Monsoons pose a terrible time for our skin. The harsh, humid climate of monsoon leads to clogged pores, excessive sebum secretion, oily skin, blackheads, etc. Skin can lose its natural glow and lustre and become dull and lifeless during monsoons. The change in humidity and temperatures calls for a change in a skincare routine.   

1. Humidity causes our skin to sweat more profusely and makes it more vulnerable to dirt and pollutants. This can lead to breakouts. Make sure you are continuously cleaning your face with wet wipes.           

2. Fungal infections also become a major issue during monsoons. Most common areas that can be affected are armpits, groin, the skin under the breasts and the area between our toes. A simple solution to keep these infections at bay is to use antifungal dusting powder after bathing.           

3. It is very important to keep your skin oil-free to prevent breakouts. You can make a face mask out of Multani mitti or fuller’s earth and rose water and apply this regularly to fight skin problems. 

4. Do not skip the toner in your skincare routine. Toning of the skin after cleansing ensures that the pores are closed and prevents dirt and oil to enter the skin layers.            

5. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water throughout the day. This will ensure flushing out of toxins and your skin will thank you!           

6. Go light on the makeup to ensure that your skin gets to breathe more easily. Also, make sure you're washing your face and cleaning every last speck of your makeup before hitting the hay.