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Monsoon skincare secrets: 8 expert tips for glowing skin

Published on Sep 07, 2023 01:47 PM IST

Check out this monsoon skincare routine to make your skin feel happy and rejuvenated despite the season

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Taking care of your skin in monsoon could be a daunting task but with some expert tips and tricks, your skin can feel happy and rejuvenated despite the season. While the rains bring relief from the scorching heat, they can also be a bit harsh on your skin so, whether you're dancing in the rain or snuggled up indoors, your skin deserves some extra love and attention and we have just the right expert tips to help you with that! In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Dr Soumi Dey Sarkar, Group Lead R&D at Simple Skincare, Hindustan Unilever, shared some fantastic tips and tricks to ensure your skin stays radiant and healthy throughout this rainy season. Let's dive in and follow her expert advice for the perfect monsoon skincare routine! (Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 07, 2023 01:47 PM IST

Taking care of your skin in monsoon could be a daunting task but with some expert tips and tricks, your skin can feel happy and rejuvenated despite the season. While the rains bring relief from the scorching heat, they can also be a bit harsh on your skin so, whether you're dancing in the rain or snuggled up indoors, your skin deserves some extra love and attention and we have just the right expert tips to help you with that! In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Dr Soumi Dey Sarkar, Group Lead R&D at Simple Skincare, Hindustan Unilever, shared some fantastic tips and tricks to ensure your skin stays radiant and healthy throughout this rainy season. Let's dive in and follow her expert advice for the perfect monsoon skincare routine! (Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels)

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1. Cleanse With A Soap-Free Cleanser - It's tempting to get drenched but make sure you cleanse your face and body afterward. Rainwater can be a bit acidic and may contain pollutants, which can irritate your skin. Dr Soumi said, “Use a soap-free cleanser as it washes away any accumulated debris or dirt from the rain without leaving your skin feeling dry. Ensure you wash your face at least 2-3 times daily.” (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 07, 2023 01:47 PM IST

1. Cleanse With A Soap-Free Cleanser - It's tempting to get drenched but make sure you cleanse your face and body afterward. Rainwater can be a bit acidic and may contain pollutants, which can irritate your skin. Dr Soumi said, “Use a soap-free cleanser as it washes away any accumulated debris or dirt from the rain without leaving your skin feeling dry. Ensure you wash your face at least 2-3 times daily.” (Unsplash)

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2. Exfoliate The Rain Away  - Time to say goodbye to dead skin cells! Exfoliation is vital during the monsoon season to unclog your pores and prevent dullness. Opt for a mild exfoliator to avoid over-scrubbing and have healthy looking skin. “Exfoliators work as gentle scrubbing agents and are often made with abrasive ingredients that can be harsh on the skin. Instead opt for kind options that steer clear of colour, alcohol and fragrance to let your skin feel calm and relaxed.” said Dr Soumi. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 07, 2023 01:47 PM IST

2. Exfoliate The Rain Away  - Time to say goodbye to dead skin cells! Exfoliation is vital during the monsoon season to unclog your pores and prevent dullness. Opt for a mild exfoliator to avoid over-scrubbing and have healthy looking skin. “Exfoliators work as gentle scrubbing agents and are often made with abrasive ingredients that can be harsh on the skin. Instead opt for kind options that steer clear of colour, alcohol and fragrance to let your skin feel calm and relaxed.” said Dr Soumi. (Pexels)

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3. Hydrate, Inside Out - Even with the rain, staying hydrated is key to healthy skin during the monsoon. Opt for a hydrating light moisturiser to keep your skin supple without feeling heavy. Additionally, drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin well-hydrated from within. Dr Soumi says “Make moisturisers your go-to. It’s a misconception that moisturisers should not be used in the monsoon season. However, a light moisturiser comes in handy to take care of your skin.”(pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 07, 2023 01:47 PM IST

3. Hydrate, Inside Out - Even with the rain, staying hydrated is key to healthy skin during the monsoon. Opt for a hydrating light moisturiser to keep your skin supple without feeling heavy. Additionally, drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin well-hydrated from within. Dr Soumi says “Make moisturisers your go-to. It’s a misconception that moisturisers should not be used in the monsoon season. However, a light moisturiser comes in handy to take care of your skin.”(pexels)

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4. Go Gentle With Face Masks - Pamper your skin with Vitamin C face masks or sheet masks. Dr Soumi recommended using masks that are gentle and kind and don’t leave any harsh residues behind. Let your skin bask in their goodness now! (Freepik ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 07, 2023 01:47 PM IST

4. Go Gentle With Face Masks - Pamper your skin with Vitamin C face masks or sheet masks. Dr Soumi recommended using masks that are gentle and kind and don’t leave any harsh residues behind. Let your skin bask in their goodness now! (Freepik )

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5. Embrace The Power Of Serums - Serums are your skin's best friend during the monsoon season! These lightweight formulations are packed with skin loving ingredients that target specific skin concerns. Hyaluronic acid is a moisture-binding superhero that keeps your skin hydrated and plump whereas a Vitamin C serum brightens your skin and boosts collagen production. If you're dealing with acne breakouts or enlarged pores, a Niacinamide serum will save the day. Dr Soumi mentioned, “Serums have powerful ingredients that take care for your skin, while not making it feel heavy. Include these serums into your skincare routine and notice your skin look healthy and happy.” (For representational purpose only) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 07, 2023 01:47 PM IST

5. Embrace The Power Of Serums - Serums are your skin's best friend during the monsoon season! These lightweight formulations are packed with skin loving ingredients that target specific skin concerns. Hyaluronic acid is a moisture-binding superhero that keeps your skin hydrated and plump whereas a Vitamin C serum brightens your skin and boosts collagen production. If you're dealing with acne breakouts or enlarged pores, a Niacinamide serum will save the day. Dr Soumi mentioned, “Serums have powerful ingredients that take care for your skin, while not making it feel heavy. Include these serums into your skincare routine and notice your skin look healthy and happy.” (For representational purpose only)

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6. Never Skip A Toner - Incorporating a toner into your monsoon skincare routine can work wonders for your skin. A toner helps to balance the skin's pH levels, tighten pores, and remove any remaining impurities after cleansing. Opt for an alcohol-free toner enriched with skin loving ingredients. "Toners are the monsoon's best friend, refreshing and revitalising your skin with every swipe. The hydrating and balancing benefits of toners, keep your skin glowing, be it rain or shine,” said Dr Soumi. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 07, 2023 01:47 PM IST

6. Never Skip A Toner - Incorporating a toner into your monsoon skincare routine can work wonders for your skin. A toner helps to balance the skin's pH levels, tighten pores, and remove any remaining impurities after cleansing. Opt for an alcohol-free toner enriched with skin loving ingredients. "Toners are the monsoon's best friend, refreshing and revitalising your skin with every swipe. The hydrating and balancing benefits of toners, keep your skin glowing, be it rain or shine,” said Dr Soumi. (Unsplash)

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7. Add Sunscreen To Your Routine - Don't be deceived by the overcast skies; harmful UV rays can still reach your skin and cause damage. Go for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has at least SPF 30 before you step out. Look for a sunscreen that is water-resistant to ensure protection even if you get caught in the rain. (Twitter/skinsurgeryva) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 07, 2023 01:47 PM IST

7. Add Sunscreen To Your Routine - Don't be deceived by the overcast skies; harmful UV rays can still reach your skin and cause damage. Go for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has at least SPF 30 before you step out. Look for a sunscreen that is water-resistant to ensure protection even if you get caught in the rain. (Twitter/skinsurgeryva)

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8. Night Time Renewal - Before you drift off to dreamland, make the most of your beauty sleep by removing your makeup. Once you have done that, let hydrating gel creams work their magic overnight. You will definitely wake up to radiant skin in the morning! Dr Soumi said, “These potent creams work tirelessly, rejuvenating your skin and repairing any damage caused during the day.”(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 07, 2023 01:47 PM IST

8. Night Time Renewal - Before you drift off to dreamland, make the most of your beauty sleep by removing your makeup. Once you have done that, let hydrating gel creams work their magic overnight. You will definitely wake up to radiant skin in the morning! Dr Soumi said, “These potent creams work tirelessly, rejuvenating your skin and repairing any damage caused during the day.”(Unsplash)

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