Health Desk-- 29 July, 2018: Cosmetologist and author Dr Jamuna Pai, who has been in the field of skin beauty for over 24 years strongly believes that in order to maintain a rejuvenating, glowing and healthy skin, it is essential that everybody takes utmost care of their skin during the monsoons. Dr Pai shares a few beauty guidelines for a youthful and radiant skin this monsoon season.
Drink enough fluids:
Drink at least seven to eight glasses of water to maintain hydration. Since the mercury isn’t at an all-time high during this season we tend to forget the importance of adequate and regular water intake.
Protect your skin:
It is extremely important to guard your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays, so always use a good sunscreen lotion. During the rainy season do not use oil-based products on your face as they tend to block the pores and can lead to acne; especially if your skin type is prone to oiliness. Keep away from water-based makeup as it can get smudged if you get caught in the rains unawares.
Clean skin properly:
The skin should be cleaned minimum three times a day, with a non-soapy face wash. This helps to clean excessive oil and dirt from the skin pores and helps it breathe. Rainwater left on the skin for long periods of time can act as an irritant making the skin itchy and easily prone to bacterial and fungal infections.
Facials, peels and other advanced beauty treatments like microdermabrasion are a fantastic way to freshen up a dull skin. Avoid toners with alcohol, as it can further dry your skin.
The right diet:
Incorporate Vitamin A and Vitamin C rich foods in your diet. This will bring a natural glow to your skin.
Hair care for beauty:
Skin is the reflection of inner health. Aside from lifestyle and genetics, what you eat plays a role in your skin health. Make it a routine to wash your hair at least thrice in a week. Do not skip the conditioner as using a good conditioner will help in moisturising your hair and minimising the frizz.
Courtesy: Times of India