Dr Pallavi Sule Shares Clean Skin Tips for the Monsoon
The monsoons are a welcome break from the scorching heat. While you cannot help but celebrate the cooler air, this season comes with its own share of skin problems. Dr Pallavi Sule – Dermatologist and Aesthetic Physician, shares a few tips and tricks to keep your skin healthy and beautiful as the rain continues to pour down.
Monsoons are the most humid season and we can expect oily skin and acne. It is important to change your skincare regime according to the changing needs of your skin.
- To prevent acne during monsoons, cleanse face with a salicylic acid / glycolic acid-based face wash.
- Use non-comedogenic products, especially makeup.
- Maintain a healthy diet consisting of fruits, dry fruits, and green leafy vegetables. Also, have enough water all through the
day – at least 3 litres.
- For dry skin, apply a hydrating moisturizer and for oily skin, use a water-based moisturiser to avoid acne.
- Fungal infections are also common during the monsoon. Avoid wearing damp clothes and wash clothes regularly with hypoallergenic soap.
- Take a shower twice a day. Most common sites for fungal infections are the feet and the intertriginous areas. Consult a doctor,
- Do not forget to apply sunscreen during the monsoons, as the UV rays penetrate the clouds too. A water-based sunscreen is ideal for this season – apply 15 minutes prior to going out.
- Since the weather is very humid it can result in clogging of pores and hence, lead to blackheads. Scrubbing once a week with a salicylic based product shall help. Incase, the skin is dry in nature, scrubbing should be avoided or done as less as possible.
- Creams containing retinol helps in increasing the skin turnover and hence, increase exfoliation of the skin. This helps in
keeping oil under control and maintain clear skin.
Dr Pallave Sule is a practising dermatologist for the past 7 years at Nahar Medical Centre, Mumbai. She has vast experience in the diagnosis and treatment of various problems related to skin, hair, and nails. She has conducted clinical trials for various cosmetic products as well. Her expertise and special interest lie in paediatric dermatology, aesthetic dermo-cosmetology, and dermato-surgeries. She recently trained herself in eyebrow microblading (semi-permanent makeup) and eyelash lifting, in Bangkok.