The monsoons are here and while the rains are a beautiful sight, your skin doesn't share the same view. Especially, monsoons in India are humid and our skin starts to feel sticky and sweaty often. Oh, and don't even get started on dealing with the frizz during the monsoons. The struggle is real! While we can't change the weather, we can totally change our attitude towards it. Let's find a way to work around the system rather than against it, shall we?
You can start by tweaking your skincare routine by keeping the weather in mind. If it's hot outside, opt for water-based, light moisturisers as they contain more water and less oil. That's going to moisturise your skin without making it sticky. In the case of warm and dry climates, you'll need products which are hydrating or contain hyaluronic acid. In cold climates, you'll need thick creams that contain more oils and less water to keep the skin moisturised, protect and nourished. Let's find more how to take care of the skin during the monsoons.
To give us insight on how to look after our skin during the monsoons, Dr Kiran shares some exciting skincare tips!
For the face, Dr Kiran recommends a salicylic based product as it helps to treat acne, mildly exfoliates the skin and keeps the pores squeaky clean.
As far as using the correct moisturiser during the monsoons is concerned, Dr Kiran suggests a gel-based moisturiser that's lightweight and doesn't feel too heavy on the skin.
The same product texture for sunscreens as well. Opt for a gel-based sunscreen which is non-comedogenic.
And finally, for your makeup, Dr Kiran suggests the 'less more approach'. Use minimal products so that the skin is given a chance to breathe. Also, change your face masks often to prevent breakouts.
More than skincare products, if you gravitate towards face masks then Dr Kiran will be able to help you out there too. To deal with sweaty skin during the monsoons, she recommends that you give her DIY talc recipe a shot!
Wondering why these ingredients work?
Thanks to Dr. Kiran, now we know how to look after our skin!
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