Monsoons bring relief from the summer heat, and we all enjoy the cool weather and cloudy skies. Although the monsoon season is beautiful, it can be extremely damaging to your skin. The season's high humidity can cause excess sebum production, which can lead to acne breakouts. As humidity rises during the rainy season, your skin will become oily and sticky. This invites dust, dirt, and sweat that clog the pores of the skin, creating a greasy appearance that will ultimately result in acne and breakouts.
Why Do I Get Acne During Monsoons?
If you have this question, we have the answer for you.
Monsoon acne usually occurs during first rains or pre-monsoon rains. Rainwater contains a lot of acids and harmful compositions that can be detrimental to your skin. Here are some points explained by skincare expert Ms. Ravina Jain, Founder & CEO, The Skin Story & The Beard Story.
- The acidic rainwater can cause red, itchy skin and sometimes blisters too.
- Along with your face, acne on the back and arms are also common during the rainy season.
- Monsoon requires a balanced skincare routine to keep the skin healthy and glowing.
Scroll down for some effective home remedies that can help in preventing serious acne issues during monsoons.
Also Read: Avoid These Monsoon Skincare Mistakes
Treating monsoon acne with home remedies
Cinnamon and Honey
Cinnamon spice has been used as an anti-inflammatory and anti-aging ingredient because of its medicinal properties. Cinnamon is an excellent acne-fighting ingredient, especially when combined with honey, which also has antibacterial properties.
- Make a paste out of this mixture by combining one tablespoon of cinnamon powder with two to three tablespoons of honey and mixing them together.
- After a couple of minutes, give it a good scrubbing with some warm water. Perform this to keep acne at bay during the rainy season.
Ginger is a natural antiseptic that can help a lot to heal the skin. It is also an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant which can help clean and tighten pores.
- Grate the ginger and blend it with water in a blender.
- Strain the mixture to get the paste and apply the paste to acne-affected skin and let it sit.
- You can leave this mask for a few minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
- This homemade face pack is extremely useful to cure several skin issues caused during the rainy season.
Monsoon humidity sometimes causes clogged pores that can be opened by face steaming as it removes the dead skin and is also an effective method for removing pimples. Excessive steaming can harm your face, so 10 minutes of facial steam on a regular basis can open up the pores, allowing dirt and oil to be eliminated from deep within, reducing pimples and blackheads. Steaming also improves the blood flow to your face, making it more luminous and glowing.
Since our bodies are made up of 70% water, hydrating can help your skin in a variety of ways, including reducing acne. It is absolutely necessary to drink plenty of water frequently during the rainy season. Most of us fail to drink enough water but dehydration can cause the skin to become parched and scaly and often lead to a breakout.
It is advised to drink at least seven to eight glasses of water every day to flush out the toxins and enhance the skin.
Despite the high humidity, never skip applying moisturizer and sunscreen. Moisturizer and SPF are always essential. One should apply sunscreen and moisturizer even if it's cloudy to keep your skin hydrated and prevent UV ray damage.
Apart from these home remedies, avoid getting drenched in the rain, wash your face at least twice a day, and watch your consumption of spicy foods, dairy, and beverages such as tea and coffee, which can aggravate acne. Monsoon acne are both preventable and treatable if you keep good care of your skin and overall health.
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