The monsoon season is all fun and games until you are stuck outside and have to face the action head-on — it’s an entirely different story then, for sure. While we love the rain for bringing respite from the unbearable summer heat, there is a long list of beauty woes this season brings with it. But fret not; we’ve got your back.
Ahead, we’ve listed down some of the common beauty woes every girl faces during the monsoon — and shared tips on dealing with them effectively. So what are you waiting for? Scroll down and get reading.
01. Frizzy hair
The rain is the biggest enemy to your lovely mane! You might have lustrous, shiny hair throughout the year, but come rain, and it becomes a nightmare to deal with. The increase in humidity during this season makes your hair a frizzy mess, leaving it tangled and difficult to manage. The best way to protect your mane from turning into a frizzy mess is by covering it with a scarf or cap when stepping out. Also, including a climate protection shampoo conditioner care duo like the TRESemmé Climate Protection Shampoo and Conditioner can help a great deal. The duo is enriched with keratin actives, olive oil and UV blockers that fight humidity and offer frizz-control for up to 24 hours.
02. Chapped lips
Chapped lips are often mistaken to be a winter-related issue, but it’s a pretty common beauty woe that many of us face during monsoon as well. We often ignore our lips and the importance of keeping them hydrated, which often results in chapped lips. So, do not forget to keep a lip balm like the Lakme Lip Love Chapstick SPF 15 handy during monsoon. This tinted lip balm comes in seven shades and offers up to 22 hours of moisturisation. The best bit is that it has SPF 15, which protects your lips from sun damage as well.
03. Skin irritation
Oh boy, if bad hair wasn’t enough, this season is worse on your skin. Eczema, acne, rashes, itchiness, and skin allergies are all pretty common during the monsoon. So it is important to keep your body dry and clean as much as possible during this season. If you get drenched in the rain, make sure you clean up thoroughly once you get home. Use a detoxing body wash like the Love Beauty & Planet Natural Tea Tree Oil & Vetiver Purify Body Wash. This mild cleanser is infused with antifungal ingredients like essential tea tree oil that detoxifies the body, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and fresh. Plus, the earthy, refined scent of vetiver is like a deep sigh for your skin in the shower.
04. Troublesome feet
Your feet require a lot of attention and care during the monsoon as well. Due to being confined to closed shoes and footwear for long hours, your feet become prone to fungal infections, making you wish the monsoon was over already. The weather, in general, is wet and sticky, making your feet sweaty. Wash your feet with warm water as soon as you get home, and try to keep your footwear and socks as dry as possible! Stick to rubber footwear like flip flops and clogs as they have better grip, dries up easily and are comfortable to wear during this season.
05. Greasy skin
The rise in humidity sends your sebaceous glands into overdrive, tempting you to reach out for the cleanser more often. But beware, washing your face too many times will strip your skin of its natural oils, signalling the glands to produce more oil to make up for the lack of it. To avoid this, simply wash your face with a mild cleanser and use a gel-based moisturiser like the Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E. to keep your skin moisturised. This lightweight formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E that keeps your skin hydrated without making it look greasy.
Written by Tashika Tyagi on Jun 22, 2021
A writer who loves to read, travel, eat and explore new places and things. With a bachelor's degree in journalism, she has over two years of experience in writing about food, lifestyle, and travel. She also doubles up as a rom-com expert and home baker when she isn’t writing!