Skin care guide: Tips to keep your­self glow­ing this mon­soon

HT City - - Lifestyle - In­puts by So­nia Mathur, beauty ex­pert and Amit Sarda

Wa­ter­proof cos­met­ics may be avail­able in the mar­ket, but most of them are chem­i­cal-based. Nat­u­ral skin care so­lu­tions can serve your skin bet­ter dur­ing the mon­soon, say ex­perts. Here are a few tips:

1 Dur­ing mon­soon, peo­ple with oily skin must use as­trin­gent. Peo­ple with dry to nor­mal skin can use a toner, which is ideal just af­ter wash­ing face with cold wa­ter.

This opens the pores of skin and re­move all pol­lu­tants from the face.

2 A good mois­tur­is­ing face mask just be­fore go­ing to bed helps get rid of flaky skin.

3 Rain brings added mois­ture, and with it, skin is­sues. It is very im­por­tant, there­fore, to keep it clean. How­ever, in­stead of us­ing harsh soaps, try nat­u­ral oils. A va­ri­ety of oils have an­timi­cro­bial prop­er­ties, e.g. neem oil, which will ben­e­fit the skin in the long run.

4 Avoid heavy eye make-up. Curl eye­lashes and use wa­ter­proof mas­cara in­stead of a reg­u­lar one to pre­vent smudg­ing. Fresh colours of pink, red, orange, light brown and nude are great.

5 Use a bit of jas­mine or laven­der oil on the lips be­fore ap­ply­ing lip­stick. This will act as a nat­u­ral layer of lip balm. It also acts as a foun­da­tion for the lip­stick.

6 A few drops of cas­tor oil ap­plied to the roots of your eye­lashes will make them grow thicker, longer, and more beau­ti­ful.

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