Monsoon not only brings out a kid in you, but also a number of skin and hair challenges. Tired of putting up with intense humidity and pollution ? If yes then you have come to a right place because we tell you some homemade skin and hair cleaners to help you fight your monsoon woes.
Healthy skin and fizz free hair boost your confidence. we need to be careful of our food habits, avoiding excess oil and spice intake. You can never go wrong with drinking plenty of water, lemonade, coconut water or fruit juices while you are out…keeling yourself hydrated is one way to flush out toxins.
You need to keep the following facts in mind if you aspire for a healthy, fresh looking skin-
Relaxing and Reviving
With rise in humidity our body tends to release sweat and catches dust which forms a coating on the skin, making it probe to pigmentation, acne and at times skin allergies. The idea is to keep your skin clean as much as possible. Splashing cold water on the face after regular intervals is not only refreshing but it also helps our skin keep clean abd soothed. And after a long day of work or battling monsoon humidity, soaking feet in warm or cold water, adding rose water, lemon juice and coarse salt is one of the best ways to rejuvenate you. It helps in keeping feet free from skin problems and reduces stress levels.
Homemade, Natural Skin Cleanser
Just some effort may help you save some money, as you prepare at home a chemical free natural face wash– here’s how.
- Mix two teaspoons of tomato pulp along with one teaspoon of milk and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this cleanser on the face and keep it for 10 minutes before rinsing with cool water. You can even store this cleanser for future use.
- Gram flour is one of the oldest and best known natural homemade face wash. You can mix gram flour with milk, curd or milk cream to prepare the pack and apply it all over the face and gently massage. Keep for 15 minutes till it dries completely. Wash off with cool water.
We all would have at some point dreamt of a flowing mane, healthy and beautiful. But nothing is achieved without some amount of effort. Similarly, it is important to look after hair, lest they end up being rough and frizzy. Monsoon makes them worse. It takes longer for them to dry after the wash due to humidity and sweat gives an embarrassing odour. It’s advisable to wash hair more often during monsoons.
Here are a few hair care tips to maintain those healthy locks.
- You can apply the white of several eggs before you shampoo, leaving it for half an hour. Egg white gives body or volume to the hair and is a wonderful cleanser as well.
- Henna is a good conditioner, also very cooling for hot climate. You can add tea water to mix henna along with lemon juice, coffee and two raw eggs. Leave it for half an hour and rinse; you will get a magical result.
- Tea and lemon juice makes a great hair rinse, brings back the natural shine of the hair. Boil the used tea leaves again in enough water for the rinse, let it cool and strain, add the juice of a lemon. Use it as a last rinse after shampoo.
These are a few tips to keep you skin and hair worries at bay, give it a try and make this monsoon more fun and beautiful.