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Monsoons brings with much-needed relief from the scorching heat, inviting refreshing showers to take over. However, seasonal change also brings unique challenges for our skin due to increased humidity and dampness. As the weather changes, it becomes important to adjust your care routine with small but easy tweaks. Nivea rounded up some monsoon-friendly tips to pamper you and your skin and sail through the rainy season effortlessly:

PRIORITISE CLEANSING AND THOROUGH DRYING

During the monsoon, it becomes even more crucial to keep your skin clean and dry. No matter what part of the country you are from, make sure to cleanse your face and body regularly. The rainy environment carries with it air filled with germs and dirt. Therefore, it becomes crucial to remove these harmful elements from your skin. A suitable face wash and body wash are sufficient to successfully help the cause.

EMBRACE NATURALLY FRUITY FRESH FRAGRANCES FOR BODY

Monsoons call for a peak in humidity, and this means adding more refreshing solutions to your care routine. Fruits and nut-infused products are a great way to amp up the freshness and add more fun to your routine. One area where you can make a simple yet delightful switch is your shower gel. The naturally refreshing scents of fragrant shower gels can enhance your bathing experience, make shower time enjoyable and add a touch of luxury to your daily self-care routine.

An easy way to upgrade your shower regimen and soak in the goodness of nature’s bounty is adding the all-new NIVEA Fresh Blends Shower Gel to your bathroom shelf. A global favourite, this natural shower gel does more than just add freshness to your shower experience - it enriches you with a burst of pleasant fragrances and promises an au-naturel experience. The 100 per cent vegan formulation is lovingly blended with natural ingredients, fruit extracts and plant-based milk, leaving a delicious lingering smell on your body. The rich, thick texture and refreshingly juicy formulation is also paraben free and pH skin neutral, ensuring you step out of the shower with a soft skin feeling. If that was not enough, this 99 per cent biodegradable formula is packaged in bottles which are also made of recycled plastic - making it a sustainable choice for consumers to indulge in. Make every shower fruit full with two variants to choose from - one infused with raspberry, blueberry, almond milk for beautiful, dewy skin and the other enriched with apricot, mango and rice milk for soft and supple skin. This premium shower essential is now available in India for just Rs 499 for a 300ml bottle.

EXFOLIATE THE DIRT OFF

Exfoliation is very helpful to get rid of dead skin cells and the dirt that may have accumulated on the skin. However, avoid using harsh scrubs that can irritate your skin and instead opt for gentle exfoliants containing natural ingredients like fruits or plant-based extracts. Key is to exfoliate in moderation - limiting the ritual to once or twice a week.

SPF IS NON-NEGOTIABLE

If you think sunscreen is only necessary during the summer, think again! Rain or shine, sunscreen is a must-add in your daily routine to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Even on cloudy days, the UV light can penetrate clouds and cause damage. Apply a sunscreen, preferably with SPF higher than 30 at least 15 minutes before stepping out to keep your skin safe and healthy.

MOISTURISE FOR HYDRATION

While the increased moisture in the air during the monsoon might make you believe that moisturising is unnecessary, it is even more crucial to maintain proper hydration for your skin. Don't make the mistake of skipping this step in your skincare routine, instead, opt for a non-sticky, water-based body lotion that quickly absorbs into the skin - leaving it feeling nourished without any sticky residue.

Last but not least, tailor your care routine to suit your skin type, ensure an ample intake of water and indulge in nutrition-rich fruits. By following these simple steps, you can fully embrace the joys of the monsoon season without compromising your skin's health.

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