Although we love the monsoon season, a lot of us spend our mornings trying to fix our skin, de-frizz our hair and choose an outfit that looks great, while ready to confront the weather gods. Hi, I’m Seerat and I have 5 hacks to help you stay happy when it rains. Hair is pretty much cursed in the monsoon season due to the humidity as well as the rains. This leads to a daily build up of water, sweat and greasiness on the hair and scalp which makes your hair frizzy. So a quick shortcut to beat the frizz and the grease is to stock up on some dry shampoo! Applying some of this to your strands and scalp absorbs the excess oils, cuts hair styling time in half, tames frizz, and also improves the look of your hair on your third, fourth and even fifth unwashed hair day, making it appear fresher within minutes! The rain and humidity go hand in hand, so you can definitely expect some sweat, underarm odour and skin rashes! So do yourself a favour and keep your underarm skin soft and smooth by using a roll-on deo. Make sure to use one which is mild and alcohol-free such as Nivea’s Pearl and Beauty Roll-On which helps to keep underarm odour away for hours and your underarm skin soft and gentle. While the rains come as sweet relief post another brutal Indian summer, the sun can still wreak havoc and damage your skin during the monsoon. Sunscreen is as important in the monsoon as it is during the summer. So a good sunscreen is an absolute must. Nivea’s Protect and Moisture Sun Lotion suits normal skin, fights off UV all day, and is water resistant. So you don’t have to worry about sweating this one off in this weather. Now if you’re already dealing with sun-induced dark spots and dull skin, here’s a DIY you can use to bring your skin back to life! Blend together a big sweet potato, 3-4 tbsps of pomegranate juice and 1 tbsp of ginger juice, until you have a smooth paste. Apply this onto a clean face. Wash off with lukewarm water and shed a sigh of relief for your skin. As the monsoons set in, most of us aimlessly stare into our closets confused about what to wear. So while your skinny jeans up your casual-cool quota, swap them for more breathable and moisture wicking fabrics like cotton, nylon or lycra blend bottoms. These fabrics dry out quickly, so if it looks like it might rain, this is the best choice. Monsoons bring with it a lot of muck and sweat making your shoes a breeding ground for bacteria and fungal infections. To avoid infesting your toenails and feet, dip them in a tub of lukewarm water and add a few drops of neem oil to it. Damp footwear wreck your feet therefore swap out your regular footwear for rubber flip-flops and sandals as they do not soak in the water and dry out quickly. Beat the grime and stay fresh, clean and dry this monsoon season by sticking to this rule book. I hope you found these tips helpful, I’m Seerat and until next time stay tuned and stay Glamrs.