It’s raining indulgence
With the advent of a new season, it’s not just the wardrobe that should change but your beauty rituals, too. SONAL VED tells you the four must-dos this monsoon.
Beauty must-dos for the monsoon
As we move from the scorching summer to the humid monsoon, our body requires a special dose of relaxation. While freshness and greenery is welcome, the muck and splash is not. While the humidity causes frizzy hair and clogs facial pores, dirty puddles mess up pretty feet. Here are four spa treatments that are a must-do before you get set to enjoy the showers.
Get a luxurious body scrub
Why you need it? Excessive moisture in the air often leads to fungal and bacterial infections on the skin that can be avoided if dead skin is regularly exfoliated and toned. A good way to do that is to indulge in a body scrub, which will keep clogged pores at bay.
What it does? Be it nuts, salts or sugar — scrubs are an amazing way to help you achieve velvety smooth skin in a jiffy. The therapist uses gritty substances or a creamy mixture with granules and massages in circular motion to get rid of dry skin, dead cells and impurities from the surface of the skin.
Try it at: The Spa at The Leela, Goa
Go for a hair mask
Why you need it? Our hair often gets frizzy in this weather and the best way to tame it is with masks. This is especially true if you have dry hair, as the rainy weather is likely to make hair more coarse and difficult to manage.
What it does? A hair mask ritual involves draping your tresses in the finest quality hair cream, lotion or natural ingredients that nourish your lasting shine, moisture and healthy hair. Try it at: O2 Spa, Jaipur Marriot Hotel, Jaipur
Glow with a skin brightening ritual
Why you need it? Monson brings high humidity and excess moisture in the air makes most skin types oily and cloggy. This further leads to dull and listless complexion, blackheads and ugly whiteheads. A good way to beat this is a skin brightening facial.
What it does? Brightening facials essentially work towards polishing your complexion. Here the first step involve deep cleansing that zaps out excessive oil and grime from the skin. This is followed by a face scrub to remove dead skin, while the mask in the end lightens the skin tone and gives it a pearly glow. Try it at: Jean Claude Biguine, Mumbai
Indulge in a foot spa
Why do you need it? Indulging in a foot spa ritual during the monsoon is as important as applying moisturiser during winters. Feet are the most affected part of the body during rains. Constantly battling puddles will not only leave them tired, but also fills toes with dirt and grime. Contact with rain water can also leads to infections.
What it does? In-between boring food reflexology sessions and express pedicures lies something called a foot spa. The treatment usually includes scrubbing, cleansing, moisturising and kneading of your feet. This treatment followed by closed shoes will protect your feet from monsoon mayhem. Try it at: The Cut Collective, Mumbai