Skin Care Tips for Monsoon

The Monsoon may be refreshing and much-awaited after the summer heat, but it comes with its share of skin issues that require special care on your end!

Some of the pressing concerns your skin has to deal with during the monsoon include:

  • Oily Skin
  • Acne
  • Dryness and Lack of Moisture Skin Allergy/ Skin Itchiness
  • Excessive Sweating

Owing to the increased humidity, the skin tends to produce excess oils resulting in a disbalance and becoming more susceptible to forming acne. We got in touch with Karishma Shah, Integrative Health Nutritionist & Holistic Wellness Coach

To share some tips to solve all your skin-care woes:

1.Hydrate: 

During the monsoon, due to the increased humidity sweating is common. To combat the losses of water due to the same, it is important to drink plenty of water.

As the temperature becomes slightly cooler during the monsoon, it may be possible that you don’t feel thirsty naturally resulting in decreased water intake. Drinking between 3-5 litres of water will ensure your skin gets adequate hydration and will keep the skin supple and glowing.

2.Nutrition tips ensure glowing skin in this weather:

a) Avoid consuming deep-fried foods in excess amounts and very often. Ditch refined oils and ensure that the food is prepared in cold-pressed cooking oils only.

b)Consume seasonal Fruits- Monsoon fruits like Cherry, Plums, Peaches, Litchi, Pomegranate, Jamun etc are loaded with essential phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals that act as antioxidants and nourish your skin internally.

c) Swap your dose of caffeine and include herbal teas infused with ginger, turmeric, fennel, tulsi as these are known to cool and pacify the ‘Pitta Dosha’ that gets aggravated during the monsoon season increasing the flareup of most skin conditions.

d)Consume adequate Fibre: Include whole grains, whole pulses, freshly washed dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds that provide adequate fibre that acts as food for the good microbes in the gut. Taking care of your gut health shows profound benefits to your skin!

3.Add tea tree oil, lemon essential oil, neem leaves, to your bath

-water is anti-microbial and rich with antioxidants that can ensure so much benefit to maintaining your skin health!

4.DIY face-masks based on your skin type!

Use these skin-friendly kitchen ingredients:

  • Dry Skin: Gram flour (Besan), Turmeric, Curd, Rose Water & any essential oil that works well for your skin
  • Normal/ Combination Skin: Aloe Vera Gel, Turmeric, Rose water, Green Tea, Curd
  • Oily Skin/ Acne-Prone Skin: Multani Mitti, Rose Water, Sandalwood, Turmeric


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