All of us want to look good, no matter what the season. During change of season, it is important to adjust your daily beauty care routine as your skin is heavily influenced by seasonal changes and different conditions, like heat and humidity, or lack of it.
As we launch into spring, problems like allergies, itching, rashes and inflamed skin make their presence known. Pollutants and pollen in the air might be responsible for this. Amongst all the organs of the body, the skin is one of the first ones to bear the brunt of skin irritants, leading to rash or eruptions. So it’s advised to use skincare products that cleanse the skin without disturbing the moisture balance.
Now that you know, here are a few home remedies to help your skin deal with the changing season:
For normal to dry skin, use a sunscreen before going out in the sun, or use moisturiser, if you are indoors.
Apply a liquid moisturiser under make-up before using foundation.
For an oily or combination skin, apply sunscreen gel, which protects the skin without making it oily.
To moisturize oily skin, mix one teaspoon pure glycerin with 100 ml rose water. Keep it in an airtight bottle in the fridge. Use a little bit of this lotion after cleansing. Honey, being a powerful humectant, attracts moisture to the skin.
Honey helps to relieve dryness and suits all skin types. For oily skin, mix honey with egg white or lemon juice and apply on the skin daily, washing it off after 15 minutes with plain water.
Aloe vera gel is also ideal for moisturising all skin types.
Some skincare tips to follow during change of season:
Use scrubs to remove dead skin cells and brighten the skin—twice a week for oily skin and only once a week for dry skin.
Cleanse your skin every night to remove dirt, pollutants, make-up, sweat and oil secretions.
Select cleansing gel for dry skin, cleansing milk for combination skin, face wash for oily skin and medicated cleanser for acne-prone skin.
For dry skin, use a creamy moisturiser and also apply it under make-up.
But wait…here are a few don’ts as well:
Don’t wash your face with soap and water more than two or three times a day.
Alkaline soaps can disrupt the normal pH balance and leave the skin prone to acne.
Don’t apply facial scrub on pimples, acne or rash. Avoid leaving under-eye creams overnight. Remove them gently with moist cotton wool after 15 minutes.