The monsoon season is a time for freshness and rejuvenation. However, it also brings with it increased humidity and weather conditions that might not be the best for your skin—often leading to issues like dryness, acne, and bacterial infections.
This guide will help you navigate monsoon skincare and ensure you have healthy, glowing skin throughout this season.
Prioritise Sun Protection
Though the grey, overcast skies of the monsoon may make it seem like the sun is on vacation, harmful UV rays can penetrate the clouds. Exposure to these rays can lead to hyperpigmentation and premature ageing.
Sun protection is, therefore, a crucial aspect of monsoon skincare. Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects from both UVA and UVB rays. It should not only be applied on your face but also on all exposed parts of your body. Our clear sunscreen gel is a great choice for humid weather. It is non-greasy, mattifying, and helps to brighten your skin. You could also try our nourishing sunscreen drops which help leave your skin feeling supple and smooth or our soothing sunscreen serum which spreads easily, is fast-absorbing, and leaves your skin hydrated.
And remember: sunscreen should be worn indoors and reapplied every 2-3 hours for optimum protection.
Remember the Power of Hydration
An essential of monsoon skincare is deep hydration. Using products enriched with hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or ceramides, can lock in moisture and keep your skin plump and glowing. Our lightweight, non-greasy toner serum provides your skin with instant hydration in this humid season and helps to leave it feeling firm.
Don’t neglect your lips and hands: lip balms and hand creams should also be part of your monsoon skincare staples.
Try Natural Home Remedies
Looking to nature is an effective and soothing way to maintain skin health during the monsoon. For instance, a turmeric and honey mask can help calm and hydrate the skin. An oatmeal scrub may help with excess oil and exfoliation. However, every skin type responds differently to home remedies. Always do a patch test beforehand.
If these sound too time-consuming, begin by introducing the Cleanse-Hydrate-Protect skincare routine into your every day. Our CHP skincare products are formulated with a combination of natural Indian ingredients and scientific compounds. Try our Sugarcane Soak cleanser to help remove excess oil caused by humid weather. Follow with Gota Kola Dew toner serum for a boost of freshness and bright, even-toned skin. Finish up with Ashwagandha Bounce moisturiser for extra hydration and Licorice Beam sunscreen gel for sun protection.
Ensure that you Sleep Well
Quality sleep is often underestimated in its role as a natural beauty enhancer. Achieving the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep every night allows your skin cells to repair and rejuvenate, ensuring you wake up without dully, tired-looking skin.
Boost your Immunity
Nutrition plays a vital role in building immunity during the monsoon. Cold and flu are common during this time and it’s important to guard against them by eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains.
Citrus fruits like oranges and lemons, packed with vitamin C, can strengthen your immune system. Foods like ginger, garlic, and turmeric, well-known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, can also be included in your diet.
Hydration is crucial too, so don’t forget to drink adequate amounts of water.
Yoga also boosts your immunity and protects your body from illness during the monsoon season. Specific poses that are known to enhance immunity include:
- Kapalbhati Pranayama: This breathing exercise helps cleanse the lungs and improve circulation.
- Naukasana: This yoga pose helps to strengthen the lungs and improve respiratory function.
- Surya Namaskar: This sun salutation sequence is known for improving overall health and well-being.
Find Rituals That Help You Focus
One practice that we all are familiar with is listening to music. Especially during the monsoon, listening to a soothing or energizing playlist can help clear feelings of lethargy or gloom. Listening to music also has several holistic benefits, such as improved cognitive function, reduced stress, and better sleep.
Listen to the Soundscape for Focus created especially for our community.
As you navigate through the monsoon season with these self-care, skincare, exercise, health, and nutrition tips, remember that a little effort goes a long way. Try to commit to the routine adjustments, nutritional shifts, and mindful practices that will enhance your overall well-being. The result? Healthy, glowing skin, even when it is grey and gloomy outside.