After non-bearing harsh heat of the sun, that dull skin and sunburns, sweaty
summer days, monsoon comes as a sign of ease from prickly heat. But what
about the tons of infections, it gets along with it due to humid and damp
weather. Well its unavoidable. Every season comes with some pleasurable
facts and some awful effect and up to us to embracing it and make the best
use of it. During the monsoon season, the humidity level intensifies causing a
host of beauty related misery. Monsoon triggers excessive oil secretion in the
body and leads to itching which may further causes skin and hair related
issues including disorders as well as fungal and bacterial infections.
Factors which can aggravate skin problems during monsoon are:
Wearing tight synthetic clothes will similarly not allow the skin to
breathe or the sweat to sock out.
Not maintaining proper hygiene like daily baths and regular washing of
the feet and keeping them dry.
Wearing shoes and socks regularly for many hours subjects the feet to
being occluded and to moist, sweaty and warm conditions.
Exposing the hands and feet constantly to water.
Shoes and socks made of non-breathable synthetic material would not
absorb the sweat properly and result in sweat retention in the skin of
Obesity, Diabetes or other Immuno-compromised conditions, skin-to-
skin contact or sharing of clothes with anyone having skin problems will
increase the risks.
Which is prone area for skin irritation in monsoon?
Skin folds like elbow, groin or armpit are more commonly then feet suffer from
irritation and itchy rash due to humid weather. The infection can even spread
to others either by skin contact or through shared things like towels, cloth or
make up product, etc.
How do we prevent these?
Avoid sharing of clothes or towels.
For excessive sweating, don’t use anti-perspirant lotions till skin is
Maintain regular proper hygiene and keep skin fold area dry by using
anti-fungal powder to absorb the sweat.
Wear open footwear like chappals of breathable material, cotton socks
and loose cotton clothes.
All affected individuals in the family having fungal infection should take
treatment at the same time to avoid transferring their infection to one
Anti-fungal or anti-bacterial medicines prescribed by the Dermatologist
need to be followed for the entire course for full resolution of infection
and to decrease the risk of recurrence.
Most common skin problems in monsoon?
People are more allergic to infections during this season due to excessive
dehydration, sweating, humidity and ultra-rays of sun of course. People must
avoid getting drenched in rainy water and should always carry an umbrella.
Even when they are drenched, they must immediately they should wash with
normal water and make skin dry and apply good moisturizer.
Patchy uneven skin:
Hyperpigmentation is common problem during monsoon due to photo toxic
effect of sun, as people not taking proper precaution from sun heat. Skin
seems to be drier and duller. Apply good SPF sunscreen and moisturizer to
heal the skin from irritation.
It is common and is usually treatable. You may need treatment for several
months to clear spots. Inflamed acne needs to be treated early to prevent
scarring. Once the spots are gone, you may need maintenance treatment for
several years to keep the spots away. Chemical peel is a technique used to
enhance skin texture and rejuvenate skin. Different chemical peels available
with various concentration depending upon skin condition. Chemical solution
exfoliates superficial dead skin layer and makes skin smooth. Kojic acid, lactic
acid, glycolic peel is commonly indicated for dull skin, pigmented skin.
Salicylic acid or black peel are most suitable in acne prone skin.
Dull & Dry skin:
Our skin loses natural shine due to continuous exposer of dust, sun rays,
pollution, humid rainy season and other factors. Skin roughness and dullness
can prevent through exfoliating skin at regular interval. Skin exfoliation with
regular interval boost lymphatic drainage of skin. Skin polishing or
microdermabrasion with machine helps to remove dead skin layer with gentle
vacuum and crystal.
So, pamper your skin with precautionary measure and enjoy this monsoon
with glowing skin rather than dull, rough, sensitive skin. For any more queries
visit your clinic.
Rain Bring greenery ……equally brought beauty in your skin also ….