Monsoon is finally here. As the rains bring some amount of relief for us, they also bring along with them their share of diseases and infections. Like it or not, bacteria and fungi love this season as much as we do! The gloomy and humid weather is the ideal condition for bacteria and fungi to thrive which give rise to different infections and diseases. The skin is not spared too. While rain and humidity make the skin appear dull, bacteria and fungi can attack your skin and lead to infections. Here are some monsoon skincare tips for maintaining gorgeous skin in the rain.
Monsoon skincare tips
1. Keep your skin clean:
Cleansing is the first step to keep your skin dirt and oil-free. If your skin is clean, the chances of infections are less. The skin will look beautiful and radiant. Here are some quick DIY cleanser recipes for you to try this monsoon.
2. Toning is important:
Follow up cleansing with a good quality toner to maintain the natural pH balance of the skin. A natural pH of the skin keeps away bacteria and fungi from clogging the pores. Try Mesmara Apple Cider Vinegar if you don’t want to go overboard with the toner. Remember, to dilute it with plain water before using it or else there could be possibilities of skin burn.
3. Are you moisturizing?
Don’t assume that skin moisturizing is only meant for winters. Use a lightweight matte moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.
4. Scrub and exfoliate:
Scrubbing is important to dislodge and exfoliate the dead skin. Use a mild scrubber to scrub the skin at least 2-3 times a week. Mesmara rejuvenating face scrub is a complete natural scrubber that is devoid of any preservatives, mineral oil and parabens.
5. Use sunblock:
Continue using sunscreens even if it is overcast outside. You may not see the sun; the UV rays continue to be there and cause harm to your skin.
6. Keep makeup light:
Avoid using heavy makeup in monsoon. Heavy makeup can clog the pores and with the humidity around, the clogged pores can be a breeding ground for bacteria.
Quick rainy-day skincare tips
7. Keep tea tree oil at home. It is not only essential oil that you can mix in different face masks, but you can also apply on your skin to keep away harmful bacteria. Mesmara tea tree oil is 100% natural and safe to use.
8. If you have oily skin or acne problem, use a bentonite clay mask. It helps to keep the sebum production in control, removes the free toxins from the skin and keeps your skin beautiful.
9. Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.
10. While we are too tempted to gorge on fried food and street food during the monsoon, these can lead to infections. Be mindful on what you are snacking on. Home-cooked hearty meals are always preferred over street food, especially during the monsoon.
Bonus tip: Last but not least, along with your skin, don’t forget to do hair care in monsoon at home. Here are some useful tips on monsoon hair care. Hope you find these monsoon tips handy. Enjoy the weather and don’t forget to share with us your rain beauty tips!