Monsoon blues, as goes the term for the season of rains and drizzles, also holds right for all the skin problems caused in this season. Dull and damaged skin, prone to skin infections, is what monsoons give us with its excessive humidity.
By amping up your skincare routine this monsoon, you can revert your skin to the healthy, nourished and glowing form it always had.
Here are some steps to take care of your skin this monsoon:
- Consuming water and lots of it: Consuming at least 8-12 glasses of water is a must to keep your skin healthy and hydrated, in every season.
- Staying dry: Excessive humidity in monsoons takes a toll on your skin. You should try to keep your skin dry at all times. Umbrellas, raincoats, etc. must be carried along, to avoid an unexpected drench in the drizzles. Anytime you do get wet, you should take a shower immediately, to avoid the dirty, acidic rain water from settling on your skin and causing infections.
- Cleansing: Cleansing your face twice a day, with a mild cleanser is a must to get rid of all the bacteria, dirt and grime.
- Moisturising: Your skin needs moisture even when it’s humid outside. Investing in a good quality moisturiser goes a long way in having soft and smooth skin.
- Protecting: Sunscreen with a good quality SPF, protects your skin from damage. Sunscreens must be used even when the sky is overcast with clouds, because UV rays are still present and can damage your skin.
- Avoiding heavy cosmetics: Heavy cosmetics, makeup, bleaches, skin treatments, facials must be avoided in this season in order to protect the skin from damage.
- Eating right: A healthy, balanced diet is the key to healthy, glowing skin, in every season. A diet rich in proteins, Omega-3 fatty acids, like chia seeds, flaxseeds, walnuts, etc. and Vitamins A, C and E is the best to have glowing skin.
- Nourishing skin masks: Use the right skin masks according to your skin type to nourish the skin and keep it healthy. For dry skin, use glycerine to add moisture to your skin. For oily skin, masks made of milk, honey, chickpea flour can be used to get rid of excess oils. For mixed skin type, masks depending upon the present condition of the skin must be used.
- The right footwear: Wearing waterproof footwear in monsoons keeps your feet dry and protects it from any possible fungal infection due to the growth of microorganisms in the moist environment of the footwear. Choose a closed, waterproof footwear to take the best care of your feet in the monsoons.
If at any time you do experience any skin problems this season, remember getting expert help is a simple and quick process with Remedico. You can start your consultationimmediately from wherever you are — answer a few simple questions, upload some images, and you’re done. From start to finish in as little as 5 minutes. You will then receive a personalised treatment plan and follow ups from our team to help you maintain glowing and healthy skin throughout this wet season.
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