combination skin care tips for the monsoon
Sometimes oily, sometimes dry, sometimes it has a life of its own. If you resonate with this when it comes to your skin, then you, my friend, have combination skin. Combination skin type is typically characterised by an oily T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) with dry patches on other parts of the face.
Skin care for those with combination skin can get tricky as different parts of your face may need different products or care. And these concerns could get exacerbated with the monsoon humidity. But that’s what we’re here for. We know just the routine and products you need to ace your skin care and live in your healthiest best this season.
cleanse and cleanse again
First and foremost, cleanse your skin of all the impurities settled on it, including dirt, grime, excess sweat and sebum, pollution and makeup. Choosing a cleanser that suits your skin type is important. The most effective way to get truly clean skin is to double cleanse, first with an oil- or balm-based cleanser and then with a gentle face wash. The Preclease and Special Cleansing Gel duo is perfect for just that, giving you soft, cleansed skin that’s prepped for the rest of your routine.
scrub it off
Dead cells collecting on your skin is a disaster waiting to happen. Avoid this by adding the step of exfoliation to your skin care routine. Opt for a gentle exfoliant like the Daily Superfoliant, which can be used every day. Its advanced powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing powerful enzymes, skin-smoothing alpha hydroxy acids and anti-pollution technology, and is gentle enough to use every day.
tone it in
the post-cleanse is an important step in your skin care routine, no matter what your skin type may be. Toning helps close your pores and prevent dirt or pollution getting trapped in it. It also gives your skin a smoother, even-toned finish. The Multi Active Toner is a super lightweight one that hydrates and refreshes, and preps your skin for proper moisture absorption.
serum to clear
The monsoon brings with it exponential levels of humidity and with that, clogged pores. Clogged pores then lead to acne, breakouts black and white heads. Adding a serum to your routine can help. To clear out your pores effectively, try the Age Bright Clearing Serum, which not only reduces breakouts, but also tackles ageing skin concerns and brightens your skin over time.
moisturise and hydrate
Even though parts of your skin may be oily, it still needs to be well nourished and hydrated. In fact, because you may be sweating more than usual thanks to the humidity of this season, your skin may be getting drier or more dehydrated. Opt for a moisturiser that will deeply hydrate your skin without leaving you feeling heavy or greasy, like the Skin Smoothing Cream. What’s great about this moisturiser is that it provides up to 48 hours of hydration to your skin, leaving a smoother finish.
sunscreen, no matter what
Protecting your skin from the sun’s as well as your smart screens’ harsh UVA and UVB rays is a high priority, which is why SPF is important. No matter what season it may be or whether you’re indoors or outdoors, wearing sunscreen needs to be a skin care non-negotiable. The Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 will do the job of protecting your skin along with moisturising it, keeping it healthy and supple.
Check out these posts for monsoon skin care tips for oily, dry or sensitive skin.