Hasta la vista summer! It’s time for the monsoon, for beautiful raindrops and a romantic mood. It’s time for hot and spicy food and lazy days. But wait, isn’t it also the time to take extra care of ourselves? With the air becoming humid, there’s a natural tendency for the skin to become dry. Also, many infections are on the rise such as flu, cold, jaundice, dysentery, typhoid, etc. It’s essential to see what’s there on our plate. Apart from that, self-grooming in monsoon is a must. It becomes so difficult to dry hair naturally. Dust particles easily settle on the skin and regular cleansing and exfoliation becomes necessary.
So before the rain hits us with its side effects, here’s a complete beauty guide for your hair and skin.
Pamper your skin in the rains
Although you can bear with the cool climate, you can not ignore the problems associated with it such as itchy skin, acne, dryness, etc.
If your skin is dry, moisturise it well. Use a good moisturiser at least 2-3 times a day.
Use a lotion to keep your skin nourished and protected from pollution, dust and dirt.
Use a water-proof foundation to do away with dryness.
Since it rains, people put away their sunscreen. Use an SPF loaded sunscreen because once you step out, harmful UV rays of the Sun starts hitting you.
Keep your skin hydrated by using a cream based cleanser. Also, drink plenty of water.
After cleansing, use a toner. The humid climate can open up your pores so use an alcohol-free toner.
If there are cracks and rashes on your skin, apply coconut oil.
If your skin is oily, get rid of the dirt and dry skin cells with a mild cleanser.
As a natural exfoliator, scrub your skin with pure oatmeal or use ripe papaya.
To keep your hands and feet clean, manicure and pedicure on a regular basis.
Never forget to soak your feet in lukewarm water after you come home as there are risks of infections.
Always go for water-proof and light makeup. Avoid using dark shaded lipsticks as they tend to get smudged.
If you have a combination of both oily and dry skin, scrub your face twice a week to remove dirt, blackheads and grime.
Cleansing and exfoliation from the outside is not everything. You must take care of your health as well if you want a beautiful skin.
Include lots of Vitamin C rich foods such as bell peppers, kiwi, broccoli etc.to boost the immunity of your body.
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The probability of skin infections spreading in monsoon is pretty high. Exfoliate and cleanse at all times. Dust anti fungal powder on your body to keep yourself fresh.
Give your hair the best care!
Monsoon is that time of the year when you experience worst hair days. Rains dry hair naturally and wet hair starts stinking. And try as you might, rains have a way of messing up with your hair. You would initially like the season but when it’s time for you to get going, you curse the weather. Hair becomes frizzy, greasy and flaky. Breakage sets in and your hair becomes lifeless.
Wash your hair every alternate days to remove the dust and build up.
Deep condition your hair with coconut oil to seal in the much required moisture.
Avoid brushing your hair when they are wet otherwise you will experience extreme breakage.
Don’t tie your hair when it’s wet. To dry them faster, wrap a towel around your head and use a wide toothed comb to manage locks.
Stay away from styling your hair using heat. Also, it’s not the right time for you to use serums and gels as they will cause more and more build up.
Don’t dye your hair because chances are, they will be washed off with the downpour.
Try to keep your hair as dry as possible to avoid lice infections.
Opt for short hairstyles as they are manageable and takes less time to dry. Long tresses are difficult to manage in the monsoons so consult with your stylist for a short and funky hairstyle.
Always cover your hair to avoid their contact with the rain. Make sure you cover them with a scarf or keep an umbrella handy in case of sudden outbursts.
After shampooing, condition your hair. Try using natural products instead of chemical ones.
Don’t forget to enjoy the rains. Wishing you a joyous monsoon!