After facing a hot and full sweaty season of summer, here comes the monsoon weather. It's a relief for sure but the humid and damp weather takes a toll on the skin.
Here are some expert's advice about how small changes in the skin care routine during the season can keep the skin glowing and eyes fresh:
Dry skin: Dryness is a sign of dehydration and lack of skin repairing vitamins. During monsoon the problems of dry skin gets even worse. One requires cream based cleanser, says Dr. Geetika Mittal, medical director of the International Skin and Anti-Aging Centre (ISAAC).
"A moisturizer increases the water content of the outer layers of the skin and gives it a soft, moist look and it is always advised one with dry skin opt for alcohol free toner," said Mittal.
Also, apply glycerin and rose water mixture to keep skin soft.
Oily skin: The skin type is mainly the result of genetically determined hormonal changes. To treat oily skin one needs to remove excess oil by cleansing it twice or thrice a day, but not more than that because it can cause skin damage as our skin is very sensitive component of our body. Cosmetic surgeon Anup Dhir said:
"Limit washing your face to two or three times a day as too much washing will stimulate your skin to produce more oil. Avoid heavy cleansing creams. Scrub your face on a regular basis. This will help unclog the pores and remove the layer of dead cells from your skin".
When we talk about hair wash, experts always prefer not to use warm water but it is advised to use warm water while washing face as it dissolves skin oil better than lukewarm or cold water. Other than that, one also uses mud-pack. Homemade pack made with "Chane ka atta and raw milk" can help in keeping skin refreshing and glowing.
Combination skin: This type of skin is characterized with the T-portion as oily and the cheeks are usually normal or dry in condition. Since it combines both the oily and dry skin it should be treated as if it were two different types of skin, Cosmetic surgeon Anup Dhir said:
"The dry area requires gentle cleansing and regular moisturizing. The oily part needs to be deeply cleansed and toned with regular scrubbing”.
Monsoon also brings skin infections:
One can get rashes and ringworm and even skin gets discolored. As fungal and bacterial infections are common during rainy season. Moist and damp skin leads to these infections.
Dr. Dhir advises that if you want to avoid the infection then keep your skin dry at other hand one can also use following method:
"Switch to cotton clothes as they allow your body to breathe. Allow damp hair to dry before you tie them again. To circumvent allergies from mosquito bites, wear full-sleeved clothes and use a mosquito repellent cream and head for air-conditioned rooms. Bathe twice a day to keep the problems away"