Here is your oil fix for the monsoon
Oiling is not essential just for winters. It can double up as your beauty potion during rainy days
While monsoon showers brings relief from the heat, it also brings a series of skin problems. Well don’t fret, we have just the solution for you! Did you know oil can work wonders on your skin and take care of your monsoon woes? “Oils are not only essential to cooking. Some can also have a magical effect on your skin. Different oils have different properties that help moisturise, hydrate and nourish the face and body,”says Dr Meghna Gupta, dermatologist. “Oiling our body and hair remains as important as in any other season. Not just for nourishment, but to keep monsoon-borne allergies and infections at bay, too. Oil application makes your skin revitalised, reduces the signs of ageing and refines the texture of skin. It also soothes irritated skin, clears acne, fades ageing spots and even blocking UV ray,” says beauty expert Ishika Taneja. Here’s a list of essential oils to keep your skin h ealthy:
It’s made by refining flower spikes of certain species of lavender. Rain causes humidity, which leads to breakouts. This antioxidant helps in preventing acne. It’s calming properties also reduce anxiety and stress.
This magical oil can give your relief from allergy. It also energises your mind and soul, if you add 2-3 drops of the oil to your shampoo.
Also known as nilgiri oil, it is best for your skin and hair during monsoon. Eucalyptus oil is made from dried leaves of the eucalyptus tree. It act as an anti-infection agent, preventing your skin from unwanted infections.
ALOE VERA OIL
It soothes irritated skin and burns. It’s anti-bacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties help to fix damaged skin.
This oil helps in reversing the skin damage caused by harmful ultra violet rays. It is highly rich in vitamin E and has anti-ageing properties.It can also be used for conditioning of skin.
This increases the elasticity of the skin and boosts the moisture level. Rosehip oil protects your skin from environmental stressors such as dry air and wind. All these oils can be directly applied on a clean, dry face.
Sesame oilreverses skin damage by UV rays