Oily skin needs extra care during the monsoon, as the high humidity in the air can cause breakouts. It becomes necessary to modify your skincare routine to suit its seasonal needs. Here is a quick guide to your monsoon skincare and some tips to protect oily skin this rainy season.
Why Skin Becomes Oily In Monsoon?
Oily skin is a common concern during the monsoon. High humidity levels in the air cause increased production of sebum on the skin. This could lead to blocked pores, which may cause or aggravate acne. You may also experience sticky and oily skin all the time. Moreover, your dietary habits, genetics, hormones, and the environment also contribute to skin’s oil production. People with normal and combination skin might also experience excess oil production during the monsoon for these reasons.
How To Take Care Of Oily Skin During The Monsoon?
Skin requirements change seasonally and it is necessary to tweak your skincare regimen accordingly. Here is a basic, expert-recommended routine that you can adapt as per your lifestyle, skin type and needs.
NOTE: Consult a dermatologist to understand your skin before starting or modifying your skincare routine. Make sure you switch products under the supervision of an expert.
To maintain clean and healthy skin, wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser. You must ensure that you do not strip your skin of its natural oils. Oliva’s Balancing Face Cleanser is a fine choice for oily skin. It is a gentle, soap-free formulation that helps unclog pores and eliminate excess oil, dust and pollutants without overly drying your skin.
This is an important step in the monsoon skincare routine. Use a lightweight, water-based and non-comedogenic moisturiser that preserves the outer layer of the skin. Opt for Oliva’s Rebalancing Serum that has a superlight texture, is non-comedogenic, and effectively hydrates your skin.
Sunscreen is a must even on rainy or cloudy days. A broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 50 works best and keeps your skin protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Oliva Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 50 is a good option as it doubles up as a moisturiser and a sunscreen. Remember to re-apply once every three hours, even if you are indoors.
Once you determine your skin type, make sure you exfoliate it at regular intervals. Consult an experienced dermatologist for controlled exfoliation, especially if you have damaged skin. She may recommend applying a plant-based extract based on your skin’s needs and concerns.
Tips To Take Care Of Oily Skin During The Monsoon
Use Warm Water:
Wash your face and neck using hot or lukewarm water as it helps dissolve oil and dirt quicker than cold water.
Opt For Non-Comedogenic Products:
Read the labels of skin and makeup products before you make a purchase. Choose non-comedogenic products as they prevent clogging of pores and help maintain blemish-free skin.
Include Retinol-Based Products:
Retinols are derivatives of Vitamin A, which help tighten pores while keeping skin inflammation and acne flare-ups in control. You can include retinol-based products in your routine strictly under the advice of a dermatologist.
Pay Attention To Sensitive Areas:
Skin under our eyes and on the lips is thinner than other parts and requires special care. Skin loses collagen with age and this begins around the eyes and the lips. Make sure you moisturise these areas regularly and thoroughly.
Blot Away The Greasiness:
Use blotting papers to get rid of oil on the skin, as it helps control greasiness and keeps acne at bay.
Make sure you drink 8-10 glasses of water along with nutrient-rich fluids for healthy and glowing skin.
Eat a Balanced Diet:
The food you consume directly affects the health of your skin. Avoid excess sugar, oily and greasy foods which may lead to acne.
You can achieve healthy skin with a holistic approach, including a well-balanced diet, enough exercise and a seasonal skincare regimen suitable for your skin type. It is best to consult a certified professional to understand your skincare needs and proceed accordingly.
Visit Oliva Skin & Hair Clinic, where experienced dermatologists conduct a thorough analysis of your skin and prescribe a customised, holistic skincare routine.