Monsoons have finally hit us with Lahore witnessing heavy rainfall and Karachipreparing to welcome the rains. The temperatures usually take a dip with the onset of monsoon, but this time around the mercury levels have been on the higher side. After a long spell of the heatwave, we look forward to the relief of the much-awaited monsoons, the intoxicating fragrance of rain on the parched earth, the lush green freshly bathed trees and, of course, the coolness of the breeze. However, like every other season, monsoon has its share of skin problems.
The monsoon spells high humidity levels and that can definitely lead to nightmares, especially for those of you who suffer from intensively oily and acne-prone skin.
A cup of fuller’s earth Mixed with enough rose water to make a smooth paste 1 tsp of powdered camphor
Keep this paste in the fridge in an air-tight jar and use a teaspoon of this mixture on the face several times a day. This will reduce oiliness and give your skin a clean feel. I am quite confident that all those of you with excessively dry skin may feel slightly better as humidity hydrates the skin and gives it a natural glow. However, to keep that skin glowing, make a mixture of –
A glass of rainwater Mix a tsp of honey
Clove Oil and Sandalwood Powder
Mix both together and apply on your skin. This honey water let the skin absorb and soak up all its goodness. Wash the skin with cold water after 30 minutes. If your skin breaks out into pimples every now and then, especially during the rains, make the following paste and apply only on the pimples – 2 tsp fuller’s earth 2 drops clove oil 1 tsp sandalwood powder 1 tsp finely ground neem paste
Sandalwood Powder and Basil Leaves
Mix to a thick paste and apply on the pimples. Let it dry completely. This can be used daily. Besides this, the easiest trick is to drink lots of water, at least 10 glasses daily. This will help flush out your toxins and lend a natural radiance to the skin.
For a cleansing face wash for particularly oily skin make the following –
Mix to a paste and wash your face with this. Not only will your skin feel cleaner but it’ll also glow. Acne is a common problem during monsoon and can be very irritating. To get rid of pimple problems make the following pack – 2 tsp fuller’s earth A pinch of camphor 2 drops of clove oil
Mix this with rose water and apply on the pimples. Let dry and wash off with fridge cold water. Be careful when using clove oil as even a little extra quantity will tend to burn the skin.
As the weather shifts from hot and sweaty to becoming humid, you need to make small changes in your beauty routine to take care of your skin. Keep these home-remedies handy and you will be able to enjoy beautiful looking skin throughout the season.
Monsoons have finally hit us with Lahore witnessing heavy rainfall and Karachi preparing to welcome the rains. The temperatures usually take a dip with the onset of monsoon, but this time around the mercury levels have been on the higher side.