Monsoon brings a lot of excitement and gives us a reason to smile by offering great relief from the harsh summer. But, it’s a really bad season for your skin and causes various skin infections. It further causes a lot of complications. It can be even the biggest threat to your life as well.
Humidity is the root cause of skin infection and various related diseases. Let’s take a look at the different types of dermatological issues that your skin will face.
During monsoon problems, you will face excess sweating due to increased dampness as the increased level of humidity in the air. And excessive sweating is one of the root causes of skin infection and thus, it makes your skin itchy. You will face a lot of complications due to the same.
You need to avoid the use of lotions and various moisturizers. Apart from this, the type of food that you consume also matters for your skin and body. All you need to do is to stay away from oily and fried food, especially during this season.
Acne and skin rash are other problems that most people face during the monsoon season. This is something that depends on your skin type and also the sort of care that you need actually, especially during this season. You should use only natural face wash or soap.
We all are aware of the fact that eczema doesn’t go easy as it’s a stubborn skin disease. It’s one of the skin-related problems that occur only during monsoon season. Eczema causes various complications such as rashes, itching, redness, and similar problems in the skin. This problem is common among those people who have sensitive skin.
It’s another fungal infection that you will face, especially during the monsoon season. It causes excessive itching and thus makes you uncomfortable. It can also infect your scalp and make it itchy. Besides, you will also face fungal infections in your nails, which makes them fragile and brittle.
Scabies is another skin disease that occurs mainly due to penetration of the mite. The parasites lay eggs and also form a nest in your skin, which increases the infection. It makes your skin itchy and also causes redness and thus, makes your life complicated.
It’s another bacterial infection of the hair follicle that occurs during monsoon. When it comes to hair follicles, these are meant to be protecting you and also your entire body, which is covered with the same. The touch between bacteria and sweat causes skin problems and also causes folliculitis.
It appears in a ring shape on your skin and this is the reason why it’s referred to as a ringworm. If you scratch it, it is several times accompanied by minutes of eruptions on your skin and also leads to oozing. It’s also known to be a contagious fungal infection that tends to spread even to the scalp.
Ways to Maintain a Healthy Skin during Monsoon
After going through several skin-related problems that occur during monsoon, you may be excited to know several ways to care for it. We are going to discuss here several ways that you can do to maintain healthy skin.
- Use Mild Exfoliators
Exfoliation is something that removes those dead skin cells and also restores the glow of your skin. As mentioned, during dampness in the air, your skin tends into a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. It causes serious skin problems such as acne.
An exfoliator helps you in keeping your skin clean and also offers a full prevention of infection. You should exfoliate the same at least twice a week and also need to wash off with lukewarm water. You need to approach the best dermatologist who recommends the use of chemical exfoliators rather than loofahs and also brushes.
- Use Soap-Free Cleansers
When it comes to regular washing, it’s something that might be indeed great otherwise but it tends to strip skin of its natural oils. You should also switch to soap-free face wash, especially during the monsoon season.
It’s indeed gentle for your skin. Don’t wash your face more than it’s necessary since it leads to excess sebum that could definitely clog pores and also cause several breakouts.
- Use Alcohol-Free Toners
The next thing that you can do is to use those alcohol-free toners. It’s crucial to maintain the pH levels of your skin, especially during the monsoon season. If you use non-alcoholic toner, you can easily maintain the pH level in your skin. You can use toners that will definitely tighten your skin pores and also for controlling acne and blemishes. It’s crucial to follow up with a good moisturizer.
- Be Hydrated
You should always be hydrated, especially during the monsoon season. Hydration is necessary for glowing skin. It makes your skin pimple free. So, all you need to do is drink a lot of water during this season to stay hydrated.
Properly hydrated skin appears fully radiant. Apart from this, you should also include vitamin C in your regular diet. You need to drink lukewarm water with lime during the entire day. You need to either consume citrus fruits or drink orange juice. It’s a fact that vitamin C is the most powerful antioxidant and also offers you full immunity.
Your skin is prone to be infected with fungus during the rainy season due to excessive humidity. You need to care for your skin properly to maintain its glow and health. You can contact a dermatologist if you have any fungal infections.
Dr. Pranjal Shamsher is the first Skin Doctor in Bangalore to offer natural, non-surgical and non-invasive treatments for skin disorders. She is a Registered Medical Practitioner (Registration No A-6516) and a true pioneer in Skin-Friendly Treatments.