We just cannot as much as we want to spend the monsoons cooped up indoors. But, even if we could, we still have to follow a good skincare routine. The monsoon season brings heavy showers, humid weather, and extra-hot days, all of which can result in skin that feels dull, sticky, and prone to breakouts. Therefore, using the right skincare products to soothe your skin at times like these is imperative. We have subtly rounded up the best antidotes to fit into your monsoon skincare routine.
6 Products to keep your skin healthy during the monsoons
The rainy season may make your skin feel clogged, oily, and dull. And so, it’s a good idea to switch to a clarifying cleanser that will remove grime and excess oil from your face. The cocktail of aloe vera, betaine, and orange & lemon essential oils with moisturizing glycerine is perfect for beginning your day in the monsoons. Not only does it cleanse your face thoroughly, but it also protects it from becoming a breeding place for harmful bacteria that may cause breakouts.
Mattifying Green Tea Toner
Green tea controls sebum production, clarifying pores. Keep a refreshing toner/mist handy when your skin begins to feel sticky. Spritz a refreshing face toner with natural astringents to minimize your pores and keep your skin feeling fresh. Plus, it maintains hydration levels while preventing acne, pimples, and other breakouts.
A niacinamide serum is excellent for rejuvenating your skin and locking in moisture without making it oily. With the onset of monsoon, adding a face serum rich in niacinamide is essential to keep your skin plump & hydrated and reduce acne. So opt for one to improve your skin texture and minimize oiliness!
The humidity levels rise during the monsoon season, which might make you feel that you don’t need a moisturizer. But don’t listen to that feeling because your skin needs a moisturizer no matter the season. Contrary to what it feels like, the rainy season dries out your skin, making it dull and old. Using a moisturizer with ultra-hydrating properties will help you get rid of wrinkles and help you maintain the glow on your skin.
SPF 50++ Sunscreen
The cloudy/rainy weather might make you think of skipping sunscreen. But please don’t, because even if the weather is overcast, the UV rays can still wreak havoc on your skin! Instead, use a broad-spectrum sun protection cream with orange oil to protect your skin during the monsoon season.
Muggu Tip: Apply the sunscreen before stepping out - at least 20 minutes before stepping out.
Exfoliating Lip Scrub
The increased humidity during the monsoon season doesn’t allow the skin to retain moisture. As a result, your lips may become dry and chapped. Therefore, pick an exfoliating lip scrub with shea butter that will nourish your lips and keep them hydrated & supple.
Monsoon skincare tips
- Rinse your face 2-3 times a day.
- Keep yourself hydrated.
- Do not get drenched in the rain.
- Don’t lather makeup.
- Choose lightweight, hydrating skincare products.
- Give your skin a good dose of vitamin C.
- Don’t skip your night care routine.
Though the rains provide respite from the sun's scorching heat, they also invite humidity and dampness that attract different skin troubles. But don't let the monsoon weather bring your skin down. Instead, add these products into your skincare regimen and watch your skin smile.