After an abundance of burdening heat, Monsoon arrives in the form of rainy relief. Both vision and experience are enriching in the monsoon in India. It brings peace and fresh greenery. We can’t imagine a rainy season without hot samosas or evening chai but Monsoon also has its share of cons and especially for our delicate and supple skin. Surplus humidity in this season can result in skin problems like perspiration, inflammation, acne, pimples, stinky feet and lack of sweat.
Ever felt that dullness in your skin during Monsoon? This is due to the surge in humidity which causes lots of skin problems, particularly for those with oily or a hybrid(both oily and dry) skin type. In the case of oily skin, the situation turns worse because of high levels of humidity which can also lead to frequent acne breakouts. Besides, sweat on our skin can catch impurities and jam the pores making your skin prone to additional skin issues. To avoid all these challenges beforehand, it is important to modify your skincare rituals depending on the season. We brought you a list of skin care tips to health guard your skin in this monsoon season.
Exfoliation of the skin is important because opening the skin pores and eliminating the dead skin cells re-energises and revitalises the skin. One can always use mild caustic kitchen ingredients like Epsom salt, coffee granules, yoghurt, green tea, or virgin coconut oil mixed with fine salt to exfoliate the skin and accelerate the growth of new skin cells. Also, remember not to exfoliate more than required as it may irritate the skin and cause loss of skin hydration.
Food rich in Vitamin C and Omega 3 makes your skin healthy and helps retain the natural glow. Citrus Fruits, Broccoli, kiwi and Bell peppers are rich in Vitamin C and Salmon, Flaxseeds, Cod Liver Oil, Cauliflower, Walnuts and Soya Beans are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids that are not only good for the skin but also enhance hair growth.
Though it is the rainy season and you won’t feel the urge of drinking water, you have to consume plenty of water not just to hydrate the skin but also to flush out the toxins out of the body which can prevent pimples, acne and oil breakouts. Consumption of fresh fruit juices of mosambi or oranges is also highly beneficial for your skin as they contain high amounts of Vitamin C.
The release of the sweat provides healthy and gleaming skin by removing impurities but more importantly, exercising help in blood circulation throughout the body, which gives your skin a healthy glow from the inside out. Adequate blood flow enables oxygen and nutrients to circulate and nourish skin cells in turn providing beautiful skin.
There are umpteen natural ways of brightening and caring for your skin that have been in practice for ages. Ayurvedic skin therapies are proven to heal skin issues and bring back the glow and slow down the ageing of the skin. Abhyangam or medicated oil massage is one of the most effective ayurvedic skin rejuvenation therapies. It is a body massage done with warm therapeutic oil. The oil is applied to the entire body right from the scalp to the soles of the feet followed by a full body massage. This therapy relieves the tightness and pain from the entire body and gives a natural shine to the skin. These therapies are available at Niraa Wellness, Sakleshpur under the supervision of highly skilled and experienced therapists.
One must always prioritise healthcare, and most importantly Skincare as good health and glowy skin boost our confidence to go out and live our lives to the fullest.