There is no iota of doubt that the monsoons bring in the much required respite from the scorching and hellish heat of the summer. While comparatively monsoons are better than summers or winters (some might argue otherwise for the winters), monsoons tend to cause a lot of kin related issues. The rising humidity during the monsoons strips the face of its glow, and makes it look dull. Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd says that the best way to have good and healthy skin during monsoons is to follow a good monsoon skincare routine. A healthy skincare routine keeps the excess sebum production at bay, and roves beneficial for acne-prone and oily skin.
Ziqitza, one of India’s leading emergency service providers and healthcare organizations, explains that unlike summer that calls for heavy duty moisturisers, monsoons require moisturisers that are light-weight. Ziqitza Healthcare, further explains that along with following a regular skincare routine which includes cleansing, toning and moisturising, during monsoons special skincare routine must be followed.
Tips to Take care of Skin During Monsoon
- Going Soap-Free: Majority of the face cleansers out there have soaping agents in them, and these soaping agents are quite harsh and when used regularly can strip off the skin’s natural oils. Therefore, Ziqitza Rajasthan recommends that irrespective of one’s skin type, one must always use a soap-free face cleanser that gently washes away dirt and oil and doesn’t leave the skin dry. While we use a soap-free cleaner for washing the face, we must also note that the face should not be washed more than 2-3 times a day because excess washing also strips off the natural oils from the skin.
- Exfoliating the Skin: Skin exfoliation should be a regular part of your skin care routine and especially during the monsoons. Exfoliation helps remove dirt, dead skin cells and impurities from skin pores. ZHL Rajasthan advises exfoliating at least 2-3 times in a week for amazing results. Ziqitza further states that apart from removing impurities, exfoliation helps improve blood circulation and also improves the absorption of skin products.
- Skin Toning: Ziqitza limited states that following a skin regime is equally important for women and men. Post exfoliation and as a follow up, one must never forget to use a skin tone. Exfoliation exposes your skin pores and an alcohol-free skin toner helps seal them. During monsoons using a toner helps reduce greasiness and stickiness from the skin. When buying a toner, look for products that contain ingredients like green tea glycolic acid etc. Such ingredients help control acne, reduce blemishes and also control and maintain the skin’s pH levels.
- Wear Sunscreen: Putting on sunscreen is the most essential part of the skin care regime. Harmful UV rays from the sun can harm your skin even during cloudy days. Ziqitza Limited Rajasthan suggests using sunscreens that have matte finish or are non-oily in composition, and also ensure that the sunscreen has a minimum SPF of 30 for optimal protection.
- Using Clay Masks: Ziqitza suggests that both men and women must invest in good quality clay masks. Clay masks can absorb excess oil from skin. These days there is no dearth of clay masks in the market. Choose one that is infused with antibacterial ingredients like green tea, witch hazel and aloevera, etc. these will prevent your skin from breakouts.
- Use Moisturisers: The humidity during the monsoons can make your skin sticky and oily, but it doesn’t mean that you skip moisturising it. If your skin is well hydrated, it will not produce excess oil to maintain hydration. Regular application of moisturiser can reduce premature ageing and control skin issues. Ziqitza Healthcare Limited suggests to use non-greasy moisturiser preferably containing hyaluronic acid and aloevera for optimal results and efficacy.
Acne, redness, itchiness, skin breakouts are common skin problems that one faces during monsoons. Following a strict skin care routine coupled with skin products that suit your skin type is the key for a flawless and healthy skin during monsoons.