Monsoon madness will soon be upon us and also the time when your skin and hair are not very happy. To make sure that they still love you and listen to your commands, try this fool-proof guide.
Penning down a few seasonal tips for the upcoming months, Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head, Medical Services and R&D, Kaya Limited, tells you how to fight the skin and hair battles with an effective regime:
Keep using the sunscreen (SPF 30) even on cloudy days for protection from harmful radiation. You could also opt for a sweat-proof sunscreen to ensure that the humidity in the air doesn’t wear the sunscreen off.
Moisturising in the rains is as important as it is in summer, use a non-comedogenic moisturizer for oily skin to prevent acne breakouts and a light lotion-based moisturizer for dry and combination skin.
Cleanse face regularly
Acne loves the sultry season and the moist weather acts as a catalyst for bacteria build-up. Use a salicyclic acid-based cleanser every day and follow it up with an alcohol-free toner to unclog the pores.
Buy a good scrub
A good skincare routine should always include regular exfoliation. This will help clear out the dead and dry skin thus keeping your skin supple and glowing.
Wash feet to avoid infections
Always wash your face, hands and feet as soon as you reach your home with lukewarm water. This not only leaves you feeling refreshed but also prevents bacterial and fungal infections.
Keep the dandruff away
Monsoons are notorious for itchy scalps, flaking and dandruff. Include a good anti-dandruff shampoo that is mild and also provides moisturization at the same time. Some of the ingredients to look out for are Piroctone Olamine and Vitamin B5.
Wash hair often
Wash your hair at least twice or thrice a week and keep the scalp dry to avoid fungal and bacterial infections.
Don’t use hair gels
Use a volumizing or anti frizz hair serum to keep the bouncy, frizz free look. Excessive use of hair gels and sprays will only cause further damage.
Limit hair dryer use
Use of hair dryers though necessary it is better suggested if you limit its usage. Instead opt for dry towels to remove moisture from your hair.
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