Looking for the Clouds for the first rain of the season is always a sight. And who does not want to get drenched in the first rain, reliving our childhood. But as a grown person some apprehensions definitely crop in our minds like itching, rashes and allergies on our skin, face and body.
With rain in the tropical heat conditions of 35 degree C and above like in Delhi , high humidity also brings with it continuous sweating and sebum oozing out of our Face, and that even the mild sunlight can play havoc with Sun Tan, burning sensation and even dehydration of the skin. Even Gastric Acidity and Indigestion (Very much a part of Rainy season health hazard) makes our skin more vulnerable and susceptible for Skin disorders.
High humidity at 30 plus C temperature is also associated with huge Mood swings and you need to relax your nervous system as well as stress related disorders. This can otherwise play havoc with your face, Hair and Body.
Over acidity and indigestion cause dip in your facial pH level prompting more Allergies, Tanning and Loss in Skin Glow. Rehydration of Skin and body through high intake of Fluids, Fruit Juices, Easy to digest Salads and foods with high fibre content can help in bringing back the lost lusture.
Here are a few combinations that work wonder on your skin in rainy season:
Skin and Body de tan thru Aromatherapy
Prepare a Body and facial Scrub with ½ Teaspoon of Dead Sea salt, ½ TSP Brown Sugar, Ubtan ½ tsp and make paste with 1Tsp Skin Butter ( Shea and Cocoa Butter ) , add 10 drops Lemon Juice and 2-4 drops of Neroli Oil . The paste should be well massaged and scrubbed on Face and body with gentle movements for 5-10 minutes and then leave for 5 minutes. Wash off well and apply SPF 10-20 Sunscreen. Repeat the process every week and see miracle happening after three sittings.
Important: Don’t touch the pimple skin with fingers since it may lead to more infection.
Strictly NO FOR OILY FOOD, FRIED FOOD, JUNK FOOD, ESPECIALLY COLD DRINKS, FRIDGED WATER & SWEETS.
You should take diet of Salads and whole fruits.
Drink as much water as possible.
Hair fall and Hair Lusture— Hair Dandruff, Dry, Itchy Scalp
Aromatherapy of Hair and scalp problems in summer and rainy season includes Rosemary oil 1 drop, Basil oil 1 drop , Tea Tree oil 1 drop and Patchouli oil 1 drop mixed with 1 Tsp Almond or Extra virgin Olive oil and applied on Scalp on alternate nights with gentle finger massage for 10-15 minutes . Wash off next morning with Lavender Shampoo. Apply pH 5.5 Hair Conditioner or Hair Spa Cream.
For Premature hair Loss, Dandruff and chemically treated and damaged hair with split ends
Diet full of proteins, especially sprouts and salads.
Foot Care Fungal infection of the foot sole is always a matter of concern in the rainy season (Athlete’s Foot) and it requires specialized pedicure.
One Teaspoon Dead Sea salt and two drops of Basil Oil in the Pedicure Tub and soaking the Feet for 10-15 minutes always help to overcome the fungal disorders. Make sure to put on your socks after complete drying of fingers and foot sole and applying talcum powder.
This article is written by Dr. Naresh Arora, who is a renowned Aromatherapist & Cosmetologist and Founder of Chase Aromatherapy Cosmetics.