Tips to achieve an en­vi­able glow this mon­soon

Flaunt an en­vi­able glow this mon­soon with well-cared for skin. We share tips to help you achieve this.

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The soft pit­ter-pat­ter of the rain drops, a hot steam­ing cup of cof­fee, and your favourite TV show to keep you com­pany—this makes mon­soon sound like a happy dream, right? But all this changes the minute you have to step out on a rainy day— wad­ing through the wa­ter, strug­gling to keep muck at bay and deal­ing with frizzy locks and washed-off make-up... not so pleas­ant now, right? While some as­pects of the mon­soon months are be­yond our con­trol, there is one place where we can take charge and see re­sults—in skin­care! This sea­son, en­joy healthy, ra­di­ant and rain-ready skin by tak­ing care of just a few ba­sics. Read on to know more...

Keep those pores clean—ex­fo­li­ate.

Hu­mid con­di­tions can lead to ex­ces­sive oili­ness on the face, lead­ing to clogged pores and even­tu­ally, acne. Pre­vent this by re­li­giously scrub­bing your skin with a good ex­fo­lia­tor two-three times a week. Use a mild scrub with nonabra­sive gran­ules which are gen­tle on the skin, yet ef­fec­tive.

Cleanse—not just the face but the en­tire body.

Long walks in the mon­soon show­ers may feel re­fresh­ingly great, but they’re not too great for your skin. Ex­po­sure to acidic rain wa­ter for very long may lead to fun­gal in­fec­tions, so head straight for a shower in case you get drenched in the rain. Re­mem­ber to avoid us­ing ex­tremely hot wa­ter in the shower, as this can de­hy­drate your skin and cause more harm than good.

Use in­gre­di­ents that soothe your skin and take care of oili­ness.

Tea tree oil, Fuller’s Earth, neem, etc. are great to soothe the skin and en­sure that acne doesn’t bother you. Sal­i­cylic and hyaluronic acids are also ef­fec­tive in keep­ing your skin healthy so look out for care prod­ucts with these in­gre­di­ents.

SPF is STILL a must.

The sun may not be shin­ning in all its glory but it can still cause tons of dam­age to your skin. Don’t skip wear­ing your sun­screen through these gloomy, cloudy days—pick a light­weight, wa­ter­proof one be­fore you step out.

Two words: light­weight and wa­ter­proof.

Avoid wear­ing too much make-up as the weather can turn it cakey in no time. It’s a no­brainer to switch to wa­ter­proof and light­weight for­mu­las; try tinted mois­turis­ers, cheek tints and coats of wa­ter­proof mas­cara to give you a ra­di­ant, dewy look.

Raid your kitchen and whip up home­made packs.

Make full use of the fresh fruits and veg­gies you get this sea­son and put them not just in your belly but on your face too! Pick and mix in­gre­di­ents as per your skin con­cerns and com­bat them in a to­tally nat­u­ral and ef­fec­tive man­ner, right at home.

Don’t for­get your feet.

As you wade through wa­ter ever so fre­quently, your feet are the most prone to fun­gal in­fec­tions and ir­ri­ta­tion. Wear open footwear to let your feet breathe. Go in for reg­u­lar pedi­cures ev­ery month to keep your feet squeaky clean, pam­pered and away from any in­fec­tions!

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