Skin care is important all year round. You cannot really compromise on that. The humidity levels are on the rise and you tend to sweat. The sweat and the oil secretions can make your skin and hair look really dull. Monsoon skin care is determined according to your skin type.
Monsoon skin care – What is different?
What is different is that the humidity levels can cause acne and breakouts because of the sweat and the oils that you secrete. Your complexion can look sallow and dull. You need something that can add the instant glow to your face. What you need to also invest in is a soap free cleansing gel that can help you get rid of the dirt and impurities. You need to use this all around the year so that your face is not stripped of the natural oils.
While I am listing some tried remedies, it is also recommended that you use a face sprtitz that will add an extra glow to your face.
Cleansing your face
Use something that has mint in it. Take organic rose water and add a drop of peppermint essential oil to it. Add some water to this mix and dip cotton balls in the mixture. Let it cool in the fridge for a while and use it to wipe your skin. This makes a very healing cleanser by eliminating excess oil from the skin and peppermint has healing properties that can keep acne at bay.
Monsoon skin care tip: In a bowl of cool water add some organic rose water and soak cotton wool pads in it. Use this either as an instant face cleanser or place on eyes to get rid of your fatigue and provide relief to the tired eyes.
Tone and Moisturize
After you cleanse your face, use an alcohol free toner to wipe off the extra oils. Use a soft cloth or cotton wool to do this. After 10 minutes apply a thin layer of non oily moisturizer to protect your skin. If you can, opt for gel based moisturizers like the Aloe Vera gel from Rustic Art. You can also apply some sunscreen lotion if you are going be stepping out of your home.
Monsoon skin care tip: Use the gel from the aloe vera plant to moisturize your skin. This is all natural and has no chemicals at all.
To keep your skin healthy in the monsoon season, you need to avoid spicy, oily and sour foods. With the high humidity levels your digestion system is not at its strongest which can lead to an upset stomach. Moreover heavy and oily foods can also cause acne and breakouts. Incorporate cooked and steamed veggies, oatmeals, fruits and khichree in your diet.
Monsoon skin care tip: Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water and fresh fruit juices. A bowl of warm soup will not just be healing but will also provide adequate nourishment for you.
Using a face pack
This easy to make honey and oatmeal mask will refresh your skin and also exfoliate your skin gently. Grind a cup of oatmeal till it is a fine powder and store this in an airtight jar. Take 2 tablespoons of the oatmeal and mix one teaspoon of organic rose water and one teaspoon of organic honey. Mix this well and add curd according to the consistency you want. Apply this on your face and neck and let it stay for 15 – 20 minutes. When the pack begins to dry, wet your hands and start patting your face with the wet hands. Slowly scrub your face in circular movements and massage for a two minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat try your face. Follow up with a moisturizer f required.
Monsoon skin care tip: You can use Fullers Earth ( multani mitti) with organic water if you have very oily skin and the clay will help up dry the excess oils.
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