Holi, the festival of colours, has come knocking this year, and it is going to be super special this time. Covid guidelines have eased across the country, and people are more than excited to welcome and celebrate the grandeur and vibrance of colours. The festival indeed brings with itself a lot of fun and excitement; however, it also ends up making your skin look awful (if you like going all out and about with colours on Holi).
While you gear up for the festival, buy colours, and load up on the essential Holi delicacies, it is also time to indulge in some pre-Holi skincare to let you have a safe and worry-free festival. Pre-Holi skin care is vital to save you from the trouble of ruining your skin after Holi or roam around with blotches of colours on your face and skin.
To avoid getting stubborn Holi colours stuck to your skin days after you had a blast, here are some pre-Holi skincare tips and hacks to have your festival celebration sorted:
Pre-Holi Skincare Tips & Regime
Step 1 – Cleanse Your Skin
Through this important step in your skincare routine holds the most significance every day; it becomes even more crucial when you’re prepping up your skin to brace the chemical-loaded Holi colours. Since the festival of Holi marks spring in India, this weather especially gets rough on the skin if not cared for well. Therefore, double cleansing your skin can’t be stressed enough.
Your skin encounters colours full of toxins and harmful chemicals on Holi. If your skin is cleansed and moisturised correctly, it ends up creating a protective barrier between colours and skin.
Start your pre-Holi skincare regime by cleansing your face with a face wash that helps clean your pores while reinvigorating your skin. Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow 3 in 1 Deep Cleansing Skin Brightening Facial Foam is specially curated to cleanse the skin and pores for a squeaky-clean canvas deeply. In this face wash, the Aloe Vera Extracts remove the dirt and grime while keeping the excessive oils at bay. Its unique formulation blocks melanin production and imparts your skin a radiant glow.
Step 2 – Moisturise Properly
Even if you are going to cover yourself adequately with full-sleeved clothes, Holi colours are still likely to penetrate the skin, damaging it or causing rashes. Therefore, it becomes essential to create a protective and greasy layer so that the colour can’t sit for long and gets easily washed off with soap and water.
A moisturiser or body lotion forms that layer over your skin. Slather a moisturiser or body lotion that hydrates your skin well and forms a protective barrier over your face and the rest of the body. Get your hands on Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow Skin Brightening Hand & Body Lotion SPF 25 PA+++ & Lotus Herbals WhiteGlow Skin Brightening Deep Moisturising Cream SPF 20 PA+++ before Holi.
This moisturising cream and body lotion is your answer to having a well-nourished and protected skin and face on Holi to save it from the harmful chemicals of Holi colours. Formulated with all-natural ingredients like milk enzymes and Saxifraga extracts, they are entirely safe on your skin and offer adequate protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Step 3 - Load Up on Sunscreen
Shunning the myth that you only need sunscreen while going out in the sun, dermatologists strongly advise the use of sunscreen every single day, multiple times a day. Before going out to play Holi colours, apply a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum sun protection from UVA and UVB rays. Pick a thick sunscreen with a crème-based texture and is also waterproof.
A sunscreen will end up creating a protective layer between your skin and colours to prevent them from penetrating your skin. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Sports Daily-Defence UV Block Sunscreen SPF 50+ is a splendid product that does its job well. It comes in a non-toxic and preservative-free formulation that delivers broad-spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays.
This sunscreen’s waterproof and sweat-proof formula makes it an idyllic choice for water and outdoor activities, especially Holi, as it effectively keeps excessive oils at bay. It forms a guarded layer over the skin to protect against environmental aggressors and shields the skin from free radical damage.
Step 4 – Apply Nail Paint
It may seem bizarre at first, but trust us, it is a genius Holi hack to save your nails from getting the Holi colours inside them. Once the Holi colours seep inside your nail bed, taking it off gets challenging. The best way to avoid such a situation is to protect your nails with nail polish on your fingers and toenails before going to play Holi.
It will also help protect your nails and cuticles from the damage Holi colours can cause. Once you’re done playing with Holi colours, remove the nail polish with a nail enamel remover and get rid of the colour too at the same time. If you don’t wish to wear a colour on your nails, you can also wear two layers of top coat nail polish.
Step 5 – Wear a Lip Balm
While your face and skin are covered, don’t forget to care for your lips. Quickly grab a lip balm to apply over your lips as it gets incredibly challenging to get rid of the colours off your lips once the colours have deeply seeped in. You can also use clear lip balm on your eyelids, under the eyes, and earlobes.
Apart from the above, it is also essential to avoid heavy makeup on Holi. Just moisturise, dab some cc cream, and load up on sunscreen to get ready to bring in the festival of colours. You can double up the fun and celebration when you know your skin is protected and taken care of while you’re basking in the merriness of Holi colours.