Come monsoon and most of us feel that subtle romance in our heart! It is filled with endless cups of coffee while curled up indoors and crunchy pakoras, bhajis or fries. But the rain comes with its own set of woes. Skin and hair care get a lot more complicated.
Maintaining healthy hair during the monsoon season is tedious and requires quite a bit of effort. The good news is it does not require long hours in front of the mirror.
Fear not! Here are some quick and easy monsoon skincare tips that will have you covered.
Use clean up daily. A routine clean-up of your skin helps in unclogging of the skin’s pores and removal of dead skin at the same time. Try using soap-free cleansers and scrubbers to keep your face moist. Keep your skin clean by using a face wash which suits all types of skin.
It is necessary to exfoliate your skin to get rid of all the skin cells residing on your epidermis. Our skin sheds millions of dead skin cells every day and when they are not removed, dead skin cells mixed with sebum invite bacteria to cause infection. Hence, always exfoliate your skin especially during the monsoon.
Toning is the most important step towards problem-free skin. Use an alcohol-free toner to prevent your skin from drying out. It helps remove dirt and cleans out the pores.
Contrary to what most people believe, moisturising is as important in summer and monsoon as it is in winter. Exposure to the sun and pollution strips off the natural oils of your skin, causing it to tan and age early. So you need a light, non-greasy body lotion, like EKAM’s luscious berry, golden nectar and wild blossom lotion that’s infused with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E & Almond Oil, which aid cell repair and regeneration.
Don’t let cloudiness outside fool you! Because 87% of the sun rays penetrate the clouds and harm your skin. This is why you should apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you head out and re-apply after 3-4 hours.