Monsoon Skin Care Tips & Routine in Humid Weather

monsoon skin care tips and routine
Monsoon brings with it that earthy scent in the air, the cool breeze rustling through the trees, and the sky turning a moody gray. While most of us are busy planning chai-pakora dates and digging out our favorite umbrellas, there's something else that needs our attention – monsoon skin care. While everybody (mostly) loves the rain, the sudden shift from scorching heat to damp humidity can leave our skin feeling a bit confused.
Battling with frizzy hair and oily skin is common in monsoon, but you can try a few monsoon skin care routine to keep your skin glowing even when the clouds are gloomy.

  1. Cleanse, but make it gentle: It is important to properly clean your face after being out in the rain, but don't go overboard, as you may end up drying out your skin by over-cleansing one monsoon. Stick to washing your face twice a day with a gentle face wash for acne and pimple like Dew Drop face wash by Light Up Beauty.

  2. Tone it up: After cleansing, use a good toner. It feels very refreshing on the skin. The ones with natural ingredients are great for keeping the stubborn monsoon breakouts at bay.

  3. Moisturize: – yes, even in the humidity. The last thing you want is to feel sticky in this weather. But skipping moisturizer is not a choice. A lightweight, quick absorbing moisturizing cream like the Wave Day Cream by Light Up Beauty is a good option for monsoon, it has a cloud like texture and hydrates the skin without feeling greasy or sticky.

  4. Sunscreen is still your BFF: Just because you can't see the sun doesn't mean it's not there! UV rays are sneaky like that. So don't ditch your sunscreen. Find a lightweight, non-greasy one that you won't mind wearing even on the most humid days, like Gold Rush Vitamin C sunscreen by Light Up Beauty. It absorbs in just 3 seconds, leaves no white cast, is ultra-lightweight, has a high SPF of 60+, and has PA++++ UV filters that give maximum protection, and it is perfect for humid weather.

  5. Exfoliate, but take it easy: Once or twice a week, it is important to treat your skin to a gentle exfoliation session. It's like giving your face a mini spa day at home! But be careful, do not scrub too hard, opt for natural and gentle scrubs. An Ubtan is a good choice to scrub away dead skin naturally. In the busy Urban lifestyle, ready to use Ubtan mix like Flash Ubtan is the best glowing skin product.

  6. Mask up: Once a week (or more, who’s stopping you?), treat yourself to a face mask. It can be your little self-care ritual that makes even the gloomiest rainy day feel a bit special. A clay mask is an ideal choice to deal with acne in monsoon season as it deep cleanses the pores and removes all dirt, dust, and pollution from your face. Make sure to choose the one that doesn’t dry out your skin. The beam Glacial Glow Mud is an excellent choice for a hydrating and deep cleansing face mask to incorporate into your little ritual. If you are just looking to relax, you can opt for a cooling jelly mask to relax and rejuvenate, like a Drench Hydrating Jelly Mask.

  7. Love your lips: Chapped lips in the monsoon is a big no. Never leave home without a lip balm. Look for one with SPF for extra protection.

  8. Go light on the makeup: It's tempting to go all out with makeup, especially when the humidity makes us feel less than glamorous. But your skin will truly appreciate a break. On most days, stick to a hydrating cream, waterproof mascara, and a swipe of lip tint. Quick, easy, and monsoon-proof!

  9. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: It can't be stressed enough – drink your water! Your skin needs hydration from the inside out. Try to complete 

  10. Eat the rainbow: Try to maintain a balanced diet of fruits and veggies during the monsoon. They're not just good for boosting immunity, but they're great for your skin, too! 

  11. Listen to your skin: Every person's skin is unique, so what works for one might not work for you. Pay attention to how your skin feels, and don't be afraid to adjust your routine if something isn't working.

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Only taking extra care of your skin is not enough, so make sure you follow these monsoon skin care tips too to maintain your overall wellness : 

  1. Don't forget about your scalp! Make sure to wash your hair regularly and dry it properly, especially if you get caught in the rain to avoid an itchy, flaky scalp, and frizzy hair.

  2. With all the germs floating around, I'm extra careful about hand hygiene during the monsoon. Frequent hand washing followed by a nice hand cream keeps my hands clean and soft.

  3. There's nothing worse than squelching around in wet shoes all day, make sure to keep a pair of flip-flops for those unexpected rain showers. And when you get home, make sure to dry between your toes properly because dealing with fungal infections can be a pain in the neck.

  4. Monsoon weather can sometimes leave us feeling less than fresh. Always carry a small deodorant in your bag for quick touch-ups. And here's a tip – a dusting of talcum powder in sweat-prone areas can work wonders!

  5. You can carry a little 'monsoon kit' in your bag – some face wipes, hand sanitizer, and blotting papers. They're lifesavers for those humid, sticky days!

  6. It is also important to stay in a clean and dry space during the monsoon. It's not just good for your skin, but for your overall health too!

So there you have it, all monsoon skin care secrets! Remember, taking care of your skin isn't just about looking good – it's about feeling good, too. It's about taking a moment for yourself amidst the chaos of life, a little act of self-love in your daily routine. As the rain patters on your window and the world turns lush and green, I hope these tips help you embrace the magic of the monsoon with confidence. Here's to a skin that glows brighter than the post-rain sunshine. A little rain never hurts anybody – especially not when you've got your skincare game on point! 

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As beautiful as the weather is in monsoon, taking care of your skin can be equally challenging. The constant humidity in the air poses a challenge to keep your skin hydrated amidst all the sweating. With a few tips for this rainy season, your skin will be all set! Cleanse your face with a gentle face wash, moisturize with a lightweight hydrating cream, skipping sunscreen is not an option, exfoliate once or twice a week using an Ubtan, deep clean your pores, and get rid of acne with a clay mask for a relaxing day, try using a cool jelly mask. Light Up Beauty offers the perfect products for this monsoon skin care: Dew Drop face wash, Wave Hydrating day cream, Flash Ubtan, Gold Rush Sunscreen, Beam Glow Mud, and Drench Hydrating Jelly mask. That is all you need in this weather. Besides your skin, take care of your overall health by maintaining a balanced diet, staying hydrated, maintaining proper hygiene, and, above all, listening carefully to your skin and body needs.