Have you ever noticed a difference in your skin after visiting a different location? Or, perhaps, at the start of a new season? The primary reason for this is fluctuating humidity levels. Rakhi Ahuja, Managing Director and Founder of Jovees, says, “Humidity can have a significant impact on your hair and also on the health of your skin. High humidity causes sweat ducts to close, and when your glands don’t work properly, you have a problem.”
Humidity level refers to the amount of water droplets in the air. A proper combination of humid and dry condition is required for healthy skin. Humidity levels that are too high or too low can affect skin health – if you live in an area where the humidity level is too low, your skin will feel dry and rough, and if you live in an area with high humidity, your skin may become prone to acne and rashes.
Here’s how to stop humidity from wreaking havoc on your skin!
Wash Your Face
Humidity causes sweat, and sweat contains dirt and debris. In addition, your body excretes salt through sweat, which adheres to your skin. All of these factors may clog the skin pores, resulting in outbreaks. As a result, cleansing your face frequently is critical. Ahuja warns against over cleansing as it may cause your skin to become drier. She suggests using cold water and a light face wash to cleanse your face.
During the monsoon, your skin tends to accumulate more oil, debris, and pollutants. Face washing is insufficient; you should also perform a weekly facial at home that consists of basic steps that have been shown to restore the skin’s natural health and oil balance.
Ahuja suggests setting aside 30 minutes per week to pamper your skin by following these steps:
Cleansing: Begin by thoroughly cleansing your face with a decent facial cleanser.
Exfoliation: You should also have a decent scrub on your skincare shelf. If you don’t have one, just use a half-cut lemon and sugar to scrub your face.
Face Massage: Apply olive oil to your face in circular strokes. This improves blood circulation in the skin and gives it a natural glow.
Face Pack: The greatest face pack is fruit pulp. Try a banana face mask, an avocado mask, or a papaya mask. Apply the mashed fruit to your face, then wash it off after 15-20 minutes.
Moisturise: The final step is to apply moisturiser to your face. Water-based moisturisers are gentle on the skin.
If you’re prone to acne and outbreaks, dampness may aggravate your condition. To avoid this, keep your face clean and use wet wipes to remove dirt from the hair touching your face. Ahuja adds, “To manage acne, avoid using oil-based lotions and go for skincare products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.”