It's difficult to understand what your skin needs because, during monsoon one day, your skin feels all greasy; the other, you might feel dehydrated. You lack the energy to be consistent with your skincare routine because each day your skin is acting differently. On top of it, the increased humidity and moisture in the air make your skin look dull and lifeless.
Relax, you are not alone.
Read the blog further to know how to maintain hydration levels and bring back the lost glow during the monsoon humidity.
5 Easy and effective tips to boost skin radiance during monsoon
1. Start your monsoon skincare routine with exfoliation
Go for gentle exfoliation. Do not go harsh on your skin, it will make it look even more rough and dull. It's easy, a face wash with fruit AHAs will also do the job. Yes, cleansing is the first step and a daily gentle exfoliation would benefit your skin in many ways.
Why opt for cleansers that gently exfoliate?
There is a dead skin cell buildup due to increased cell turnover in summer. Imagine dead skin build-up and further even more blocking of pores. Your skin would look dull and pores will get enlarged due to this build-up of dead skin cells. Gentle exfoliation will help you get rid of excessive dead skin cell buildup right at the first step.
2. Don’t skip sunscreen but find a sunscreen with water/sweat-resistant properties
Know that sunscreen is not just for sunny days. It has to be a part of your skincare regimen even if it is cloudy. Excessive and unprotected sun exposure motivates melanin production which in turn makes your complexion look even dull and can worsen existing hyperpigmentation.
Unprotected skin exposure will result in damaged skin cells, more fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness.
Find a sunscreen with water/sweat-resistant properties
Since you sweat more during humid weather, sunscreen wears off easily. So, opt for a water/sweat-resistant sunscreen that does not come off easily Your skin shall be protected from the sun in all cases to keep it youthful and glowing.
3. Just hydrate, neither too much nor too little
Already feeling too much oil on the skin during these times of high humidity levels?
Even if it's a yes, skipping moisturiser isn’t a solution rather it will make your skin look even greasy.
Know that lack of moisturisation makes skin flaky, cracked, and dehydrated. Also, it will motivate sebaceous glands to secrete more sebum making it look sticky. Adequate hydration keeps skin soft, plump, shiny, and happy. Moisturisers keep the moisture intact hence uplifting dull skin to happy and refreshed skin. You can opt for mattifying moisturisers or oil-free moisturisers that don’t give a sticky look and feel.
4. Eat a balanced diet
Your skin's health is influenced by what you eat. Incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet to provide your skin with essential vitamins and antioxidants. Foods rich in Vitamin C, like citrus fruits, can help brighten your skin and promote a healthy complexion.
Bonus Tip: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Water helps flush out toxins from your body and keeps your skin hydrated from the inside out.
5. Follow a night CTM regimen for skin rejuvenation and renewal
During the night your face is most receptive to the repairing and renewal process, also the products that you apply. It gets the chance to undo the damage, rejuvenate, and create new cells. So it is extremely important to follow a skincare routine.
The tip is to go step by step.
- Cleanse gently to get rid of grime and dirt deposited on the skin throughout the day
- Use an alcohol-free toner to give a deep cleanse to your pores
- Use a non-comedogenic moisturiser
You can opt for Retinol as it helps add glow and make skin firm and smooth. Do not forget to apply sunscreen the next day.
Why Introduce Retinol to your night skincare routine
Because retinol can maintain a youthful glow and can help treat skin concerns like wrinkles, fine lines, and other visible signs of ageing. It stimulates the production of new collagen fibers that have anti-ageing effects. In addition, it helps restore plumpness and rejuvenates the skin.
We understand the rising skincare concerns during monsoon season. It is suggested to take necessary precautions to maintain skin hygiene and follow your skincare routine morning and night with consistency. Use non-comedogenic products to keep your skin’s pores unclogged and breathable.