Each season has its own host of health problems but rainy season calls for more. The cool raindrops make your skin dull and cause skin allergies, hyperpigmentation, etc. The sudden downpour can take a toll on skin and hair due to bacterial and fungal infection.
Your skin needs extra care in rainy season as humidity level escalates triggering excessive oil secretion in the body which leads to itching and further facilitate skin and hair related issues. But, don’t worry; here are some simple tricks that you should follow.
- In case of a skin infection, use an antifungal powder to avoid any further infection. Also, wet shoes should be changed instantly. These small precautions go a long way in having a healthy and infection-free skin.
- Both skin and hair suffer due to high humidity. Sweat and oil deposits make the skin and hair really dull. A flower based skin tonic is ideal. Just keep a small bowl of rose skin tonic in the fridge, with cotton wool pads soaking in it.The chilled toner also closes and refines the pores.
- For a monsoon face mask, mix 3 teaspoons oats with egg white and one teaspoon each of honey and curd. If you don’t want to use egg white, add rose water or orange juice. Apply it on the face and wash it off after half an hour.
- Use it twice a week. – Wash hair often during the monsoon. Tea and lemon juice make a wonderful hair rinse, adding shine to the hair. Just boil used tea leaves again in water.Cool, strain, add the juice of a lemon. Use it as a last rinse after shampoo.
- Soaking the feet in warm or cold water can be relaxing and also reviving. Add a tablespoon of coarse salt and half-a-cup of lemon juice to about one-fourth bucket warm water. It keeps the feet free from skin problems.
- Nails become discoloured, brittle and dull due to fungal infections during this season. Hence, it is important to trim your nails regularly.