Holi, the festival of colours, is around the corner, and you must be excited about it already. Your white dress is all set to become colourful with various powder and watercolours, but is your skin ready yet? Post-festival can lead to skin issues if you do not take precautions now. Playing with colours under the sun for hours and splashing water over your face once in a while can leave your skin dull and damaged, which you can easily prevent with these glowing skin secrets and tips given below.
PRE-HOLI SKIN CARE TIPS
Following a good skin care routine can keep your skin healthy and glowing always. However, tips to be followed before and after Holi are a bit different. Following pre-Holi skin care tips can help you choose the right clothing and protect yourself from chemicals.
1. Oil Your Skin And Hair
Oil doesn’t let your skin absorb colours. Choose essential oils as they are very beneficial for the skin and can restore the natural luster of the skin. They have amazing healing properties as well. One of the simple recipes you can try is given below:
- Organic extra virgin coconut oil - 1 tbsp
- Organic castor oil - 1 tbsp
- Organic almond oil - 1 tbsp
Right before you step outside, apply this oil all over your face and body. This will work as a barrier and protect your skin from colours. Besides, this will also ease the process of removing colours later while keeping your skin well moisturized.
You should choose a good oil for your hair as well. Otherwise, the harmful colours can dry your hair, and removing the colours from your hair will get very difficult. You can try Javakusum hair oil or Bhringraj tail to provide maximum safety to your hair.
2. Apply Sunscreen
No doubt you will play Holi outdoors, and your skin will be continuously exposed to sun rays. Besides, continuous exposure to colours and water can get you tanned. To avoid this, choose a good sunscreen with a higher SPF value and apply it 15 minutes before stepping out. If possible, choose a natural sunscreen like Sun’nil Jojoba Grapeseed Moisturizing Sun Protection Lotion instead of a chemically-laden one.
3. Paint Your Nails
Now that you have added a protective layer or barrier to protect your skin, what about your nails? Applying the oil isn’t sufficient for nails and can still make them damaged. Choose a clear nail polish and apply a thick layer of it to your nails. This will protect your cuticles from colours.
4. Protect Your Lips, Ears, And Eyes
If you are thinking of lipstick to protect your lips, then drop that idea. Instead, apply a layer of petroleum jelly or organic cheek and lip tint to your lips and cheeks as it will protect them by retaining moisture. Carefully apply it to your eyelids and ears as well.
5. Wear Cotton Clothes
Synthetic and tight clothes might look great, but playing under the sun for hours can lead to excessive sweating and skin issues like rashes and allergies. To avoid this, pick comfortable and breathable fabrics like cotton.
6. Consult A Dermatologist
If you have any skin condition or allergies, it is better to consult a skin specialist or dermatologist first. Colours can be very harmful to your skin. So, your doctor will guide you with all the precautions specific to your condition.
POST-HOLI SKIN CARE TIPS
After hours of celebration and playing with colours, the difficult part comes, that is removing colours. This is the most tiring and dreading part as you will already be tired or exhausted. However, pre-Holi skin care tips have already made things easier. You might be wondering how to get rid of Holi colours on the face now. Here are some more beauty tips for face at home that can help you protect and nourish your skin post-festival from damage.
1. Say No To Soaps And Face Washes
You must be wondering why and how to wash yourself now. All these soaps and face washes are chemically-laden and can do more harm than good. However, you can choose soaps and face washes from a trusted herbal beauty brand like JustHerbs. You can opt for Kerala Coconut Handmade Bathing Bar and Silksplash Rehydrant Face Wash. Else go for herbal powders. Also, avoid scrubbing skin harshly.
2. Go For Natural Face Masks
Natural or herbal face masks will soothe your skin and help you restore the lost pH balance and lot luster. You can try besan and curd or turmeric ubtan. You can also choose herbal masks like Petalsoft Anti-Tan Rose Face Pack.
3. Use Oils
Are you wondering how to remove Holi colours from the skin? Oils have already created a barrier if you have applied them before engaging in the festivities. Now applying some more will dissolve the colour and help you remove it easily. You can wipe it off your face with some cotton. Use a wet cotton cloth to wipe the colours off your body. There are permanent colours as well. So, you must also know how to remove permanent colours after Holi.
4. A Gentle And Mild Moisturizer
Do not go for any harsh or chemically-laden moisturizer or any other cream. Opt for simple, gentle, and mild moisturizer like Honey Facial Massage Gel that will hydrate and soothe your skin overnight. Apply it before going to bed and wake up glowing the next morning.
5. Hydrate Yourself
To keep skin glowing, hydrating your body is essential, especially after hours of playing with colours under the sun. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day is essential. If possible, drink a little more than this post the summer festival.
6. Avoid Excess Makeup
Your skin has been exposed to harmful colours all day long. It is better to avoid heavy makeup post-Holi. Let your skin relax and breathe for a couple of days. Apply a good moisturizer or a tinted moisturizer if you need some makeup. Avoid foundations and concealers.
7. No Salon Treatments
Threading, waxing, etc., can damage your skin. Leave your skin for - 5 days to rest and restore before opting for any salon treatments to avoid further irritation.
8. Visit Your Dermatologist
If you have a skin issue or very sensitive skin, you must pay a visit to a skin specialist. Sometimes you may see rashes or breakouts after Holi. In such a case, you must visit the doctor without delay. If you try to treat it at home, you may end up damaging it more. Hence, it is better to see a doctor.
These healthy skin tips for the face and body can protect your skin from harmful chemicals this Holi.