We understand it pretty well that as soon as the monsoon comes, skin starts reacting to the weather. One day, it's all greasy; the other, you might feel dehydrated. During the monsoon, humidity levels are at their peak. The excess sweat and oil build-up attracts more dirt and bacteria causing your skin to act up. Such changes make skin look dull and lackluster.
Relax. We are all sailing in the same boat. Read below to know how to maintain healthy skin and bring back that glow during the monsoon humidity.
5 causes and easy solutions for dull skin in monsoon
1. Dead skin cell buildup due to increased cell turnover in summers
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.
Start your monsoon skincare routine with exfoliation
2. Skipping sunscreen on cloudy and rainy days
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. Skipping the moisturizer in humid conditions
Already feeling too much oil on the skin during these times of high humidity levels? Even if it's a yes, skipping moisturizer isn’t a solution rather it will make your skin look greasy.
Know that lack of moisturization 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. Moisturizers keep the moisture intact hence uplifting dull skin to happy and refreshed skin.
Use a nourishing and hydrating moisturizer
To avoid flaky, dull, and aging skin look for a moisturizer that has skin hydrating and rejuvenating properties. It will maintain the skin's moisture barrier and prevent your skin from environmental damage.
4. Free radical damage to the skin through acid rain and pollution
Rainwater contains harmful chemicals by combining with pollutants present in the atmosphere. Exposure to these pollutants mixed in rainwater leads to hyperpigmentation and free radical generation. Our skin in turn fights these free radicals by producing melanin and antioxidants which results in dark spots leaving an uneven skin tone and dull skin
Feed your skin with antioxidants for a radiant glowing skin
5. Skipping night skincare routine during the rainy season
During the night your face is most receptive to absorbing ingredients from products. It gets the chance to undo the damage, rejuvenate, and create new cells. So it is extremely important to follow a solid skincare routine to remove all traces of dirt and old makeup and unveil refreshed, radiant and plump skin the next morning.
Follow a night CTM regimen for skin rejuvenation and renewal
Let your skin repair itself from the monsoon damage overnight and wake up with happy, healthy, and rejuvenated skin every day.
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 lightweight moisturizer to lock in the moisture
Introduce retinol to your monsoon skincare routine
Update your night skin care regimen with retinol cream. Because retinol has the ability to maintain a youthful glow and treat skin concerns like wrinkles, fine lines, and other visible signs of aging. It stimulates the production of new collagen fibers that have anti-aging effects. In addition, it helps restore plumpness and rejuvenates the skin.
Protected, healthy, and happy skin is your way!
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. Following the above-mentioned solutions will help you fight the dullness and bring your healthy glow back.