Monsoon Beauty Tips You Must Follow

Who doesn’t love the rains? After the scorching sun and all that dust, it is a relief to feel those drops on your face pouring from the sky.

I do enjoy a cup of steaming coffee as the rain lashes around, cooling and cleaning everything. There is such a sense of freshness. But I cannot say the same for the skin.

Monsoon brings with it a series of skin woes for many – open pores, dull skin and infection along body folds. In simpler words, it is summer skin plus increased humidity. A bit of moisture is good, but a lot is not.

Look and Feel of Monsoon:

Skin feels hot and humid since the pores are still open from the summer months and can get further aggravated. Acne and skin infection along the body folds can also occur. Sweating can be even more irritating in the humid weather.

Hair is more vulnerable to damage that is, breakage, split ends, so it is advisable not to go for too many salon treatments. Even a simple blow dry can cause damage.

Monsoon Special Care:

1. Refreshing face wash: do it four times with cold water
2. Tonor: optional
3. Scrub: once a week
4. Day cream: use only a sunscreen
5. Apply skin actives in the form of serums and gels
6. Post summer care: tan removing creams and skin soothing ones
7. Night care: skin lightening actives, AHA and BHA (Acid at 6-20 per cent are available OTC)
8. Just hydrate minus the cream; magic mist
9. Hair and scalp: sun protection for hair
10. Body: couple of showers a day

Pick Powder: For this season you must look for the powder form of most things like compact, deodorants etc. There are some collagen boosters in powder form too, which I would suggest you to pick up for keeping your skin in good shape.

Dry Up ASAP: If you are planning to cool off on the sunscreen regimen thinking that the clouds will protect you, you are greatly mistaken. The cloudy skies do not guard you from the sun. you can look for a light textured version of sunscreen. They are also some gel variants that offer you protection without clogging your skin. Try the newer powder sunscreen with nano particle technology

Have Happy Hair: Hair care should not be ignored during this season since the summer’s intense UV damage makes the hair dry, damaged and frizzy. Getting your hair wet in the rains will further weaken your hair? So say no to all hair treatments that make use of heat and chemicals. Also, totally avoid ironing semi wet or wet hair.

Monsoon Beauty Tips

For Healthy Hair:

• Get a coconut oil massage
• Dry wet hair with low heat
• Do not brushes wet hair?
• Use loose hair accessories
• Avoid salon treatments – any chemical treatment will harm the strands since the cuticles are open.

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Monsoon Must Dos:

• Getting wet in the rain is fun but change your clothes as soon as possible. Damp clothes increase the risk of skin infections, especially in body folds.

• Dry your hair to remove as much moisture as possible. Blows dry your hair gently if needed.

• Keeping wet wipes, moisturizer, face wash and sunscreen in your purse to keep your skin in great condition.

Supplements for the Monsoon:

• Go high on immune boosters which are your multivitamins.
• Add anti-inflammatory ingredients to your diet like ginger and turmeric. These ingredients are a major part of our Indian diet.

Monsoon Kitchen Goodies:

• Use a papaya face mask. The papain in it removes dead skin layers and tanning.

• Turn over half a lemon and use it as a gentle loofah on the face and the body.

• Use a mixture of lemon juice and rice flour paste on the face and body to slough off dark and dead skin.

• Apply lemon, curd and sandalwood powder as a mask and then scrub gently to de-tan.

Skin Treatments:

Most treatments are safe during this season. Concentrate on de-tanning treatments like peels and microdermabrasion.

Start off laser treatment for skin lightening, tightening or hair removal.

SOURCE: B-Positive Health Magazine

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