Skincare Dos and Don'ts for Monsoon

The monsoon is finally here and we know how important it is to keep your skin fresh and smooth in this humid weather. And if you are going through the monsoon woes like losing the glow of your face and frizzy hair, we have covered some important Do's and Dont's to follow this season to protect your skin and hair from the rainy weather :

The DO's

  • Keep your Hair Dry - Most of us like to get drenched in rain, but that shouldn't mean that you keep your hair wet for long as it may leave your hair frizzy and damaged. You should wipe your hair dry as soon as you get home to keep them protected. Also, keep an umbrella or raincoat handy whenever you head out to protect your hair from rains.

  • Indulge in Spa treatments - Rainy season leads to hair breakage and frequent hair loss. To prevent this, you should go for regular spa treatments and if you don't have time to go to a salon, you can use Bio Musk Root hair pack at home and then shampoo with Bio Kelp shampoo to make your hair soft, shiny and healthy.
Monsoon Skincare & Health Tips for Kids

Monsoon means play time for kids who love getting drenched in the rains, splashing on the puddles and playing with dirty water. While rainy days bring a much needed relief from the scorching sun, they also bring a lot of challenges to healthy skin. Also, the increased levels of humidity can make your child's skin dehydrated and prone to infections.

Here we are listing some important tips which you should follow as a part of your child's daily skincare regime in monsoon - 

  • We recommend to use pediatrician approved products for your baby all year round but specially in the monsoon season as the baby’s skin is very sensitive and is prone to rashes and infection during this time. All Biotique products are pediatrician approved and recommended.

  • Change your kid's wet clothes and shoes as soon as he comes home after getting wet, as it may cause fungal infections and make skin itchy or flaky. A good water bath with Bio Berry bubble bath is recommended. This 100% soap-free bubble wash refreshes and nourishes your baby’s skin naturally without causing any dryness. It is great for a relaxing, joyful bath for your child with the added benefit of keeping him clean and infection free. 

  • Use a talcum powder like Bio Basil & Red Sandalwood baby powder which helps absorb wetness and keep the skin free from rashes. The cooling powder has goodness of natural ingredients like pure basil, sandalwood etc. that keep your baby’s skin cool and dry all day.

  • Monsoon brings with it menace of insects like mosquitoes, termites etc. which can damage your baby's skin. Make sure your kid's bed has a mosquito net and you use a mosquito repellent on his skin to prevent from mosquito bites.

  • Wash your child's hair with Bio Green Apple baby shampoo to rinse away all the dirt and impurities the hair must have soaked in while getting drenched. This gentle baby shampoo has the goodness of pure green apple extract, is pH balanced and rinses hair easily. This shampoo is also pediatrician recommended, as are the other baby products.

  • Kids have a very sensitive skin and high humidity levels in monsoon can cause rashes or skin infections. So make sure you are keeping your child's skin hydrated with a moisturizing cream like Bio Wheat Germ cream which protects his skin from dryness and irritation all day long.  It also helps seal in moisture and nurture baby’s delicate skin.

  • Children love to savor oily snacks and foods in monsoon season, but they should not be allowed to binge on these fatty food items. Higher humidity makes digestive system weak and therefore junk food can cause indigestion in kids.

  • Make sure your kid is wearing light clothing in the rainy season and carries along an umbrella or wears a raincoat whenever he goes out in the rain to prevent him from getting drenched and thus catching ailments like common cold or fever.
Along with these tips, make sure your child is drinking enough water (atleast 5-6 glasses per day) and eating a balanced diet to keep him healthy and fresh this season.

Hair Care Tips - Get Ready For Monsoon

It's that time of the year again when the scorching sun is giving way to a breezy weather and rainy days, bringing respite from the extreme heat. But the rainy season also brings along with it higher humidity which we know is trouble for our hair!

But if you follow a proper Hair care regime this season to keep your hair protected and nourished, you can manage to keep many hair problems at bay.

  • Wash your Hair regularly- In monsoons you may get caught in rain very often and therefore the first thing you do after reaching home is wash your hair. But washing your hair too often can deprive it of its health and natural oils. You should ideally wash your hair 2-3 times a week to keep your hair clean and nourished. Over washing your hair can lead to excessive drying of your hair and also cause frizziness and breakage. Bio Kelp shampoo is an excellent shampoo for monsoon to prevent hair fall and cleanse your hair thoroughly.

  • Deep Condition your Hair - While you should shampoo and condition your hair 2-3 times a week, it is also essential to deep condition your hair atleast once a week using a nourishing hair pack like Bio Musk Root to get rid of the frizziness of hair and make them healthy and soft. It will also smoothen out your hair and neutralize the frizziness caused by rains and windy weather while promoting new hair growth and stopping hair fall.

  • Combing carefully - You should be using a wide toothed comb and start combing your hair from the bottom before combing them from the roots. Also applying a conditioner like Bio Sea Kelp after every hair wash would make your hair soft and easier to comb.

  • Don't over-style your Hair - Styling your hair on humid days can cause more damage than good for your hair. Also, on extra-humid days it would get difficult for you to style your hair in curls or waves, and any moisture that your hair absorb will make it attain its natural texture, therefore making it tough to manage. Instead, you can try different hairstyles like braids and top buns this season to manage your hair and still look stylish.

  • Have a Protein-rich Diet - A balanced and nutritious diet focusing on Protein rich food would be the best for your hair as proteins are considered as an important nutrient for your hair's health. Therefore, you should include foods like eggs, kidney beans, dark green vegetables, nuts, low-fat dairy products etc. in your diet.

Along with the above mentioned tips, you should keep simple things in mind like carrying an umbrella, tying a scarf around your hair and having atleast 7-8 glasses of water daily to prevent your hair from the rains and maintain its health. 
Go for Minimal Makeup this Season

Summer is slowly giving way to fresh, breezy monsoon weather which is a delight for everyone. This rainy season, there are few things which no one should miss indulging in, like getting drenched in the first monsoon showers, going out for long romantic drives, treating yourself with lip-smacking snacks and going for weekend getaways.

The rainy season also brings with it some makeup woes like smudging and washing out of makeup, running mascara and much more. But don't let this dampen your spirits, as we you can go for some amazing minimal makeup tricks this season to look your best and make a unique statement -

  •  Graphic eye liner- This season you can go for a different eye makeup look which involves a graphic eye with straight flicks and angular strokes. This retro eye look is the best way to get your monsoon makeup fix.

  • Soft, Berry Lips - The easiest way to look pretty and perfect this season is to go for a natural makeup look this season by highlighting your lips with soft, berry colors and using just a moisturizer like Bio Morning Nectar lotion and a matte finish skin primer on your face. 

  • Bright Eyes - Use colorful waterproof eye liners or eye shadows to brighten up your eyes and keep the rest of the makeup simple by just highlighting your cheekbones or using a mattifying face powder.

  • Glowing Face – Give a natural glow to your skin by just using a tinted moisturizer and a bronzer. Keep your eyes makeup free, and just add a hint of Bio Fruit lip balm on your lips for that girly look.

Apart from these, if you still have to do some party makeup, you should wear makeup carefully to prevent it from spoiling in muggy weather. Avoid using cream eyeshadows as they tend to smudge more. Instead go for powder eye shadows as they will keep the color from melting off on your face and tend to stay longer.

Choose matte lip colors which stay longer on your lips and do not get sticky due to the higher levels of humidity. Also, it is important to use a makeup remover like Bio Berberry that helps dissolve makeup and grime thoroughly. 

Tie your hair in a bun or braids as much as possible, and use colorful hair accessories to accentuate your look. 
Also follow a proper skin care regime for monsoon to protect your skin from the humidity and keep it hydrated and soft. 
Prepare your Skin for the Monsoons | Monsoon Skin Care Tips

The intense summer heat is on its verge to give way to breezy weather, cloudy skies, light showers and increased levels of humidity. The upcoming monsoons will be a welcome change from the extreme heat, sunburns and sweaty summer days. But have you prepared your skin to meet the seasonal change and handle the humidity?

Here we have covered some important and easy to follow tips to take care of your skin this summer :

  • Cleanse the Skin - Humidity tends to cause acne on your skin, therefore it becomes essentials to wash your face with a gentle, soap-free cleanser atleast two-three times a day to remove oil, impurities and purify pores. Bio Papaya is an excellent face wash to try this season as it cleans as well as exfoliates your face to dissolve dead skin cells.