While monsoon reminds us of hot snacks, tea, and rainy weekend getaways, it also brings with it a fair share of skin woes. Heavy showers, random extra-hot days, and humidity can result in skin that feels dull, sticky, and prone to breakouts. That said, the monsoon calls for a mandatory seasonal update to keep our skin fresh, clear, and matte in the face of humidity.
So, In an attempt to save our skin (literally), we took upon the mission to scout for ways to tackle every single skin issue we could come across through the humid season. If you wish to draw a line between glowing and greasy, keep scrolling to find the skincare switches you need to make ASAP.
Upgrade the first vital step of your skincare routine by opting for a good cleanser. Invest in an indulgent, gentle cleanser and follow it up with your skincare products and SPF. PS: Double cleanse your skin after a long day of wearing makeup. We swear the amount of makeup removed in the second wash will leave you surprised. Wash your skin 2 to 3 times a day to keep the dirt, grime, and product build-up at bay.
Oil-based products tend to feel heavy on the skin. Hence, swapping your usual uber-nourishing moisturiser for something lighter is key. We recommend using a water-based formula with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid which hydrates the skin, then locks in moisture for an endlessly plump, healthy-looking glow. As the skin tends to hold on to more moisture during the monsoon season, applying a heavy, cream-based moisturiser can clog the pores, thereby leading to blackheads.
The key to healthy, hydrated skin during the monsoon is to let it breathe. However, if you’re applying makeup, a few formula swaps will do the trick. Opt for a lightweight primer, water-based foundations, and powder brushes to prevent clogged pores. The aforementioned formulas will feel more comfortable on the skin and are also long-lasting during the humid season.
Sloughing away dead skin cells is important to keep your complexion bright, clear, and healthy. Choose chemical exfoliators that gently exfoliate the skin leaving a layer of new skin cells that accept the actives more effectively. For folks with acneic skin, using salicylic acid and retinol-based products will also help during the rainy season. PS: Incorporate a toner in your a.m. and p.m. beauty ritual for an unmatched glow.
Calling out folks with oily skin: If your skin often feels oily and sticky during the rainy season. Adding the right facial mist can work wonders for your skin. Look out for antioxidants such as green tea, niacinamide, and vitamin c. You can lightly spritz it onto your skin or just dab it off to take away the excess oil whenever your skin feels sticky. It’ll help retain the fresh feeling by soaking up excess oil.
As the temperature soars, nothing matches the feeling of treating our face with an ice cube massage. If you want to go the extra mile, take your massage experience up a notch by using a cold gua sha instead. A cold facial tool improves lymphatic drainage, helps with under-eye puffiness, and gives tighter skin while simultaneously soothing it.
Take note to keep your skin healthy and glowing during the rainy season.
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