Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Skin and hair care in rainy season

 Monsoon/rainy season is the best time for rejuvenation of the cells and the systems of the body, if treated well. A good skin care regime and the body massages can release tension from body and improve circulation.

Face care:

Basic principle for all skin types is to keep the skin clean and dirt free but limit washing to 2-3 times in case of oily skin as it will stimulate the oil glands to produce more sebum.

For Oily skin:
Scrubbing: Try soft scrubs as the hard ones would leave the open pores more damaged. The use of dried lemon or orange peels scrub works great if gently rubbed on the skin.
Toning: Lavender oil is good for oily skin. It has to be diluted with water and the proportion would be 10:1 respectively. Apply it on face for 5 mins and then wash it with cold water.
Massage: The papaya, cucumber or watermelon massage is best for the oily skins.
Face Pack :The fullers earth pack with rose water, besan (gram flour) with curd and pinch of turmeric pack works great, sandalwood powder with rose water pack , Crushed tomato and fullers earth(multani mitti) can also be used as a face pack for oily skin.
Moisturizing: Use serums rather than moisturizers to keep oily skins hydrated. A water based moisturizer is better for this skin than a cream based moisturizer.
For homemade moisturizer, prepare a mix of 2-3 drops of strawberry or orange oil with 2 spoons of rose water, apply it on skin and wash after 5-10 mins
Serums available in market are: Clinique – Dramatically different moisturizing gel; derma e hyaluronic acid hydrating serum; Clean & Clear oil free moisturizer ; Avon – Clearskin; almay – daily moisturizer; L’oreal hydrafresh anti-shine, H2O face oasis hydrating treatment and there are many more which can also be used.


For dry skin:
Scrubbing:  Use crushed almonds with honey/oatmeal with homey and rosewater/ crushed strawberry seeds with milk cream to remove the dead cells.
Toning: To open the small pores of dry skin, use a mixture of milk and chamomile in 1:2 ratio and gently put on the skin with a cotton swab and feel the soothing effect.
Massage: A mixture of banana and honey/a mixture of raw honey, olive or almond oil with 1 tsp of lemon juice; can be massaged on face for a perfect glow.
Face Pack:  Apply a paste made up of equal parts of jojoba oil with honey and curd/ a paste of wheat bran with crushed almonds and milk in equal quantities/ a paste of soaked and grinded almonds with milk cream
Moisturizing: Moisturizing is very important part for dry skins so use a a home moisturizer like glycerin and rose water in equal parts and keep it for 10-15 mins.

Hair care during rainy season:
Another important thing to be taken care of during this season is the problem of hair fall. A proper massage would help to keep your hair shiny, healthy and strong by infusing moisturizer into the scalp.
*Coconut oil and castor oil massage will make hair soft and silky
*few drops of peppermint oil or rosemary oil to massage oil mediums like almond or olive oil can work wonders if you have hair loss.

Golden rule:  Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day to keep your skin hydrated and eat lots of fresh fruits and salads to be healthy from inside and outside …………….keep radiating in all seasons………..chao…..……: )-agoodstuff


  1. nice and useful information about home remedies for beauty thank you very much

  2. Thanks Razz, keep browsing agoodstuff for more articles on your favourire topics.