Following a skincare routine religiously is one of the ways to achieve smooth and radiant skin. However, using the same products and skincare ingredients all through the year won’t help. As the season changes so should the ingredients in your skin care routine. With monsoon making its presence felt in all parts of the country, now is the right time to protect your skin against bacterial and fungal infections caused due to humidity.

Introducing your skin to the following ingredients can do wonders in monsoon, read on to find out what they are...

Rose water
 

Rose water

Rose water not only smells great but is also one of the most amazing skincare ingredients that can be used all year long. Oily skin is a common problem during monsoon, no matter what your skin type as humidity causes your skin to produce excess oil. However, this can be controlled by using rose water regularly. You can either use it as a toner or a tonic to wipe your face 2-3 times a day.

Neem powder
 

Neem powder

Bacterial and fungal infections are quite common during the rainy season and one of the most effective ways to fight this problem is through neem powder. Whether it’s hair fall, pimples or feet infections that’s giving you sleepless nights, you can address all of these by applying a paste of neem powder mixed with water. The antibacterial properties of neem fight infection causing germs and quicken the process of healing almost all your skin and hair problems.

Moringa
 

Moringa

The soothing and anti-inflammatory properties of Moringa oil make it one of the must have ingredients in monsoon when skin infections are common. It is extremely lightweight and gets easily absorbed into the skin rejuvenating dull and tired skin and imparting a healthy glow. Mix a few drops of moringa essential oil with a carrier oil and massage it onto your skin in circular motions until absorbed.

Olive oil
 

Olive oil

Lightweight, non-greasy and packed to the brim with antioxidants, olive oil offers nourishment to the skin like no other. When applied to the skin, it treats inflammation and acne, thereby leaving you with soft, plump and gorgeous skin.

Coconut oil
 

Coconut oil

The multipurpose oil is a natural moisturiser enriched with anti-bacterial properties. While those with oily skin type might find coconut oil a little too heavy, it actually strengthens the barrier of the skin and protects the skin from external irritants.