Contrary to popular belief, the damp and humid weather of the monsoon season isn’t exactly the best for your skin. If your big day is planned for the monsoon, know that your work is cut out for you. The increased humidity puts your sebaceous glands into overdrive, causing an excess production of oil on your skin which can lead to rashes, acne, or even hives.
A skincare routine that isn’t suited for the monsoon might wreak havoc on your skin at the worst possible moment - your wedding day! But fret not, as we have the best pre-bridal skincare tips to make your wedding day a grand success.
Follow these 5 easy bridal skincare tips for the monsoon season.
As the monsoon season brings the dreaded humidity, it is crucial to switch to a mild cleanser that is gentle on your skin yet keeps the dirt, microbes, and gunk at bay. Instead of your usual face wash, try the VLCC Vitamin C Foaming Face Wash, which is packed with the goodness of Vitamin C, which boosts collagen production, protects your skin against free radicals, hydrates it and it also reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
If you have a more oily skin type, then the VLCC Eternal Youth Skin Firming Foaming Face Wash is sure to purify and detoxify your skin. With powerful ingredients like Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Rose oil, and Lavender oil, this face wash not only purifies your skin but also calms and soothes your skin.
It is essential to exfoliate your skin once or twice a week, no matter the season. It is highly effective at removing dead skin cells from your face and, simultaneously, gives you radiant and glowing skin. Depending on how much makeup you use daily, you might have to increase the number of times you exfoliate in a week.
If you have more sensitive skin, then the VLCC Papaya & Apricot Face Scrub is perfect for you. Not only does it thoroughly remove dead skin cells, toxins, and other particulate matter from your face, but it also leaves your skin feeling smooth, glowing, and healthy.
If your skin type is more oily, then the VLCC Indian Berberry Face Scrub is the one for you. Often used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, the Indian Berbery is an excellent ingredient for exfoliating.
The perfect face mask for the monsoon is a clay mask. It might seem counterintuitive, but a clay mask works to reduce dryness while also keeping excess oil at bay. Indian brides have for generations used the famed Multani Mitti, which is a mineral-rich clay-like substance that has a fine texture and can be easily applied to the skin.
A great clay mask with Multani Mitti is the VLCC Ayurveda Multani Mitti Face Pack which combines the benefits of Multani Mitti, Aloe Vera, Rose Oil, and Lavender Oil.
Another perfect clay mask for brides is the VLCC Vitamin C Clay Mask, which contains Vitamin C and other helpful ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Mulberry & Chamomile.
Remember that a moisturiser is a bride’s best friend! Most of us might wrongly assume that because it’s the rainy season, we don’t necessarily need to moisturise. But a well-suited moisturiser can help maintain your skin health by locking in the skin’s moisture and controlling sebum production.
Enriched with the goodness of Honey & Jojoba Oil, the VLCC Honey Moisturiser is a fantastic moisturiser that hydrates, nourishes, and conditions the skin.
You might think it’s pointless to wear sunscreen on a cloudy day, but you’d be wrong, as the harmful UV rays of the sun can easily penetrate the flimsy cloud cover even during the rains. So it is vital to use a lightweight sunscreen that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy but also protects it from the sun’s UV rays.
The VLCC Mineral Sunscreen Tinted SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Lightweight Non-Comedogenic is a great choice for the monsoon.
For a more balanced sunscreen application try the VLCC Vitamin C Day Cream with SPF 30 which is infused with Vitamin C, Green tea extracts and its SPF 30 so you can rest assured that it will protect your skin against any and all problems.
Pro-Tip: Use as little makeup as possible before your wedding day to avoid unnecessary skin complications. And always consult a doctor for any medical advice related to the skin to ensure you're wedding-ready!
So there you have it, 5 easy bridal skincare tips for the monsoon. Explore the wide range of skincare products from VLCC to stock up on everything you need to be prepared for your wedding.