Monsoon season has arrived, and while it is great fun to enjoy the rains with your favourite chai, soupy noodles and crispy pakoras, this season is not that kind to your skin. Rains bring humidity, which can cause oily skin, which can be a breeding ground for acne, greasy skin, blackheads, rashes and irritated skin.
Humidity can be a nightmare if you already have oily skin as it aggravates acne. The sebaceous glands on your face are in charge of producing oil or sebum, and they’ll be active this season. It may not always be easy to keep blotting paper on hand to remove excess grease. So, here are some more tips for dealing with oily skin during the monsoon season.
How To Take Care Of Oily Skin During Monsoons
1. Sunscreen is a must-have item
Sunscreen is a must-have no matter what season it is or what skin type you have. UVA rays from the sun are present all year, even on cloudy days and can help accelerate skin damage, such as spots and pigmentation. Check out DeBelle Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+++ blends effortlessly into the skin, leaving no white cast. Its water-resistant formulation (great for the rainy season) keeps your skin protected in humid conditions.
2. Your skin needs a deep cleaning
Wash your face twice a day with a salicylic acid face wash because when it comes to fighting acne, salicylic acid does a lot of heavy lifting–it balances the skin's pH, exfoliates, decongests pores by removing dead cells, and deep cleans the skin. You can also use the DeBelle 2-in-1 face scrub & face mask to act as an exfoliator and face mask for deep exfoliation and glow. It's ideal for the humid weather of the monsoon season.
3. Neem is your monsoon bestie
Use neem-based products as they have been beneficial to our skin since time immemorial. Neem contains various ingredients that improve skin health, including vitamin E, antioxidants, calcium, and limonoids. Neem can help with acne, wrinkles, and collagen production. Its cleansing properties can aid in the treatment of acne and scar reduction.
4. Take colder showers
During the rainy season, take a lukewarm or cold shower. Your pores open up when you take a hot shower, making you more prone to acne. A DeBelle Almond & Oats Bar is the ultimate daily remedy for keeping your skin clear and fight skin inflammations with nature’s best ingrediants.
5. Always apply moisturiser
Just because it's humid doesn't mean you shouldn't moisturise. A lack of a good moisturiser is one of the primary causes of dull skin during the monsoon season. This is where one of the common myths is busted where people think using a moisturiser is not necessary for oily skin but these glands produce more sebum if your skin is dry and dehydrated.
Hence, although it might sound counterproductive applying a moisturiser is a must to prevent excess sebum and oily skin. A good moisturiser hydrates your skin and replenishes the natural oils that humidity depletes. You can also try some home remedies by looking up some glowing skin tips.
6. Stay hydrated while it's pouring
It is critical to drink plenty of water during the rainy season because dry skin is common during this season. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and flush out toxins. Aside from fruits, drink at least 7-8 glasses of water per day. They protect your body from disease while also giving you a lustrous glow.
7. Let your face breathe
It is critical to remove makeup before going to bed because it can cause significant damage to your skin during the night. When you sleep, your skin regenerates and leaving cosmetics hinders this process. The skin stops breathing, and fatigue symptoms appear quickly, leading to acne. However, it's best to avoid makeup altogether during the rainy season.
As the seasons change, so should one's skincare routine. And if you have oily skin, we understand how much effort it takes to keep your skin glowing, especially during the monsoon, when excess dampness can cause continuous skin inflammation and additional oil production. We hope that these tips help you make a seamless shift from a summer skincare routine to a monsoon one.