After the scorching summer days comes the refreshing monsoon. It is indeed a magical period where nature gets goes vibrant and green. Although how refreshing as it might sound, monsoon brings a fair share of challenges with it. It’s all fun until you have to deal with the damp and humid weather. When it comes to skin and hair problems, monsoon is quite an invitation to them. The humid and damp weather creates a perfect breeding ground for skin and hair issues. Let’s look at some of the skin and hair issues one might come across.
ACNE AND PIMPLES
Humidity is much higher in monsoons which leads to more oil production on the skin. Along with the oil, the humid air is filled with dust and bacteria that can further contribute to clogging the pores. This causes breakouts like acne and pimples. People with oily or combination skin are more likely to have it.
Monsoon brings in warm and damp weather which is a perfect home for fungal infections. These infections include ringworm, athlete’s foot, and yeast infections. The area mostly affected are the skin folds on the body.
DULL AND GREASY SKIN
The skin looks more greasier due to the excessive moisture in the air. The skin can also develop a lackluster complexion. This makes the skin look dull and tired.
ECZEMA AND DERMATITIS
Due to exposure to allergens and moisture in the air, skin can experience flare-ups. People with sensitive skin types are prone to flare-ups. The damp weather can trigger eczema and dermatitis.
Pollen and mold spores are some of the allergens that are present in the environment. These allergens can trigger allergic reactions in individuals that are susceptible to it. This leads to redness, itching, and hives on the skin.
The excess moisture in the air can weaken the roots of the hair. This leads to increased hair fall. Increased humidity also can make the scalp prone to more infections and contribute to hair loss.
FRIZZ AND HUMIDITY
Hair absorbs more moisture from the air due to the high humidity levels. This causes frizz and unruly, and unmanageable hair. Curly hair type in particular is more prone to frizz in the monsoon.
DANDRUFF AND SCALP INFECTIONS
The dampness in the air creates a perfect condition for the fungus to grow on the scalp. This further causes dandruff and itching problems. One can be very tempted to scratch their scalp. The only thing that will do is worsen the issue.
The monsoon humidity can stimulate the sebaceous glands on the scalp. This, in turn, increases the oil production on the scalp. This causes the scalp to look greasy and leads to greasy hair and clogged pores.
Hair odor is something most of the individuals out there are concerned about. Sweat, humidity, and oily scalp can lead to an unpleasant smell, and lead to bad hair odor.
These are some very common skin and hair issues encountered during the monsoon. The humidity and increased moisture in the air create a suitable ground for skin and hair problems. It’s crucial to deal with these problems to ensure a great monsoon for you. To find out how to deal with these problems, stay tuned for our next blog.