Sitting by the window enjoying a hot cup of tea while it's pouring outside is priceless! But monsoon comes with its own set of problems that are difficult to tackle. Right from frizzy hair to greasy skin and fungal infections, there are plenty of beauty woes that crop up during the rainy season.

Some of these problems can be easily avoided by simply practising basic skincare rituals like exfoliating. Yes, really! Scrubbing each part of your body becomes extremely important during the monsoon season — here’s why!

 

01. Opens blocked pores

01. Opens blocked pores

During monsoon, the body perspires less; this results in the accumulation of dead skin cells and clogged pores, which eventually leads to blackheads and acne. It can all be avoided by using a gentle yet effective face scrub twice a week. The St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask will unclog pores, remove dirt and other impurities, you’ll be surprised at just how soft your skin feels after using this scrub.

 

02. Keeps infections at bay

02. Keeps infections at bay

Infections are a common woe in monsoon and we don’t mean just foot infections. Rain water is mixed with toxins and when it comes in contact with your skin — be it any part of your body — it can cause irritation and itching. An easy way to avoid this is by exfoliating your body from head to toe at least once a week. Cleansing only removes surface dirt, so if you want to prevent infections, use a body scrub or polish with nourishing and exfoliating ingredients like the Dove Exfoliating Pomegranate Seeds and Shea Butter Body Polish. It buffs away deep-set dirt as well as dry, dead skin.

 

03. Imparts a healthy glow

03. Imparts a healthy glow

No matter what your skin type, monsoon can make your skin appear dull. The humidity makes oily skin oilier and dry skin appear drier, in patches. Regular exfoliation will not only keep excessive oil in check but will also keep dry patches and dead skin where it should be – away from your skin.