Monsoon in India is a welcome respite from the blistering heat of the summer. But cooler weather doesn’t necessarily mean less exposure to the elements, as most of us tend to step out more often after summer. Your skin needs to deal with the temperature change and increased humidity.
Your skin is also more vulnerable to infections like rashes, hives, and seasonal allergies due to the damp weather in the monsoons. Those with naturally oily skin are more prone to monsoon-related skin problems as sebum production on their skin goes into overdrive in the humid climate.
Luckily, it’s not all gloom and doom as there are some useful monsoon skin care tips you can follow to keep your skin healthy and radiant.
1.Use A Good Face Wash
This one shouldn’t surprise anyone, as the first step of any good skincare routine is washing your face with a good, effective face wash or cleanser.
For those with dry or normal skin, VLCC’s Vitamin C Foaming Face Wash is perfect for everyday use. It’s a gentle cleanser that unclogs pores in your skin and brightens & evens your skin tone. The added Vitamin C in this face wash helps protect your skin against free radicals, hydrates it, and boosts collagen production, reducing fine lines and wrinkles./p>
For those with oily skin, a more robust formulation makes sense. A skin purifying, soap-free Neem Face Wash is a good pick, as the antimicrobial properties of neem keep skin breakouts at bay. At the same time, it controls sebum production and may soothe irritated skin. Another good choice would be a Deep Pore Cleansing & Brightening Haldi & Tulsi Face Wash.
2.Scrub Your Face
Even in the monsoon season, your skin will have a build-up of oil, sweat, dirt, leftover makeup, and other particulate matter. These impurities lead to acne, breakouts, and other such skincare issues. While using a face wash daily helps, it’s imperative that you use a mild face scrub once or twice a week to get rid of the impurities and toxins on your skin.
For sensitive skin, a mild face scrub like the VLCC Papaya & Apricot Face Scrub gently exfoliates the surface of your skin and removes any impurities while also nourishing your skin. Something like the VLCC Indian Berberry Face Scrub works wonders for oily skin. Indian berberry has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, while banana is known for its natural hydrating, antioxidant, and anti-aging properties.
3.Don’t Forget To Use A Sunscreen
Do not assume that it's safe to step out in the day without applying sunscreen just because the skies are overcast. Even in the monsoon, UV rays can penetrate the thick cloud cover and reach the surface. Hence, your monsoon skin care routine should always include sunscreen.
A sunscreen with a lightweight formulation, like the VLCC Radiance Pro SPF 30 PA+++ Sunscreen Gel, is perfect. Its effective formula, enriched with Vitamin B3, Saxifraga, & Grapefruit extracts, hydrates the skin and boosts radiance while providing broad spectrum sun protection against the sun's harmful UVA & UVB rays.
4.Vitamin C Serum For Healthy Skin
Monsoon skincare routine is not complete without a vitamin C serum for your skin, which is great for its antioxidant properties. While face wash and scrubs can keep your skin clean and free of impurities, they might also wash away your skin’s healthy oils and moisture, which can be replenished by a boost of vitamin C. Not only does vitamin C hydrate your skin, but it also boosts collagen production, which has several benefits.
Make sure to add VLCC Vitamin C Serum to your skincare routine for brighter, even-toned skin free of blemishes. Use it twice a day to help nourish your skin and keep it glowing.
5.Day Cream & Night Cream
While all-purpose moisturizers are good to use daily, a day cream specifically formulated to tackle the damaging effects of the sun and other elements is also essential. VLCC Eternal Youth Skin Firming Day Cream SPF 15 is a skin tightening and brightening cream with SPF 15 to protect your skin against the UV rays while also locking in your skin’s moisture.
Similarly, keeping your skin moisturized and protected during sleep is essential. A good night cream brightens and nourishes your skin, repairs any damage to the skin cells, and boosts collagen production for a youthful glow. Try the VLCC Eternal Youth Skin Firming Night Cream which moisturizes and rejuvenates your skin giving you brighter, clearer skin.
Try these five simple monsoon skin care tips to keep your skin healthy and radiant. Explore VLCC’s face wash, scrubs, and moisturizers for complete monsoon protection.