Holi, the vibrant festival of colors is just around the corner, and we can’t keep calm! Preparations have already started in every household. From mouthwatering delicacies like gujia, malpua to bhang ke pakore to stocking up on colors, the Holi fever has set it. But, amidst all the fun and merriment, we often forget to take care of our skin which deserves the maximum attention during this time. These 10 essential skin care tips are what you need to follow straightaway to avert nasty skin problems that can erupt after holi.
Read on to find out more.
5 Essential Pre-Holi Skin Care Tips
1. Ice Cubes are super helpful!
Rubbing ice cubes on your face before going out to play Holi works wonders in closing the pores of your skin. Rub ice cubes on a clean face for about 10-15 mins and you can ensure that the harmful colors can’t penetrate your skin and cause outbursts.
2. Oil your skin
Who said you can only oil your hair? Oiling your skin with organic essential oils are a great way to restore the natural texture of your skin. Essential oils also have miraculous effects on treating acne and other severe skin allergies.
Follow these simple steps:
- 1 tbsp of organic coconut oil
- 1 tbsp of organic castor oil
- 1 tbsp of organic almond oil
Apply a combination of these oils on your skin before going out to play Holi. The thick layer of oils will create a barrier between your skin and the harmful colors. This way not only will it be easier for you to take off the color but will also keep your skin moisturized the entire time.
3. Sunscreen is a must!
Holi is generally played outdoors and the constant exposure to sun, colors and water, can take away the moisture from your skin and make you tanned. It is very difficult to restore the natural color of your skin once it gets tanned. To avoid this problem, it is always advised that one should apply a generous amount of a good sunscreen lotion before stepping out to play.
4. Paint your nails
In addition to your skin, it is also very important to protect your nails from getting damaged during Holi. Applying a thick coat of nail paint will keep the colors from harming your cuticles.
5. Petroleum Jelly
To protect your lips from the harmful chemicals and colors, apply petroleum jelly instead of a lipstick. The petroleum jelly will keep your lips protected and hydrated while you enjoy the festival!
Holi is one of the most awaited festivals of the year. But 2 days of celebration and colors can leave you feeling exhausted. Taking the colors of your skin is probably the most dreaded task. Simple home remedies and not using a few products can help you maintain your skin post Holi.
Read on to find out more.
5 Essential Post-Holi Skin Care Tips
1. Stay away from soaps and face washes
Most soaps and face washes in the market these days are laced with chemicals and can rip off the alkaline nature of your skin. You can instead opt for organic skin cleansing products. Also, stay away from scrubbing your skin just after Holi as scrubbing can be harsh for your skin.
Also Read: How To Manage Acne Prone Skin
2. Go natural
Natural face masks and packs are the best! They not only sooth your skin but also help restore the natural balance of it. Try using uptans made of curd and besan (gram flour) or rose water, turmeric and sandalwood. These natural ingredients have healing powers on your skin. Alternatively you can try booking Urban Company’s Salon services for a relaxing at-home therapy
3. Use oil to remove colors
Olive oil is a very mild oil which is great for your skin. Use a cotton ball to gently wipe off the color on your skin after Holi.
Before going to sleep at night, apply a mild moisturizer on your face. The harsh colors tend to take away the moisture from your skin and leave it feeling dry and patchy. The moisturizer will ensure that your skin is well hydrated while you sleep. Wake up with a glowing skin the next day!
5. Drink ample amount of water
The importance of drinking water can’t be stressed enough. Drinking 7-8 glasses of water every day can ward of skin problems and many other internal diseases. As a post Holi skin care routine, don’t forget to drink lots of water to keep you hydrated and your skin acne free.
These simple yet effective skin care routines, if followed properly can keep your skin problem free even after Holi. Don’t let the fear of skin troubles bother you any longer!
Wishing everyone a fun-filled and safe Holi!!