How to follow Budget & Effective Skin Care routine during monsoon season?
Don’t let the rains wash out your skin glow!
Pleasant Earthy Scent of rain, the Dark grey clouds and the Breezy weather! Rains are back and now is the time to enjoy hot cup of coffee with onion pakodas.
But as we enjoy this monsoon, one thing we need to be careful about, is our Skin. While monsoon is about freshness, it also brings skin woes with it and along with the rains, come oily skin, white/ blackheads, clogged pores and hairfall. During rainy season, we need to take extra care of our skin to get away from any kind of fungal/bacterial infections.
So keep your worries aside and enjoy this monsoon with these skin and hair care tips for Budget & Effective Skin Care!-
We all know, during monsoon our skin gets very sticky and oily. It is very important to clean our face atleast 3 times a day to get rid of excessive oil and dirt and to help removing grounds for germs and infections to breed. Washing face with oil control face wash will help us getting away with the excessive oil in this humid weather.
Currently I am using Crescent White cleanser from Esteè Laùder which also provides UV protection to your skin. If you do not want to spend much, try Mama Earth Ubtan Face Wash, which I am soon gonna buy. I have used few of their products like lip balm and hair mask (worth buying) but would love to try their Face wash as well.
After cleansing, it is very important to exfoliate the skin atleast twice a week during monsoon. Exfoliation helps in removing the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovering fresh new cells below. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin making it work effectively. I have been using Everyuth Naturals scrub for quite sometime now. It not only works well for exfoliation but removes tan and rejuvenates the skin. And it is quite affordable too, worth at its price.
Toning after exfoliation is an important step of our daily skin care regime. It helps to remove excess dirt, traces of oil and makeup. It also helps to correct and balance pH levels of our skin and helps control acne. It is also very beneficial to acne prone skin by helping in cleaning and closing pores. I use Neutrogena deep clean toner that has helped me in achieving all of the above plus giving cooling effect to my skin.
The next step is moisturizing the skin. A light moisturiser during rainy season helps skin remain healthy. Moisturization and hydration are two confusing topics. Dehydrated skin lacks water and therefore needs to be hydrated. Dry skin lacks oil and needs to be moisturized. Dry skin hydrated, but not moisturized will still flake and have a rough texture. I use Clinique moisture surge which provides both the hydration as well as moisturization to my skin. Since, this gel is on expensive side, I would suggest another name for Budget & Effective Skin Care during monsoon season!- Hydrafresh Genius Water from L’oreal Paris provides the same moisturising and hydrating effect to the skin.
During monsoon, we hardly see the sun but even when it is overcast or cloudy, we should not ignore sun block. The UV rays responsible for ageing penetrates the clouds and can damage our skin. I normally use either Lotus sunscreen which is gel based because my skin is oily and sensitive, or cucumber sunscreen by Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic. The Lotus sunscreen gel is very light in concistency and since it is gel based, it does not feel sticky on my skin. Likewise, Aroma magic cucumber sunscreen is very light, non greasy but it is creamy and blendable. I love using these because they are natural and free of parabens.
Though not a must, but it is very advisable to use serums during night to ensure the moisturiser applied gets properly absorbed into the skin. There are many anti-ageing serums available in the market and serums are costlier than moisturisers because serums go deeper into the skin whereas moisturizers stay only on the upper layer.
I like Advanced Night Repair serum from Estèe Lauder as it makes my skin smooth and even toned. It feels soft and supple all the time. Though it is bit on expensive side, so I suggest Olay Total Effects 7 in one Anti ageing smoothing serum for Budget & Effective Skin Care during monsoon season!. It also works quite well.
7. LIP CARE
The most common thing during rainy season is chapped lips. Lips are way too sensitive as compared to facial skin, so it is utmost important to take proper care of them too. Prevent them from cracking by applying lip care product regularly.
I use strawberry Lip care by VLCC.
8. HAIR CARE
Hair is the most talked about topic during monsoon. Due to excess humidity in the air owing to the monsoon season, hair becomes dry and brittle and we notice excessive hair fall during that time. To avoid it, we must use warm oil for our scalp and massage atleast twice a week. This will make our hair stronger from the roots and prevent itchy scalp and dandruff.
I use Patanjali Kesh Kanti which has given me good results so far.
Also, we should use hair serum to coat the surface of the hair from getting affected by heat, moisture and dust in the air. For that I suggest St. Botanica Moroccan Argan Hair Serum for all hair types.
And not to forget, a balanced diet and proper intake of water is also essential for maintaining the glow of skin and hair.
So, that is all for this post. Hope you enjoyed reading. See you in my next post.
Till then, Bubyyeee…