With Holi around the corner, we know you all must be gearing up for carefree colours but keeping in mind the ongoing Coronavirus health crisis affecting the world globally. We suggest you take precautionary measures for a healthy and safe Holi. Traditionally, Holi was all about celebrating with dry gulal and buckets of water but unfortunately today it comes with splashes of synthetic pigments that are so harmful to our skin. The after-effects cause discomfort to our hair, eyes, and skin but also hazardous to our health. Why compromise on the fun bit when you can prep yourself in advance for the day? With Holi just a week away in 2021 i.e. 29th March, Monday, it’s a good time to know how to prep your skin and hair well in advance. Do you have a pre and post-skin and hair care routine in place? If not, don’t worry, we’re here to help you prepare for the festival of colours with our Holi skin and hair care tips!
Best Pre-Holi Skin & Hair Care Tips
It’s true that prevention is better than cure and this Holi we are going to follow this quote into action. Holi colours are known to leave behind stains on our skin or even worse it can cause inflammation. Don’t just get out of your bed and delve straight into the celebrations because you’ll be exposed to a lot of not-so-pleasant external elements such as colours, sun, and in some extreme cases, even grease. So, creating a barrier between these elements and your skin is the go-to pre-Holi skincare routine mantra. Just follow our pre-Holi skin care tips so that you and your skin can stay safe while having fun with colours!
Lather Yourself With Essential Oil:
Before you step out, slather on a generous amount of cold-pressed oil like coconut oil or Atopalm Cream Massage Oil on your face, body, hands, and legs. Nowadays, the colours are heavily pigmented and come packed up with harmful chemicals, this oil will prevent them from penetrating into your skin. Yes, if you have acne-prone skin too, this oil by Atopalm will suit and protect your skin. This cream oil creates a protective layer to protect your delicate skin and as an added benefit, it contains natural lavender oil that helps relax your skin as well. Takes notes, peeps!
Moisturise Your Skin Completely:
When we say that you are going to expose your skin to tons of chemicals on the festival of colours-we mean it. Save your skin from these chemicals by slathering your skin with a good moisturiser. Give your skin a body massage with Goodal Houttuynia Cordata Calming Moisture Cream as it will act as a shield between your skin and colours and will also help you to get rid of the colours easily afterward. And Houttuntina Cordata extract is a soothing plant that eases down your irritated skin.
Waterproof Sunscreen Is Must:
If you thought let’s skip SPF today, then just STOP! Playing Holi means you’ll be out in the sun for a long period of time and you have to save yourself from those UVA rays. Invest in a gel-based sunscreen with SPF 50, Suntique I’m Sports Aqua Sungel on the exposed areas of your body especially the face. It’s a fast-absorbing, non-sticky, and non-greasy sunscreen that provides a cooling and moisturizing sensation. Don’t you miss out on applying sunscreen to the back of your ears and neck
Hydration Is The Key:
Need some energy to enjoy the festival of colours? The key is to be hydrated all the time by drinking plenty of water. Well, yes a lot of us end up consuming alcohol in form of thandai but to keep your skin alive and healthy drinking water or juice is best. Taking frequent sips of water during the day keeps you energized and hydrated and prevents your skin from drying out and becoming dehydrated.
NOTE: If your skin feels irritated because of the sun or powdered Holi colours, wash it off with cool water immediately and apply fresh aloe gel on the affected area to soothe your skin down.
Oiling Your Hair:
Oiling your hair with coconut oil or Biotique Bio Bhringraj Fresh Growth Therapeutic Oil will prevent colors from penetrating into the hair shaft and from any kind of hair breakage when you’re washing the colours off. Massage your scalp thoroughly and create a protective layer for your hair and once do it’s time to cover your hair. You can use a scarf or a bandana and avoid keeping your hair open, as it will ensure that your scalp is protected, and the colour isn’t absorbed easily.
Best Post-Holi Skin & Hair Care Tips
After celebrating Holi, you may be exhausted and want to get rid of all the colours as soon as possible. But it’s important to consciously remind yourself to be gentle on your skin as excessive rubbing can irritate the skin and cause fine particles of harmful colours to seep deep into your skin. Once you are in your bathroom after the end of the celebrations, here’s what you need to do next. So, follow these post-Holi skin and hair care tips for healthy skin and hair again!
Get Drenched In Cleansing Oil:
Avoid slathering your face with foam cleanser instead opt for Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil as it’s gentle for the skin and is an excellent product in removing nasty colour stains. Reach out to this cleanser as its easily washable texture allows you a mild yet effective cleansing of colours and dirt without causing irritation. As you cleanse with this oil, the colour stains should melt off your skin. Yes, this K-beauty product will leave your skin radiant like always!
Scrub Your Skin:
The struggle of getting rid of the harmful colours is real! The only trick is to use the products with the right ingredients that won’t disturb your skin at all. And exfoliation with Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish not only removes the dead skin but also helps detox the body. This scrub has rich nutrients of Shea Butter and vitamins A & E that moisturizes and soften your dry and sensitive skin. It’s time to remove all the impurities you gained throughout the day while playing with harmful chemicals.
Moisturize Your Skin After Shower:
The harsh colors and UVA rays strip the skin of its oils and moisture. After cleansing and scrubbing, moisturize your skin with It’s Skin Aloe Relaxing Cream. This will prevent your skin from feeling dry while this cream provides relaxation and treats your skin problems such as redness and sunburns a smooth and fresh complexion. Don’t forget to apply the cream all over your feet, hands, and stomach too.
Follow A Three-Step Hair Care Routine:
While keeping your skin clear after playing Holi, you need to take care of your hair as well. So, make sure you follow a simple hair care routine starting with using a generous amount of OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo that will wash off the colors from the scalp using your fingertips with cold water only. Follow it up with an OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Conditioner as your hair requires needs extra nourishment after those harmful chemicals. The last step is using a Biotique Bio Mountain Ebony Vitalizing Serum to restore balance and leaving your hair looking healthy and smooth.
Ice Treatment To Calm Your Skin:
If your skin is feeling too itchy or it’s burning, the best remedy to cure your skin post-Holi would be rubbing ice cubes over your face and neck. This ice treatment helps inshrining pores and makes your skin smoother. With the constant exposure to colour and sun rays, our skin starts to get irritated, so it’s better to take a natural route always!
NOTE: Post Holi week, stay away from any kind of facials, bleaching, and waxing and give your skin the time to heal and repair itself. It is the best advice to avoid fragrance heavy products and wear minimal makeup.
Well, now that we have provided pre and post-Holi skin and hair care tips, we still would recommend staying safe. Do consider the current pandemic while celebrating this festival and make it a close family affair. The whole point is to help you look after your hair and skin and of course you are healthy. We hope you and your family have a safe and Happy Holi in 2021!
Can Holi colours damage our skin?
We all know that the Holi colours sold today in the market are loaded with chemicals that can irritate our skin and cause any kind of reaction to it. We suggest you opt for eco-friendly and natural colours, well how about making your own colours by using chandan and rose petals?
How can we remove permanent Holi marks from the skin?
Even after oiling oil before playing oil, the permanent Holi strains are not coming out, use Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil or Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish. Exfoliating your skin will help you to remove colour stains as well as de-tan your skin.
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