Monsoon skincare

Summers have been tough on your skin, and you might think that the rains won’t have the same harsh impact. However, they present their own set of challenges.

Skin rashes! Dry skin! Pigmentations! Excess sebum production! 

The air around us can become highly humid, whether we are indoors or outdoors. It is important to acknowledge that our skin can be negatively affected by this increased humidity. Our skin requires some assistance and proper care in such conditions.

During monsoon season, it is crucial to not skip applying sunscreen, regardless of whether it is sunny or cloudy. Our skin is still susceptible to the harmful effects of UV rays. While we cannot avoid the positive aspects that monsoons bring, it is important to prioritize a good skin care routine and take extra precautions.

There are affordable options available when it comes to purchasing cosmetics. Homemade face packs have been proven effective and can be tailored to suit any skin type.

Dull and dry skin

Curd and honey face pack

Take 1 tablespoon of curd and mix it with 1 teaspoon of honey. Ensure the mixture is well combined. Apply the mixture on your entire face and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. Afterward, wash it off and follow up with a hydrating toner and moisturizer.

Banana and oats face pack

A simple homemade face mask can be made by combining a ripe banana with one tablespoon of oats and some honey. After mixing the ingredients well, apply the mixture onto your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then, rinse it off and follow up with a moisturizer.

Oily skin

Besan and wheat face pack

Mix one tablespoon of besan, one teaspoon of wheat, one tablespoon of milk, and half teaspoon of turmeric together. Apply the mixture all over your face and leave it until it dries. Then, wash it off and gently dry your face. Finally, spray some rose water as a final step.

Cucumber and rose water face pack

Blend half a cucumber to form a paste then add rose water and apply on your face for 30 minutes then wash your face and apply some hydrating toner.

Clogged pores and breakouts

Nutmeg and Fuller’s earth face pack

Just take some nutmeg powder or make a paste with it. Use one tablespoon of nutmeg powder or paste, one tablespoon of Fuller’s earth, and add some rose water or just water. Apply this mixture on your face and wait until it’s completely dry. After gently drying your face, spray some rose water on it.

Tomato and besan face pack

Make tomato juice by squeezing one small tomato. Then, combine one teaspoon of besan (gram flour) with half a teaspoon of turmeric. Mix all the ingredients well. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Afterward, rinse it off.

Hyper pigmentation

Orange peel and papaya face pack

Blend a half-ripe papaya until it becomes a paste. Then, add one teaspoon of orange peel powder and mix it well with some raw milk. Apply the mixture onto your face for 20-30 minutes and then wash it off.

Moong dal and potato face pack

Take one spoonful of ground moong dal, one spoonful of juice from a potato, and one teaspoon of honey. Combine all the ingredients to create a paste and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse it off.

These home made face packs are very effective. Do share your experiences if you try any of these awesome face packs.

Sushmita Singh

Look good and feel beautiful

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