8 Monsoon Skincare Essentials For Healthy & Glowing Skin This Season

Vasudha posted on 15 August

Come monsoon and my face has become rebellious, reacting to anything that I apply. So, I’ve stopped applying a lot of products and instead of layering, I’ve started rotating my skincare. Forget about double serums, it’s back to double cleansing now. The idea is to make keep my skincare light and still effective. Here’s what has worked for me in monsoon:

Pixi Glow Tonic

It’s a lovely toner with 5% glycolic acid that makes your face glow. I like this toner because it is a toner and serum in one. I only used this every morning and evening and my skin was in great condition. It contains aloe and witch hazel, which are calming and toning.

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Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic and Retinol Brightening Solution

This is the only retinol product that doesn’t make my skin sensitive. It contains ferulic acid {basically vitamin C}, which is my favourite skincare ingredient of all time. The combination is quite powerful and it helps reduce wrinkles, pigmentation and makes the pores appear tighter. I had a stubborn zit along my jawline when I started using it {morning and night, 10 minutes after my toner} and this product dried the zit very nicely. It also contains salicylic acid, which heals acne, plus vitamin E for more antioxidant protection. It has made my skin look clearer and it’s not at all oily.

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5% Benzoyl Peroxide

This is what I turn to when I feel a breakout emerging on my skin. At nights, If I use this I forgo any other serum. I just tone my face with Pixi Glow and apply this on spots. Don’t apply it all over – just where you need it, to dry spots quickly.

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Dr. Sheth’s Basic Brightening Cleanser

In the mornings I just use Dr. Sheth’s Basic Brightening Cleanser, which is PH balanced and free of soap, parabens, sulphates, and has not been tested on animals. It does foam and makes your face feel squeaky clean, but doesn’t dry it out at all. In the evening I first use a cleaning oil or balm like the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil or Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm.

For Lips & Eyes

No matter how dry the rest of your face may be, you have to nourish your eyes and lips. These days I’m using the Jhelum Lip Lock on my mouth and Dream Catcher under my eyes. They’re basically oils so I just apply a dab and then gently pat them in. So far they haven’t caused any breakouts so I will continue using them. However they do contain essential oils, which could react on sensitive skins.

For Sun Protection

It would be extremely foolish to use products that contains retinol and mild peels and not use sunscreen. I’m using Dr Sheth’s Basic Brightening Sunscreen, which is really nice because it sinks right in without a white pallor despite being a mineral sunscreen. As mentioned above, all of Dr. Sheth’s products are clean and cruelty free.

Dior Dreamskin 1-Minute Mask

Clay and charcoal masks make my skin feel dry, and anything creamy is too oily for this season. This Dior mask is perfect because it barely takes any time and immediately makes my skin look glowing and feel super clean. The results last for one night, but I only use it before an evening out.

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This recommendation was first posted on Vbeauty.co.