During the monsoon season, there is so much humidity and moisture in the air and it affects our skin in multiple ways. Humidity makes our skin sticky, which invites pimples, acne, and greasy skin. These skin problems are even more evident and annoying if you have sensitive skin.
You can follow these monsoon skin care tips to keep your skin in optimal health throughout the season.
Cleansing- We all have different types of skin, first you need to identify your skin type and then choose the right cleanser. Remember do not overwash your face, you can wash your face at least 2-3 times a day. Overwashing will lead to excess sebum production and it may cause problems like clogged pores and breakouts.
Exfoliating- Exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells from the outer layers of your skin. Exfoliation is not for everyone, if it has not been done properly, it could do more harm than good. Scrubbing your skin 2-3 times a week improves blood circulation, which removes toxic substances from the skin. When one time your skin cell layers are gone, your skin care products will absorb more easily than before.
Toning- Sometimes in the rainy season your skin looks dull, which leads to the binding of sugar molecules. Due to excessive humidity, the T-zone becomes oily and attracts dirt, and sometimes leads to unwanted breakouts. Aloe vera contains a natural depigmentation compound known as ‘Aloin’, which effectively lightens the skin. Ayur Herbals skin toner with aloe vera is the best choice of skin toning. It contains Aloe vera extract, rosewater, and mint extract. It cleans your skin, closes pores, gives a cooling effect, moisturizes, and balances the pH level of the skin.
Moisturizing- One reason why your skin seems dull in monsoon is, if you think that your skin already feels oily and sticky then you should not use moisturizer. But your skin needs moisturizer in all seasons. A moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated and prevents your oil glands from overproducing oil or sebum, it also provides a soothing protective film and protects skin from friction.
Sunscreen- To protect yourself from harmful UV rays, apply sunscreen every season. Even if it’s rainy or cloudy, you should apply sunscreen because clouds do not block harmful UV rays. The best time to apply sunscreen is- 30 minutes before you venture outside. During this duration, your skin allows the sunscreen to bind with it.