If you thought sensitive skin was tedious to care for in the summer or winter, you’ve seen nothing yet! When the monsoon arrives with its sticky heat and humidity, sensitive skin throws a fit and becomes fussy and irritable. To best care for it, this skin type needs to be handled delicately and with a whole lot of love. This list of do’s and don’ts will make the journey of caring for sensitive skin much easier this monsoon.
 

Do – Be gentle

Do – Be gentle

In the quest to remove dirt and impurities from the skin, make sure you don’t use harsh cleansing products that strip away its natural goodness. We recommend the Dove Pink/Rosa Beauty Bathing Bar for the job. With ¼ moisturising cream formula and a delicate pink hue, it’s no ordinary bar of soap. It gently cleanses the skin and leaves it smoother and softer than ever before—just what your skin care routine needs this season!

Don’t – Overdo anything

One of the foremost rules of sensitive skin care is to treat it with utmost care. Hence, stop tugging at your skin, touching your face with unwashed hands or overdoing the motions of exfoliating or cleansing. These habits deposit bacteria and aggravate the skin’s delicate condition even further. Go easy on it!

 

Do – scrub

Do – scrub

Yes, sensitive skin can make you apprehensive about scrubbing your body clean because you never know what can set it off. However, it does need a gentle scrub in the sticky monsoon climate for which you can use the St. Ives Apricot Exfoliating Body Wash. Its 100% natural exfoliants and apricot extract helps to gently slough away dead skin cells and still keep the skin moisturised. It’s all you need for skin that is polished and smooth.

Don’t – be careless about ingredients

Be particular about what you put on your skin. Some beauty products contain chemicals and fragrances that can irritate sensitive skin and make it red and itchy. Avoid this situation completely by keeping a close eye on the label of ingredients of the products you use and avoiding ones that trigger your skin’s sensitivity.

 

Do – nourish your skin

Do – nourish your skin

Regardless of the weather, season or your skin type, your face always longs for a hit of moisture. Sensitive skin in particular needs moisturisation that is both, gentle and nourishing for which we suggest the Lakmé Peach Milk Moisturiser. Its formula contains a rich blend of antioxidants, vitamins and SPF 24 which moisturises sensitive skin deeply and makes it look radiant.

Don’t – forget to do a patch test

Before using a new beauty product on sensitive skin, always do a patch test. You can do so by applying a bit of the product on the inner side of your wrist or the side of your neck. If it feels itchy or becomes red within an hour, skip the product. If your skin doesn’t react to it, it’s good to be used.