It’s crucial to update your skincare routine with the season. Why? Because as the season changes, the needs of your skin change too. But how many of you have tweaked your skincare routines since the onset of monsoon? Not many, I’m guessing.

Making a few tweaks in your skincare routine to combat the skin woes that tag along with the season, will keep your skin looking healthy and glowing. Here are a few skincare mistakes to avoid this monsoon.

 

Washing your face too often

Washing your face too often

It is natural for your skin to feel sticky in monsoon due to the rise in humidity levels. But avoid splashing water on your face frequently. Washing your face too often will only strip the skin off its natural oils. To compensate for this dryness, your skin will produce excess oil making matters worse. Stick to washing your face only twice a day.

 

Not wearing sunscreen

Not wearing sunscreen

Visit any beauty website, read any beauty magazine or check the label of any sunscreen, they will all tell you this one thing – wear sunscreen every day. Even on a cloudy day, the sun's rays can damage your skin. Therefore, it is important to wear sunscreen every single day, even when you’re indoors.

 

Not drinking enough water

Not drinking enough water

You may not feel as thirsty in monsoon as you did in summer, but it is important to stay hydrated. Have at least 8-10 glasses of water to stay healthy and flush the toxins out of your body.

 

Using heavy makeup

Using heavy makeup

Heavy makeup is a strict no-no in monsoon. The humidity in the air can make your makeup melt and clog the pores of your skin. Replace your heavy-duty full-coverage formulas with something lightweight and allow your skin to breathe.

 

Allowing rain water to dry on your skin

Allowing rain water to dry on your skin

So… you got drenched in the rain, rushed home and prepared a hot cup of tea and drank it while watching your favourite show. But during this time, the rain water that’s mixed with toxic elements and harmful chemicals gets a chance to seep into the pores of your skin and cause skin problems. To avoid this, thoroughly wash your face as soon as you reach home if you do get wet in the rain.