Give your skin a treat this season
It have been a wet couple of days and while you may think this doesn’t affect your skin in any way, it actually does. Rain makes our skin oilier/drier (depending on your skin), irritates sensitive skin, triggers allergies and can cause fungal and bacterial skin infections. So, it’s very important you take extra care of your skin this season.
We’ll share skincare tips to help keep your skin glowing and healthy throughout this period. You might be familiar with some of these tips, but it’s important that you also put them to practice.
That the rain-drenched you does not mean that your skin would stay hydrated. Because of the humid conditions caused by rain, you might sweat a lot; this expels moisture from your skin and makes it dry. Humid conditions can also make your skin oily. If your skin doesn’t have enough moisture, it begins to look ashy and dull. So, it’s advisable you drink plenty water and moisturise well to hydrate your skin from the inside out and give your skin the moisture it needs to glow.
It’s easy to get fungal infections during the rainy season and this occurs mostly when your skin is wet; that’s a good breeding ground for fungal infections.
If you get caught in the rain, take a warm bath immediately you get home, towel-dry and apply a moisturiser. Also, don’t keep on a wet cloth for any reason; take it off as soon as you can.
Your skin needs to breathe and heavy makeup during the day may give room for bacterial invasion. If you must wear makeup, keep it simple and light. Also, ensure you clean off all your makeup at night.
If you haven’t been paying attention to cleansing your skin, you should now. Doing this removes excess oil/dirt that might clog your skin pores and cause acne or breakouts.
If you do not have a toner, now is the time to get one. One of the functions of a toner is to help balance out the pH level of your skin. So, if your skin is oily or dry, it brings it back to normal.
Use A Sunscreen
Some people claim sunscreens are not needed during the rainy season but that’s not true. Even on a cloudy day, ultraviolet rays still radiate so ensure you use a sunscreen when you have to be outside.
More than ever, you need to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells from your skin surface and stimulate growth of new and healthy skin cells. This way, you can be sure your skin stays healthy and glowing.
Stay open to home remedies
There are home remedies that help to keep your skin glowing during the rainy season. They keep your skin healthy and reduce the risk of infection. Mix one egg white, one teaspoon of honey and few drops of lemon juice; apply to your face and leave for about 15 minutes before washing off. Also, you can mash one apple and mix it with five tablespoons of milk and few drops of essential/tea tree oil. Leave it on your face for 15 minutes and wash off.
Stay true to your skincare routine
This is not really particular to rainy season, but it is important nonetheless. No matter the weather condition or what your skin is exposed to, a good skincare routine is your skin’s getaway card from skin blemishes. As always, cleanse your face with soap, apply toner, moisturize, apply eye cream followed by skin serum and then apply your sunscreen.
Taking care of your skin during this period is very important to prevent infections especially as we’re battling a pandemic. Don’t forget to use and wash your facemasks after every use, wash your hands and sanitise them as well as your surfaces often.