Monsoon guide for beautiful youFashion & Beauty — By Neha K Kulkarni on July 4, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Come monsoons and your skin acts a little strange, don’t you think? You have a sudden bout of pimples. You skin is oily and at the same time dehydrated as well. To add to the woes, it gets patchy and rough as well. As if the skin problems weren’t enough, we suddenly have the bad hair days with all the frizzyness.
This monsoon could say get rid of all these problems. Read on to know some tips to maintain a beautiful skin and lovely tresses as well.
Get the healthy, glowing skin
The bare essential that some of us forget during the monsoon, if used can do wonders for your skin. Take a look.
• Cleansing is a must
Use a non-soapy cleanser that will wash away all kind of dirt from your skin. Please don’t be mad after every face-wash which guarantees to be a product of some or the other kind of leaf extract, always use one which contains alpha hydroxyl acid once a day to rejuvenate your skin.
• Don’t forget the toner
It is essential to make use of a toner every time you wash your face to block the pores and reinstate your skin’s pH balance. Ice packs must be used not only for the chill-effect but also for toning sebum glands.
• Say ‘NO’ to heavy makeup
Heavy makeup should get thumbs down from you. The lighter you go on your makeup, the more you’ll be able to enjoy the weather.
• Pamper yourself
Pedicures and manicures should be your ultimate friend.
• Facial scrubs
Make use of face scrubs twice in a week to exfoliate. Oatmeal and papaya can be the best food-based choice.
• Sunscreen, an essential component
Don’t give a kick to the sunscreen lotion during the rainy season.
Maintain a lustrous mane this monsoon
Do you love flaunting your tresses? Well, you got to wait till after monsoons for that. Tying up your hair is by far the best solution to maintain healthy hair. Keep the humidity off your hair is the mantra to be followed.
• The right comb
Hair becomes weak during monsoons and can succumb to breakage. Use the right comb and gently comb your hair.
• Directions to apply shampoo
Remember to wet your hair completely before applying shampoo. Use warm water while washing your hair and hot water can damage your hair and irritate your scalp as well. A quick tip while applying shampoo. Always start from the roots and then gently massage it and work your way to the roots.
• Don’t forget the conditioner
Different conditioners need different methods to be followed. For example, if you are using a rinse -out conditioner then you need to follow the same procedure as that for the shampoo. If it is a deep conditioner, then you must keep it in your hair for fifteen to twenty minutes. For maximum benefits of the deep conditioners, it is advised that you wrap a warm towel around your hair for the duration that you wait. If you are using a leave-in conditioner then use very little of it or else your hair would be greasy.
Follow these tips and say hello to beautiful you this monsoon!