Skin Care Tips To Achieve a Glowing Skin This Monsoon

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We want to flaunt great skin throughout the year, don’t we? Unfortunately, there’s one season that really isn’t kind to the skin. We are talking about the monsoon! This is a span of a few highly humid months. The monsoon is characterized by constantly fluctuating temperatures and humidity levels which in turn make the skin fluctuate between normal and too oily. 

When the weather is humid and muggy, your natural facial oil/sebum production reaches an all-time high. Unless you wash the sebum off and scrub and cleanse your face regularly, sebum build-up in your pores can lead to infections and break-outs. Sebum also attracts dirt and grime, which can leave you with dull and lifeless-looking skin. 

Some people will also experience drying out of their skin during the monsoon because we tend to lose a lot of water content due to intense sweating and not replenishing the fluid levels by drinking enough water. 

The high humidity levels also trigger the growth of fungi and bacteria on your facial skin and lead to itching, rashes, pimples, sores, scabies, eczema, etc.

Rainwater in cities also doesn’t do your skin any favors. It contains pollutants and alkaline toxins that can have a damaging effect on your skin. 

There are a plethora of challenges your face encounters during the rainy season. Want to know how you can avert skin problems? These skin care tips may help!

Effects of Monsoon on Your Skin

As the seasons change, your skincare routine needs to undergo some changes as well. Summer skincare tips that worked for you during the hot and dry months will not be able to help in monsoon’s humidity.

Monsoon may bring a respite from the scorching summer, but it also opens the door to a series of skin problems. Most of us have, at some point of our lives, have complained about the following skin woes-

  • Acne 
  • Blackheads and whiteheads on the nose
  • Rashes
  • Pimples with pus
  • Uneven oil production leading to an oily T-zone but dry cheeks, and lips
  • Skin flaking and itchiness
  • Dull and lifeless skin

Most of these skin problems can be taken care of at home with simple skincare tips.

However, the monsoon can cause other more serious skin problems not limited to your face. Ringworms, folliculitis, tinea fungal infection, eczema and excessive acne will need medical intervention. 

Monsoon Skin Care Tips for Different Skin Types

Natural skin care tips should be adopted, keeping in mind not just your skin type but also certain other factors like the size of your pores, your skin tone, and your lifestyle. Addressing important skin issues is the key to devising a skin care routine for yourself. Deciding on what category of products to use depends on factors such as the presence of fine lines, dark patches, uneven skin tone, acne, etc. 

We bring to you skin care tips to care for your skin type this monsoon!

  1. Oily Skin

The most important challenge for people with oily skin is to keep their oil secretion in control during monsoon. Some skin care tips for people with oily skin: 

  • Indulge in an extensive cleansing routine that will help you to unclog your pores and ensure that your skin is safeguarded from excess oil, bacteria and dirt.
  • Do not forget to exfoliate your skin as it will lead to the elimination of excess oil in addition to getting rid of the dead skin cells that make the skin look dull and boring. Making a DIY scrub with ingredients like coffee, sugar, yogurt, honey and green tea is advisable. 
  • Use a facemask to help rejuvenate your skin. One of the most popular face skin care tips is to apply a Multani Mitti face pack. This ingredient is notorious for its excellent ability to eliminate excess oil from the face.
  • Avoid products that have chemicals in them and opt for natural products or kitchen ingredients instead.
  1. Dry and Combination Skin

The main challenge for people with both these skin types is to keep their skin evenly hydrated. Some skin care tips for people with dry and combination skin: 

  • Clean and hydrate your skin with a hydrating cleanser. Avoid one with too many chemicals and opt for one that has an “aqua” (water) base. 
  • Do not forget to moisturize your skin with a natural moisturizer that will ensure that your skin is deeply hydrated. One of the most popular natural skin care tips is to use coconut oil for moisturization. Coconut oil based products help restore the essential natural oils of the skin. 
  • Probably the most essential monsoon skin care tip you need to follow is to use a toner without fail. Using a toner will ensure that any other skin care products you use are absorbed properly in the skin and that the skin remains hydrated and soft. 

5 Monsoon Skin Care Tips for a Glowing Skin

In order to plan a skincare regime for the monsoon, you should consider certain crucial factors carefully. It is important to bear in mind that due to the high humidity content in the air in the monsoon, you should use products that are lightweight and not too oily. Some best skin care tips are: 

1. Opt for a Soap-Free Cleanser

A soap-free cleanser is not too harsh on the skin and does not result in stripping of the essential oils from the skin. No matter what your skin type is, it is advisable to use a soap-free cleanser in the monsoon. Do not wash your face more than 3 times a day as overwashing will trigger excess sebum production which will in turn lead to problems like clogged pores, acne and breakouts.

2. Don’t Miss Exfoliating the Skin

One of the most important skin care tips for the monsoon is to exfoliate generously. Exfoliation gives the skin a healthy glow and eliminates problems like clogged pores and dead skin cells. It also improves the blood flow, flushes out toxins and ensures other skin care products are absorbed better into the skin. 

3. Use Very Little Makeup

Makeup tends to look oily and dark in the monsoon and also leads to blocked pores. If you wish to give your skin an even look, instead of makeup, use products such as a CC cream or a tinted moisturizer. This will eliminate the heavy finish of a concealer and foundation and do the job better. You should also avoid using a lot of lipsticks and opt for tinted lip balms instead. This will allow your skin to breathe and make it glow naturally.

4. Don’t Skip Sunscreen

One common misconception people have in the monsoon is that they don’t need to apply SPF as the sun is barely there. This will be the most grave mistake you make and will result in the maximum damage to your skin. Sunscreen is a must throughout the year and you should not skip it at any cost. 

5. Use Clay Masks

A clay mask will help absorb the extra oil that the skin generates owing to the extra humidity in the air. This is also one of the important skin care tips for men. Indulge in a relaxing time with a clay mask once or twice a week. Opt for one that contains natural ingredients like aloe vera, green tea, Multani Mitti and other antibacterial ingredients


An important factor to keep in mind when following a skincare routine during the monsoon is that not just your face but your body needs some tender loving care too. The rainy season makes your skin prone to a lot of infections so an antifungal powder should be used on the body. In order to achieve healthy glowing skin, it is important that you follow skin care tips that help you tackle the different ways in which the weather affects the skin. 

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