When you have healthy, glowing skin, you will naturally feel happy and confident about your overall look. But sometimes, owing to the changing seasons, you may face skin problems like dry or greasy skin, acne, and pimples. Maintaining a proper skincare routine can help your skin stay soft and healthy throughout the year. There may be additional challenges during the monsoons because of the drastic changes in weather. These are the times you need to maintain a monsoon skincare routine. Let’s look at some tips and techniques to keep your skin hydrated and protected during the monsoon season.

Importance of Hydration in Monsoon Skincare

Monsoon times are welcomed by many people in India after going through some tough months of scorching heat. Despite the humidity in the air during monsoons, your skin needs to stay hydrated and protected. You also need to keep your skin nourished with an adequate amount of moisture. Therefore, moisturisers are crucial for your skin irrespective of the changing weather conditions. 

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Go for a mild moisturiser that is water-based. It can help keep your skin supple and healthy, without making it too oily. It’s also important to pick your moisturiser based on your skin type. Depending on whether you have oily, dry, or a combination skin type, read the labels on the moisturizer bottle or tube while you are shopping and then choose the appropriate one.

How to Protect Skin during Monsoon?

Cleansing the skin is essential irrespective of the weather. However, during monsoons, high humidity in the air can cause dirt and pollutants to build up on the skin. So, cleansing the skin is of more significance during this season. Skin cleansing is also necessary to get rid of excess oil, which can clog your pores. You can utilize a moderate skin cleanser twice a day. This will always keep your skin fresh. 

Protect Skin during Monsoon

Many women assume that sunscreens are not required during rainy days because they think that the skin is protected from harsh sunlight. However, this is not true. Even during monsoons, your skin is exposed to UV rays from the sun. So, you must use sunscreen whether it’s sunny or rainy. 

Cleansing and using sunscreen are two of the essential steps for monsoon skincare.

Monsoon Skincare for Acne-Prone Skin

Many women face the common skin condition called “acne.” It occurs due to the increased secretion of the skin’s sebum, which is caused by the high humidity in the air. The excess sebum leaves your skin oily and this becomes a convenient habitat for bacteria. Clogging of the skin pores by sweat or dust can also lead to acne flare-ups. Added to these, hormonal changes and unhealthy dietary habits such as eating lots of fried and oily foods result in acne flare-ups.

Now, the question swarming in your mind must be, “How to prevent acne?” Yes, we are getting to that…

Monsoon Skincare for Acne-Prone Skin

You can prevent acne during monsoons by keeping your face clean. Wash your face frequently to get rid of dead skin cells and pollutants/dirt. While selecting cleansers, go for alcohol-free ones. And, avoid heavy makeup during rainy days. Opt for non-comedogenic products that are formulated to prevent clogging of pores. 

Tips for Monsoon Skincare

Here are some useful tips for maintaining your monsoon skincare routine.

  • While exfoliating (removing dead skin cells and dirt from the skin surface), don’t use a harsh scrub. If you do, it can cause irritation.
  • If you have dry skin, use a soap-free cleanser because it will not deprive your skin of essential oils.
  • Instead of using lipstick, use a tinted lip balm.
  • If you have oily skin, ensure you apply an oil-free (or a clay-based) face mask once a week. 
  • Last but not least, drink lots of water to keep not only your skin but also your entire body hydrated. 

Tips for Monsoon Skincare

We hope this blog proves helpful when it comes to your monsoon skincare regimen for happy and healthy skin!