After a dry spell, it’s amusing to see even few centimetres of downpour. By the time monsoon completely sets in we start disliking its true nature. The heavy wash down brings humidity, diseases, infections and oiliness. It’s important to take some precautions and extra care of ourselves during this season. To help you stay healthy, we have jotted down simple Do’s and Don’ts.
- Dust settles easily on moist skin and causes acne and pimples. It’s important to keep your
skin dry. Use a cleanser and then tone your skin using an alcohol free toner.
- Wash your lips at night and apply a natural balm to prevent them from getting chapped.
- Wash your hands and feet with Luke warm water to avoid germs and fungal manifestation.
- Don’t stop using your sunscreen. Sunscreen isn’t just for the time when sun shines bright. Sunlight gets diffracted by water particles.
- Avoid Bleaching during this season.
- Don’t go for a heavy make-up. You can opt for waterproof alternates.
- Avoid walking in clogged water.
- Prevent your hair from getting wet in the rain by using an umbrella or a rain coat.
- Use a mild shampoo and dilute your shampoo in water prior application.
- Condition your hair naturally by applying warm coconut hair oil prior shampooing. Beer is a good conditioner too.
- Replace your usual products with herbal ones, in case you have an itchy scalp.
- Avoid using a dryer to dry your hair. You can use a dry towel to pat dry your mane.
- Colouring your hair isn’t suggested during this season.
- Drink plenty of clean water. Water increases the metabolism rate and prevents acne.
- Eat fruits and salads as appetisers. Make sure they aren’t kept cut for a long time. Moisture calls for bacteria.
- Eat meals that are cooked at home. More importantly, eat fresh.
- Don’t eat oily food especially from road side vendors.
- Don’t switch between extreme temperatures. If you get soaked in the rain then avoid entering air conditioned rooms.
- Avoid air conditioners as they build body cramps.
We hope these precautions help you have a safe and happy monsoon.
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