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monsoon tips to combat dry skin woes

monsoon tips to combat dry skin woes

You’d be surprised to know that despite the high levels of humidity in the air during the rainy season, your skin could get drier or more dehydrated, if you have dry skin. This is because you tend to sweat more in humid weather, which results in loss of water and moisture from your skin, causing the excessive dryness. As seasons change, your skin does too, so we have some easy but useful tips and recommendations to help you and your dry skin weather through the rains.

double cleanse every day

Double cleansing is the first and easiest step to healthy skin. This two-step process helps remove dirt, pollution, debris and makeup from your skin, which also helps avoid clogged pores. Start with Step 0 aka use the Precleanse, and follow it up with the Intensive Moisture Cleanser, which removes impurities while actively nourishing dry, depleted skin. Do this twice a day for best results.

exfoliate to reveal brighter skin

Dry skin can cause flakiness and an increased amount of dead skin cells. To rid yourself of these, start exfoliating regularly -- you’ll see a visible difference in no time. Exfoliation also helps to clean out your pores, which in turn, helps you avoid acne, breakouts and uneven skin tone. The advanced powder formula of the Daily Superfoliant is gentle enough to use every day and gives you visibly smoother, brighter skin with regular use.

post-wash toner

Including a toner in your skin care routine that suits your skin type can help alleviate some of the tightness you may feel through the day, which is common if you’ve got dry skin. It also helps refresh and energise you on humid, rainy days. The Antioxidant Hydramist helps to hydrate and firm your skin, as well as address signs of ageing by fighting free radical damage on your skin’s surface.

moisturise and repeat

If you’ve dry skin, then you probably know this already -- moisturisation is the holy grail of your skin care routine. It’s imperative to find a nourishing moisturiser that will hydrate your dry skin deeply and address your other skin concerns. The Intensive Moisture Balance does just that, along with protecting your skin's natural barrier layer, without leaving a heavy, greasy feeling on your skin. Say hello to soft, supple, healthy skin, all day, every day.

sun protection all year round

Yes, it’s rainy and cloudy. Yes, you still have to wear sunscreen. Yes, even if you’re indoors. The sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays can penetrate through even the thickest of clouds and definitely your windows to cause damage to your skin -- think fine lines, pigmentation, breakouts or worse. And don’t forget about the blue light emitted from your smart screens -- all slowly but surely causing harm to your skin. Opt for a lightweight broad-spectrum sunscreen suited for dry skin like the Prisma Protect SPF30, which not only protects you from all this, but also boosts your skin’s natural luminosity, giving you an undeniable healthy glow.

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