We all love flawless and spotless skin. Some are blessed with it while most of us need time to get that by putting in consistent love and pampering. If you are willing to put in the work, however, your skin will thank you with brighter and healthier skin in the long run! In this blog post on This or That, we will share some easy peasy skincare options to help you up your skincare game this monsoon season and have great skin all year long!
Now that the monsoons are here, we want you to have amazing skin, right? We’ve rounded up a list of beauty tips to help you up your skin game this monsoon.
Take off your makeup. You may think that it’s okay if you’re just a little bit into bed, but that is not the case. Make sure you take off all traces of make-up before going to sleep at night because when sleeping, sebum from our skin can block pores and clog them. So never forget to remove your make-up before hitting the hay!
In order to ensure that every spec of makeup has been removed, use a good makeup remover or cleanser as your skin requires. Moreover, as you’re removing the makeup, ensure you are not too harsh on your skin by rubbing very roughly or using a harsh product. That’s why, the first thing you should do once your day is over is take off your makeup.
Not all toners are created equal and for best results, look for a toner with ingredients like witch hazel, rosemary extract and glycolic acid. These ingredients have been shown to work wonders when it comes to addressing breakouts, balancing oily skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s not just your day time routine that can help you up your skincare game this monsoon; at night time apply an AHA or BHA exfoliator. It’s important to ensure that you use these types of exfoliators in your routine as they are specially formulated for improving texture and minimising the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, age spots and dullness.
Washing your face twice a day, both in the morning and before bed will keep your skin clean and devoid of unwanted bacteria. The products you use will also remove oils, sweat, and grime that lead to breakouts. Make sure to find a routine that is right for your skin type, so if you have dry skin, go for moisturising face washes that won’t strip the moisture and keep your face sufficiently hydrated. Always remember not to over-wash your face because this can lead to premature ageing or dullness!
Keeping your skin healthy is the best way to deal with problematic skin, no matter what time of year it is. The cold dry air and makeup can do a number on your complexion, which means it's important to moisturise often and thoroughly. Find a few hours in the day (at least) to apply moisturisers on your skin from head-to-toe. Also remember, moisturisers are not just meant for dry skin or combination skin, they are equally important for oily skin. There are dedicated moisturisers for every skin type, stick to them.
Always apply sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage and premature ageing caused by UV rays. Opt for a sunscreen that suits you, so if you have dry skin, find an oil-free sunscreen. Also, invest in broad-spectrum sunscreen protection - they help filter out both UVA and UVB rays while also protecting against things like heat and harmful blue light emitted by smart devices!
The measure of strength of your sunscreen is done with SPF (Sun Protection Factor). For your face, you should use sunscreen with 50 SPF for the necessary protection while you can use 30 SPF for arms & feet.
The last thing to do for a healthy and supple skin is exfoliate. When you exfoliate your skin, you get rid of the dead skin cells that are formed due to the natural repair and renewal of your skin layer. It’s an unavoidable effect and regular exfoliation will take care of your skin. You can goto your regular salon or do exfoliation at home. Don’t miss following up your exfoliation with a good moisturiser and the best face serum to restore the hydration loss of your skin.
So these were some of the ways you can make your skin gorgeous this monsoon. Make sure you have a night as well as daytime routine in place - the nighttime routine is mainly for repair & hydration while daytime is for protection against the sun.We hope this list helped you find something to help you take your skin care routine to the next level. If you still have any questions, let us know in the comments!
Disclaimer: This or That is not a dermatologist and we would urge you to follow up with a registered dermatologist before going ahead with the options mentioned above.