Water droplets falling from that glass pane, flowers dancing in unison, rainbows on the clear sky, monsoon is such a great wonder of nature. This is the time we all wait for since the day summer starts. And what a relief it brings! Even if you just sit around doing nothing, you cannot get bored of watching water falling from the sky uncontrollably. But, along with that comes various skin problems that some time ruins the essence of the season. Monsoon season needs special care of you skin. Worry not, as help is here. All you need to do is turn a little bit attentive towards your skin and voila!


Here are a few suggestions that will increase your enjoyment factor of the rain:


What Problems Do Our Skin Go Through?


Oiliness, dehydration, rashes, fungal infections and pimples are some of the common issues people suffer during the downpour time. This mainly happens due to the high humidity level, which is also a favorable environment for bacterial breeding (that explains fungal infections). So, it is imperative to take care of the skin during monsoon if you want to keep enjoying that spot free and well managed look.


Skin Care Tips During Monsoon


Here, we have compiled the best tips for you as per your skin type so that you can lead in the right direction and enjoy the rain puddles without any worry in mind:


Dry Skin Care Tips


People having dry skin must hate the monsoon and yes, they have earned the right. Dry skin becomes drier during that time because the rains have dehydrating effect on the skin. That is why; you can spot white patches on your skin all through the rainy season. Lack of skin repairing vitamins also play a part in leading to skin dryness.


What to do – Since your skin already suffers from dryness, it is better to stick to soap free facial cleansers. Do not forget to use a toner daily as it helps cleanse dirt and keep the moisture level balanced (just prefer an alcohol free one). Avoid facial scrubs and if you must then use the mildest ones. Do not forget to use a light weight sunscreen with SPF 30.


Oily Skin Care Tips


If yours is an oily skin, you have to be extra cautious about your daily skin care regimen. Monsoon is the time when the sebaceous glands become hyperactive. Too much oil secretion and then sweat lead to clogging of pores, which give birth to whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and breakouts.


What to do – Stock up on oil controlling facial cleansers and scrub your face once every 2-3 days. Keeping the skin clean and away from becoming a home for dirt should be your priority. You can also use a mild facial toner to maintain the pH balance of the skin. Gel based sunscreen with SPF 30 would be a better pick for you.


Handy Tip – Many people believe that they do not need to put on sunscreen during monsoon because sun is not visible. No matter if it is sunny or cloudy out there, UV rays can always reach you. So, do not leave your house without applying some.


Combination Skin Care Tips


If you can only spot oil on the T section of your face and the other areas are dry, you have a combination skin. Taking care of this type of skin can be a little tricky because due to excessive humidity, the T section becomes oilier attracting more dust, which leads to unwanted breakouts.


What to do – To keep your face clean and away from bacterial breeding, prefer an anti bacterial cleanser. Use a mild toner to protect your skin from losing suppleness. You can even make one at home. Just mix two drops of lemon juice with 4-5 tablespoons of cold water. Lemon makes your face squeaky clean and cold water ensures oil free face. Pick a hydrating sunscreen with SPF 30 and never step out without putting it on.


Handy Tip – To make sure your T section remains in control, always keep blotting paper handy. Rubbing ice cubes on the area also helps control the secretion of sebum.


Normal Skin Care Tips


Well, if you have this type of skin – congratulation, you are one lucky fella. Normal skin does not face any specific problem, but that does not give you a right to turn liberal towards it. You need to be cautious of dust, dirt and greasiness.


What to do – Use an anti bacterial and non-soapy face wash and clean your face at least twice a day. Light weight sunscreen with SPF 30 would be an ideal choice for you. Exfoliation and toning can also be done on a regular basis to keep the skin clean and dirt free.


Be a bit more careful, regular about your cleansing routine and you too can bid farewell to your skin’s tantrums. Enjoy the rains!!