The monsoon season not only brings along with it the sweet smell of sand and lush green surroundings, but also high humidity levels which is different from the heat and oiliness that piles on the skin during the summer. Due to this, it becomes extremely crucial to know how to take care of skin in the monsoon. With just some minor changes in your skincare routine, you can ensure that your skin receives the right amount of hydration, moisture and nourishment.
A normal skincare routine consists of cleansing, toning and moisturizing. We present some additions and alterations to this routine to maintain your skin’s PH levels this monsoon.
Use a face wash that suits your skin type this monsoon. If you have dry skin, make sure that you go for a cream based cleanser as it will add hydration and softness to the skin. If you have oily, acne prone skin, use a gel based cleanser with salicylic acid that helps to reduce acne breakouts. Try using Beaumark beauty’s Maskne Gentle Cleanser to wash of impurities, dirt and excess sebum to get glowing, healthy and acne-free skin.
Skin tends to get oilier at the T- zone and it becomes imperative to exfoliate your skin in the monsoon 1-2 times a week. Use chemical exfoliants or good exfoliating scrub that consists of ingredients like walnut, coffee, green tea to clean unclogged pores thoroughly and make way for fresh and clean skin. If you have sensitive skin, go for mild exfoliators or opt for a BHA exfoliant which is less harsh on the skin.
Face Masks -
If the skin gets wet in the rain, it tends to get dehydrated very easily. Face masks or sheet masks are necessary to rehydrate your skin to prevent it from looking dull, oily and lifeless. Use hydrating sheet masks once a week before sleeping or right after you wake up.
Toning is necessary to remove extra dirt and makeup from your skin. It also helps keep the skin looking fresh throughout the day. It’s advisable to use alcohol-free toners as harsh toners might inflame the existing acne or breakouts. Use mild toners containing rose water, green tea, cucumber, chamomile tea.
Avoid using heavy and creamy moisturizers this monsoon. It’s time to switch to light weight moisturizers. Combining essential serums like Vitamin C can be a blessing to keep acne and breakouts at bay. Apply serum in both your Am and Pm routines according to your skin needs. All skin types are advised to use moisturizers during monsoon to keep their skin supple and healthy.
Don’t leave your house without SPF even though you may not be able to see the sun these days. Harmful rays in the environment can damage the skin irrespective of sunlight. Use moisturizers with SPF or apply it later after your complete skincare routine.
Hot showers will strip your skin of essential oils. Always take lukewarm showers or cold showers to avoid inflammation and dryness.
We hope these simple tips can bring about a difference in your skin!