Let’s face it – it is romantic only when it drizzles and not when it pours. Apart from causing insane traffic jams and keeping you holed up at home, rains also wrecks havoc on your skin. From causing bacterial infection in your toes to dissolving your makeup, rains have a way of removing the romance in the air. Here’s our comprehensive guide to braving the rains with the right makeup and skin care.
Wearable makeup when it rains
- Say no to heavy foundation and moisturizers and yes to a tinted moisturizer. It is lightweight and will give you a seamless coverage along with keeping your skin moisturized.
- Waterproof everything! From eyeliner to kajal to mascara to blushes, if you can find something in the waterproof range, then apply it.
- For your lips try using just the lip pencil. Because it is waxy, it stays put during rains along with giving your lips some colour.
Skin care when it pours
- Wash your face at least twice daily. Use a soap-free cleanser and scrub to weed out the pollutants stuck to your skin and to remove dead skin cells.
- Use lukewarm water to wash your face, hands and legs.
- Drink as much water as you can. It flushes out toxins and keeps your skin healthy.
- Use an overnight moisturizing mask to keep your skin hydrated and look beautiful all the time.
- Also, get your facials done on time to rejuvenate your skin cells and to keep it supple.
- Do not walk barefoot in the rains. It might lead to bacterial infections. Germs, dirt, fungus and bacteria from outside accumulate on your feet and can lead to infections. Another simple way to keep the feet clean is to dip the feet in water to which Dettol or any other antiseptic is added.
- As you reach home, wash your feet in warm water and scrub your feet. Post this, apply a foot moisturizer.
- Keep your nails short this season. There is a chance of fungal infections attacking the skin underneath your nails due to all the dust and dirt.
Protect your mane
- Use mild shampoos and conditioners for your hair during the rains.
- Apply warm oil to your hair and leave it on overnight to infuse your mane with moisture.
- Limit the usage of hairdryer as it strips your hair of essential oils. Instead, opt for a dry towel to remove excess moisture.
- Don’t comb or tie your hair when it is wet.
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