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If you think taking care of your skin during the summer season was tough, think again! Because the monsoon brings its own share of skincare troubles. Although the rains provide respite from the extreme heat, they also invite humidity and dampness that may give rise to different kinds of skin issues such as infections, allergies, and fungus.
Due to the high moisture content in our environment, we’re susceptible to acne, rashes, and other skin conditions. So how can you take care of your skin during the rainy season? Well, you need to understand that it is important to change your skincare regime, according to the changing seasons.
So ladies, follow these tips to incorporate into your skincare routine:
Because the weather is cloudy outside, you might think of skipping sunscreen, right? But please do not do that! Sunscreen works as a shield against harmful UV rays. During the monsoon, even when it’s cloudy outside, the sun’s rays can wreak havoc on the health of your skin. Use a gel-based water-resistant sunscreen to keep your skin protected. Also, remember to apply sunscreen 20 minutes before stepping out.
The rainy season causes an excessive build-up of dust, grime and oil. Therefore, cleaning your face is really important. If it is possible for you, wash your face thrice a day. This will also help you avoid fungal infections, thereby combating greasy skin and open pores.
The monsoon season can turn your skin into a breeding ground for a plethora of germs and bacteria that can cause serious acne and skin issues. To prevent this problem, exfoliate your skin with any gentle scrub to get rid of dead skin cells to unclog pores.
As the monsoon season arrives, the humidity levels rise and hence you might feel you don’t really need a moisturizer. But your skin needs a lotion, as this climate dries your skin, making it look dull. In addition, adequate moisturisation will help you get rid of wrinkles and maintain the glow of your skin.
Because you sweat a lot during the monsoon season, it can make your skin pale and dull. The most important step to keep your skin healthy during this season is by keeping yourself hydrated. Drink ample water throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated and achieve glowing skin. This will also ensure that your skin stays free of toxins, which can lead to acne and pimples.
Since your skin is exposed to increased humidity during the monsoon season, it tends to lose the ability to retain moisture and can turn eczematic. In the same way, the weather impacts your lips. To get rid of dry and chapped lips, we recommend using a scrub on your lips to keep them smooth.