Do you experience itchy skin during the monsoon? The changing weather can hurt your skin in terms of dryness, acne or itchiness. Dry skin can be a blessing in the summertime but a nightmare during the rains. Fret not, there are simple and inexpensive everyday treatment alternatives for restoring nourishment to your skin.
Oil-based moisturisers are preferable compared to water-based moisturisers during the rainy season. An oil-based moisturiser will form a thicker, protective coating, locking in moisture for more extended periods, notably when humidity levels are deficient. Remember to choose oils such as avocado oil, almond oil, and primrose oil. Aloe vera can also be applied to the face.
Even though the weather becomes cool during the rainy season, the sun is still shining in rain, drying your skin and making it more oily because of the humidity. In addition, UV rays are at their strongest during this time of year. If you intend to go outside, use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 at least half an hour before you leave. Apply again if you are going to be outside for an extended amount of time.
Avoid harsh irritants
Avoid anything that has the potential to irritate your skin, particularly if it is delicate. Launder clothes in cleansers that are specially designed specifically for delicate skin that have no additional scents or chemicals.
Avoid long baths
Bathing too frequently or for too long might deplete the body's natural oils. Avoid antibacterial soaps, scented soap bars, and any skin products containing alcohol. Rather, use gentle soaps or a moisturising milk-based body wash. Bathe and shower in less than 10 minutes and moisturise while the skin is still wet.
Use humidifiers to replenish the moisture in the atmosphere around you. Maintain moisture levels between 45 and 55% to keep your skin from drying. Dust mites in your home may increase if the level exceeds 55%. To achieve the best benefits, place the mister where you spend the most time.