Monsoon is here. You need to be worried about taking care of your skin during the humid and rainy season. Here are some tips to protect your skin and make it glow during this season.
- Use a face scrub twice a week to exfoliate.
- Avoid heavy moisturizing creams or oily foundations and cream-based color makeup.
- Use light compact or a few drop of calamine lotion as the makeup base.
- A face wash containing fruit extracts will help to freshen the skin.
- Keep extra moisture and oil out of the skin
- Use a skin brightening toner each time you wash your face to close the pores and restore your skin’s pH balance
- Nourish your skin from the inside too. Eat salads blanched in boiling water to disinfect them, vegetable soup which will keep you warm and healthy, and drink the usual 8 to 10 glasses of water.
Avoid wearing boots as these would hold water for a longer duration, creating a soggy environment for your feet.
A home pedicure should be done once a week. This would consist of soaking feet in warm water to which you can add 3 to 4 drops of savlon, for 15 to 20 minutes, followed by cleansing your nails and scrubbing your feet with a foot scraper.
Complete the pedicure by applying a light moisturizer.
When you go for pedicure, ensure that the instruments used are sterilized, cleansed with disinfectants, or if possible use your personal instruments. Also, instruct your aesthetician to avoid pushing the cuticles as toenail fungal infections are very common during monsoon.
Walking in dirty water during rainy season leads to numerous fungal infections which affect toes and nails. Always keep your feet dry and clean. Avoid walking in dirty water. Keep your shoes, socks, and raincoats dry and clean.
Drink clean and pure water as waterborne monsoon diseases like diarrhea and gastrointestinal infections are common. Drinking boiled water at home is strongly recommended.