These hydrating products are going to be your BFFs this monsoon

Written by Nishtha BhallaJul 01, 2021

Even though we'll probably be spending the monsoon cooped up indoors, with ACs and fans on full-blast — our skin can definitely feel the seasonal shift. From erratic showers to hellish humidity, the monsoons feel like a rollercoaster ride for our skin since all the various seasonal changes can result in sticky skin that looks dull and is prone to breakouts. And if you thought that was it, our skin also fluctuates from being oily to dry because of the drastic changes in the humidity levels. When it becomes too humid and stuffy, your skin becomes prone to excessive oil and sweat. But ironically, there's another side to the coin — people also tend to have dried out skin during the monsoon. First off, with oily skin, one often foregoes moisturisers, leading to dryness. Also, a lot of water content is lost due to excessive sweating, which is why the skin dries out faster too.

It really feels like there's no winning. But we've found the perfect sweet spot for monsoon body care — it's hydration gels! With non-greasy, lightweight formulas that hydrate your skin even in sticky weather, hydration gels are our Goldilocks zone for balancing out the skin effects of monsoons. Ahead, we're playing cupid and matching you to your very own hydration BFF according to your skin type. Take notes!

If you've got dry skin...

Check out the Vaseline Aloe Moisturizing Gel! Formulated with 100% pure aloe vera extract and microdroplets of Vaseline jelly, the gel restores the skin moisture while soothing and hydrating the skin. Aloe vera, as an ingredient, is an ideal choice for dealing with dry, flaky skin since its soothing properties calm irritated skin and hydrate it like no other. Plus, its lightweight formula will ensure that your skin doesn't become sticky and remains non-greasy all monsoon long.

If you've got sensitive skin...

Opt for the Vaseline Rose Water Moisturizing Gel! Rose (and rose water) as an ingredient have become highly revered in body care in recent times since the ingredient works so well for sensitive skin. Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, rose water ensures that your skin won't get red and inflamed easily. And, of course, it'll take care of all your monsoon skincare woes! The refreshing, hydrating, yet non-greasy formula will feel feather-light on the skin and is ideal for monsoon days where the humidity is especially making your skin react poorly.

If you've got oily skin...

Have you tried the Vaseline Body Ice Gel Cream? You know, skin-cooling creams are the best way to deal with humid weather, especially when you have oily skin. Specially crafted for hot and humid climates, the gel contains the goodness of vitamin C, which provides freshness and radiance, and vitamin E, which provides healthy skin nourishment. Additionally, the gel also features hyaluronic acid, which is a dream come true for oily skin. It checks all the boxes for hydration but leaves behind minimal emollient residue, meaning it'll hydrate your skin thoroughly without making your skin feel greasy.