A place near the window and head resting on the glass with a chai ka cup in hand, all of this with a slow jazz song accompanied by the pitter patter of the rain.
This scene is something out of the movie but let’s admit it, we do love the rains whether it be with the tea or be it with coffee or hot coco. The refreshing fragrance of the earth after the first shower has long been romanticized by many poets and thus it would be best to say that Monsoon is also the season of romance.
But with those strings of crystal clear droplets of water comes the humidity…Yelp! The aftermath is a lot troublesome. It’s like waking up to a bad Hair day every day and taking a bath just so we can get drenched in sweat.
With rain and rainbows come Skin and hair woes. Humidity results in clogged pores as it increases sweating. Not only the skin but the scalp too has to face this issue during the rainy season.
What to do!?!
Here are a few tips to help you dance on the rainbows over the rainy clouds.
Skin care routine
Cleansing and exfoliation becomes important to get clean and oil free skin. No matter the skin type, monsoon is sure to give some extra oil on the skin. Use light hydrating moisturizer that allows your skin to breathe and instead of face oils use oil free serums depending on your skin type and concern.
Vegetable, spices and herbs for face and stomach
Humidity in the monsoon months can lead to breakout problems like spots, pimples and rashes. Dehydration can lead to uneven skin tone. It is advised to use turmeric on the face as it has an anti-inflammatory property and can be used for acne, pigmentation also cumin can be added for detoxifying properties. Bitter gourd, a rich source of Vitamin C can be added for glow and improvement in skin tone. Drinking green tea or applying it on the face helps in neutralizing free radicals and give a glow on the skin.
Solving Bad hair day
Experiencing excess of hair fall is a natural phenomenon in monsoon and there is no need to be alarmed. What we can do is to make sure the hair is clean and no infection like dandruff arises. Many are afraid to shampoo their hair as they fear that they will lose more hair. But shampooing is essential to avoid oily and greasy hair.
With humidity surrounding us the sweat is inevitable. It becomes important to use a bathing bar or a shower gel that is mildly hydrating with anti-fungal properties. Many use talcum in order to prevent sweat but this does more harm than good. Talcum powder closes the skin pores and creates skin issues like rashes, little boils on hands and legs and even bacne (acne on back). Instead of talcum, use hydrating body lotion that is absorbed by the skin without hindering the pores. Dry your foot properly to avoid bacterial growth between the toes and wear open footwear for air flow.
Wearing slightly loose clothes that allows your skin to breathe helps in cooling the body while allowing the sweat to dry easily. It is best to avoid dark colors as they trap heat and make you sweat more. Wearing light colors will allow your body to cool down as they do not trap heat.
This monsoon, don’t stop yourself from enjoying the rain. With the end of this month we are entering the month of Teej. The festivities and joy of gathering is at the peak. So, go and let your hair down without worrying about your skin and hair. We are here to help you through your skin and hair concerns.
You keep the glow and we will maintain that for you.