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Simple Tips to Take Care of Monsoon Skin and Hair

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Due to extra moisture in the air, skin and hair problems increase during monsoon. Exposure to rain water may also damage them leading to rashes, allergies, acne breakouts, dandruff, frizzy hair among all. So, here's your guidebook to know how to deal with these issues. 

I think, most of us love rainy season. It brings the cool atmosphere after hot summer days. We get some relief and relaxation from severe heat and dust. Yet, the sudden downfall of temperature and high humidity brings excessive oily or sticky skin, clogged pores, dull complexion. On the other hand hair looses its shine, body and may lead to bad odour.

Well, let's get into some simple yet effective tips to care your skin and hair this monsoon.

Skincare tips:

1. Cleansing:

 Due to excessive humid weather, your skin can become oily or sticky. It will trigger the dust and dirt in the air clogging your pores. Clogged pores may result in those unwanted guests like acne, blackheads, and whiteheads. So, proper cleansing twice a day is essential to get a healthy glow. Only a gentle, herbal cleanser will solve it. Double cleansing in the evening will be better if you apply sunscreen and makeup everyday.

2. Exfoliating:

Exfoliation is also essential to help remove dead skin cells and open skin pores. Use a good gentle scrub to make your skin clean and fresh. You can also make your own scrub by mixing Oats powder or Coffee powder with honey and milk. 

3. Toning:

Never skip a good toner after cleansing or exfoliating. Toner can remove the leftover dirt and impurities. Rosewater, Aloevera or Vetiver water are good options. Check with Juicy Chemistry for them.

4. Moisturizing:

Picking up the right moisturizer is very important. If you want to turn your dull and dry skin into a soft, bright and hydrated one, moisturizer will be your best friend. Try a hydrating and nourishing moisturizer even if you have oily skin. For your oily skin there's a huge variety of oil-free, mattifying products in the market. 

5. Sunscreen:

Even if you can't see the sun rays during monsoon, they exist. You may not be directly exposed to the sun, yet UV rays can harm your complexion as they do during summer. So, sunscreen is extremely important on cloudy days to keep premature aging and photo damage at bay. Applying sunscreen during the humid weather can make your skin greasier or oilier. Choose water-based sunscreen or those that are specifically formulated for oily or combination skin. Brands like VLCC, Dr. Sheth's, Reequil are there to fulfill your needs.

Hair care tips:

Oily scalp with greasy hair, dandruff, itching, frizzy hair are some common problems we can experience during rainy season. If you don't take proper care of them, severe hair loss will be the inevitable result. So, here are some easy tips to treat all these woes.

1. Oil massage.

Oil massage therapy before each head wash provides an effective solution for your hair health. It's recommended to massage with warm oil atleast twice a week. This massage will enhance the blood circulation to the hair follicles, nourish the scalp and keep frizz at bay. Any herbal oil will work. You can make your own with the mixture of one part of coconut oil, avocado oil, 1/2 part of castor oil and few drops of Rosemary EO

2. Wash your hair twice a week:

It's very important to go for head wash atleast twice a week with a gentle herbal shampoo. It will keep your scalp and hair clean and fresh removing dirt, extra oil or any fungal infection. For head wash, pick up shampoos containing hibiscus, aloe vera, shikakai, bhringraj, reetha, neem, tulsi, amla and all such powerful natural herbs. You can check with SESA, Himalaya Herbal, Wow Skin Science, MamaEarth. They have some really fantastic products for you.

3. Conditioning is also important:

Some of you may not love using conditioners after applying shampoo. There's a myth that it'll aggravate the hair fall issues. Actually that happens when you apply conditioner in the scalp. It might only be applied to the length and the end of the strands. Always try chemical free conditioners.

Hopefully you'll find this post helpful. For any extra tips comment here. Your suggestions are highly welcome

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla and sponsored by Queen’s Brigade.

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  1. Loved the way you have crafted this post. Simple, practical, affordable tips. Thanks for writing this one.

  2. Helpful tips!! We love the season but yes it brings a lot of hair and skin changes, for the first time my daughter complained about her hair :) mama..baal rough lag rahe hai for her as she is just 8 year old and I had to explain how changes in weather affects us.

  3. Monsoon is the season to take extra care of our skin and hair. Thank you for the informative post on hair and skin care.

  4. Easy tips that one can follow without buying expensive products. I have recently developed oily skin. I do wash my face...but using a toner is something that I dont do simply because Iam lazy. I do have one lying around the house....maybe time I started you suggested routine.

  5. As much as I love the rains, the monsoon does a number of my hair. And also aggravate my sinusitis. You have shared some excellent tips. And I complete agree about the sunscreen. Just because we cannot see the sun or it is not harsh does not mean the UV rays do not exists.

  6. You have shared some really good tips. People avoid oil massages in monsoons but they are need to avoid frizzy hair. Wishing hair twice a week is given with the sticky weather.

  7. People don't understand the importance of using sunscreen, I feel. Irrespective of melanin content of the skin, UV rays have the potential to cause skin cancer. Dark skin is not protected from the harmful effects of sunlight.

    Great step-by-step post!

    1. Yes dear, sunscreen is extremely important.

  8. Very helpful post. Lovely monsoon season brings many skin and hair related problems with it and your tips will definitely help us to take care of hair and skin.

  9. They are actually very simple and easy tips which can be easily followed. I particularly have issues with my skin during summer it becomes dull and oily. I used face cleaners and scrubs to clean it once a week.

  10. The humidity during monsoon kills my skin and hair.. The tips that I was looking for. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Very helpful tips Shreemayee. I always like reading beauty and hair care tips. I never knew that we can use aloe vera as a toner. I will try this tip for sure.

    1. Yes, you can use Aloe Vera water as a toner.

  12. Taking care of skin and hair during monsoon is very essential. I'm not into skin products but use Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer religiously. Oiling hair often does help alot.

  13. You have mentioned it so well and tips are amazing. I love monsoon but it brings along problems of hair and skin. So, I am definitely going to follow ur tips to maintain my hair and skin.

  14. I think the post came at the right time. I was looking for tips on what to do and what not to do. You have mentioned everything so well.

  15. Monsoons do indeed wreak havoc on our skin and hair. A nice compilation of tips to battle these woes.