After the scorching heat of summer when the sky finally opens up, the excitement of rain can make anyone go crazy. Of course, the pour brings relief and makes everything fresh and lush, but it can also harm as well.
On one side, monsoon means a hot cup of chai, crispy pakoras, smell of soil, rich greens, while on another its diseases, dampness, frizzy hair, heavy loss, etc. Anyways, there are few simple tips to beat the monsoon blues out and take care of your skin, hair, health, and safety with the changing weather. Let’s take a look.
Monsoon hair care tips
We all love to drench, but it is our hair that suffers the after effects. Hair becomes moist because of humid weather and causes damp odor, frizziness, and hair fall. Hence, do the following as part of the monsoon hair care routine;
- Wash your hair with a mild shampoo whenever you get caught in the rain and let it dry.
- Apply shampoo gently and never skip the conditioner.
- Massage warm coconut oil and comb well for its even distribution on your scalp and hair.
- To get rid of the irritating scalp and dandruff massage with neem oil.
- Avoid coloring or using styling products on your hair.
- Avoid dryers and use dry towels to absorb the excess moistness from your hair.
- Stay hydrated to dehydrate your hair as they become brittle and breaks easily during the rainy season.
Monsoon skin care tips
Don’t think there is no dust, so your skin is safe. High humidity can damage skin more than the dust particles. Practice the following monsoon skin care routine to keep your skin soft and supple.
- Use soap-free cleansers, a good scrub, and an alcohol-free toner to keep your skin moist all the time.
- No sun, no sunscreen? Never do that. Continue applying sunscreen even if it is cloudy.
- Avoid wearing heavy makeup. Use a light waterproof makeup only if necessary.
- Apply a lotion- based serum to dehydrate and brighten your skin up.
- Skip bleaching and facials in monsoon season as they can make your skin rough.
- Take care of your chapped lips. Wash them properly at night and apply some milk cream. Avoid dark shades or lipsticks at all and apply coconut oil or lip balm instead.
- Pedicure and manicure are recommended to remove the dirt of rainwater.
- Wash your face, hands, and feet with lukewarm water as soon as you reach your home.
Monsoon health tips
Health must be your topmost priority during monsoon as the resistance of our body reduces naturally because of the common fungal, viral, and bacterial infections of the rainy season. Hence, do the following;
- Drink plenty of boiled water and stay hydrated.
- Wash all the fruits and vegetables, especially the leafy greens and cauliflower thoroughly as they are home for worms, larvae, and dirt from streets.
- Stay warm as viruses attack as soon as the body temperature cools down.
- Avoid eating raw fruits and salads as the possibility of getting caught by germs is much higher in them.
- Stay away from wet walls if you have asthma or diabetes as it could increase the growth of fungus.
- Include garlic, pepper, ginger, turmeric, jeera powder, and coriander in your diet for better digestion and sound immune system.
- Avoid walking barefoot. Keep your legs warm if you have arthritis or any joint conditions.
- Keep yourself and your surroundings clean. Avoid street food as they easily get affected by bacteria and fungi.
- Do not take any food straight away from the fridge.
- Avoid sleeping in the day time and exercise to stay fit and healthy.
- See a doctor if you feel feverish or have a cold.
- Wear rain wear or carry an umbrella to stay dry.