During monsoons, with the happiness of summers gone and the welcoming rainy season excites us but with that comes an array of skin problems like acne, blackheads, whiteheads, and dull & dehydrated skin. The constant weather changes make it hard for your skin to adjust to it, and humidity makes the skin congested and dehydrated at the same time. It is important to change your morning skincare according to the weather, here’s an ideal AM skincare routine for monsoon:
- Cleansing: Excessive dust and oil build-up in monsoon make the skin prone to infections. To prevent skin infections, it is crucial to cleanse your skin thoroughly. The key is to use a gentle gel-based cleanser that cleanses your skin without stripping away its natural oils. However, do not over-wash your skin; twice a day is enough.
- Toning: If you are somebody who skips toner, do not skip it in monsoons. Our pores tend to open up due to excessive sweating and humidity, open pores can cause blackheads and whiteheads. This is where toner comes into action. Toner can help minimise the appearance of pores, it can also help clear excess dust from the skin. Choose an alcohol-free toner that is gentle on the skin.
- Moisturising: If you do not hydrate the skin, it tends to go to extremes. It can either be too dry or too oily and in balance, moisturising the skin is important. Choose a lightweight and hydrating gel-based moisturiser for monsoon.
In the morning, try to keep your skincare minimal and effective. Following this routine can help your skin to maintain its healthy youthful glow.
Pro tip: Do not forget sunscreen even when the weather is cloudy because harmful UV rays can still damage your skin.