How to keep your skin healthy during rains - Monsoon skin care tips

Monsoon skin care tips

Dr. Shireen Furtado, Consultant - Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Monsoon comes as a respite after the sweltering heat of the summer. While nothing beats waking up to the beautiful rainy days, it can sometimes take a toll on your skin. With monsoon comes humidity, which doesn't do much good to your skin. The heat and humid weather invite viral and fungal infections, a perfect breeding ground for skin infections. Our skin needs some extra pampering in the rainy season, so here we are, helping you with a few monsoon skin care tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout the season. Some of the skin problems that might affect includes skin rash, itchy skin, acne pimples, and skin allergies. Hence, good skincare is pivotal to keep skin issues at bay during the rainy season.

Well, if you wish to take care of your skin during monsoons, one needs to understand that a change to your skincare routine is a must. We have listed some of the tips to follow and keep your skin gleaming.

Monsoon skincare tips to keep your skin glowing & healthy.

  • Avoid missing sunscreen.

A lot of us avoid using sunscreen during rains since the climate outside is cloudy. But we feel that one must avoid this practice. Even during rains, sun rays can wreak and havoc on the health of your skin. 

During monsoon, one can use a gel-based water-resistant sunscreen. Try to apply it 20 minutes before you leave home.

  • Try washing your face daily.

The monsoon tends to build dust and oil on your face. Hence, cleaning your face will help in cleaning the dust and opening the pores. Try washing your face at least thrice a day. 

  • Exfoliate your skin.

The monsoon makes your skin a dumping ground for several germs and bacteria. It may cause skin problems like acne. If you wish to avoid this, you can gently exfoliate your skin with a scrub. It will help to get rid of the dead skin cells to unclog the pores clogged by germs/bacteria. 

  • Hydrate your body.

Several people face problems like pimples on their faces. To avoid such a situation, one must drink a lot of water to flush out the toxins from your body. It will keep pimples, acne at bay.

  • Avoid makeup during monsoons.

Makeup during monsoons will clog the pores of the skin. Hence, we recommend avoiding makeup during rains. In case one needs to apply makeup, then it’s a  must to remove it before going to sleep. 

  • Moisturize your skin.

Many of us face the problem of dry skin during monsoons. If one wishes to avoid such a situation, carrying a moisturizer wherever you go will help. You can apply it to your face to prevent dull skin. It will also help you to get rid of wrinkles and bring back the glow of your skin. You also need to follow some ways to maintain hand hygiene without damaging the skin 

Concluding our say on Monsoon skin care tips.

People can follow these tips to keep their skin glowing during monsoons too. Additionally, they may avoid problems specific to aging skin & if not then we have also listed some skincare tips for middle-aged men to slow it down. Suppose your skin is prone to severe problems. In that case, we may recommend connecting with any dermatologist before you follow any of our tips.