No matter what the season, you can’t stop pampering your skin, period. And when the seasons change — from winter to summer or from summer to monsoon – it’s important to tweak your skincare routine accordingly. On that note, do you have a monsoon skincare regime in place yet? If you’ve skipped your monsoon skincare because the cool weather and greenery outside fooled you into thinking that the rainy seasons won’t affect your skin — it’s time to rethink.
The rains and subsequent rise in humidity can wreak havoc on your skin. Your sebaceous glands go into overdrive during the monsoon and produce more oil, resulting in acne, clogged pores and dull-looking skin. So don’t let the rains steal your skin’s natural radiance; instead, scroll down to find out the ultimate skincare tips you need to follow to maintain glowing skin in the monsoon.
- 01. Exfoliate with a gentle scrub
- 02. At-home facial
- 03. Steam your face
- 04. Opt for gel-based moisturisers
- 05. SPF = BFF
01. Exfoliate with a gentle scrub
You may have your CTM routine in place, but what you may be missing out on is a gentle exfoliation routine. The high humidity and increase in sebum production during monsoon lead to clogged skin pores and blackheads. Fix this using a mild and effective scrub like Lakme Blush & Glow Green Apple Apricot Gel Scrub. Combined with the power of scrub and softness of a gel, it glides gently on the skin and eliminates dirt, excess sebum, blackheads and dead skin buildup from deep within to give you smooth, moisturised and glowing skin.
02. At-home facial
Facials are a great way to pamper the skin and give it that extra TLC it deserves. Now, we know that regular facials can be an expensive affair, but not when you have the Pond’s Vitamin Skin Brightening Facial Kit on you. It comes packed with a superb six-step facial that gives you a salon-like glow without pinching your pockets. Easy to use, it includes a deep pore cleanser, brightening scrub, nourishing cream, massage crème, vita mask and brightening cream, aka everything you need to recreate a salon-like facial at the comfort of your home.
03. Steam your face
Ten minutes, once or twice a week – that’s all the time you need to steam your face. Often taken for granted, this one step can be a game-changer in your monsoon skincare routine. Steaming opens up the pores and loosens dirt buildup, allowing for a deeper cleanse. It also softens the blackheads, making them easier to get rid of. Eliminating the layer of dirt buildup and opening up the pores also helps your skin care product penetrate deeper into the skin. Win-win!
04. Opt for gel-based moisturisers
When the skin tends to get greasy during monsoons, we suggest steering clear of cream-based moisturisers that take longer to absorb and leave behind a greasy residue. Instead, use a lightweight gel-based moisturiser like the Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser. Packed with nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E, this lightweight formula absorbs quickly into the skin without feeling greasy or sticky. It provides up to 24 hours of hydration and keeps the skin looking supple, hydrated and radiant all day long. No more reasons to skin moisturisers during the monsoon.
05. SPF = BFF
SPF is your best friend all year round. Yes, even during monsoons. The sun may not be visible, but the UV rays still manage to infiltrate the environment. To avoid its ill effects on the skin during monsoons and keep your face glowing, you must religiously apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen like the Lakme Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion Sunscreen. Its ultra-matte texture glides on effortlessly and absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky or greasy residue behind. Plus, it also doesn’t leave behind that annoying white cast we oh-so-hate.