While monsoon does bring respite from the scorching heat days, it also brings with it a truckload of skincare woes. You might notice your dry skin turning drier, and your combination skin becomes oiler by the day. And let’s not even talk about the sheer anxiety those with an oily skin type have to go through. Clogged pores, acne, greasy skin, rough and dehydrated texture — monsoon skincare concerns are unending. But not with us by your side.
We’ve rounded up the top five products you need to include in your arsenal this summer to fight monsoon blues with ease. Check ‘em out.
- 01. Simple Daily Skin Detox SOS Clearing Booster
- 02. Lakmé Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen 50 SPF
- 03. Pond's Brightening sheet mask with Vitamin C
- 04. Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner
- 05. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
01. Simple Daily Skin Detox SOS Clearing Booster
In monsoons, oily skin tends to get overly greasy because of the overproduction of sebum. The result? Breakouts and acne! Turn your attention to the Simple Daily Skin Detox SOS Clearing Booster — an instant skin purifier that works magically on oily skin. It’s a super-light gel and can be used in two ways – as a face primer and as a spot cream. When applied as a primer, it controls excess shine on oily areas like the dreaded T-zone and mattifies it. As a spot cream, it tackles blemishes and reduces skin redness. The thyme, zinc and witch hazel concentrations are natural detoxifiers and treat your skin with lasting, gentle care.
02. Lakmé Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen 50 SPF
Some things should never be taken for granted. Sunscreen is one of them. Even when it’s pouring without any sight of the sun, do wear your sunscreen. Check out the Lakmé Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen 50 SPF, which, unlike other formulas, doesn’t leave your skin looking ghost-white or patchy. Loaded with SPF 50 and PA+++, it has a natural skin-like tint with a matte finish that easily blends into your skin without feeling heavy. The cucumber and lemongrass extract actively fight dark spots and premature ageing.
03. Pond's Brightening sheet mask with Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a holy grail ingredient that can brighten the dullest of skins. In monsoon, when your face is robbed of its natural glow, make Pond's Brightening Sheet Mask With Vitamin C your best buddy! Drenched with Vitamin C serum and real pineapple extracts, this sheet mask revives your face in a jiffy. Put it up on your face, wait for 15 minutes before removing it and dab the remaining serum in. That’s it. Plus, we love that it’s paraben and alcohol-free.
04. Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner
Often, post-cleansing your face, some remnants of grease and dirt may still stick around. But using a toner after cleansing takes care of this problem. We love the Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner, a vegan and cruelty-free formula that works well on sensitive skin as well. A medley of pro-vitamin b5, witch hazel and allantoin, balances your skin’s pH level and lends a cooling effect.
05. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Getting rid of dead skin is important, especially in the monsoon, as it clogs the pores, resulting in dull, uneven skin. Use the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant to gently scrub off impurities and reveal glowing skin. It’s made of liquorice, grapefruit and rice-based powder that activates when mixed with water. It releases nutrients like papain, salicylic acid and rice enzymes that fix uneven skin tone and fast-track cell renewal, keeping it refreshed even during humid monsoon weather.
Written by Pratishtha Rana on Aug 10, 2021
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