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Try this simple skincare routine to keep your skin healthy this monsoon

You need to up your skincare routine during the monsoon to keep your skin healthy. Try this routine that beauty expert Shahnaz Husain recommends!
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An expert weighs in on the difference between skin lightening and skin brightening products. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Shahnaz Husain Published: 9 Jul 2021, 19:45 pm IST
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While the monsoon enhances the beauty of everything around us, there’s no doubt that the rising humidity in the air wreaks havoc on our skin and hair. This is the time of the year when we should focus more on our beauty requirements to ensure that they are met. Don’t assume that your skin is protected just because the sun isn’t shining brightly!

Most people aren’t aware of it, but when we leave our air-conditioned rooms to step outside, our skin experiences a startling shock. This, along with humidity and pollution, causes it to lose its natural radiance.

So, it’s important to develop a skincare routine that can protect your skin during the rainy season. You need to use products that are non-greasy and non-oily. In addition, keep these 6 skincare tips in mind:

1. Moisturize

Your skin needs to breathe when it rains. It demands nourishing care as well as protection from persistent moisture and pollution, as well as the avoidance of excessive oiliness or grease. At the same time, you need to realize that moisturizing is necessary for all seasons, contrary to popular belief. The harsh sunlight and pollutants deplete your skin’s natural oils, causing it to get damaged and age prematurely. So, you’ll need a light, non-greasy day cream with natural cell repair and regeneration components like grape seed, aloe vera, and sea buckthorn.

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You cannot skip moisturization, especially during the monsoon. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Use a mask to lock in the moisture

Control oiliness caused by humidity with a once-a-week clay mask that absorbs oils naturally. Look for a product that contains tea tree or green tea extracts, as well as mild exfoliation properties, to help prevent breakouts by eliminating dead skin cells and impurities from the pores.

No matter how overcast it gets, your skin has to be protected from the sun at all times. It is essential to use sunscreen, and selecting the appropriate one for your skin is crucial. Only use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and choose a product that is non-sticky, lightweight, ultra-matte finish. Apply it to areas of your body that are exposed to the sun for extended periods. Apply sunscreen often, especially after swimming or towel drying.

3. Use a cleanser that doesn’t include soap

Clean your face with a soap-free cleanser two to three times each day. This will keep your skin clean and healthy without removing its natural oils.

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4. Exfoliate your skin

Exfoliating your skin is important to remove the dead skin layers. To decrease the chances of infection, get a frequent skin exfoliation treatment like microdermabrasion or a light chemical peel.

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Exfoliating the skin will help get rid of dead skin cells. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Select appropriate skincare items

Rather than overwhelming your skin with cosmetics, concentrate on bringing out your natural glow. Choose products that contain natural components such as aloe vera and honey, since they are multi-beneficial and gentle on your skin.

6. Less is more

‘Less is more’ should be your ultimate monsoon philosophy! Allow your pores to open up. Using a daily skin stylist like a CC cream infused with natural elements like aloe vera can provide you with the makeup and nourishment that your skin requires.

Most importantly, let your skin breathe!

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About the Author

Shahnaz Husain is the founder, chairperson, and managing director of The Shahnaz Husain Group and is considered a pioneer in the realm of herbal beauty in India. ...Read More

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