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Skin care during monsoon

health-and-fitness Updated: Aug 04, 2012 02:05 IST

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Dos and Dont's during Monsoon

1 Stay dry: Bacteria and fungus easily get transmitted through dirty water, and multiply in wet and warm environment. Scrub the feet every few days, and keep them dry. Use anti-fungal powder like adsorb or mycoderm if your feet get wet.

2 Exfoliate regularly: Pores get clogged easily in wet warm conditions, so scrub regularly. Also, use a toner to close the pores and balance your skin’s pH. Avoid creamy moisturisers and minimise makeup. If necessary, only use water-proof cosmetics.

3 Product wise: Stick to skin care products suggested and approved by the dermatologist. You can also mix egg with olive oil or honey for smooth skin.

4 What to avoid: Watermelon and musk melon are too watery for this season. Instead, eat less juicy fruits like mangoes, apples, pomegranates and pears. Add some garlic to stir fries, soups and curries to build up immunity this monsoon.

5 Keep it clean: For oily skin, use an anti-bacterial soap for general baths. Also, go for a soap-free face-wash, and clean your face with pure drinking water every time you come from outside.

(with inputs by Dr Geetika Mittal,Dermatologist)