Fight Monsoon Skin and Hair Woes with Ayurvedic Knowledge

Cozy days and nights, outdoor picnics, the constant pattering of rain outside, and the endless monsoon binges. Some of us wait for monsoons with much enthusiasm. Others, not so much.

As great and green and fun as it may seem, the rainy season might mean hair and skin damage for many. Pimples, acne, and the worst and most worrisome of them all- hair fall.

No matter how many products you experiment with, these woes only go when the rains go.

But put all your monsoon skin and hair worries to rest, and let the knowledge of Ayurveda take matters into its hands.

Understanding the basics of Ayurveda and its relation to skin and hair can help you enjoy monsoons while enjoying the best health for your hair and skin. Read on to understand better.

According to Ayurveda there are 6 Rutu:








These months of monsoon are Varsha Rutu.

Due to the compromised quality of water, cloudy weather, and lower digestive fire, the Doshas get vitiated and cause an imbalance, which leads to an increase in the Vata Dosha.

Increased Vata and imbalanced Pitta causes various skin and hair problems like dandruff, hair fall, itchy scalp, acne, pimples, breakouts, etc.


The first thing you can do is to be mindful of what you consume.

Here are foods that will help in balancing out the Doshas:



Ginger tea

Lemon tea




Boiled water


Foods to avoid:


Leafy vegetables

Unwashed vegetables

Uncooked food

Seafood (can be contaminated with water)

Fried food



Skin Care


Excess moisture and humidity in the weather cause sweating. This makes the skin very oily and can lead to clogged pores which further cause acne pimples and whiteheads

Other than decreasing the overall health of the skin, this season may also cause unusual body odor due to excessive sweating, fungal or other skin infections, rashes, and eczema.


Some options to restore the health of your skin:


Appy some homemade besan, haldi, and milk paste – This will exfoliate and moisturize your skin.
Use powdered sugar and honey with some lemon and eucalyptus or tea tree oil drops – This will open up pores and remove dead skin.
Use haldi multani face mask by Twak – This will repair, hydrate, and provide complete and total wellness to the skin and protect it from any damage that the weather could cause.
Use light makeup.
Use Kumkumadi night oil by Twak – It has anti-damaging and healing properties.
Wear loose cotton clothes.
Use a light moisturizing lotion at night so your skin stays moisturized and oil glands produce less sebum preventing acne and pimples.
Wash your face at least twice a day with a mild face wash.
Take a shower immediately if drenched in rain.


Hair Care


Humid weather is ideal for bacteria and fungus to grow on your scalp causing dandruff and itching. When we get wet in the rain, the polluted rain drops and the salts in that water lead to hair fall, dandruff, or flaking.

The overcast clouds and lack of sunshine during the season may cause dry, itchy scalp that also results in dandruff and hair fall. To add to that, the moisture in the air makes the hair look dull, and sticky and causes frizziness and split ends that damage hair.


Some options to restore the health of your hair:


Wash your hair at least 4-5 times a week with a mild sulfate-free shampoo. This will remove any excess oil.
Make a shikekai and reetha decoction. Add a few drops of lemon, and wash hair with this twice a week to remove excess oil and flakes.
You can also use the nourishing and enriching Neem Shikekai Shampoo by Twak.
Crush 1 camphor in 20 ml castor oil. Heat the oil and apply it to the scalp with a ball of cotton. Massage well, and wash twice with shampoo


Just a few lifestyle changes, some homemade additions, and product changes will allow you to make the best of monsoons without compromising on the quality and health of your skin and hair.


So go on, go outside and enjoy the rain. Get going and get glowing!