5 Beauty Mistakes You're Probably Making This Monsoon

Natasha Patel , 18 Jul 2019

It might not be raining men, but damn it has been raining for a few days now and man, oh man, how bad do we just want to stay indoors? But we can’t, and I’m here at the office writing this so let’s just move on to more pressing things—like how one of my colleagues just mentioned that during the summer she ditches her sunscreen (!!!) Like girl, no matter where you are, one should always have sunscreen on… And as I went on explaining the pros and cons, I thought I’d quickly come here and jot down a couple of frequent beauty mistakes that we tend to overlook during the monsoons!

Mistake #1: You’re ditching the sunscreen

Like I said before sunscreen isn’t just for summer days. It’s something that must be applied when outdoors and in even (if you’re sitting or working by a window). Any facialist or dermatologist will tell you the importance of wearing sunscreen daily. Because even though you may not see the sun or feel the rays hitting your skin, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Your skin is just as susceptible to sun damage in the monsoon as it is in the hotter months.

Mistake #2: You’re not drinking enough water

I get it, you’re lazy to get out of bed and head to your workout, plus the rains make it icky to walk around or make you engage in any physical activity. But Crossfit or not, you need to consume a good amount of water in the day. Most of us work indoors (in an airconditioned room) making our bodies cool and calm. But this isn’t always a good thing. Because of the lack of movement we don’t end up being “thirsty” enough to guzzle down to 7-8 glasses of water, resulting in dehydration, headaches and sallow looking skin.

Mistake #3: You’re layering on too much product

For a city (and country) like ours, it’s common to be hit in the face by a heatwave now and then. But just cause it’s monsoon, doesn’t mean it isn’t as humid. Instead of layering on concealers, highlighters and powders that lead to a caked up and sweaty face, go for a tinted moisturiser.

Mistake #4: You’re not investing in waterproof products

Waterproof mascara isn’t just for that special occasion or weddings. And to look your best you might need to swap your fave kajal, mascara, cream lipstick and powder blush for its waterproof counterparts. So while buying products, look out for terms like ‘long-lasting’, ‘smudge-proof’ and ‘moisture-resistant’.

Mistake #5: You’re addicted to your hair iron

Cardinal rule of summer and the monsoon—toss the hair iron away! The heat from blow-dryers and irons not only damage your hair but instead of taming the frizz, you’ll be adding to it. So, this monsoon, embrace your natural hair and keep your hair tools far away to keep your hair looking healthy!

Have you made any of these mistakes? Comment below and tell me what you will change.

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