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Let your skin gleam this monsoon with special care

By  , Jagran Cityplus
Sep 28, 2010
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skin careSkin care is one important thing to take note of during monsoons because a good skin can do even without make-up. For a good skin, the first thing to ensure is to eat right during the monsoons and the second thing is to use good beauty products for your skin. Monsoon is a season in which the skin is persecuted under contrasting temperatures and humid weather conditions. As a result, the skin demands extra care and attention. Monsoon is a weather that causes extreme reactions in the skin. While dry skin becomes excessively dehydrated leading to itchiness, oily skin becomes over-hydrated. It is very important to take care of your skin in this stifling climate. If proper skin care is not taken in this squelchy, sopping weather, it can really damage the skin causing fungal infections, allergies etc.
Speaking to Cityplus, Dr. Shobha Sehgal, (Head of Business, VLCC - Day SPA & Beauty Zone) said, for those who get frequently wet need to use non-water based moisturisers to maintain the moisture level of the skin. Even though the skin care routine of scrubbing, toning and moisturising is the same, the ingredients are different for different skin types in monsoons. Face cleansing, Veg-peel, Skin purifying, Organic facial and Fresh Fruit facials are the most popular and recommended monsoon facials. People opt for these treatments to counter the problems that are specific to monsoon. These facials depend on the skin types. It can also be used by men who have to shave daily and thus have hard skin. Different types of skins have different demands. Men who shave daily can go for facials. Regular scrubbing, toning and moisturising is the key to obtain healthy skin. Ideally, facials can be done once in a month.

 

Here are some basic skin tips which will ensure beautiful glowing skin throughout the rainy season:

 

Scrubbing

For Oily skin

An Oatmeal scrub followed by a pack of ripe papaya pulp will ensure proper exfoliation and cleansing.


For Dry skin

Almond paste or honey cleanser can be used to treat dry skin and impart a healthy glow.
Since monsoon also causes several water borne bacteria, it would be advisable to use anti-bacterial face wash for proper cleansing action.

 

Toning

 

For Oily skin
One can tone the skin by applying a toner comprising of 10 drops of lavender oil and 1 teaspoon of water.


For Dry skin
Dry skin should be mildly toned with a mix of 5 drops of Chamomile oil and I teaspoon of milk.

Moisturising

For Oily skin
Apply a face pack made of the following ingredients to obtain a radiant skin:

  • 1 drop of strawberry oil
  • 1 drop of orange oil
  • 2 teaspoon of rose water

Mix all the ingredients together and apply all over the face and neck. Leave it on for 10 min. before washing it off with water.

For Dry skin

Mix:

  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh curd

Apply all over the face and neck for 10 minutes before washing it off with water.

So although, the sky may carry a gloomy cast, you can brush off your skin woes and guarantee beautiful, glowing skin.

 

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