Snehal Phadtare Jun 09, 2022 

The rainy season is here and unfortunately; the monsoon skin & hair problems came with it. From the soothing sound of rain to the sweet smell of wet soil to binging on yummy snacks, there is so much to love about the rainy season. You may feel a little sad after knowing that the rainy season is not very friendly to your skin and hair. In light of these issues that may begin to have their ill effects on your skin and hair health, this blog is here to detail the appropriate means of skin and hair care you need this monsoon.
Monsoon is a combination of excessive moisture, pollution, and microbial signs. Neglecting your skin or hair can cause critical long-lasting damage to them. So, it is important to pay special attention to your hair and skin and protect yourself from the ill effects of this season. Following these tips and remedies will not only provide optimum protection to your skin and hair but also make you look effortlessly flawless. 

What Does Rainy Season Do To Your Skin & Hair?

The monsoons have a vibe that induces the idea of self-care. One that encourages you to stay home and enjoy the cool atmosphere it brings. But with all its beauty and serenity, the monsoons can possibly cause damage on your health due to the high humidity that it brings along with it. This high humidity can not only cause oily skin but also, dry and frizzy hair. Apart from the humidity, exposure to rain and rain water can cause further damage to your skin and hair. Rain water has a certain composition to it and can usually be somewhat acidic in nature. This can lead to skin and hair issues such as rashes, eczema, dandruff and scalp/skin fungal infections. 

How To Take Care Of Your Skin In Monsoon?

 Follow Proper CTM Routine- -  A good skin-cleansing routine helps maintain clean skin, prevents breakouts and keeps premature ageing at bay. You can keep your skin radiant and glowing all day, by simply following three simple steps, i.e., Cleansing, Toning, and Moisturizing, twice a day.
Cleanser - Wash your face with a mild cleanser twice a day to prevent breakouts in humid weather. For oily skin types, Zinc PCA-based face wash is found good for acne-prone skin. If you have normal or combination skin, AHA’s based cleansers are ideal for daily use.
Toner - Alcohol-free toners help to cleanse your pores by removing the dirt, grime, and trace of makeup without drying out your skin. Witch hazel Extract, rose water, jasmine water, Vitamin C, etc are identified as good ingredients in toners.
Moisturizer - Keeping your skin moisturized is an important skin care tip for monsoon. Skin care experts weigh on using hyaluronic acid-based moisturizers to attain soft and glowing skin.

Exfoliate your skin- In monsoon, exfoliation is a great way to goodbye to your dull and rough skin. Exfoliation helps to remove the dead cell skin layer and reveal new healthy-looking skin. Glycolic acids are excellent naturally occurring chemical exfoliators to reverse your dull and uneven complexion.

Follow A Balanced Diet- A good skin care regimen must include a proper diet and a set of products to keep your skin clean and healthy. However, if we strike at improving the condition within our constitution, the prevention of skin conditions may ease. For this, make an attempt to incorporate Vitamin A and C rich foods in your diet. Following a Low carb High protein diet can reduce breakouts and even strengthen skin to more harmful effects of the monsoons. Don’t forget to stay hydrated. Keeping your skin hydrated is very important. Having a steady fluid intake of 3 to 4 litres of water per day maintains pH levels in the blood that minimize the risks of breakouts and oily skin. This is also applicable to ensure healthy hair.

Apply Sunscreen- The heat combined with humidity increases the chances of UV damage to the skin. It is quite a challenge finding a suitable non-greasy but cosmetically acceptable sunscreen. It is imperative to apply sunscreen every 3 hours as one tends to wipe the face frequently due to accumulated sweat, causing the sunscreen to wipe off. Opt for a gel based sunscreen with SPF of 30 or more and use a compact or translucent powder with built in SPF for the touch-ups. The compact also gives a matte finish which is an added advantage.

Apply Homemade Face Masks- Excessive sweating makes the skin feel greasy and crummy. Homemade packs containing fullers earth/ clay help in drawing out impurities from the skin leading to a gentle glow. The face pack made of sandalwood powder and gram flour mixed in cooling rose water is ideal in monsoon season. The sandalwood powder takes away the tan whilst the gram flour helps in deep cleansing. This pack also has a slight exfoliating action which helps the skin feel fresh, cools it down and leaves it glowing.

Stay Hydrated- Our body usually requires 2 litres of water a day, however in this weather there is excessive sweating and the lost water needs to be replaced. It is highly advisable to drink about 2 litres of hydrating fluids such as water or tender coconut water through the day. Incorporating juicy fruits and vegetables in your diet also help keep the skin moist, hydrated and supple as they contain their natural fluids. Sweating leads to loss of salts as well which can be replenished with tender coconut water, fruits and vegetables.

 Avoid Heavy Makeup- Less is more when it comes to slathering on makeup in monsoon season. Heavy makeup won't let your skin breathe by clogging the pores, which ultimately results in acne flare-ups, dull, and damaged skin. Moreover, humid weather makes the skin too much sweat and makeup may start dripping from the face. Thereby go with minimal makeup and prevent your skin from perspiration.

How To Take Care Of Your Hair In Monsoon?

 Keep Your Hair Dry- One of the useful and straightforward hair care tips is to keep your scalp dry during the monsoon. Remember that rainwater is dirty and acidic (has a pH of about 5.6) which is very bad for your hair. In addition, various hair specialists explain that wet hair serves as a host for scalp fungal infections and dandruff. That’s why, use a soft microfiber towel that absorbs water rapidly and reduces friction between the hair and the towel, consequently reducing hair fall. Apart from this, umbrellas, raincoats, and hats, etc are a few more important tips to avoid getting wet in rain.

 Hot Oil Massage- Hot oil massage at least twice a week is good to treat dandruff, frizzy hair, and hair fall. When you massage your scalp, it stimulates the blood flow which helps to improve hair strength and texture. In addition, oil massage saves your tresses from turning frizzy or dry during the monsoon. Applying coconut oil 15 minutes before shampoo helps in preconditioning your hair. A pre-shampoo treatment with coconut oil makes hair greasy and lessens the water your hair soaks up during washing. It also deals with scalp problems in men and women.

Avoid Over Styling Of Hair- If your hair is prone to breakage, being dry and brittle, steer clear from colouring your hair during the monsoons. Getting your hair coloured or highlighted will make it even drier and lifeless. Colouring and hairstyling expose your hair to a lot of heating, chemicals and other treatments that tend to make your hair look dull if you get rainwater on it. However, if you plan on taking good post-colouring hair care, you may consider colouring.

Use Proper Shampoo, Conditioner & Serum- During the monsoon season, our hair tends to turn dry, brittle and frizzy. Due to the extra humidity, hair loses its lustre and volume. Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner depending on your hair type will help a great deal to keep your hair manageable. After shampoo, it is pertinent that you use conditioner to give an added volume and bounce to your hair. Conditioner will also keep your hair shinier and bouncy for a longer time. To finish it all off, use good hair serum on damp hair that will protect your hair from frizz and roughness.

Pick right comb- Do not comb your wet hair immediately as it is the weakest then. Choose the right comb (wide-tooth), so it can easily detangle your hair. Make sure the teeth of the comb have enough space in between so that the hair does not break while combing. Also, sharing of combs must be avoided to prevent fungal infections.

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