Top 10 monsoon skincare essentials for oily skin
After a glaring summer, the showers have come as a great relief. Now we no longer have to worry about sweat, sunburns, tans, and itching skin. Monsoon, in general, is quite soothing and pleasant, but the needs of our skin change drastically as the clouds loom on us.
During monsoon, allergies are common. The humidity is also more, which is why the skin may feel sticky, especially if you have oily skin. To avoid all this, we must tweak our skincare routine according to the weather.
If you are confused and don’t know where to start, these monsoon skincare tips will come in handy:
Clean your face thoroughly
Before using any skincare products this monsoon, remember to clean your face gently but thoroughly at least twice a day. A salicylic acid facewash can balance the pH and fight acne, keeping your face supple and removing all excess moisture.
Use a good sunscreen
I can't see the sun, so no sunscreen? That’s a wrong approach. You need to use sunscreen consistently throughout the year including during monsoons. This is because the sun’s UV rays affect us all the time, regardless of the weather conditions. Not applying sunscreen, thus, can cause skin damage. Purchase a lightweight sunscreen that’s oily skin-friendly, and provides protection from both UVA and UVA rays (broad spectrum).
Pamper your skin with a mask
Anti-acne masks can instantly elevate and rejuvenate the skin. They are a godsend during monsoons and are one of our favorite face care products.
Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!
Surprised to see this on the list because you have oily skin? You shouldn’t be. All skin types need hydration and moisturization, including greasy skin. The only thing you should remember is to go with a non-comedogenic and non-greasy moisturizer that stimulates collagen and has soothing ingredients.
Exfoliate to remove dead cells and oil
Pore cleaning is an incredibly important step in the monsoon skincare routine. Use a mild scrub to get rid of all the dirt and oil in the pores and keep the oil glands in check. Some of our favorite natural scrubs include coffee, honey, sugar, and yogurt.
Use a toner
A toner will calm your skin, hydrate it, and shrink the pores so that they don’t produce excessive oil. Much needed during the rainy season!
Go to bed with a lightweight night cream
Let the skin repair while you snooze in this cuddly weather with a light, non-greasy, and gentle night cream. It will work like magic through the night, enabling you to kickstart the day with refreshed, well-rested skin.
Never step out without a face mist
Just like in the case of sunscreens, face mists are believed to be useful only during summer. That’s not true. As aforementioned, the skin needs hydration all year long and face mists can help with that. Choose one that has tea tree oil, aloe vera, and niacinamide to keep away acne and redness.
Take care of your hair
The humidity can take a toll on your hair, leading to ample hair fall. So, don’t forget to direct some monsoon skincare love to your scalp as well.
Drink a lot of water
It is easy to forget to drink water during the rainy season because you don’t sweat as much as you do during summer. But the humidity contributes to dehydration and sweating albeit less in comparison. Put reminders to ensure you drink enough water and keep your skin hydrated.
This monsoon, enjoy hot tea and pakodas as you listen to the pitter-patter of raindrops on your window, without a care in the world. Once your monsoon skin care for oily skin is sorted, you can truly appreciate the rain. At 3 AM we have several face care products made for all skin types and all weather conditions, formulated to pamper your skin and give it the love it truly deserves!