Monsoons are amazingly beautiful! The rains, the scent of wet mud, and some ‘garam chai’ maybe? Well, all of this sounds like a perfect Sunday afternoon to me!
But, like they say ‘every good thing is never perfect’ and so are monsoons. Monsoons bring along a lot of humidity and that isn’t really a happy ending for your skin. And when it is humid, your skin needs extra love and by that we mean, a proper monsoon skincare routine.
Humidity makes the skin extremely sticky which acts like a huge invitation card for pimples, acne, and oily skin. So, it is extremely important to up your skincare game when it comes to taking care of your skin during monsoons. Skincare during monsoons is more crucial compared to other seasons, hence make sure you follow this religiously.
So, we’re here to help with your very own monsoon skincare regime. And when it comes to taking care of your skin during the humid weather, a CTM routine works like magic.
CTM is basically, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. So let us check out step by step how you can follow this regime every day.
Monsoon Skin Care Tips for Normal Skin
The first and foremost step is to make sure that your skin is clean. So cleanse your skin with a mild face wash at least twice a day. If you have extremely oily skin then you can wash your face up to three times a day, but not more than that. The best face washes to beat humidity would be the Green Tea Face Wash. The best time to wash your face is in the morning when you wake up and later in the evening when your day is over. This ensures that your skin is clean at all times.
The next step in your monsoon skincare routine is an extra step but a really important step for the ones who have open pores. Just take an ice cube and wrap it in some cotton wool and massage it on your face and especially around the areas that have large open pores. Do this every time you wash your face, and you’ll surely see results by the 3rd day. If you want an easier solution, then you can get an ice roller. These ice rollers are very convenient and easy to use. The best part is, you can use these ice rollers up to 4-5 times before refilling again.
The next step of your monsoon face care is to tone. Use a mild toner on some cotton wool and gently rub it on your face in an upward motion. We tend to skip this step quite often, but if you use a toner regularly it will keep your skin’s pH level in check. When your pH is right, it helps in fighting against acne and pimples. Your toner also helps in hydrating your skin from within and most importantly, your toner helps in minimizing your pores. Toning is what enhances your skin’s texture. For best results, you need to use a toner on a daily basis.
If you have never used a toner before, then you can try Iba’s Crystal Clear Aloe Vera Serum Toner. This toner is light and can also be used as a serum and the best part is that it has active aloe vera components.
Not just this, you can even try the 3-in-1 Rose Water Toner which has been infused with the goodness of witch hazel and chamomile extracts along with rose extract. This toner comes in a very easy-to-use spray bottle that you can use as a face mist any time during the day. This rose water toner also helps in balancing your skin’s pH level, minimizing pores, and hydrating your skin from within. The best part about this toner is that you can use it in 3 ways – a toner, a face cleanser, and also like a makeup remover. Adding this to your monsoon skincare for oily and normal to oily skin would be a great choice.
Monsoon Skin Care Tips for Oily Skin
Moisturization is hated by most people who have oily skin. And oily skin during monsoons can be really annoying. But guess what? Even oily skin requires moisturization. The only concern should be on choosing the right moisturizer that shall suit you. Hence, as a part of your monsoon skincare for oily skin, you will need a good moisturizer that suits your skin type.
All skin types need moisturization, even oily skin like mentioned above. The reason we stress more on this is because if you don’t moisturize your oily skin, it will only get irritated more and produce more sebum. This will only lead to irritated skin while inviting a host of pimples and acne.
Monsoon Skin Care Tips for All Skin Types
When it comes to monsoon skin care for all skin types, the one thing that is most crucial is cleansing and moisturizing.
Use a cleanser that is gentle on your skin and that washes off all the dirt, grime, and pollution that gets stuck on your skin due to humidity. Humid weather tends to irritate your skin more.
When it comes to moisturizers, this advice is for everyone, use a gel-based moisturizer as a part of your monsoon skincare routine and especially if you have oily or combination skin. Gel-based moisturizers easily soak into your skin without making it sticky or oily. Once you are done applying your moisturizer, you can always set it with your compact powder for a smooth matte look that does not look or feel oily at all.
We suggest that you try Crystal Clear Skin Tone Perfecting Gel Creme, it’s lightweight, super absorbent, and perfect for all skin types. The unique texture of this gel-crème is the best part. This moisturizer might look creamy, but when you apply it, it turns extremely light and gel-like. Hence, it is a perfect moisturizer for your monsoon face care.
Hydration and Diet for Monsoon Skin Care
Apart from all this physical and product-based skincare, make sure you keep ‘hydration’ as your top priority when it comes to your skincare for the rainy season. Drinking fluids and lots of water not only keeps your body hydrated but also gradually starts showing on your face. Drinking more water means washing out more and more toxins from the body. This helps in keeping your sebum production in check and promotes clear and healthy glowing skin.
Your diet also plays a major role when it comes to skincare during monsoon. Make sure you add in a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables while avoiding junk food, oily food, and definitely spicy food.
Above all, we wish you a happy monsoon and happier skincare this season!