Every season comes with its share of skin woes. Come rains and we’re swamped with skin problems. From breakouts to irritable and sticky skin—monsoons can be a trying time. Wondering how to combat these monsoon skin care issues? We’ve broken it all down according to your skin type…

If you have oily skin…
Wash your face only twice a day
 

Wash your face only twice a day

Yes, we know how your face perpetually feels like a greasy pan, thanks to the humidity during the monsoons. Naturally then, you’ll be tempted to wash your face over and over again to feel cleansed. But little did you know that this is going to harm your skin further. Over washing causes the sebum production in your skin to rise up leading to it turning all the more oily. So it’s best to wash your face only twice a day during the monsoons.

Use the right facial scrub
 

Use the right facial scrub

Oily skin is almost always acne-ridden and filled with clogged pores, which get worse during the monsoons. This is when you need an exfoliator in the form of the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub that controls excess sebum and pore buildup as well as washes off the grime on your face.

If you have dry skin…

Use a water-based moisturiser
 

Use a water-based moisturiser

During the monsoons, dry skin becomes more irritable and dehydrated. This is why you need to rely on a water-based moisturiser like the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème. This one is enriched with hydrating minerals and is a super powerful product for healthy and glowing skin.

Rely on a hydrating body lotion
 

Rely on a hydrating body lotion

Along with the skin on your face, you need to take special care of your body by making sure your skin is well-moisturised. Rely on the Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion that has a glycerin-rich formula, which combines pure soya extract and Stratys-3 multi-layer moisture ensuring that the top as well as core layers of your skin are moisturised.

If you have combination skin…

Dab, don’t rub
 

Dab, don’t rub

You need to understand that combination skin has an oily T-zone, especially during the monsoons. After cleansing your face with a mild cleanser, make sure you only dab and dry your face instead of rubbing the towel against your face to prevent your T-zone from breaking out.

Don’t forget SPF
 

Don’t forget SPF

Although this applies to all skin types, combination and dry skin often loses moisture during the monsoons due to the humidity. Hence, you need a hydrating product that also saves you from the harmful sun rays hiding behind the clouds. We suggest you opt for the Lakmé Sun Expert Fairness + UV Lotion SPF 24 & PA++ because it’s light on the skin and provides a broad spectrum protection too.