Monsoon Skin Care – Essentials for Glowing Skin

The Summer months make everyone exhausted as the scorching heat drains out all the energies from everyone. We try to avoid the work which requires us to stay outdoors. Amidst all this, the monsoon brings relief and cheers to the people. As the atmosphere is heated, early showers lead to the generation of moisture in the environment which brings air in the atmosphere, and the germs and diverse pathogens find these conditions very conducive to them. Truly said, monsoon nourishes every living being on earth, but it also brings some serious problems with it.

Monsoon can take a toll on your skin due to this humid weather. This high humidity in the atmosphere can severely impact your skin and tresses, making them look oily, dull, and greasy respectively. Thanks to Monsoon, oily skin tends to look duller and greasier due to sweat and dirt that accumulates on the skin. Sweat acts as a magnet to dirt and pollutants in the atmosphere, which can then lead to a number of skin problems such as acne, blackheads, pimples, and other unwanted eruptions. During this season, the chances of developing fungal and bacterial infections on the skin are also high due to prolonged exposure to rainwater. Apart from this,we want to binge on some fried food like samosa or pakora along with a cup of hot tea or coffee, too much of which can affect skin health. Additionally, if your diet lacks the required nutrients such as vitamin A, B12, C, E and minerals like selenium, zinc, iron, folate and omega-3 fatty acids, and other healthy fats, it is likely to contribute to poor skin health

Better care of skin during monsoon can be accomplished by following some simple dietary habits and hygiene steps.

  • Continue with your CTM routine, which is cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. This will get rid of clogged pores to avoid skin allergies and fungal and bacterial infections.
  • The CTM routine at night time is a must as that will help to remove the impurities that have collected on the skin during the day.
  • Do not forget your sunscreen. Apply a water-based sunscreen lotion on the skin to keep the skin protected.
  • Avoid using oily or moisturizer-based products as that will make the skin oilier.
  • Include iron-rich foods like legumes, lentils (chickpeas, black gram) nuts(cashew, Pine nuts), and seeds(pumpkin, sesame, flax, hemp). Iron helps in enhancing oxygen flow in the body which will eventually contribute in improving blood circulation thereby benefiting skin health.
  • Include Omega 3 fats like walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp, eggs, they help in regulating the skin’s oil production, hence reducing or preventing breakouts. It also improves hydration and minimizes signs of aging.
  • Fruits are by nature very healthy and nutritious. Fruits that are rich in Vitamin C like litchis, pears, jamun(berries) and peaches, will make our skin look less dull and wrinkle-free. These have high antioxidant content which automatically makes our skin look radiant and dull-free.
  • All in all, it is very important to keep yourself well hydrated as humid weather causes the body to lose fluids through sweat. So, make sure you keep your body flushed by drinking enough fluids.

So, while it’s the season to toss your worries away and enjoy the sparkling rains, make sure your skin is not the one to be taking the toll of that all.

After all, internal health matters and that reflects not only on your skin but overall health.

Healthy Skin Assures Hearty Smile.

Keep Glowing, Keep smiling, and Stay Healthy!

Happy Monsoon!