Take care of your skin in monsoon

While the monsoon brings a welcome respite from the summer heat, it also poses a lot of problems to healthy skin.

Monsoon is the time where your skin behaves a little strange and is often unstable; suddenly it's gets oily or become dry and dehydrated. Hence it is very necessary that you take care of your skin during this season in order to look fresh and beautiful.

During monsoon, a lot of airborne and waterborne microbes are let loose. So a good anti-bacterial toner will go a long way to prevent skin infections and eruptions. Anti-bacterial face wash too will do the trick. You need to mildly tone a dry skin since the pore size is small. Use five drops chamomile oil in a one tsp milk to tone dry skin and ten drops Lavender oil in one tsp water to tone an oily skin.

Moisturising in the rain is as important as it is in summer: Monsoon can mean a de-moisturising effect on dry skin and an over-hydrating effect on oily skin. The skin gets wet often and with the constant wetting and drying, a lot of dehydration (yes, in the rains!) takes place. That explains the itchy feeling one gets during monsoons. Use a non-water based moisturiser, if you happen to get wet often. Otherwise a water- based moisturiser will prove helpful.

For glowing skin in monsoon

Dry skin: You can use almond paste or honey cleanser. Take 10 crushed almonds and make a paste and add two tea spoon of honey. Massage on face for five to seven minutes, rinse face and pat dry.

Oily skin: You need a very mild cleanser to get the dead cells and dirt off from skin. Use pure oatmeal scrub to cleanse oily skin or use ripe papaya pulp as a mild exfoliate.