Be monsoon ready with these 8 skincare essentials

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A complete guide and recommendation including from cleanser to moisturizer


The monsoons generally take a toll on your skin and hair. Frizzy hair, lacklustre skin and chapped lips are all a result of the humidity. Whether you’re staying indoors or stepping outside, all you need to do is tweak your skincare routine to introduce products that address these issues. Sobiya Moghul, Content Lead at Amazon Beauty, recommends the eight must-have products to protect your skin and hair this rainy season.

Cleanser: A good cleanser helps remove excess oil and dirt, leaving the skin feeling smooth and fresh. A gentle, chemical-free cleanser is perfect for everyday use.

Recommendations:

Kama Ayurveda Mridul Soap-Free Face Cleanser

Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam

Toner: Of all the monsoon skincare products, the toner is the most underrated. It revitalizes the skin and helps control blemishes and clogged pores. Use one that is light and alcohol-free for clear and smooth skin.

Recommendations:

Plum Green Tea Alcohol-Free Toner

Biotique Bio Cucumber Pore Tightening Toner

Mamaearth Vitamin C Toner 

Moisturizer: Opt for a gentle and non-greasy moisturizer for skin that feels fresh and hydrated, and for a face that glows naturally.

Recommendations:

Lakme Soft Creme Moisturiser

Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture For Combination Skin

The Face Shop Rice & Ceramide Moisturizing Cream

Body Lotion: Flawless skin is a result of the daily application of a good body lotion. A shea or cocoa butter enriched formula works well for dry skin while a lighter formula works well for oily skin.

Recommendations:

NIVEA Body Lotion, Oil in Lotion Cocoa Nourish

Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion

Biotique Morning Nectar Flawless Skin Lotion

Sunscreen: Contrary to popular belief, sunscreen is essential even during the monsoon and even when you’re staying indoors. Choose one that offers broad-spectrum protection and is water resistant to avoid skin damage from the harmful rays of the sun.

Recommendations:

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock

Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

Hair Mask:  Humidity makes the hair frizzy and sticky in no time. It is therefore essential to use a hair mask enriched with natural ingredients for healthy looking hair.

Recommendations:

Mamaearth’s Onion Hair Mask

Biotique Bio Musk Nourishing Treatment

WOW Skin Science Hair Mask

Conditioner: It is essential to follow-up with a good conditioner after you shampoo your hair. An effective conditioner locks in the moisture and protects your hair from splitting, damage and environmental fizziness.

Recommendations:

Just Herbs Ayurvedic Kumuda Hair Conditioner

WOW Coconut & Avocado Oil No Parabens & Sulphate Hair Conditioner

Herbal Essences Coconut Milk Conditioner

Lip Balm: Lips tend to crack and get chapped during the monsoon. To get your perfect pout back, start using a nourishing lip balm in a flavour of your choice.

Recommendations:

Maybelline New York Baby Lips Lip Balm

Lakme Lip Love Chapstick

NIVEA Lip Balm, Fruity Cherry Shine

Lip and Cheek Tint: Breathe life into your face by adding a pop of colour to create a natural flush that lasts all day.A water-based gel tint in your favourite shade works well on your lips as well as cheeks.

Recommendations:

Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint

The Face Shop Waterproof and Long-Lasting water fit lip tint

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain

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