Monsoon may come as a relief from the scorching heat but it is certainly not best friends with your skin. During this moist, damp weather, your skin tends to attract microbes and fungi which lead to skin problems like acne and breakouts. The rainy season also tends to make your skin oilier than it originally is, even if you have dry skin! And, while excess oil can cause breakouts, dry skin comes with its own set of problems. People with dry skin suffer from invisible pores, patchy, scaly skin and more. And believe us when we say this—monsoon doesn’t make it any better.

Here are 5 ways to care for dry skin this monsoon.

Keep yourself hydrated
 

Keep yourself hydrated

Dehydrated, parched, dry skin is common during monsoon. So, make sure you drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated and flush out all the toxins from your system. While drinking at least 8 glasses of water is important to hydrate your skin, you also need to apply a moisturiser to prevent dryness.
We suggest you rely on the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème as it deeply hydrates the skin and gives it a glossy finish.

Eat well

If you have dry skin, then make sure you eat wholesome meals that include good fats because they are pivotal in repairing dry and damaged skin as well as retaining its moisture content.
 

Avoid hot showers

If you have dry skin, avoid hot, steamy showers. It will only make your skin more dry and damaged and will weaken your skin capillaries.

Go for products with natural ingredients
 

Go for products with natural ingredients

During monsoon, specifically look for skin care products that have natural ingredients like green tea, aloe vera and honey for healthy, glowing skin. You can try the Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel as it is infused with pure aloe vera extracts for skin moisturisation. For a face wash you can opt for the Citra Pimple-Clear Face Wash powered with Japanese Green Tea. The product will deeply cleanse your skin without drying it.

Exfoliate gently
 

Exfoliate gently

Monsoon can make your skin dull, so, make sure you gently exfoliate it every week. If you have dry skin, you need to make sure you use a mild scrub that will gently slough off dead skin cells and the dirt from your face without drying it further.

We suggest you try the St. Ives Fresh Face Apricot Scrub which is powered by the goodness of apricot and has vitamins A, B and E which leave your skin glowing and hydrated.

Use a good moisturiser
 

Use a good moisturiser

Dull, dry sky needs intense moisturisation, so, we suggest you go for a gel-based moisturiser like the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème. The product is enriched with mineral-laden glacial water that soothes your skin while also making it supple.