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Monsoon Tips for Healthy Skin


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Monsoon Tips: Diet and skin care

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The monsoon is wholeheartedly welcomed by everyone the cool breezy monsoon winds, the heavy rains are here to refresh you. Rains also mean water-logging, an increase in mosquitoes, frequent seasonal infections as well as food-borne diseases. While this season gives a much-needed break after the suffocating summer it is also known to bring along viral infections like flu, malaria, and dengue. Additionally, the high humidity can contribute to numerous skin diseases and fungal infections and aggravate chronic skin conditions such as eczema, acne, etc. Due to high humidity, the digestive system becomes weak so eating the right food during the monsoon becomes a necessity. Here are the Monsoon Tips for healthy skin:

Diet safeguard to take during the monsoon-

  • Eat-in moderation as the body finds it harder to digest food during the monsoon
  • Drink warm beverages; add mint or ginger to tea
  • Preferred freshly cooked food, heat it before eating
  • Drink only boiled and filtered water
  • East to digest food choices for the season
  • Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly, particularly leafy vegetables, which not only contain worms but also attract dirt from the street
  • Garlic, pepper, ginger, jeera powder, turmeric, and coriander help enhance digestion and improve immunity
  • Drink coconut water

Vegetables and Fruits to take during monsoon-

  • Bottle Gourd (Lauki)- Bottle gourd, also known as long melon, Lauki, dudhi, or Ghia in India is a traditional healing vegetable for monsoon-related problems. It is rich in phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium and low in fat
  • Pointed Gourd (Parwal) – Pointed gourd, also known as patrol, Potala or Palwal has many therapeutic uses. Its antipyretic activity helps reduce fever and cold, a common occurring illness during their monsoon.
  • Round Melon (Tinda) – Indian squash is considered a baby pumpkin packed with multiple bioactive compounds. Its pulp is less fibrous which is easily digestible by the stomach
  •  Button Mushroom- Mushrooms are low in calories and have antibacterial and immune system enhancing properties. Their bioactive compounds help promote human health. Button mushrooms can be eaten during the monsoon after proper washing and cooking
  • Radish(Mooli)- The anti-inflammatory properties of radish prevent inflammation of the respiratory organs due to cold and fever
  • Beetroot (Chukandar) – Beetroot is a health-promoting and disease-preventing veggie of the rainy season. The active compounds in beetroot are well-absorbed by the intestinal cells
  • Ridge Gourd (Tori) – Ridge gourd is a natural detoxifier that purifies the blood and helps flush out toxins from the body. It soothes the stomach and boosts the immune system

Skincare for Healthy skin during Monsoon-

Monsoon is right around the corner and the humidity in the environment can cause several skin issues, let’s find out how can take care of your skin during the monsoon. Although the rains provide respite from the extreme heat, they also invite humidity and sameness that may give rise to different kinds of skin issues such as infections, allergies, and fungus.

Follow these tips to incorporate into your skincare routine-

  • Don’t skip sunscreen
  • Wash your face daily
  • Exfoliate regularly
  • Moisturize regularly
  • Look after your lips
  • Hydrate your skin

Also Read : Damaged Hair Care Tips During Humid Weather

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