While monsoons are loved by most, it's not the favourite time of the year for those who have oily or acne-prone skin. The high humidity levels during the monsoon season tend to clog pores and increase sebum production. This leads to excessive oil getting trapped on the surface of the skin which further attracts dirt and bacteria, causing more frequent breakouts. If you're in the same boat, all you need to do is tweak your skincare regime in keeping with what the weather demands.
We've enlisted five extremely effective tips and tricks to ensure clear and healthy skin this monsoon.
If your skin feels super greasy during monsoon, you need to combat the excessive sebum formulation by keeping your face clean. Using an oil-free cleanser 2-3 times a day will help. A gentle face wash during the morning and evening will help you get rid of dirt and excess oil, thereby preventing skin flare-ups.
Scrubbing regularly is the key to keep greasy skin at bay. Using a gentle facial scrub every two days will not only exfoliate your skin but it will also unclog the clogged pores. This will further prevent sebum secretion which will keep most skin problems away. Therefore, make it a routine to first cleanse and then scrub your face. Remember to not be too harsh on your skin!
A mud face pack/mask is the perfect remedy to absorb any excess oil on your face. Apart from improving the elasticity of your skin, a mud mask will also keep your skin hydrated and moisturised. The best part about a mud mask is that it reduces skin pores, thereby decreasing the chances of clogged pores and eventually acne.
At most times, it becomes extremely difficult to keep washing our faces during the course of the day, especially when we are working or occupied with other chores. This is when rose water comes to rescue for those who have oily skin. Wiping your face with a dab of cotton dipped in rose water will go a long way in removing excessive oil from your skin surface, in just an instance. On top of that, rose water is hydrating plus refreshing, what else do we need!
Sunscreen is a must for your skin irrespective of you stepping out or not. Those who have oily skin, however, must use a non-comedogenic sunscreen. It will not only prevent clogging of pores but also give your skin a matte finish.