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6 Common Mistakes To Avoid During Monsoons For Hair And Skin

1. Skipping sunscreen: Many people believe that sunscreen is only necessary on sunny days. However, UV rays can be very harmful, even on cloudy and rainy days. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. (Image source: Canva)

2. Ignoring Scalp Hygiene: The combination of sweat and humidity can make your scalp a breeding ground for infections and dandruff. Ensure you wash your hair regularly with a mild shampoo. If you get wet in the rain, rinse your hair to remove pollutants and rainwater residue. Keeping your scalp clean is essential to prevent fungal infections and other scalp issues. (Image source: Canva)

2. Ignoring Scalp Hygiene: The combination of sweat and humidity can make your scalp a breeding ground for infections and dandruff. Ensure you wash your hair regularly with a mild shampoo. If you get wet in the rain, rinse your hair to remove pollutants and rainwater residue. Keeping your scalp clean is essential to prevent fungal infections and other scalp issues. (Image source: Canva)

3. Using Heavy Creams and Oily Products: Heavy creams and oil-based products can clog pores, causing breakouts and skin issues in humid monsoon weather. Instead, use lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturisers and serums that hydrate without making your skin greasy. This approach helps maintain skin balance and prevents pore congestion during the monsoon season. (Image source: Canva)

3. Using Heavy Creams and Oily Products: Heavy creams and oil-based products can clog pores, causing breakouts and skin issues in humid monsoon weather. Instead, use lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturisers and serums that hydrate without making your skin greasy. This approach helps maintain skin balance and prevents pore congestion during the monsoon season. (Image source: Canva)

4. Neglecting Hydration: While the weather might feel more humid, it’s crucial to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Ensure that you drink plenty of water and include hydrating foods in your diet. Also, use a hydrating facial mist to keep your skin fresh throughout the day.  (Image source: Canva)

4. Neglecting Hydration: While the weather might feel more humid, it’s crucial to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Ensure that you drink plenty of water and include hydrating foods in your diet. Also, use a hydrating facial mist to keep your skin fresh throughout the day.  (Image source: Canva)

5. Not Drying Off Properly: After getting wet in the rain, it's essential to dry off properly to avoid fungal infections and skin irritations. Pay special attention to sensitive areas, as these are more prone to moisture buildup. (Image source: Canva)

5. Not Drying Off Properly: After getting wet in the rain, it’s essential to dry off properly to avoid fungal infections and skin irritations. Pay special attention to sensitive areas, as these are more prone to moisture buildup. (Image source: Canva)

6. Over-Exfoliating: While exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells, overdoing it can strip your skin of essential oils and disrupt its natural barrier. Limit exfoliation to once or twice a month, and use gentle exfoliants suitable for your skin type based on recommendations from your dermatologist. (Image source: Canva)

6. Over-Exfoliating: While exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells, overdoing it can strip your skin of essential oils and disrupt its natural barrier. Limit exfoliation to once or twice a month, and use gentle exfoliants suitable for your skin type based on recommendations from your dermatologist. (Image source: Canva)

Inputs by: Dr Charu Sharma, Head of Dermatology at Cureskin (Image source: Canva)

Inputs by: Dr Charu Sharma, Head of Dermatology at Cureskin (Image source: Canva)

Published at : 26 Jun 2024 01:17 PM (IST)