Own the Monsoon
beauty fixes for the rainy season to keep your skin in good shape
Our skin is the first to get damaged by the constantly changing weather. Monsoon brings with it a series of concerns such as dull skin, open pores and bacterial infections. High humidity levels make the skin look tanned, greasy, pimply, and we look simply not up to speck. Follow a strict skincare regime and keep all such problems at bay. Here are top must-dos for protecting your skin.
1 Wear a sunscreen
Sunblock is the most important step in your skincare routine as uVb rays are known to cause tanning and cancer. a tan is the first sign of the skin being damaged by these rays, and it reacts by producing melanin. uVa rays have recently been found to cause pigmentation, freckles, and signs of ageing such as pores, wrinkles and sagging. the worst part is that these skin issues are caused by ‘cumulative’ sun exposure.
The benefits Sunblock will help prevent your skin from tanning while also preventing long-term damage caused by uVb and uVa rays. For the face, you need two tablespoons of sunblock applied whether you are indoors or outdoors.
2 Apply a primer
I know it’s surprising that I may ask you to add a layer onto an already sweaty complexion, but a mattifying primer can be a godsend. When you are wearing make-up during the monsoon, it just doesn’t set as well and starts running down your face. this is because it is setting on sweaty areas and it doesn’t get absorbed evenly. by applying a mattifying primer, you absorb excess oil, and create an even layer onto which make-up can penetrate and stay.
How to use It stops make-up from running and prevents you from having to perpetually reapply it. Put a thin layer all over the face so that it is evenly covered. apply make-up on top.
3 Get blotting papers
We all will get extra greasy during this season with high humidity. Instead of running to the washroom five times a day to wash your face, blotting papers will soak up the grease in no time.
Good for a total time saver, blotting papers can reduce the shine on your face in less than a few seconds, and are completely gentle and safe for your skin. use the paper to gently blot greasiness on the face.
4 Use a salicylic-acid based face wash
With all that extra moisture in the air, your skin is bound to get oily, resulting in blackheads and whiteheads. there is nothing better than using a face wash that contains salicylic acid, which cuts through the grease and prevents pores from getting obstructed.
Best way to apply Salicylic acid is an ultra gentle active that is singularly able to exfoliate within the follicles, getting rid of those pesky blackheads. Wash your face no more than twice a day with a coinshaped amount. lather, then wash off.
5 Switch your moisturiser
During winter, we are used to using heavy creams and lotions. unfortunately, the weather has changed and the air has a lot more moisture in it that will be absorbed by your skin. too much moisture makes you look greasy and can result in frustrating zits. Switch to a gel or a light lotion that lets it breathe.
How is it useful Changing your moisturiser will help prevent pimples while also reducing oiliness. use a thin layer so that your skin feels hydrated but not too greasy. Gently massage into your skin in upward motions. Moisturise no more than one to two times a day.
6 Stick to waterproof products
In this sweaty hot weather, you are bound to melt a little, and so will your make-up. Waterproof make-up options are designed to withstand these conditions.
It will help in Making you look iridescent the whole day long. Ditch your usual make-up and use waterproof options for mascara, eyeliner, and foundation.
7 Cut down the layers
Instead of wearing layers of skincare and make-up, cut them down. extra layers will only cause more acne.
Stick to these Go back to basics—a face wash, a serum, a moisturiser (if needed) and sunblock for the day. the make-up should be no more than a primer and a concealer at best.
8 Go non-comedogenic
look for products that are certified by a dermatologist to only have ingredients that are “non-comedogenic” meaning they do not clog your pores. you will reduce your risk of zits entirely.
The benefits No blackheads and whiteheads. look for noncomedogenic certification on the box or bottle of the products before buying.
9 Don’t overwash your face
We all want to wash our faces with harsh soaps or cleansers so our skin can feel clean again, but the fact is that the more we wash, the oilier it will get. your skin is naturally balancing, so when you wash your face too much, you dry it out. this signals the skin to produce more sebum or oil, making it even oilier, and results in a vicious cycle of unbalanced and excessively oily skin.
What to remember Wash your face with gentle pH-balanced cleansers no more than two to three times a day. If your face still feels greasy during the day, cleanse with plain water.
10 Keep face wipes handy
For those of us who like to wash our face multiple times a day, the face wipe is a great alternative and good timesaver. Wipe the day’s grease off your face easily with a simple gentle face cloth.
How to use Instead of overwashing your face, you can use a gentle wipe to get the junk off, without drying out your skin. Wipe your face gently two to three times with the wipe, then throw it away.
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