While each season brings with it changes that cause the skin to react, the monsoon season is one to be especially careful with, due to increased humidity and the risk of infections.
If we often talk about hair care and skin care for women, there are some grooming routines that men should follow, too much. Asawari Pawar, Marketing Director of LetsShave, says long periods of rain and increased humidity can be harmful to the health of men’s skin and hair.
She lists five absolutely essential tips; read on.
1. Get a close shave or religiously trim body hair
If you have a busy schedule, it will be incredibly difficult to take care of facial or body hair. Just shave or trim to save time and finish your grooming routine without much difficulty. During monsoons, long hair is more likely to attract dust and grime which, when mixed with sweat, can cause problems.
2. Avoid a tousled beard and mustache
For men who are trying to keep their beard style on point, be sure to clean your beard with a beard shampoo to wash away dirt and sweat. After that, apply a light, organic moisturizer to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. This can prevent itchy skin and a smelly beard.
3.Use shaving foam or shaving gel without SLS to retain moisture in the skin
Always buy seasonally appropriate shaving products without SLS. Remember, quality shaving foam and shaving gel can not only keep your skin hydrated, but also provide best-in-class and long-lasting results. Also, using soap and water is not ideal. A good shaving product will help your skin retain its natural moisture while adding a subtle musky scent.
4. Use an alcohol-free aftershave balm or lotion
Men who neglect hydration of the skin complain of itching. Shaving can dry out your skin and make it uncomfortable from lack of hydration. Using an appropriate aftershave moisturizer will help your skin to rehydrate. Aftershave lotions or balms are the first lines of defense against dryness. In fact, they also close the pores and lock in the skin’s natural oils.
Make sure your aftershave products do not contain alcohol. It is said that alcohol-based moisturizers can kill bacteria and viruses, just like they do in disinfectants. These products can do more harm than good. Instead, opt for organic products that are integrated with aloe vera, green tea, or similar natural ingredients.
5. Exfoliate your skin before shaving
Too much moisture and sweat can often lead to oily skin, making the hairs sticky, making them more difficult to remove. Always exfoliate before shaving to remove excess oil and impurities. It will help remove dead skin cells and make razor glide easier.