, athlete’s foot etc.

Keep your feet clean & dry at all times. Soak your feet for 10 minutes in a tub of warm water with bath salts. Rinse and wipe dry gently. This will prevent the stink. Use a foot scrub for regular exfoliation and removal of dead skin. Opt for the right kind of footwear that offers plenty of ventilation. You can also sprinkle some talcum powder on your feet before putting on your footwear.

Skin care

Constant sweating and accumulation of oil has a detrimental impact on the skin. If you suddenly notice pimples & acne breakouts, it may be a result of high humidity levels during monsoon. Avoid fungal infections by using a good-quality soap-free cleanser. An anti-bacterial toner can also be helpful in preventing skin breakouts and infections. Always keep your skin moisturized. A light lotion-based moisturizer or serum rehydrates your skin and gives it a fresh look. Avoid heavy make-up during monsoon.

Hair care

Monsoon is the time when your hair can sometimes behave strangely. You may feel a difference in the texture of your hair and for some it may also mark the beginning of hair fall problems. Acid rain, dirty rainwater and increased levels of moisture in the air can have a negative impact on your tresses. Keep away as much as you can from chemical based hair products as they can make your hair extremely oily & greasy. Use a mild shampoo. If you wish to have healthy hair, load up on proteins such as eggs, dark green vegetables, carrots, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, nuts, kidney beans, etc.

General Tips

Drink 7 to 8 glasses of water per day. It helps in flushing out harmful toxins from the body and keeps your skin glowing

Keep skin problems at bay by reducing the intake of spicy foods. Food items that are extremely spicy increases body temperature which leads to skin irritation, allergies and diseases.

Just because it’s cloudy, does not mean your skin is protected from the sun. Do not forget to apply a sunscreen lotion before you step out even on a cloudy day.

The sky may carry a gloomy cast but you can brush off your beauty woes with these handy tips. Give it a try!

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