Come the pitter-patter of raindrops and the parched earth gives out an intoxicating aroma which is beyond description. Monsoon increases the woes of those with oily and combination skin and at the same time proves to be the best season for dry skinned people, making their skin hydrated. Here you will find magical natural remedies which will give you great skin and hair in no time, provided you follow them like a discipline.
Monsoons are magical as they bring the much-requires respite from the hot and dry summers. And, along with it comes the urge of relishing piping hot pakoras with masala tea. While fried and spicy foods have become a part of monsoon tradition, overdoing it could be disastrous for the skin and hair. To save you from any such horrors, here are 7 incredible remedies to treat your monsoon skincare woes.
Blackheads and Whiteheads
It is not always possible to go for a professional clean up on a weekly basis. However, you can do an exfoliating process at home on alternate days. Lemon + Honey + Sugar – Cut a lemon in half and pour enough honey to cover the cut surface of the lemon. Then sprinkle the lemon half with two pinches of sugar (it is better to use cane sugar), and gently massage the problem areas with this natural ’sponge’ in a circular motion. Repeat the procedure no more than once a week.
Issue with Oily Skin
Oily skin is very common and both oily and combination skins experience an unpleasant stickiness during this time of the year so much so that it can lead to breakouts. A simple remedy is as follows –
200ml of rose water
1 tsp camphor
1 tsp dried mint powder
Pound the camphor until its fine, then add the rose water. Stir this together until completely dissolved and add the mint powder. Pour the mixture into a plastic air tight bottle and store it in the refrigerator. Use this tonic to wipe your skin two to three times day and you will find the stickiness reducing miraculously in minutes.
Skin break out and Pimples
These zits are the most unpleasant of all and can prompt unlimited bad dreams. Keep your skin clean consistently and furthermore be careful with awful processing and blockage. Increment your fluid admission with water, coconut water, crisp lime water and buttermilk. All these regular beverages help cool the framework and enhance stomach related issues. Take a stab at staying away from plates of mixed greens amid this season, rather increment your admission of leafy foods substances. Skin break out and pimples can be handled with the accompanying face cover
2 tsp more full’s earth
3 cloves, ground or a squeeze of clove powder
2 tsp new neem glue
Open pores can be troublesome, making your skin look uneven and ugly, and also facilitating bacterial build up on the epidermal layer leading to pimple and acne. A quick remedy is to rub frozen tomato halves daily onto your skin. This will help close the pores as tomatoes are naturally acidic in nature. Follow this as a strict schedule and you will notice the difference within a week.
This is a common problem during monsoons and faced my many women. The point to remember is do not take too much stress because that would worsen the condition. I would suggest that you make the following hair mask after oiling your hair with a good quality mahabhringraj oil. If you do not happen to find one you could mix pure almond oil or castor oil and massage it in the scalp.
5 tsp neem paste
5 tsp hibiscus leaves paste
5 tsp hibiscus flower paste
2 tsp each of amla, reetha, shikakai and triphla powder
Mix all the ingredients together and apply from the root of the hair to the ends. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it for about 45minutes, then shampoo your hair with a mild herbal shampoo.
Harsh shampoos, especially during the monsoon, can strip the epidermal layer of important oils.