Bidding farewell to that sweltering heat is such a relief, phew! But as the weather changes, it brings along a new set of problems for our skin. As we enter monsoon our immunity and skin both have gone for a toss and while we’re trying help you out in the best possible way, we asked BB readers some of their most common monsoon beauty woes and here’s what they asked…
@kamakshee: My scalp gets oily too soon, what should I do?
BB: Monsoon can be a bane for those with oily hair and scalp, as it attracts more dirt and the humid weather makes the condition worse. We suggest you avoid rich conditioners and only apply it on the hair shaft. Do not wash your hair everyday as this will only make your scalp produce more oil, instead use a dry shampoo to get rid of greasiness.
@iqra.memon1: My skin has started looking dark and dull since the onset of monsoon.
BB: The gloomy weather can rob your skin off its natural glow. As the level of humidity increases, your skin tends to look dull and dark. We suggest using a gentle exfoliator such as the St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub to get rid of dead skin cells. You can also use a citric acid/antioxidant rich night cream to get your glow back.
@tanvi_8313: Hair is getting really frizzy.
BB: Frizzy hair is one of the most common hair problems during monsoon and while you cannot completely avoid it, you can definitely control the frizz. Use a deep conditioning hair mask such as the Toni&Guy Damaged Repair Reconstruction Hair Mask once a week to combat the frizz. Do not rub your locks roughly with a towel while drying, instead just pat it to absorb the water.
@intihaz: My skin is producing excess oil and I’m facing breakouts too.
BB: Monsoon can make your skin feel oily and greasy easily attracting more dirt and bacteria which lead to breakouts and acne. One of the simplest ways to deal with excessively oily skin is by using clay based face masks. Fullers earth is one of the most popular, easily available and effective solution to get rid of excessive oil from your skin.