Monsoon skincare: Here are 6 tips to keep your skin healthy during the season

Monsoon is right around the corner and the humidity in the environment can cause several skin issues. So, let's find out how you can take care of your skin during the monsoon.
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Monsoons can cause an array of skin problems. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 16 Jun 2021, 12:22 pm IST
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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:

1. Don’t skip sunscreen

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.

2. Wash your face daily

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.

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Washing your face twice is very important in the monsoon. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Exfoliate regularly

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.

4. Moisturise regularly

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.

5. Hydrate 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. 

6. Look after your lips

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.

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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