After months of scorching summer heat, dealing with sunburn and tan, the arrival of fresh raindrops is like a breath of fresh air. But with the changing weather, our skin and its problems also change. Even if you are ready with your monsoon skincare routine the rainy season can wreak havoc on your skin. Don’t worry though, I’ve got some simple beauty do’s and don’ts to make your life easier during this time.

Here’s what you should do:

Give your skin a deep cleanse

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The increased humidity leads to more sebum production, which attracts dust and pollution particles. They can cause breakouts by clogging your pores. Use a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type and wash your face only twice a day. Washing too often can strip away your skin’s natural oils and disrupt its moisture balance.

Use lightweight moisturisers

Your skin needs hydration, especially during the monsoon. Opt for gel or water-based moisturisers as they won’t clog your pores, especially if you have large pores. Cream-based moisturisers can lead to breakouts.

Try anti-fungal products

Fungal infections are quite common during the monsoon. Don’t ignore them because they can worsen and cause itching, rashes, and redness. Include anti-fungal products in your beauty routine, particularly for your scalp and feet, as they’re more prone to infections.

Switch to waterproof makeup

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Nobody wants to step out with a perfectly done face of makeup, only to end up looking like a melted popsicle. Look for waterproof makeup products that can withstand rainy and humid weather. You can also use a waterproof setting spray instead of powder to set your makeup.

Use anti-frizz hair products

The moisture in the air during the monsoon can make your hair frizzy and unmanageable. After washing your hair, gently squeeze out the excess water using a soft towel or t-shirt instead of vigorously rubbing it. Use an anti-frizz leave-in conditioner or serum daily to keep your hair soft and manageable.

Here are the don’ts:

Avoid heavy or cream-based foundation

Creamy foundations may give you a dewy glow, but they tend to melt in the humidity, clog your pores, and make your face look oily. Switch powder foundation and non-comedogenic products during the monsoon.

Don’t skip sunscreen

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Many people think they can skip sunscreen once the rainy season starts. However, harmful UV rays can still damage your skin during the monsoon. Use a gel-based sunscreen that suits your skin type and remember to reapply it every few hours.

Don’t neglect cleansing after being exposed to rainwater

Rainwater is acidic and filled with toxins that can be harsh on your skin. If you get drenched in the rain, make sure to cleanse your skin immediately to prevent rashes or infections.

Avoid tying wet hair

It’s not a good idea to tie up wet hair as it can trap dirty rainwater in your hair. This can make your hair limp, lead to fungal scalp infections or dandruff, and leave behind an unpleasant odour. Let your hair dry naturally, and use a mild shampoo and conditioner to cleanse and hydrate it.

Don’t forget about your lips

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Bad weather can take a toll on your lips, causing them to lose moisture. Exfoliate your lips to get rid of dead skin, and use a hydrating lip balm with SPF to moisturize and protect them from harmful UV rays.

By following these simple do’s and don’ts you can keep your skin healthy and glowing even during the rainy season.