As sunny summer fades, monsoon, the rainy season comes. You might be in love with the dreamy rainy days, but don’t be disappointed if your skin and hair share the same eagerness. The season transition affects your skin more than you think. Apart from the high humidity, exposure to rain which is acidic, can take a toll on the skin and hair.
High humidity during the rainy season increases the activity of the sebaceous glands. Excessive oil production poses a problem, especially for oily or combination skins. No wonder acne breakout is common in monsoon seasons. On the other hand, your skin tends to shrink and look dull and wrinkled due to prolong exposure to rainy water. Moreover, the moist weather of the rainy season may increase the chances of getting fungal infections, especially in the body folds.
Fortunately, simple measures can help you get rid of skin problems. Here e a few tips that may come in handy for your skin when you relish in monsoon.
1. Cleanse twice a day to stay fresh
Cleansing is the most important step for the rainy season. Wash off skin with a PH-balanced gentle cleanser to remove dirt & buildup and keep oiliness under control—accumulation of impurities, excess oil, and buildup clog pores that lead to breakouts. For the body, use a mild body wash to cleanse dirt, dust, and other buildups so that your skin can breathe freshness.
2. Do not skip moisturizer
Skipping the moisturizer can be a big mistake when the skin gets oily. Avoid thick moisturizers and always apply lightweight formulations like gel and gel lotions.
But it is best to use a cleanser and a moisturizer prescribed to you by a dermatologist, as different skin types and concerns may need particular means. Also, fungal infections are common in monsoon. Maintain good hygiene and consult your dermatologist for diagnosis and effective treatments if you suspect any.
3. Gentle exfoliation
Deep pore cleansing is essential to unclog and prevent breakouts. Use a facial scrub or peel weekly.
4. Sunscreen is non-negotiable
Just because it is cloudy doesn’t mean you can forget the sunscreen. Remember sun emits harmful UV rays on rainy days. Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 above and reapply every 2 to 3 hours.
5. Avoid makeup
It is best to avoid makeup during monsoon. If you must do makeup, opt for water-resistant cosmetics that remain after a downpour.
Needless to say, like the skin, hair is highly prone to damage in the rainy season. Therefore, monsoon hair care is equally essential!
1. Protect Your Hair From Rainwater
The rainwater is often acidic or dirty, which can harm your hair. Avoid getting wet as high humidity can result in hair fall. Wear a scarf or raincoat to shield your hair and scalp whenever you step outdoor. If you are drenched in the rain, rinse off your hair with a mild shampoo immediately after reaching home.