Monsoons can be easy on the mood- the pleasant breezy winds, the hot cup of coffee and the mesmerising scent of the first rains hitting the soil. But let’s be honest, is it easy on the skin? No, it’s not. 

Monsoons mean greasy and oily skin that feels heavy and unclean. Worst of all, monsoons can give rise to acne and pimples, especially if you have oily skin – thanks to the increased sebum production that is only a natural occurrence during monsoons. 

The best way to deal with the skin issues monsoon brings is to adopt a weather-appropriate skincare routine. 

So, here are all the tips you need to have radiant oil-free skin in this monsoon. Stay tuned, read along as you enjoy the rainy season with zero skin woes. 

Use a gentle soap-free cleanser

This goes especially for those who battle with oily skin all year long. The last thing you want is for your pimples and acne to worsen if you already have oily skin. So, you must first change your cleanser for the season – all year round if you have oily skin 12 months a year. 

Consider swapping your oil-based cleanser or those containing soap agents for a soap-free cleanser. Soap-based cleansers can clean your skin but at the same time, they can strip the skin of its natural oils. Consequently, your body begins overproducing oils to compensate for the loss, leading to pimples and acne. 

Additionally, make it a rule to wash your face at least 2 times a day to remove greasiness that is a product of the rainy weather. 

Don’t forget to exfoliate 

You must know that your skin sheds dead skin cells every now and then. Exfoliation is an essential practice that encourages shedding off the skin much more efficiently. It is necessary for healthy skin cells to grow in place of those that are shed off. 

Hence, you must make exfoliation an essential part of your monsoon skincare routine. You can use natural exfoliators or chemical exfoliators to exfoliate, depending on your skin type. However, you must ensure that you do not over-exfoliate your skin as it can be harsh for your skin, aggravating your pimples. Aim to do exfoliation not more than twice a week. 

Don’t skip sunscreen 

Trivia time, do you need sunscreen during monsoons, when it is pouring outside? If your answer is no, you are mistaken. Whether it is summer, winter, autumn or monsoons, you need sunscreen all year round. 

But if there is no sun when it rains, then why sunscreen? You may ask. 

Well, to put it simply, you may not see the sun in the sky, but it doesn’t change the fact that the sun’s rays still penetrate through the clouds to expose you to damage. Sun damage can lead to pimples, tanning, hyperpigmentation and even skin cancer.

Hence you must go for an oil-free sunscreen that provides sun protection and doesn’t make your skin greasy. 

Avoid excess makeup 

Makeup makes you look good, there is no denying that. But putting on excessive makeup during monsoons can be harsh on the skin. With an increased sebum production during monsoons coupled with sweating caused by high humidity, makeup can get trapped in the pores only to clog them. 

Hence, skip the heavy foundation and go for BB creams instead. In addition, choose tinted lip balms instead of choosing lipsticks that only dry your skin. Go light this monsoon. 

Choose clay masks

Being an Indian, you must have heard about multaani mitti. It is the holy grail of skincare, pitched by our parents and grandparents. 

There are multiple benefits of using clay masks such as multani mitti, but these benefits grow tenfold during monsoons. Clay masks are made to absorb excess oils; they’re the go-to way of ensuring your skin stays radiantly glowing and healthy during monsoons. 

Clay masks can deeply cleanse your skin, brighten it up, restore the pH balance, unclog pores, and soothe inflamed skin. 

The benefits are multiple for you to skip it. So, aim to use clay masks at least once a week to see the results. Ensure you apply an oil-free moisturiser if you happen to have oily skin during the monsoons. 

Closing thoughts 

Taking care of your skin during the monsoon season is essential to maintain its health and radiance. By following the tips mentioned above, such as keeping your skin clean and moisturised, protecting it from humidity and rain, and making necessary dietary and lifestyle adjustments, you can minimise the potential damage caused by the monsoons. Remember to be consistent with your skincare routine and adapt it according to your skin type and needs. By doing so, you can enjoy the rainy season while keeping your skin healthy, glowing, and well-protected. So, embrace the monsoons with confidence and take care of your skin to look and feel your best throughout the season.

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