caring for sensitive skin during the monsoon
One minute it’s cool and windy, next minute it’s hot, humid and sticky. If that doesn’t describe the monsoon season in India, nothing else will. And we all know what that means for sensitive skin. Changes in environmental and climatic conditions could further sensitise and irritate skin that is already sensitive. But don’t worry, this just means you may need to change up your routine a bit and choose products that will be extra kind to your skin. Read on to know how.
step 0: double cleanse
Clean skin is the first step to healthy skin and also the first step to calming sensitive skin. And the way to achieve truly clean skin is by double cleansing. Start your daily skin care regime with the Precleanse and follow it up with the Ultra Calming Cleanser, both of which are gentle on sensitive skin. Do this twice daily for clean, healthy and soothed skin.
tone and soothe
Toning after cleansing your face helps close up your pores and avoid dirt or pollution from entering and clogging them up. But you need a lightweight, calming toner that will do its job without reacting on your skin, such as the Multi-Active Toner. Not only does this tone and hydrate your skin, but it also soothes irritations, if any.
add a serum
Adding a serum to your skin care routine has multiple long-term benefits, especially during the monsoon. Serums help other skin care products penetrate deeper into your skin, while protecting it as well. The UltraCalming Serum Concentrate is the perfect serum for sensitised skin, as it helps soothe irritation and reduce sensitivity, leaving your skin soft, supple and healthy.
nourish with moisturiser
Sensitive skin will need a moisturiser that isn’t too heavy and will be calming and hydrating at the same time. Regular moisturisation also helps reduce sensitivity over time, as it strengthens the skin’s protective barrier. The Calm Water Gel moisturiser gently treats sensitive skin, while deeply nourishing it, leaving it soft and healthy.
spf all the way
If you’ve sensitive skin, then please, for the love of all skin care, do not ever skip sunscreen -- not on rainy, cloudy days, not when you’re indoors. The sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays can wreak havoc on sensitive skin and cause long-term damage. Opt for a lightweight mineral sunscreen such as Super Sensitive Shield SPF30 to control sensitivity, protect from harmful UV rays and nourish your skin, all at once.