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Ayurveda Monsoon Skin Care : Embrace the Rain

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

As the hot summer days transition into the enchanting monsoon season, it brings relief and joy to our lives. The rejuvenating showers revive our surroundings, but they can also have a profound impact on our skin. Monsoon demands extra attention and care to protect our skin from the increased humidity and potential skin infections.

Monsoons are fun

Ayurveda, the ancient science of life, provides us with valuable knowledge and remedies to maintain healthy and radiant skin during this season. Let's dive into the world of monsoon skin care with Ayurveda.

Tip #1 - Natural Cleansing is Key:

During monsoon, our skin tends to accumulate impurities due to sweating, pollution, and the excess moisture in the air. Cleansing becomes vital to remove the dirt, oil, and grime. Ayurveda recommends using natural ingredients like neem, turmeric, and aloe vera to cleanse the skin gently. Prepare a homemade cleansing solution by mixing neem powder, turmeric, and aloe vera gel. Apply it on your face, gently massage in circular motions, and rinse off with lukewarm water.

Tip #2 - Exfoliation for a Healthy Glow:

Exfoliating the skin regularly helps remove dead skin cells and promotes cell renewal, leading to a healthy and radiant complexion. Ayurveda suggests using a combination of gram flour (besan) and yogurt as a natural exfoliating scrub. This mixture helps to cleanse, hydrate, and rejuvenate the skin. Gently massage the mixture onto your face and body in circular motions, rinse off with cold water, and revel in the softness of your skin.

Natural Skin care scrub made with simple everyday ingredients
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Tip #3 - DIY Herb masks

Indulge in the goodness of herbal face masks to tackle specific skin concerns. Use skin healing and soothing herbs such as sandalwood, rosewater, Multani mitti (Fuller's earth), and tulsi (holy basil). These masks have various benefits like reducing excess oil, soothing inflammation, and improving skin texture. Choose a mask according to your skin type and concerns, apply it on cleansed skin, leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and rinse off with lukewarm water.

Tip #4 - Protect

Monsoon brings with it an increased risk of fungal and bacterial infections due to the excessive moisture in the air. Ayurveda suggests using natural antimicrobial agents like neem oil or turmeric powder to protect the skin. Apply a thin layer of neem oil mixed with coconut oil on the affected areas to prevent and heal infections. Turmeric powder mixed with water can be used as a paste for specific areas such as feet, which are prone to infections.

Tip #5 - Keep your fire burning

Last but not least, ensure you have good digestion which is the key for healthy skin. Include skin and liver cleansing veggies like kale, lettuce, bitter gourd, ridge gourd and broccoli in your diet.

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