During monsoon our skin witnesses fluctuations between oily and dry. And this happens due to change in humidity level in the atmosphere. Increase in humidity makes skin oily, which like a magnet attracts more dust to settle on the skin. This results in blackheads, whiteheads and pimples.
Also our body tends to lose a lot of water content during monsoons due to excessive sweating. This results in dryness of the skin. Here are a few tips that will help you have flawless skin-
- Wash your face at least 2-3 times a day to avoid blocking of pores and settling of dirt.
- Always keep a light day cream handy, your face may become dry after washing several times.
- Use alcohol free toner.
- Use sunscreens even if it is cloudy, no sunshine does not mean no UVA rays.
- Do not get your skin bleached in monsoons, it harms the skin.
- Apply milk/coconut oil on the lips to avoid cracking.
- Wash face, hands and feet with lukewarm water as soon as you get home, to avoid germs entering into your body.
- Do not apply heavy makeup, let the skin breathe.
- Use a facial scrub at least 3-4 times a week. Excessive use may hurt the skin.
Skin Care routine-
- Wash your face with herbal face wash to remove the dirt on the face.
- Use a scrub to remove dead cells on skin.
- Spray rosewater on the face and let it absorb.
- Apply aloe vera gel and let it sit overnight.
- Use lip balm to keep lips moisturized.
We think heat harms our hair the most, that’s not true. Most damage to our hair is caused by the rain! Yes it is true. It is not easy to not get caught in the downpour during monsoons and that is what damages our hair. Rain is considered the purest form of soft water but only if there are not particles or acid mixed in it. Usually the 1st rain is considered to be treacherous as it contains remnant impurities. Rain water leaves hair rough and frizzy and also weakens the roots of the hair. So here are a few tips you should know so as to avoid damaged hair-
- Wash your hair with mild shampoo, because you may have to wash your hair a lot more times.
- A conditioner is a must in this season.
- Apply serum at the ends of your hair after they dry.
- Do not get hair colored in this season as it takes comparatively longer for hair to dry.
- Use beer to wash your hair.
- Opt for dry towels instead of hair dryers to avoid dry and frizzy hair.
Hair Care Routine-
- Oiling- Add 4 spoons coconut oil, 2 spoons olive oil and 1 spoon castor oil and heat it a little bit.
- Add Aloe Vera gel to this mixture.
- Apply this to your head and massage for 8-10 minutes.
- Wash with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
Monsoon brings with it a lot of germs and bacteria. All the eatables need to be clean before consumption. Cough, cold, cholera, dysentery etc. are the most common issues people face. Apart from this, it is the best season for mosquitoes to breed and people also suffer from dengue and malaria. Utmost caution is required to beat the monsoon. Having said that here are a few tips you would need to stay healthy-
- Drink plenty water to stay hydrated.
- Avoid eating raw vegetables, instead boil them and have them in the form of soup.
- Avoid roadside food.
- Wash fruits and vegetables before eating, especially cauliflower and leafy vegetables that are host to viruses and larvae.
- Stay away from foods that are not stored in the fridge.
- Do not walk bare foot.
- Include garlic, pepper, ginger, turmeric, jeera powder and coriander in your diet as it helps in reducing indigestion problems and improves your immune system.
- Don’t let water stagnate in coolers, pots, old tyres, cans etc. as stagnant water is home to mosquitoes that spread dengue, malaria, yellow fever etc.