Here’s How To Take Care Of Oily Skin In Monsoon
As we wave goodbye to summer skincare trends and embrace the arrival of the monsoon season, it's time for a refreshing change. However, with the rains come high humidity and the lingering heat from sunny months. And we all know what that means – a whole host of skin issues, especially for those of us with oily skin.
From greasy appearance to open pores, the monsoon can wreak havoc on our precious skin. We are no strangers to these challenges, and thanks to the wonders of the internet, we have an array of tricks up our sleeves to tackle these concerns head-on with Simple Skincare.
Let’s find out the best skincare for oily skin during this rainy season.
Understanding Oily Skin And The Monsoon Connection
During this season, the humidity levels rise significantly, leading to excessive sweating and sebum production. The combination of sweat and oil can clog pores, leading to acne breakouts and dull skin. The right, oily skin routine can help you navigate these challenges with ease.
How To Take Care Of Oily Skin In Monsoon
1. Cleansing Is A Must
Cleansing is the foundation of any skincare routine, and for oily skin during monsoons, it becomes even more crucial. Look for a gentle cleanser that effectively removes dirt, impurities, and excess oil without stripping your skin's natural moisture. Take our 100% soap-free, Purifying Gel Face Wash with Thyme & Witch Hazel for example. This one is light and gentle on oily skin. The idea here is to not dry out your skin. This blend makes for a perfect recipe for oily skin.
Cleansing twice daily will keep your pores clean and minimise the chances of acne flare-ups.
2. Next Up, Exfoliation
Exfoliation is a game-changer for oily skin types. Regularly exfoliating your skin helps slough off dead cells, unclog pores, and reduce excess oil. Renew your skin now with Clear Pore Facial Scrub With Thyme & Witch Hazel. Because of the goodness of these gentle ingredients, this one works to clear out uneven patches and gives clear, smooth skin.
Use it once or twice a week and see the magic unfold onto your skin!
3. Don’t Forget The Toner
Toning is often overlooked, but it plays a vital role in maintaining your skin's pH balance. Choose an alcohol-free toner like our Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner. Just as the name suggests, this one is super kind to skin that does not leave any shine behind. With skin-friendly ingredients like Pro-Vitamin B5, Witch Hazel and Allantoin, it prepares your skin for better absorption of other products.
4. Say Yes To Lightweight Moisturisers
Monsoons don't mean you should skip moisturising. Hydrated skin is happy skin, so don’t miss out on this step. Bring in the benefits of Ultra-Light Liquid Moisturiser with Thyme & Witch Hazel. This one is a monsoon fave. Why, you ask? With its ultra-light formula, this moisturiser mattifies your oily skin texture. Apply a pea-sized amount of this product daily to achieve that healthy, glowing skin.
5. Add A Sunscreen To Your Vanity
Never underestimate the importance of sun protection, even during the monsoon season. UV rays can still penetrate through the clouds, causing damage to your skin. Opt for a non-comedogenic, oil-free sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
6. Opt For Serums
Serums are lightweight and fast-absorbing, making them ideal for oily skin types. Unlike heavy creams, serums penetrate deep into the skin, delivering a potent dose of skin-loving ingredients. These powerful formulas can address various concerns, from oil control and acne reduction to brightening and anti-ageing effects. Our 10% Niacinamide + Pro-Vit B5 Booster Serum will be your go-to in no time when it comes to taking care of oily skin.
It helps with protecting your skin barrier and improves the skin texture as well. Cleanse your face, use a serum and follow it up with a moisturiser!
7. Keep Your Makeup Light
During monsoons, heavy makeup can feel uncomfortable and lead to clogged pores. Take the minimalist approach with lightweight, waterproof makeup products.
8. Use A Makeup Remover
It’s crucial to clear out your skin before the end of the day. Rainwater, humidity, and sweat can cause makeup to smudge and settle into your pores, leading to breakouts and skin irritation. Therefore, incorporating a reliable makeup remover into your skincare routine is essential. Let’s talk about Micellar Cleansing Wipes with Vit B & E. One word for this? Super convenient. It removes your makeup and even dullness from the skin in one wipe. Thanks to the light ingredients, this one is the best even for the most sensitive skin.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I use the same skincare routine for both the rainy and dry seasons?
A. While some steps in your skincare routine may remain consistent, it's essential to adapt your routine to suit the specific challenges posed by the monsoon season. During the rainy season, focus on oil control, hydration, and protection from humidity and pollutants.
Q: Can I skip moisturiser if my skin feels oily during the monsoon season?
A. Skipping moisturiser can lead to dehydrated skin, which can cause your skin to produce even more oil to compensate. Choose a lightweight moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated without feeling greasy.
Q: Can I use a serum and a moisturiser together on oily skin during the monsoon season?
A. Yes, you can! Serums and moisturisers work harmoniously to address different skin concerns. Apply the serum first, allowing it to absorb, and then follow with a suitable oil-free moisturiser for optimal results.
- Written by Needhi Dhoker