Hope you all had a beautiful, happy & blessed Eid and managed to bag a ton of Eidi! Eid brought with itself some crazy rain and lets just say it came around late but it is finally time for the Monsoon! The Monsoon’s can be an extremely uncertain time for us ladies as this season brings a ton of skin issues, frizz and even health issues when it comes. Not to mention the ugly mosquitos that will be feasting on our beauty in the full fledged wet and rainy season. So while I was racking my brain on what to blog about at the beginning of August, I thought why not give you lovely ladies some helpful tips on how to handle monsoon skin, hair and health troubles.
If the rain brought you acne, pimples and break out don’t freak out and think you’re doing something wrong. This season is what is wrong, especially for people with oily skin. Monsoon brings with it a ton of skin issues some of which are acne, breakouts and some people even suffer from eczema and psoriasis. While the latter two would require a physician, I can tell you a few things you can do to prevent “Monsoon Skin”. Due to the humidity your skin might continuously feel damp and clammy. This is one reason why you might have more breakouts, because when your skin is continuously damp it attracts more dust particles and carcinogens. Therefore the beginning of a good monsoon routine, is cleansing. Make sure you cleanse your skin without making it lose too much of its natural essential oils, which is why relying on natural home remedies during the monsoon is better, here’s what you can do:
For dry skin (Cleansing)
Handful Almonds (Crushed)
Mix both to make a paste and massage on your face and neck for five minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
Moisturizer: the best at home things you can use are Jojoba oil, Yogurt and or Honey. These can also be mixed together to make a moisturizer. If you choose a lotion, don’t use too much as the humidity is already keeping your skin plenty hydrated.
For Oily Skin (Cleansing)
Papaya or Oatmeal Scrub (Home Made)
Make a pulp out of the Papaya or whip up some home made Oatmeal to scrub your face. If you have oily skin, always wash your face with cold water.
Moisturizer: Use any oil mixed with Rose water. Lavender, Orange or Strawberry oil would be perfect.
Initially I had thought I would pack in remedies into one blog for both your skin & hair troubles but as I sit here writing this I have decided to keep this blog dedicated to your Skin. It is after all what people see first when they see us. Above were some natural ways you can cleanse and moisturize but really you could follow some simple steps to make sure your skin doesn’t get too damaged while the monsoon lasts, following are some ways:
1. Lemon’s can be your best friend. Use a Lemon rinse, or lemon toner every night to help get rid of grime and oil that builds up on your face during the day. This will help tone your skin and keep it fresh.
2. Even though the sun isn’t out a lot, never stop using Sun Screen. The UV rays are worse when its cloudy.
3. Avoid using bleach during the Monsoon, or try and do it only once. Bleach opens your pores, which are already plenty open during the rainy season.
4. Wash your lips before you sleep every night and use simple vaseline or coconut oil to hydrate if they are dry and cracked. Also try using light shaded lip color as dark shades might do more damage.
5. Mani/Pedi’s are your best friend!
6. Always wash your face, hands and feet when you get home, even if you go out for a quick grocery run. Cleanliness is essential during the Monsoon!
I hope these tips will help you take good care of your skin and prevent too much damage this Monsoon season. Try and keep your regime as natural as you can and not to use too many artificial products (solely for the monsoon season of course). This is another season where I recommend tinted moisturizer over foundation, your skin needs to breathe. Also, eating healthy will really help, obviously this goes for any and every season. Hope you enjoyed today’s blog as much as I enjoyed writing it. Until next Monday, have a fabulous week and remember you can always drop me a line on my FB page or here!