Sunday, July 8, 2018

Look Your Best This Monsoon Season

After the months of scorching summer, a magical monsoon is here again!  It’s the time to enjoy the lush greenery around.  A cool breeze has already set in with the rains of monsoon.  Everyone got relief from the blazing heat and getting a refreshed, clean look which soothes the eyes and brings a smile to our faces.  And my mind……ahhhh!! It dances to the melodious tune of drizzle in a ballroom of nature.


Walking and roaming around in the rains might sound crazy to some of you, but trust me it’s fun to take a stroll during a rain shower and feel the raindrops on your skin.  It’s just okay if you skip and/or forget to take care of your skin and body for quite some time while cherishing the lovely season in full swing.  But you cannot dare to skip and/or forget for the whole season because your skin could not always be ready for the monsoon fun and it requires some extra care in this season.  Your skin and hair both suffer due to high humidity and dampness that is present in the atmosphere and they tend to look dull, thus you need to pay more attention and adjust your skin and hair care routine as per the season.

So, here I mention some of the important skin and hair care tips that should be followed during this season to fight off all the monsoon-specific skin and hair woes and to maintain your skin and hair healthy.  Stay beautiful this monsoon by following these skin and hair care tips:

Clean your face:


Rainy days usually tend to cause a plenty of dirt, grime, and pollutants to accumulate on the surface of the skin that may further clog the pores which could lead to the development of acne or bumps on the skin.  So in order to keep your skin clear, regardless of your skin type, you should wash your face at least thrice a day and definitely after staying out for a long period of time to remove the dirt and grime from the surface of your skin that can clog your pores.  Also, don’t forget to clean your face before going to bed.

Exfoliate your skin:


Dead skin blocks your pores making your skin looks dull and lifeless.  So the best way to avoid having this is to exfoliate.  Exfoliating your skin helps in removing the dead skin cells thus promoting a smooth and supple skin.  Use a face scrub twice a week to exfoliate your skin.

Use a Toner:


Toning is another process that helps in keeping your skin healthy.  Toners not only balance the ph levels of your skin, but it also provides antioxidant benefits, it allows your skin to breathe while keeping it refreshed, soothed, and hydrated.  I would suggest you opt for an alcohol-free toner and yeah a flower based toner is ideal.  Even rose water can be used; this is a natural and powerful toner.

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Use Moisturizer:


One needs to keep the skin hydrated in all the climates and monsoon season is not an exception. So make sure to use a nourishing moisturizer to keep your skin flake free, soft, and supple.  Also, you can even add 1-2 drops of your favorite essential oil to your moisturizer.  It helps to pamper your skin and thus promoting a healthy skin.


Wear your Sunscreen:


One of the most common mistakes people commit is ditching their sunscreen in monsoon.  Beat the misconception that sunscreen should only be used in summers.  It doesn’t matter if its cloudy outside or raining heavily, you need to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays because it is still there, so it's important to wear your sunscreen every time you step out.  Use a reliable sunscreen that has a good SPF.  And yeah one should opt for a gel based or water-resistant sunscreen in monsoon or the sunscreen that is specially formulated for swimming.

Say “NO” to heavy makeup - “Less is More”:


Flaunt your natural look in monsoon.  And if you can’t step out without your makeup then go minimal because sometimes going minimal is the key to look at your best and there is no better season than monsoon for a “minimal makeup” look.

Avoid letting the rain to cast a shadow on your makeup by following these steps:

1.  Primer: Always, and I mean ALWAYS, use a primer before you apply your makeup.  It will give you a smooth canvas to work with and will help your makeup last longer.  Invest in a good, lightweight, and oil-free primer that last longer.
2.  Foundation:  Avoid using foundation; it will make your skin look patchy.  Instead, you could go for a light-textured BB cream for a natural finish look and you can even use a face powder but make sure that you only use it enough to remove the grease off your face.
3.  Blush:  Choose depending on how your skin behaves.  If your skin behaves normally, use cream-based formula and if it gets oilier in the humidity and dampness then choose a powder blush.  While applying your blush, do not overdo it, apply minimally and blend it well for the natural look.  Dusty pinks and peaches are the great shades to choose from.
4.  Eye:  Avoid heavy and dramatic eye makeup.  Make sure to use waterproof cosmetics -- kajal, mascara, eyeliner to survive in the rains.  Transparent mascara is my personal favorite.  Say no to smokey eyes.  As far as the eyeshadow goes, use powder based for oily lids and creamy for normal skins.  Shades like creamy pink, champagne, beige, light brown, pastel, and nude complement the season.
5.  Lip Color:  Lipstick can add glamour to your monsoon look.  So invest in the best quality lipstick that will survive the monsoon spell and look ravishing on you.  Avoid lip gloss and cream finish lipsticks as it will get sticky when you get wet in the rains, hence opt for matte ones instead.



Tangle-free Hair:


-- Wash your hair more often during this season with a good cleansing shampoo and never wash it with water alone as it’ll dry and become frizzy.  Don’t forget to wash your hair every time you get drenched in rain to avoid bacteria to breed on the scalp.
-- Make sure to use a leave-in conditioner to keep the frizz at bay.  Henna is also a good natural conditioner and is actually very cooling.
-- During the monsoon, nothing is as good as hair oil massage for your hair.  It naturally boosts the moisture in your hair which revitalizes dry stands and offers deep conditioning too.
Avoid using serums and mousse.

Follow these tips and keep enjoying rains.

Stay Blessed, Be Happy..!! :-)
Preeti

10 comments:

  1. What a unique take on beauty tips! We don't have monsoon season where I live, but I do travel to Florida during hurricane season pretty frequently. I'll be sure to remember these make-up and hair tips the next time I do.

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  2. Loved the hair advice. My hair is pretty wild, never heard of henna for you hair so will defs be giving that a try. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  3. While it hasn't been too rainy here, these are still some great makeup tips for everyday use. Need to follow the primer one more myself

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  4. Thanks for your post! I don't live in an area where we have monsoons but the humidity does make my hair feel really "big" and I feel like I'm washing it all the time (along with my face) also at this time of year.

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  5. Love your tips, I agree we should always wear sunscreen even it is not summer. I also like the idea of minimal make up!

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  6. I think the one thing I could use as a guy is more moisturizer. Not that I need super soft skin, but I could use definitely keeping my skin from cracking which I do have problems with from time to time.

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  7. Love your tips for frizzy hair, might have to try that even without a monsoon season!

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  8. I have definitely enjoyed reading your post. I will be putting these tips to use.

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  9. thank you for sharing these tips and suggestions :) we dont have the monsoon season where i live

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  10. Yes to not wearing heavy make ups! Less is more indeed. I always like seeing more on the natural look.

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