Monsoon Skin and Hair Care Tips for Everyone
Think of Monsoon and the first thing that comes to mind is hot snacks and tea. Not to forget the smell of wet mud and the enchanting sound of the patter on your window pane. But it also calls for oily skin, acne, oily scalp amongst the long list of skin and hair issues. Your skin and hair start acting up due to humidity and we understand how frustrating that feels! Moreover, rainwater can add to the damage on your skin and hair leading to rashes, dandruff, eczema, and fungal infections.
Keep these skin and hair tips handy during monsoons, to enjoy the rains without making a fuss about it. When it comes to skincare, inculcating these tips into your routine will make a difference:
1. A Balanced Diet
Having a good diet is part of a good skincare regime and it is important to keep your hands off oily food, reduce your sugar intake and carbonated beverages as well as processed junk food to improve the overall condition of your skin.
A low carb, high protein diet can reduce acne and keep your skin strong enough to battle skin problems in monsoon.
It is also necessary to keep your skin hydrated by having a fluid intake of 3-4 liters of water each day which helps maintain pH levels and minimizes the risk of oily skin leading to breakouts.
2. Stay Clean and Hygienic
Monsoon humidity induces sweat, when coupled with moisture from the environment is a door to impurities entering your skin and developing into fungal infections, itchy skin, ringworm, etc.
Consult your dermatologist when you encounter such conditions and seek medical treatment at the earliest.
Hence, it is important to keep yourself clean by bathing twice a day and avoiding habits like constantly touching your face, poking those pimples etc.
3. Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing
These 3 steps are the holy grail to every skincare routine! Humidity can increase how oily your skin can get and hence it is recommended that you use a mild cleanser to remove dead skin, dirt and grime. Use a soap free cleanser and avoid regular makeup to prevent breakouts.
Using antibacterial toners will help fight bacteria present on your skin while alcohol toners can be used as a defense against humidity, given they open up the pores.
Moisturizing is recommended at least twice a day as it creates a barrier between your skin and the environment as well as, it keeps the skin supple and dewy all the time. Make sure you don’t use a heavy moisturizer though.
4. Make Sunscreen Your Best Friend
If you want a leaf out of Maduri Dixit’s skin care tips, wearing sunscreen at all times is at the top of the list. Just because it's cloudy during monsoons, it doesn’t mean you don’t need a sunscreen. Rains can bring harmful UV rays as well which are a source of multiple skin hazards. Wearing sunscreen will protect you against harmful radiations, UVA, and UVB rays during monsoon.
Much like your skin, your hair is also prone to damage during monsoon. But with these hair care tips, you can steer clear of hair damage during monsoon.
1. Protection from Dandruff and Scalp Infections
Leaving your hair exposed to rain leaves your hair damp causing your scalp to remain wet for long. This calls for various fungal hair infections. Moreover, monsoon is also the breeding ground for dandruff in your scalp and humidity makes it worse.
Use an anti-dandruff shampoo or shampoo on a regular basis at least every alternate day, to relieve yourself of flakiness and itchiness.
2. Combat Fizziness, Dryness and Dullness
While most of us love getting wet in the rain, rainwater can rob your hair off its natural shine and strength as well as reduce the moisture content of your hair if they’re left damp for a long time.
Frizzy and dry hair are often dull and prone to more breakage, reducing the volume and quality of hair. A hair mask is your best bet, when it comes to shielding your hair from environmental damages. It not only adds that much needed protein to your hair but also works on fizziness, hair breakage and damaged hair.
3. Battling Hair Fall
Monsoons mean having to watch a few of your strands break-more frequently than usual. Avoid styling your hair with heating tools as it will make the hair more brittle. Also, avoid combing your hair when damp.
The issue with damp hair is that it has inherently lost moisture and is thus prone to breakage. We recommend you dry your hair with a towel or air dry them instead of using hair dryers as they lead to hair fall and hair thinning. Alternatively, oil your hair to give it that much-needed nourishment.
You can also opt for a serum and use it post shampooing and conditioning your hair as they strengthen your hair and keep them frizz-free.
While monsoon can bring lots of obstacles your way to achieve clear skin and healthy hair, incorporating these simple Skin and hair care tips into your regime and organic products from MyHi9 can really make a difference. Consistency is key when it comes to efficient and effective skincare and hair care.
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