Monsoon Mania: Makeup and Skincare for Humid Weather
Who doesn’t love some monsoon showers? Rains are an absolute delight and a saviour from summer heat. While we enjoy the rain, our skin tends to suffer. Rain may seem very calming and cool, but heavy downpours often increase the humidity and moisture, that may result in skin sensitivity and sometimes, even skin infections. It is extremely important to take care of your skin during the Monsoon. As it goes for skincare, it is important to be careful about the makeup as well. Keep reading to find out more!
While you may be wondering that these tips will burn a hole in your pocket, don’t worry, they are as simple as affordable! The regimen from TNW-The Natural Wash is effective, affordable, and perfect for monsoon!
1. Keep Your Skin Clean
While that may sound like a no brainer, it goes deeper than that. During monsoon, we often get that sticky, chip chipi feeling. And hence, it is important to wash the face with a gentle cleanser that effectively gets rid of any oil or stickiness, without compromising on natural skincare barrier.
TNW- The Natural Wash’s Kumkumadi Foaming Face Wash is one such product that effectively cleans the face without overdrying the face. Be noted not to over cleanse the face, otherwise it may lead to further oil production.
2. Exfoliate regularly
Exfoliation is important for 365 days, but it is crucial during monsoon. Hot, humid weather clogs the pores that may result in comedones, such as acne, whiteheads, and blackheads. The solution to all the concerns above is to E-X-F-O-L-I-A-T-E.
As important it is to exfoliate, it is important to choose the right method for yourself. You can choose between physical and chemical exfoliation. See the summary table below for better understanding.
TNW’s Coconut Coffee Scrub has gentle scrub particles that go well with Normal to combination skin types. This scrub gently exfoliates to reveal a healthy, brighter looking skin. For sensitive skin beauties, TNW has recently launched Clarifying AHA Serum that is a mild and ideal exfoliant. If you have acne prone skin, you can also move ahead with TNW’s Salicylic Acid Serum.
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While it is important to exfoliate the skin, it is also important to look after the body. In humidity, we sweat more than usual, which may end up giving body acne and foul odour. And hence it is important to follow a proper body care routine as well.
TNW’s Salicylic Acid Body Wash is one such product that helps you tackle the monsoon body acne. This body wash is powered with Salicylic Acid as well as Neem that are known for their exfoliating and anti-bacterial properties respectively. Don’t forget to apply TNW’s Underarm Roll On Deo that is an aluminium free formula, gentle on underarms, and keeps them odor-free.
3. Sun Protection is Important
Sunscreen is non-negotiable, no matter what season it is, even if you are enjoying the rains. While the sky may seem cloudy and you may go like dhoop thodi nikli hui haiI, you don’t know the sun is still peeping! While it may seem very dark and dim outside, sun’s UV rays are stopped by nothing, and since people often ditch the sunscreen at this time, the sun damage is at most! Be noted that temperature and weather are not the indicators of UV Damage. On the contrary, when it's not raining, the sky is usually clear, giving sunrays way more space to penetrate. While it is (obviously) wise to carry an umbrella, use that for sun protection too!
It is important to use a light-weight, non-greasy sunscreen that is heavy on protection, not on the skin. TNW has an array of sunscreen that cater to your every need. TNW’s SPF 50 Cream is a lightweight formula that is ideal to apply at the end of your routine. To reapply throughout the day, TNW has recently launched the SunStick. If you have oily skin, it is ideal to use TNW’s SPF 50 Spray that protects and refreshes the skin.
While we are already thinking of ways to protect the face, it is important to look after the body as well. TNW’s SPF30 Body Lotion is one such product that you can apply, and reapply throughout to protect your arms and legs from harsh sun rays. Wear the cut-sleeves with confidence!
4. Keep your Makeup Simple
By simple, it is not meant to go basic (although that’s also not bad), but to keep the complexion makeup as light and simple as it gets. TNW has products to cater your everyday needs. In hot and humid weather, your pores tend to get enlarged and way more visible, Hence it is important to prep your face using a primer. TNW’s Pore Pro Hydrating Primer reduces the look of pores and sets a smooth canvas for even makeup application. Make sure to apply this before any complexion products.
After priming your face, spot correct with TNW’s BB Cream, now don’t go by its name. TNW’s BB Cream is high on coverage, extremely light weight, and extremely nourishing. Just use some under your eyes and other areas where you may need coverage.
Use TNW’s Lip and Cheek Tint for a flush of colour on your cheeks, and a stroke of TNW’s Eyecatchy Longstay Intense Kajal for a perfect monsoon makeup look. It’s smudge proof, waterproof formula will battle any humidity and sweat.
Mattify your makeup to avoid a greasy look, want a pro tip? TNW’s Baby Powder is perfect for setting your makeup!, it's no talc formula wouldn’t clog your pores and will absorb any shine. TNW’s Matte Velvet Longstay Liquid Lipstick is a nice, matte formula that stays beyond its limits and rescues you from the circle of frequent touch ups. A matte makeup ensures that your face doesn't look sweaty in this hot and humid weather.
5. Use Clays for Face
While the market is ‘flooded’ with all types of clays and masks promising your the freshest skin, it is important to choose the one that suits you, in a form that you could accommodate daily in your routine. Clays are mineral based, and help mattify the face and reduce the oiliness. The most popular being Multani Mitti (Bentonite Clay) and Kaolin Clay, both are believed to be skin saviours, especially for oily skin. They leave the skin fresh and bright on each application, making them perfect for monsoon skincare.
TNW The Natural Wash’s Tomato Clay Mask is one such product that helps reduce comedones and keep the skin matte and fresh, this clay mask is powered with Kaolin Clay and Tomato, to detan and freshen up your skin upon each application.
If regular application of a clay mask sounds a lot to you, then TNW’s Multani Mitti Face Wash is a match made for you. This face wash is formulated out of 100% Multani Mitti that has the most unique, clayey texture and a sandalwood fragrance. With a no sulphate, no foaming formula, this face wash cleans the skin effectively without overdrying the face. Making it a most desirable monsoon skincare face wash!
Monsoon selfcare may sound tricky, but more than the selfcare, it is important to look after self protection. With the floods emerging in North India and water levels rising on roads, it is important to look after you and your loved ones in this crucial time. Help those around you, and if you are in need of help, don't be afraid to ask!