KEEP MON­SOON TROU­BLES AT BAY

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - IANS (With in­puts by Nivedita Dadu, der­ma­tol­o­gist)

Achange in weather does not mean you do away with your skin and hair care rou­tine. Sweat and oil de­posits make the skin and hair re­ally dull dur­ing the hu­mid, rainy sea­son. Here are some ex­pert tips: Cleanse your skin:

Wash­ing the im­pu­ri­ties away from our skin al­lows it to breathe. Clean your skin by wash­ing thor­oughly with soap and by re­mov­ing im­pu­ri­ties. But to pro­tect the skin’s nat­u­ral oils, avoid anti-fun­gal and per­fumed soaps. In­stead, use a non-soapy cleanser that en­sures deep pore cleans­ing. Splash­ing the eyes with cold water also pro­vides great re­lief.

Don’t rub your face while dry­ing it: The fa­cial skin is very del­i­cate, so rub­bing it with a towel can cause hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion. Gen­tly pat it dry avoid­ing any kind of fric­tion.

Go for fruit-based face packs: It is also an ex­cel­lent way to freshen up dull skin, and mon­soon is the best weather for them — there is no risk of sun ex­po­sure and sen­si­tiv­ity af­ter the peel­ing ses­sion.

Don’t tie your hair if it gets wet in the rain: Rain causes hu­mid­ity which leads to split ends, be­cause rain water has chlo­rine in it. Af­ter re­turn­ing home, sham­poo your hair, and tie only when it’s dry.

Don’t use hair gel or hair sprays: Hair is al­ready dry and fizzy dur­ing mon­soon, and such prod­ucts cause more dry­ness. Use a nice hair serum af­ter ev­ery wash, as it car­ries sil­i­con, which helps giv­ing shine to your hair. Serum is con­sid­ered to be an anti-hu­mid­ity prod­uct.

DON’T TIE YOUR HAIR IF IT GETS WET IN THE RAIN. IT CAUSES HU­MID­ITY, LEAD­ING TO SPLIT ENDS, AS RAIN WATER HAS CHLO­RINE IN IT

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