While the monsoon season brings much-needed respite from the scorching summer heat, it can sadly worsen your oily skin woes! The increased humidity in the air leads to reduced sweat evaporation and clogging of pores. Your sebaceous glands also tend to go into overdrive, making your skin greasy and oily.
Some people make things worse by over-washing their face and using too many drying products to combat the greasiness. Instead, you need mild, mattifying products that can hydrate your skin without making it feel sticky. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the top five skincare products to keep excessive oil at bay this monsoon.
- 01. Pears Ultra Mild Facewash - Oil Clear Glow
- 02. St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub
- 03. Lakmé 9 to 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Moisturiser
- 04. Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner
- 05. Simple Daily Skin Detox Oil Be Gone Micellar Water
01. Pears Ultra Mild Facewash - Oil Clear Glow
Infused with lemon flower extracts and glycerin, this gentle face wash can cleanse your face effectively without leaving it dry. Make sure to wash your face twice a day and spend at least 60 seconds to lather up and clean every nook and cranny of your face. Focus on oily indentations around your nose and chin region to de-grease them properly.
02. St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub
Formulated with mandarin orange and pink lemon, this refreshing facial scrub can take care of all your exfoliating needs in the monsoon. Greasy skin is the main reason for dullness, but regular exfoliation can help deal with that. Use the scrub at least twice a week to eliminate dead skin and dirt buildup and reveal fresh and radiant skin underneath.
03. Lakmé 9 to 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Moisturiser
Don’t be tempted to skip the moisturiser just because your skin is feeling greasy. Lack of moisturisation can make your skin oilier and allow external factors to damage the skin’s barrier easily *yikes*. So, reach out for this mattifying moisturiser, which is infused with green tea extracts and witch hazel and keeps your skin looking matte for up to 12 hours. Bye, bye greasy skin.
04. Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner
A facial toner is essential for oily skin types during the monsoon. Keep unnecessary greasiness at bay with this ultra-light toner. Formulated with soothing ingredients like arnica, balm mint and lavender, just a couple of spritz are enough to hydrate and mattify your skin at the same time. Use the toner as a facial mist throughout your day to keep excessive oiliness at bay during this monsoon.
05. Simple Daily Skin Detox Oil Be Gone Micellar Water
Micellar water is a super versatile product to include in your skincare arsenal. Contrary to popular belief, it does more than just remove makeup. This balancing and detoxing formula from Simple can help manage seasonal oiliness as well. Infused with skin-loving ingredients like witch hazel, zinc and thyme, it cleans the pores and removes excess oil. Just pour some on a cotton pad and dab it over greasy areas of your face to instantly mattify and refresh it.