KEEP YOUR BEAUTY GAME STRONG THIS MONSOON
Don’T let the gloomy weather outdoors steal your glow this monsoon! Your skin may have received some respite now that the scorching heat of summer is behind us, but the monsoon brings along its own unique set of beauty challenges. You may have bid a glad farewell to the searing heat of summer, but the thing about monsoons in India is that when the sun is shining and the clouds have taken a break from all that downpour, the humidity creeps in. This can take a direct toll on your skin as it tends to get sticky and dull during the rains. Fret not though, for help is at hand. Here are some top skincare and make-up tips that actually work for keeping the monsoon blues well, well away from your face and skin.
fIve skIncare tIps for tHe season
Switch to lightweight products that won’t weigh your skin down and make it greasy when you step outdoors in the humidity. When shopping for moisturisers, walk in with an acute understanding of your skin type (dry, oily or combination) and accordingly look for liquid or gel-based moisturisers that suit your skin’s needs. The cloudy skies do not warrant a reason to skip the sunblock. Lather up well, regardless of what time of the day you’re stepping out at. If you get caught in the rains, always make sure to wash your face instantly after returning home to rinse out any bacteria or irritants that may have latched on to your skin. Skin tends to act up during this season and one can often experience increased itchiness. A cooling mask with rose extracts, aloe vera or turmeric should do the trick and soothe your skin.
tHree make-up tIps for tHe season
The most important thing is to keep in mind is that the change in season need not necessarily serve as a reason to rush out and buy a completely new horde of beauty products. You will find that you can work with what’s already available just as well When wearing smudge-proof makeup, keep the finish light so that it’ll last longer once you step outdoors. Matte lipsticks are a no-brainer as they are easy to maintain, and waterproof mascara should be topping your priority lists as well. Pakkhi Pahuja, make-up artist and founder, Team Vanity