Saturday, 8 July 2017

Best Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin & Health During Rainy Season (MONSOON SPECIAL)

Hello everyone,
People who know me well and read my blog regularly, probably know that I love the rain. I love doing the rain dance, love the smell of soothing earthy scent after the rain and also like watching that misty sky; in short, I enjoy the rain😍. However, the weirdest part is that although I was born during monsoon, I don’t like this time of the year at all! Yeah, I know it sounds quite odd but that’s me 😐! Anyway, read on to know about the best ways to take care of your skin and health during the rainy (monsoon) season. 

Best Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin & Health During Rainy Season (MONSOON SPECIAL)


Best Ways To Take Care Of Skin & Health During Rainy/Monsoon Season:

Monsoon is generally characterised by a season with high level of humidity in the air, cool dusty winds along with obvious downpours. On oily skin, the humid weather causes excess sebum production that easily attracts dirt and impurities which eventually clogs the pores leading to skin breakouts. Again sometimes the same humidity dehydrates the skin making it look dull and stretchy. Remember, it is always advisable to change our skin & hair care regimen according to the changing seasons. I have already shared a post dedicated to monsoon haircare tips a while back. Today, I shall be talking about how we can take good care of our skin and health during monsoon 😊.

I completely agree with this saying- “Prevention is better than cure”. Humid weather makes skin dull and lifeless; hence following an appropriate regime during this season would be best. By the way, my skin type is combination; but during this season, at times it becomes super oily and sometimes dry & dehydrated. Monsoon effect, I know!


How To Take Care Of Your Skin & Health During Monsoon

Facial Skincare 

A proper skin care regimen starts with following a proper CTM routine designed for every skin type.

Cleansers: The main purpose of the cleanser is to clean the skin by removing excess oil without stripping the skin of moisture. So select a mild, gentle cleanser for daily use and cleanse your skin at least twice a day to get rid of excess oil and dirt. Oily skin beauties must opt for oil-free cleansers while the cream-based cleansers/makeup removers are good for dry skin. Combination skin beauties should try anti-bacterial cleansers that are not harsh on the skin.


Scrub: Exfoliation is another important step in our skincare regime but this needs to be done only twice to thrice a week depending on our skin type. A mild scrub will work great in removing the dead skin cells including blackheads/whiteheads, providing a fresh & clean skin. I personally prefer homemade scrubs, they are gentle yet effective.  

Toner: Toning is an immediate must-do step followed by face cleansing and scrubbing. Open pores attract dirt and impurities causing breakouts, so using a good toner helps close the pores, tightens up and maintains the pH level of the skin. Make sure you are using the right kind of toner for your skin. Dry skin beauties can try rose water whereas oily skin beauties must try anti-bacterial toners like Tea-Tree. Alcohol-free toners must be used by everyone.


Moisturisers or Serums: No matter whether you have a dry skin or oily skin, moisturising the skin is a must. Never skip this step at any cost. Opt for lightweight, water-based serum or moisturiser during this season that’ll allow the skin to breathe but at the same time delivers the proper hydration. Try to avoid using heavy moisturising products especially during the day time.


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Sunscreen: Even if it’s not raining, never step outside without slathering a good amount of sunscreen! Do you want to damage your skin, NO right? Then go for matte finish gel type sunscreen with an SPF of minimum 50 for oily skin and slightly cream-based, hydrating one for dry skin. Non-Comedogenic sunscreen is highly suggested.

Face packs: Not a necessary step but refreshing of course! To get a soft, bright and radiant skin we rely on face masks or packs always. Clay-based face packs are excellent for oily skin to cleanse the pores while moisturising face packs are great for dry skin beauties. To banish the dullness, one can try out some detoxifying and anti-aging face masks. I have a combination skin and I find homemade face packs are way effective than the ready-made ones.

(Also Read: Innisfree Volcanic Cluster Capsule Recipe Face Pack Review)

Lips: How can we neglect our pouts? To get luscious lips, we just need to follow two things- scrubbing and moisturising. Scrubbing will help eliminating the dead skin cells while a nourishing lip balm would help combat chapped lips. I personally prefer non-tinted lip balms at night and tinted balms enriched with SPF for the day time.


Eyes: Let’s not forget that wrinkles and fine lines first appear near the eyes only. Most importantly, if we avoid treating this for a long time, the ageing signs would soon show up on our face. Summer, monsoon or winter, no matter what the season is you must not avoid your eye creams. Start taking care of your under-eye bags and puffiness issues soon, if you have any! For the cooling relaxation of the eyes, you can easily try some homemade diys that will take away all the tiredness in a jiffy.


Best Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin & Health During Monsoon and Rainy season

Some General Skincare Tips


Use non-soapy shower gel or body wash followed by an alcohol-free body mist

Apply lightweight body lotion on the skin, preferably with an SPF if you are going to spend time outdoor

During monsoon, heavy makeup is a huge NO-NO. Go for light and waterproof makeup

Try to avoid bleaching during this season as it may aggravate the skin woes!

Cleanse and exfoliate your hands and feet as soon as you reach home. Apply a nourishing cream afterwards. Antibacterial, therapeutic Foot soak is a great way to pamper your tired feet followed by a massage. End with applying a good foot spray and cream before hitting the bed

Regular pedicure and manicure along with waxing is great for a clean and fresh look

Wear open shoes as much as possible that are specifically designed for monsoon season. Nowadays, you can find a plethora of fantastic waterproof shoes in the market, buy them and enjoy HAPPY FEET 😎 Oh! Don’t forget to wash your feet with tepid water to prevent the spread of germs

Make sure you are carrying an umbrella or raincoat with yourself so that rainwater cannot touch your skin and hair! (Silly point πŸ˜› )


How To Take Care Of Skin & Health During Rainy/Monsoon Season

Health is wealth

Monsoon is that time of the year when our body is more susceptible to fungal and bacterial infections. Water-borne and air-borne diseases like diarrhoea, flu, indigestion problems, jaundice are common during this season. To improve our immune system and fight the viral infection, we need to follow certain things, such as- 

πŸ‘‰In this season, it’s suggested to wash all the fruits, vegetables and green leaves either with antibacterial solution or plain lukewarm water before consuming

πŸ‘‰We must drink plenty of water to keep our body hydrated

πŸ‘‰Fruits and vegetables that are rich in nutrients, Vitamin D and packed with powerful anti-oxidants are great for this season. Even drinking fresh fruit juice or warm green tea is equally a good option.

πŸ‘‰Avoid junk food and uncooked food as much as possible 
      
πŸ‘‰Keep your house clean and disinfected to avoid viral infections

πŸ‘‰ Try to keep your body warm and never walk barefooted in this season

πŸ‘‰Reduce the intake of salty food and increase the consumption of high-fiber foods to prevent all sorts of flu & digestive problems

πŸ‘‰ Try to be active and stress-free – mantra of a good healthy life and skin!


Best Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin & Health During Rainy/Monsoon Season

Well, I guess now you people have got a fair idea regarding how to take care of your health and skin during this rainy season! So follow these simple basic tips and fend off the monsoon blues πŸ’—

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Do You Have Any Other Idea Apart From These Tips? Please Share With Me In the Comment Section Below.

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65 comments:

  1. Such a helpful post. I wish I am enjoying warm weather now.

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  2. All the tipes are great dear...and also super logical..😊

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  3. I had no idea it causes extra sebum production, this was very helpful hun!

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  4. Very beautifully written Anamika <3

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  8. Thank you for such a well written article. It’s full of insightful information and entertaining descriptions. Your point of view is the best among many. skin care oils

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  9. It’s almost always rainy season where I live so this is so helpful. My oldest was born during a tropical storm and he loves the rain.

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    1. Glad to know that you found this post helpful πŸ’• Thanks ☺

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  10. Patricia Chamberlain20 June 2019 at 14:03

    These are great tips! We do not usually have a rainy season in the summer where I live, but this year, it has rained constantly. This was very helpful.

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  11. This is really great! I am the worst when it comes to taking care of my skin. Great information and amazing tips, thanks a lot.

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    1. Really? No,you must take care of your skin and health during this rainy season!

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  12. A good reminder of things we need to be doing for our health and skin!

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  13. Mama Maggie's Kitchen21 June 2019 at 03:15

    These are all great tips. I am sure to keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love this post! People tend to not know what these things are for so this is very helpful

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  15. I like anything that makes my skin look better. I live in Florida and it rains a lot here!

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  16. I found this really helpful! I live in a really rainy area. Your tips will be really helpful for my skin!!

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    1. So glad to know that you found this post helpful ☺

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  17. Some fantastic tips here, thank you for taking the time to list them all. I will use this as a guide

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  18. Thank you for sharing the face skin routine!! I try to do exfoliate at least twice a week. I try my best to have good skin.

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    1. Exfoliating skin twice a week is very good for those who have oily skin. Keep it up!

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  19. Definitely a nice tips and I agree with all of them. This will really help those who are not aware on how to take care of their skin during this season. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. These are great tips to care for your skin all year round. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. These are some great tips on how to take care of your skin. I will certainly incorporate into my skincare routine.

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  22. When I was reading this, it is raining outside and it has been raining for the past few days. This post came at the right timing.

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  23. While I don't live in your part of the world we have been experiencing more rain than normal here. I will share this with my wife

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  24. I struggle with drinking water and I just started taking flavored water lately so this is helping. I just need to fix that them I am game.

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    1. Flavoured water is a nice option! I didn't think about it, thanks for sharing this idea ☺

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  25. Thanks for sharing these nice skin care tips to help women stay glowing during the rainy season.

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  26. Great tips for those in humid climates. We go to Florida occasionally as I can concur that the skin changes in humid conditions!

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  27. This post is a reminder to me that I need to get my act together. I am terrible at drinking water so my skin tends to dry up.

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  28. Ooooo so many great tips!!! I’m really trying to get better about sunscreen!!! I’m notorious for forgetting to apply on my face!

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  29. I think these are great tips for all weathers, but then I am in the UK and it feels like monsoon season all year LOL

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  30. These are great skin care tips that I would love to add on my list! It's really hard to keep your skin glowing given the fact that I'm not into drinking a lot of water but this is a big help to realize what I'm doing wrong. Thanks!

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  31. Great skincare tips!!!! I’ve been all about toners lately!!! Seriously a game changer for my skin

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