Every time the weather changes, our body have to adjust and adapt to the changing environment. It’s a natural process but it is always helpful take simple precautions and help the body adjust to the changing weather.
Monsoons will start soon. While the rains are welcome respite from the sweltering heat of summers, they also bring a lot of challenges for healthy skin. Increased humidity due to rains in Monsoon season brings along much humidity induced problems for our skin. Here are a few tips to take care of your skin in the rainy season.
Protect your skin from Fungal Infections: Most microbes like bacteria and fungi thrive in high humitdity conditions during the monsoon season. Fungus grows easily in areas where warm moisture can accumulate and foster growth, like between your toes, armpits and groin. One way to take care of this is to bathe frequently and apply anti-fungal powder after the bath.
Deep cleanse your skin: It is very necessary to deeply cleanse the skin to make sure that the pores are free of clogged oil and dirt to keep it looking fresh and healthy.
- Dry Skin: Wash your face frequently with plain water or milk.
- Oily Skin: Wash your face frequently with an anti-acne face wash or a foaming one. Wet wipes are another handy way to quickly clean your skin.
Toning: During monsoon, a lot of airborne and waterborne germs are let free. So a good alcohol free bacterial toner will go a long way to prevent skin infections and breakouts. It is a good idea to get anti-bacterial face wash too.
Moisturize: Monsoons can cause an over-hydrating effect on oily skin. Avoid moisturizers. Otherwise a water-based moisturizer will do just fine for a dry skin.
Protect from Sun:
- For oily skin: if indoors, avoid sunscreens as they are generally sticky and oily. While moving out a low SPF physical sunscreen can be used.
- For a dry skin: before stepping out in the sun, always use a good sunscreen lotion with high SPF. Repeat every 2-3hrly if sweating excessively
Oiling of hair to be avoided and daily washing of hair recommended. Conditioners should replace oils in monsoon season. Fungal infections can infect hair also.
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