Industry Updates | Lifestyle & Travel

MONSOON SKINCARE
ESSENTIALS FOR MEN

Published: July 5, 2022
Author: Fashion Value Chain

It is a known fact that men have a different skin texture. While hydration, sebum production, microcirculation and skin thickness is higher, the pH level is lower as compared to the female skin.

With high humidity and UV exposure similar to hot summer days. Many pre-existing skin concerns can worsen, such as eczema, fungal infection, acne and dermatitis. Exfoliator Men’s skin is more prone to monsoon skin infections as their skin is more exposed to environmental stressors because of constant shaving and enlarged pores. Mild exfoliation twice a week with low concentration AHA/BHA exfoliants removes dead skin and unclogs the pores. Face Serum If your skin is oily, use a serum after face wash to take off minor traces of dirt and sebum. Oily skin can clog the pores if not cleansed and exfoliated properly. Hydrator Hydration is very important and for men with dry skin, drinking plenty of water and keeping yourself hydrated is extremely essential.

Moisturizer

The common misconception that someone with oily skin need not moisturize at all in the rainy season, is a myth that needs to change. Everyone needs to moisturize their skin and though the kind of moisturizer may vary, protecting your skin from the elements in the environment is essential. A good moisturizer will add the necessary hydration and keep your glowing.

Beard oil
Trimming your beard in the monsoons is a good way to tackle beard sweat and itchiness. The chances of dirt particles, pollen getting stuck to your beard is much higher in this weather and the only solution is to cut it and change your style. Talking about a personal grooming regimen, a beard oil is a product that is not escapable and cannot be compromised upon. Dry skin can get flaky and irritated because of shaving. Apart from a regular wash, facial hair also needs cleansing and moisture to ensure that your beard does not become itchy, dry and unmanageable.


Hair Oil

Oiling is good for nourishing hair roots. But one has to keep in mind that during the monsoon, the scalp anyway gets oily. So oil your hair two hours before washing and avoid oiling your scalp. This will not let your scalp get oily and will also prevent your hair from being frizzy.

Hair Wash
Most men will apply the logic that since monsoon already has excess moisture in the hair, they can skip the hair wash. However, the opposite is actually true. You should wash your hair every alternate day or every day, should the need arise, to remove the dirt and grime, if you’re exposed to rain water frequently. The key is to use a mild shampoo and conditioner as they help in retaining the normal texture of your hair. Rain water is acidic in nature and can damage your scalp. It is important to keep your scalp clean, refreshed and hydrated with natural shampoos and conditioners that are free from
sulphates.

Sunscreen
A rainy or cloudy day does not mean that your skin is safe from UV radiations. Use sunscreen and reapply after 3 hours.


Cold Shower
Make sure you avoid hot shower baths as this can lead to skin rashes in rainy season and red patches.

– Adrita Majumder

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