Our body has a natural mechanism to adjust to the weather. However, hot and humid weather can cause oily and itchy skin, tanning, and sweating. It can also result in body odour. Hair and digestive problems also become common during the monsoon.We can take care of overall health in a natural way.
Ensure you wash your face more with plain water for 3-4 times every day. Not only it helps your body to cool off, it takes off the dirt and grime that clog the pores and prevent the sweat glands from working. Unless these glands work, your skin will not breathe and therefore, will not be healthy. You must also use a natural exfoliator to make sure dead skin cells are off your face. You may use a homemade mix of gram flour and curd. If you have acne-prone skin, use a mix Multani mitti, sandal, rose water and basil. For dry and matured skin, choose egg white, lemon, sandal and curd with a pinch of turmeric and gram flour. If you have a sunburn or eruption or broken skin, wait for the area to heal before applying anything.
Many of us’s hair looks dull and limp in monsoon and also experience more dandruff. While using lemon is an age-old and tested method, fenugreek or methi seeds are also effective in resolving dandruff. Always make sure you wash your hair with a mild shampoo. If you have an oily scalp, avoid using oil of any kind. Those who experience hair fall during monsoon can apply a natural mask of neem paste, a paste of hibiscus flower and leaves, powdered amla, reetha, shikakai, and eggs. Apply this from root to end of the hair, leave for an hour and wash off with a mild shampoo.