During monsoon the weather remains damp most of the time with occasional sunlight. The downpour continues for long hours and you may realize sudden change in moisture and humidity. This change in temperature may cause certain issues including issues related to various skin types. And that calls for special skin care tips and techniques because the usual skin care techniques may not be sufficient for skin care in rainy season. Your skin need to adapt to the sudden change in humidity, temperature and dampness caused by the rains in the rainy season. If you are facing skin care challenges then here’s the post worth looking at. Today in this post, I am going to share some of the best and most effective skin care tips for rainy season for all types of skins.
Identify your skin type for proper skin care
There are various types of skins, but primarily they are categorized as dry skin, oily skin and combination skin. Before we get in to the remedies and skin care tips for rainy season, let’s take a look at the three major skin types and what matters when you want to take good care of your skin in rainy season.
People with dry skin may get some relief during monsoon and sticky summers due to the high humidity in atmosphere. But during winters, the dry skin poses serious series of problems. If you have a dry skin, then you may have invisible skin pores, red patches, white scales, rough patchy skin, less elasticity in skin, some more prominent lines. If you have all these symptoms, then you are most welcome in this gang. Ageing or hormonal changes, hot shower baths,, too much exposure to the sun rays, all these can have adverse effects on the dry skin.
You will know that you have oily skin, when you have large visible pores, shining and thick complexion, popping up pimples frequently, oily scalp even though you are not using any oils, and your T-zone is sticky and sweaty even if you are sitting and not doing any hard core physical exercises. Using moisturizing creams, not washing your face frequently, opened pores; all these can deteriorate the skin conditions to a great extent.
If you have combination skin, then you have to take special care for it. You will know that you have combination skin if you have dry parts of the face other than T-zone, if you have blackheads and acne in your T-zone, then most probably you have a combination skin. Improper diet, oily and junk food, improper hygiene can alleviate the deterioration of your skin.
How to maintain proper skin condition?
In order to maintain proper skin conditions, you have to keep in mind the two most important things. They are:
The foods are the substances that will enter in your body; accordingly your hormones will be maintained. If you are having diets rich in oily foods, fast foods, junk foods, then your liver will find it hard to digest them. Due to this unhealthy diet, the toxic elements will be present in your body, and this presence of toxic elements will be reflected on your skin. The toxic elements can dampen your skin, will make it dull, the pimples, dark spots, acne, wrinkles and the premature ageing signs, thus you will end up looking older than your actual age. The cosmetic products and the supplements will not be able to help you if you are not having proper balanced diet.
The proper balanced diet, and drinking enough water is essential to make your skin look good. Let us look at some of the diet tips for better skin.
- Drink 6-7 liters of water daily as that will help in detoxification.
- Include seasonal and fresh fruits in your diet.
- Whole fruit is better than fruit juice.
- Do not consume packaged fruit juice.
- Substitute vegetable oil with olive oil.
- Do not deep fry the vegetables in oil, as it will kill all the nutrients.
- Include green and fresh vegetables in your diet.
Apart from the above mentioned dietary tips, here are some of the other precautions one should take to maintain good skin in any season:
- Keeping your skin fresh and clean
- Applying toner to close the pores on the skin
- Not sleeping at night with makeup on
- Proper cleaning of skin before sleep
- Not exposing to direct sun rays and pollution
- Avoid access use of cosmetics
- Using natural skin cleansers
- Drinking plenty of water
These are some of the basics that everyone should keep in mind, irrespective of the season.
Skin care tips for rainy season – dry skin
There are several ways by which you can look after your dry skin in rainy seasons. You will find several cosmetic products promising you to treat dry skin. I am sure you will be tempted to use those and spend considerable amount of money. What if I say, that you can treat your dry skin by using some of the most common things from your kitchen? Yes, you can. I am not joking at all. You can use some of the easily available household items and then see the magic. Below are the skin care tips for rainy season if you have dry skin.
Brown sugar and olive oil
The brown sugar is an excellent scrub which helps in removing the stubborn dead cells from your skin. The olive oil will nourish the skin from within, and remove the dryness within few minutes. The olive oil acts as a moisturizer; it will retain the moisture in the skin which will prevent the dryness. Keep the pack for 15 minutes and then wash off with cold water.
Papaya and yoghurt
The papaya fruit is good for health, and also for your skin. Your skin may feel dry due to the lack of moisture in the skin. You can make a face pack with three tablespoon of mashed papaya and ½ a tablespoon of plain yoghurt. Apply this thick face pack all over your skin, your face, neck, hands etc. Keep the pack for 20 minutes and then wash with cold water. The face pack will not only cure the dryness, but will also remove the suntan and dark spots. Yogurt has natural bleaching properties which is good for skin.
This tasty fruit is filled with loads of nutrients and several health benefits. When you are thinking about skin care, then banana cannot be missed. The banana has essential vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial for the skin. The fruit helps to maintain the moisture level in the skin, thus preventing it to get dry. Mass some banana and apply the same on your skin. Let it dry and then wash with cold water. You can also rub the inner side of the banana skin on your face. The banana skin works as very good exfoliation removing the dead cells and the impurities.
Take a cotton ball, and apply some rose water. Rub the rose water gently on your face. You can then leave it that way. Do not need to wash your face after applying rose water. The rose water acts as a best toner. It will remove the impurities, will moisturize the skin and also keep it glowing. You can do this around 4 times a day. Make sure that you apply rose water before going to bed. You will have fresh glowing skin after you wake up.
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Skin care tips for rainy seasons – oily skin
Oily skin is a great problem for all of us because it leads to pimples and several other problems. The pimples are stubborn, and when dies, three other grow in its place. Just like Hydra, pimples invade oily skin and can wreak havoc. The oily skin attracts a lot of impurities and germs, and they enter the skin. The oily skin has lots of opened pores through which germs can penetrate your skin. But, you need not worry as here are some of the quick and simple skin care tips for rainy season, if you have oily skin.
The lukewarm water is especially good for your skin. The warm water will clean the pores. The pores contain oil and dirt and the warm water can be one effective remedy for it you can wash your face with it thrice a day, and make sure to use warm water after returning home. The outside environment is filled with impurities and pollution. So, always wash your face with lukewarm water.
The honey helps in the exfoliation of your skin and thus removing the unwanted germs and the dead cells from your skin. The honey can remove the excess oil from your skin by closing the pores. You can apply one tablespoon of raw honey. You can add one teaspoon of lime juice with it. This will help in removing the suntan and you can get rid of the oil easily. You can apply the honey plus lime juice pack to your face, keep for ten minutes and then wash it.
Chickpea flour or besan
The chickpea flour or besan is especially good for your oily skin. Besan can soak oil from your skin, leaving it fresh. Oily skin can get sticky and it will seem like you are sweating always. But that’s not always the case. Mix two tablespoon of besan, with one tablespoon of milk. Create a face pack and apply the same on your skin. Leave it for 20-25 minutes and then wash it off. You can use cold water to wash as the cold water helps to close the pores.
Skin care tips for rainy seasons – combination skin
A combination skin is one in which there is both the oily and the dry skin tone. The other parts of the face may remain dry but the T-zone is oily. T-zone refers to the area of the forehead, nose and chin. These areas have maximum number of sweat glands. The sweat glands secrete the sweat making the areas oily. There are some simple and effective skin care tips for rainy season, if you have combination skin type.
Lime juice and salt
You can slice the lemon into two halves and then apply salt on one slice. Rub the salted slice gently on your skin, especially the T-zone. The granules of salt will clean the face, remove the impurities from within and the lemon juice will remove the excess oil. You can rub gently for 10 minutes and then wash with cold water. Do not go out in the sun after applying this as lemon juice has bleaching properties.
The use of toner is absolutely essential for taking care of combination skin. You can apply rose water, and also make your toner at home. You can fill glass full of water, put some slices of cucumber, rose petals, and glycerin in water. Leave the water overnight, and you can refrigerate it if you want to enjoy the cool refreshing toner. Take some cotton wool, apply this toner on your face and skin and rub gently.
Split green gram and white flour
Split green gram and white flour or maida will help you a lot to get rid of the problems of the combination skin tone. Make a thick paste of Split green gram; add refine flour (or Maida) and then some milk. Mix everything well to make a paste like formation. You can add a dash of honey to it too, if you want.
Apply the face pack and wait for 30 minutes. Wash your face with cold water. You will find that the T-zone is not that sweaty and your face will be fresh and glowing.
Over to you
Apart from the basic skin care practices which includes eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, keeping your skin clean and protecting it from sun and pollution, you may need to take other precautions to maintain proper skin texture.
Our body and skin require different kind of care in different seasons. We have already discussed some of the simple yet effective skin care tips for rainy season for all three types of skin. Monsoon is about to end and if you are having skin care issues, you may like to try some of the skin care tips and remedies discussed above.
And finally, what is the secret of your glowing skin? How are you taking care of your skin this rainy season?
Eliana the chief editor at bodyandbeans is a professional yoga instructor and a fitness freak. She has done her master’s in history from Kolkata University. She is passionate about healthy eating and living practices.