Changing weather could be a confusing time for your skin and hair. If precautions are not taken, the sudden change in the temperature and humidity could affect your skin and hair. Hair and skin need extra attention during monsoon. There are plenty of natural ways in which you can infuse life in your skin and hair and your diet is one of them.
Food for healthy hair and skin
Hydrating is the key to glowing skin and healthy hair.
• To hydrate your skin drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water every day is important.
• Colored fruits and vegetables provide antioxidants that are imperative while taking care of one’s skin during changing weather conditions.
• Turmeric has an anti-inflammatory property and can be used for acne, pigmentation.
• Green tea is a good antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals and give a glow on the skin.
• Banana is an ideal fruit to be consumed in monsoon season as it contains several vitamins and minerals which can provide healthy skin.
One of the easiest ways to have healthy skin is to follow the age-old mantras that have always guaranteed good results.
• Having 7 to 8 hours of sleep
• eating the right food
• consuming enough water
• indulging in regular exercise
• using proper sunscreens and moisturizers
• avoiding smoking and alcohol
A few simple ways to take care of your skin:
• Exfoliate, circulate, and radiate: Exfoliating your skin not only removes dead skin but also improves blood circulation on your face.
• Removing makeup: remove all the makeup before you go to sleep is a must.
• Cleansing: It is important to cleanse the skin thoroughly after knowing your skin type. You can use natural skin cleansers like;
1) Chickpea Powder And Turmeric: Make a paste using 2 tablespoon chickpea Powder, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, honey, 1 tablespoon curd, and raw milk. Apply it to your face and neck. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and wash off thoroughly with water. The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of turmeric powder can help lighten any dark spots on your face, reduce acne, and leave it feeling cleansed and fresh. Honey acts as an emollient and humectant. It not only slows down wrinkle formation but also regulates your skin’s pH and makes your skin look young and glowing. Curd contains Lactic acid that moisturizes your skin and helps dry and dull skin.
2) oatmeal cleanser: Make a fine paste of 1 tablespoon of oatmeal and buttermilk along with honey. Apply it to your neck and face and leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off with plain water.
You may have noticed that our healthy and bouncy hair becomes dull and lifeless during monsoons. The humidity in the air tends to settle on your hair. The scalp is affected by humidity and can become itchy and flaky. Also, in humid conditions in the rain, Eczema, dandruff, lice, and fungal infections are common. Always make sure to keep the hair dry and avoid stepping out with wet hair.
Hair needs proteins and vitamins. Food rich in proteins are sprouts, eggs, and meat products. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp. Vitamin A deficiency can lead to dryness and dandruff. Foods rich in iron are spinach, lentils, clams, oyster eggs, and meat. One should reduce the intake of caffeine and alcohol as it tends to dehydrate our body. Drink a lot of chilled tea that has cooling properties such as eucalyptus and lemongrass. Coconut oil can be used before shampooing to condition the hair.
For curly hair:
Air drying over hairdryer tends to make curly hair drier and frizzier. Products containing Shea butter and honey are recommended.
For straight hair:
Straight hair tends to lose its smooth free-flowing texture during rains. Wash your hair with plain tap water and use a good hair cleanser every day to remove the sweat and dust.
Products to avoid during the rainy season.
Avoid face washes and shampoos which are greasy as the skin becomes oily during humid weather conditions. Greasy creams, heavy makeup, strong fragrances are to be avoided. Wash face twice or thrice a day with a mild cleanser.
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