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As the rainy season drizzles on your summer vibe, your skin will require extra care to stay fresh and radiant. From increased humidity to potential skin irritations, you should adopt a targeted skincare routine to keep your complexion dewy, nourished, and protected. Keep skin issues at bay during the wet months with these preventative measures.

How the Monsoon Affects Your Skin

The rainy season can be paradoxical for your skin. The increased humidity often leads to the overproduction of sebum, which can clog pores and trigger acne breakouts and congestion. On the other hand, the dampness in the air tends to draw moisture away from the skin, leaving it dry, tight, and even flaky.

Exposure to contaminated rainwater or street puddles during the rainy season (or any other season) can also result in bacterial or fungal infections. Some common examples include:

  • Athlete's foot: This condition causes itchy blisters between the toes that can spread to the heel.
  • Ringworm: Despite its name, ringworm is caused by fungi that thrive in damp environments. It appears as ring-shaped skin rashes on the arms, legs, buttocks, and scalp.
  • Impetigo: Starting as a red sore, impetigo progresses into yellow scabs after a few days. It can spread through indirect contact, such as sharing a towel.
  • Folliculitis: Excessive sweating and bacteria can lead to swollen hair follicles and discomfort.

By addressing these potential skin issues and taking proper precautions, you can navigate the rainy season with healthier and happier skin.

How to Have Happier Skin Throughout the Rainy Season

Drizzle or downpour, maintaining good will help protect your skin from threats. All it takes is a few adjustments to your daily routine.

1. Bring spare clothes or a raincoat.

In case your phone fails to predict the weather, always bring a raincoat in your bag. It shields you and your belongings from getting soaked. In addition, bring a change of clothes or a towel in case you get wet. Wearing damp clothes is not only uncomfortable but also results in and skin irritation.

When you get home, wash away the dirt and germs from the rainwater with LIFEBUOY Antibacterial Bodywash Total 10. It has Activ Silver+ that gives your skin 10x more protection against disease-causing bacteria. A nice, long shower will also stabilize your core body temperature, preventing you from catching a cold after being in the rain.

2. Practice frequent handwashing.

It’s worth repeating how important it is to always keep your hands clean. When you touch your face or other parts of your body with unwashed hands, you risk transferring viruses onto your skin, potentially causing redness, itching, or rashes. Regular handwashing helps remove these contaminants. It's a simple yet effective way to maintain the health and comfort of your skin during the rainy season.

The next time you pick handwash, make sure it offers germ protection and moisture. LIFEBUOY Antibacterial Handwash Total 10 checks all these boxes. It kills 99.9% of germs in only 10 seconds, keeping your skin clean without drying out the skin.

3. Curb your caffeine habit.

Enjoying a steaming cup of coffee on a rainy morning is one of life's , but it spells troubles for your skin. Consuming too much caffeine causes your kidneys to flush more water from your body through urine. This means your skin might get drier as you down your third iced latte for the day.

However, don’t break up with your favorite café just yet. Research published in says drinking one or two cups daily won't dehydrate the body. Drink more water to rehydrate and be mindful of your overall caffeine intake to counterbalance any potential effects. If you're a fan of frappes, scale back the syrups and sugar, since these can negatively affect your hormones and cause breakouts.

4. Cover exposed skin and use insect sprays.

The rainy season is like for mosquitoes. They love humidity and stagnant rainwater. Although you can't control the weather, you can make the bugs go away. Spritz the insect spray all over your exposed skin.

Wear long-sleeved tops, long trousers, and socks to cover the gaps. It's also a good excuse to don light-colored clothes because mosquitoes don't really vibe with them. Moreover, avoid , which they love!

If you do get bitten, don't scratch. Wash the area with water and LIFEBUOY Antibacterial Soap Mild Care to gently remove mosquito saliva and bacteria from your skin. It also provides some relief from the itchiness. Plus, the soap's lavender scent repels mosquitoes.

You don't have to stay cocooned during the rainy season. Following these simple yet effective tips can protect your skin and overall health.