Summer And Monsoon Skin And Hair Care :)

Monsoon Skin and Hair Tips.

Hi Girls,
Summers are quite harsh on the skin and monsoons can be challenging too. Every time the monsoon arrives, our skin seems to have a mind of its own. It gets oily, dehydrated or even acne prone, owing to this we have to change our skin care regime accordingly.
Remember these tips to keep your hair and skin happy through the monsoons.
  • Exfoliate-Damp and humid weather can often lead to tons of infections, keep your skin clean and exfoliate twice a week to remove dead cells and to keep your pores clean. For those who have sensitive skin, use a mask instead of exfoliator. If you have oily skin, you can use the Oriflame Pure Skin Deep Action Exfoliator.
  • Hydrate-Keep your skin hydrated, with maximizing your water intake. Also use water based moisturizers, apart from toners and glycerin to support it. Avoid alcohol-based products which may dehydrate your skin.
  • Cleanse-Wash your skin often with a mild face wash. Using tea tree based products for oily and combination skin in monsoon will control excess oil from settling onto your skin. Alternatively, you can prepare a face mask using chick -pea flour (also known as besan) and milk, lemon and honey, to refresh your skin.

Hair Care
  • During the monsoons, wash your hair every alternate day to protect it from dirt and impurities. Wash using a lemon based shampoo and conditioner as it acts as a disinfectant.
  • Remember to not let your hair get wet in the rain. In case it does, wash later with a mild shampoo to avoid dandruff.
  • Opt for tied or short hairstyles to keep dirt and infection away.
  • If your hair becomes tangled and unmanageable, treat it with hot coconut oil. It deeply penetrates into the root and nourishes the hair from root to tip. Or wear a hydrating mask after shampoo. One can also leave it overnight, cover it with a towel or shower cap.
  • For frizzy hair, apply serum to the length of the hair avoiding the roots.
  • Stay away from chemical/alcohol based products, which will only make your hair rough and uncomfortable. If your hair becomes dry, try a deep conditioning hair mask or hot oil treatment. This needs to be completely rinsed off after keeping for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remember to apply a hair mask once in 15 days to reverse the damage caused due to humidity.
  • Vitamins and iron play an important role in hair nourishment. Include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet for healthy hair. An overall balanced diet of calcium, protein, and minerals is a must for your skin and hair care regime.

5 Summer Essentials You Must Carry In Your Handbag.

Hey girls,
You will all agree with me when I say that the Indian Summers can be quite testing. Especially for those who are constantly on the run attending important business meetings and social events. Armed with a bottle of water and sunglasses, we often believe that we are ready to tackle the blistering heat. But after spending two hours in the scorching heat, it ruins all the efforts you put in the morning to look office or party ready. It’s time to change your strategy and arm yourself with these 5 summer essentials that are a must-have in every girl’s handbag, even mine! Read on to know more:
  1. Mini powder compact-Many believe that a mini powder compact is not as helpful during the summers. But contrary to their belief, this power product is a savior all through the day! Oriflame’s One Illuskin Powder is my go-to tool to look fresh after a tough energy-zapping travel while keeping my makeup on point.  So, most often I don’t have to end up worrying about looking good for an important meeting or party, I have to attend after traveling in the heat.
  2. Facial Wipes-Ever since I stumbled upon these, I cannot stop thanking the man who invented facial wipes. After a sweaty day in the sun, facial wipes are the best things to have on hand. It instantly wipes away the sticky dust and grime that has settled on your face. What’s best is that it makes you feel refreshed and additionally wipes away the excess oil.
  3. Body mist-It’s not just our face, but our body too takes quite a beating in the heat, making it sticky and sweaty. Body mists fight the heat and make one feel fresh all through the summers. You can also choose from a range of fragrances that helps keep body odor at bay too.
  4. Lip product with SPF-Most often we don’t realize that just like our skin, our lips are vulnerable to the harsh rays of the sun. It’s important to keep them moisturized and hydrated through the day as and when it is needed. My go to lip products are Oriflame’s ONE Lip Spa Care Lip Balm with SPF 8. And if you’re looking at something with a bright summer pop shade, the Giordani Gold Iconic Lipstick with SPF 15 comes in multiple shades. This indulgent lipstick consists extra virgin Argan Oil that nourishes and rejuvenates your lips.
  5. Scarf-A scarf is not just a fashion accessory to team up with your dress but the perfect product to shield your hair, from the dust and humidity. It also helps maintain that hairstyle of yours, just as you styled it in the morning; before you ventured outdoors. Scarves nowadays come in trendy designs and colours. At the end of the day, you don’t have to worry about that one head piece ruining your style statement.
With these summer products in hand, you will surely be ready to tackle the harsh Indian Summers. If you have a magic product that you believe is a must-have summer essential for our handbags, do drop me a comment, I would love to hear from you!
Apurva Sharma.