The monsoon season is a welcome relief from the blazing summer heat, but it also brings its own set of concerns. Increased humidity causes skin outbreaks, dullness, and greasiness. Increased usage of face masks to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus traps moisture under the mask, allowing acne-causing bacteria and fungal diseases to thrive. A change in season necessitates a change in skincare to accommodate the new weather conditions. Making minor, rapid changes would be critical in achieving healthy, beautiful skin. Here are some suggestions for avoiding boredom amid the rains:
Cleaning: Because of the increased humidity, there is a greater likelihood that the skin may generate more oil, drawing more dust and filth, resulting in clogged pores that trigger breakouts. Choose a gentle, effective cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type, and limit washing to twice a day to avoid over-washing and taking away natural oils, as well as damaging the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Moisturizing: The monsoon season confuses the skin, changing its type to mixed; this can be easily distinguished by an oily T-zone but dry or normal cheeks, chin, and jaw. In such circumstances, a lightweight gel or water-based moisturizer might be ideal. This will aid in maintaining the balance of your skin’s various regions. Look for antioxidant-rich compounds such as vitamin C, aloe, and vitamin E. This will aid in the battle against free radicals while also calming the skin. Hydrating the skin on a daily basis can be a game-changer in achieving plump and supple skin.
Weekly care: Set aside sometime each week to pamper and care for your skin by exfoliating and masking it to achieve a healthy shine. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and breathes new life into the skin. A clean, fresh layer of skin absorbs products far more quickly, making them far more effective. Choose a mask based on your skin types, such as clay, peel-off, or sheet masks, and you’ll be ready to greet the change of seasons.