Rains, the season of romance, warm food and washed up streets, is here to make you happy. The cosy monsoon season puts in the mood for long drives and getting wet in the drizzle with your SOS. But let's get back to the bitter reality rains shoves it in your face. We are beset with problems like frizzy hair, germs, infections, cold, flu and itchy throat, and don't even get me started on getting to office on time *winks*... BUT on a serious note, rain does mess with your skin and hair so much that even expensive beauty products fail to set them right. However, have you ever heard people saying that rainwater, especially from the first drizzle of monsoon is extremely good for your skin? And on the other hand, do you see your skin suffering from breakouts and itchiness during rains? That's because rainwater may not be all that good for the skin. How to Achieve Glowing Skin Using Natural Ingredients? Incorporate These 6 Items in Your Skin Care Routine.

Is Rainwater Healthy for Your Skin?

Rainwater is considered non-alkaline, which means it is a pure form of soft water. When we go by that rule, using boiled rainwater may be considered good for your skin and hair. Soft water is not easily available but is considered to be good for the skin.

However, you must understand that rainwater ultimately is the water from earth going through a process of evaporation and condensation, therefore it also depends on what kind of area you live in. If you live in an area with a lot of vehicular emissions and pollution, there are chances that rainwater droplets mix with the toxic elements and ultimately end up harming your skin and hair.

But of course, if you live in an area with lush greenery, there are chances that you will be able to reap the beauty benefits of rainwater. Aloe Vera for Skin Care: 6 Amazing Ways Aloe Vera Benefits Your Skin Naturally and Must Be Part of Personal Care Routine!

Does Rainwater Make Your Skin Clearer and More Glowing?

If you notice your skin looking more beautiful during it the monsoon, it's not the rainwater. Your skin looking luminescent during the monsoon has more to do with the whole gloomy weather than the rains.

During monsoons, the light may give an illusion of clearer, glowing skin but there aren't any proven benefits of rainwater. Moreover, if the area you live in is industrial-dominated area and full of toxic chemicals such as hydrogen sulphide (H2S), you might want to not use rainwater into your skincare routine.

Acid rain can harm your skin and if you are someone who has sensitive skin you must be extra careful during monsoon.

If you must use rainwater in your beauyt regimen, make sure you boil rainwater. Monsoon Skin Care: 6 Beauty Tips You Should Never Forget During The Rains.

Is rainwater good for skin and hair?

This monsoon if you plan to get drenched in the rains just for fun, you must remember to treat your skin to a warm water bath and thoroughly dry the body before wearing clothes to avoid infections.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 17, 2019 02:38 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).