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Skin care during monsoon

health-and-fitness Updated: Jul 03, 2012 00:44 IST

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Some tips to keep in mind for your skin this monsoon.

1 Cleanse well: Deep pore cleansing with a facial scrub is essential to keep the pores free of hardened oil. Use a facial scrub twice a week. Apply it on the face and rub gently on the skin, using a circular motion. Then, rinse off with plenty of plain water. Make a facial scrub at home by mixing grounded almonds with curd, and dried and powdered lemon or orange peels.


2 Skin tonic: A skin tonic or freshener is a must in the humid weather. Mix rose water with cucumber juice and apply on the face. Wash it off after 15 minutes.


3 Ban those zits: For pimples, acne or rash, add two handfuls of neem leaves to four cups of hot water. Let it stand overnight. Next morning, strain and make a paste of the soaked neem leaves. Apply on the face and rinse off after 20 minutes.


4 Face pack: If your skin is very oily, mix multani mitti with rose water into a paste and apply it daily on the face. Wash off with cold water when it dries.