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Skin and hair care for monsoon

Thanks to all the humidity and muck, monsoon can spell doomsday for your hair and skin. By following these simple tips, you look as glowing as ever even during a rainy day.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 02, 2011 01:56 IST

Thanks to all the humidity and muck, monsoon can spell doomsday for your hair and skin. By following these simple tips, you look as glowing as ever even during a rainy day.



1 Cleanse well:

Use a soap-free cleanser for effective cleaning. You could also use a gentle scrub (with uniform mild beads) once a day.



2 Tone up:

Cleansing should be followed by toning using an alcohol free toner since increased humidity could open up your pores.



3 Sun protect:

Use a sunscreen even on a cloudy day as the harmful UV radiations can penetrate even through the clouds.



4 Moisturise:

Use a light lotion-based moisturiser or serum with a lightening agent as well as lactic acid. This will gently rehydrate your skin and also brighten it up.



5 Go waterproof:

Avoid heavy makeup and use waterproof make up when necessary.



6 Munch on salads:

Remember to nourish your skin from the inside, too. Eat salads blanched in boiling water. Have vegetable soup which will keep you warm and healthy and drink the usual 8-10 glasses of water. Your skin is always thirstier than you are.



With inputs from Dr Sangeeta Amladi, Kaya Skin Clinic