12 Ways to Care Skin and Hair during Monsoon

Last few days, I was out in the rain, holidaying. It was really maddening to get suddenly exposed to the drizzle every now and then. The scarf helped a lot though. You may be familiar with the washed away sunscreen and damp hair issue in such a situation. My mother always advised me not to expose the hair in drizzles; it creates trouble that increases your hair woes. The lovely wet hair look needs a lot of instant hair care tactics to get rid of the unwanted consequences that directly relates to the wet season. The impact also differs from the type of rain you get exposed to. You need to understand the disparity in fresh and dirty rainwater. And a higher level of humidity also plays the villain in damaging your skin and hair.


    1. Carry a scarf or an umbrella so that you can protect your hair from sun and rain wherever and whenever you feel like to. Avoid such hair styling products during monsoon as much as possible. It will save you from getting the oilier look and the dandruff flakes.


    1. If your hair gets drenched or if it gets slightly damp, shampoo it as soon as possible. Use a mild shampoo for the wash. Do not keep your hair wet for long or try drying it without getting it washed off. Wet hair if not dried properly will lead to hair fall and breakage. Dandruff issue will be the next worst problem you will experience during this season.


    1. Condition your hair regularly using a natural hair conditioner or with the help of a mild herbal conditioning product. As the humidity level goes up, the chances of your hair becoming frizzy, coarse and dry also increases. Oil your hair at least once in a week to avoid from getting frizzy.


    1. Always comb your hair using a wide toothed comb; avoid sharp and pointed tooth comb though. Try combing it starting from the tip of your hair, slowly going up, parting your hair into small sections on the way up. Do not pull; be always gentle with your hair. Comb as many times as possible during the day and just before you go to bed also.


    1. In hurry, sit under the fan to dry it naturally. Avoid blow drying.


    1. Hairstyles like ponytail or plaits or a messy bun helps best during the rainy season. It will be wise to trim the hair a bit. Short haircuts save from split ends.


      1. If you get your skin exposed to rainwater then follow a cleansing, toning and moisturising regimen immediately to save your skin from a breakout. As it harms your hair, it also harms your skin.


      1. Soft rain water is the purest form of water and is considered beneficial for your skin and hair. These days it is hard to get soft rainwater. For this you will have to go to some far away countryside where there is no pollution. Beauticians recommend rainwater and camphor mix as a cleanser for those who are prone to acne breakouts.


      1. Remember happy soul results to happy face and a happy individual has healthy skin and hair.


      1. If you have dry skin, always keep your skin hydrated during rainy season. Cleanse it properly and moisturise. Use a homemade scrub to exfoliate your skin once in a week. Apply a light moisturiser every now and then. Keep on washing your face with plain water during the day. Avoid makeup as much as possible.


      1. For oily skin, mild cleansers are recommended. You can use cucumber slices, ripe papaya pulp or oatmeal to exfoliate your skin. Wash your face before going to bed at night. Use an anti bacterial face wash to keep breakouts away. Use a water based moisturiser and sunscreen regularly. Always wash your face soon after you are home.



      1. Be sure that you wear open shoes, slip-ins, boat shoes or sandals during this wet season. Keep watching your feet, check for fungal infections. Dry your feet as well as your shoes properly. Massage your skin with your favourite essential oil after every bath. Change your clothing and shoes as often as possible. Besides all the cares, you must be consuming a healthy diet and lots of fluids.


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