Essential Skincare Tips before and after Holi

Holi is a spring festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists in India, Nepal, and other countries. The festival of colours is an ancient Hindu religious festival. The date of Holi varies according to the Hindu lunar calendar on the Assamese and Punjabi sects but usually falls between mid-February and mid-March.

One of the most colourful and extravagant Indian festivals, Holi, is almost around the corner, and it is, by all means, a colourful and wild festival. Have you ever planned to go out in a pleasant and playful mood on the day of Holi? Well, that is indeed one of the best ways to celebrate Holi. You get an opportunity to play with colours and drench your friends, neighbours, and relatives with green, purple, orange, or yellow shades! That's what we call fun! It is also the time for some delicious delicacies like Gujiyas, Dahi Bhalla, Thandai, and other sweets.

But along with this fun comes the aftermath of stained clothes and skin, which may be enhanced by the flying colours' germs and dust particles left behind. It is essential to take specific skincare measures before and after playing with colours. Don't worry, you have come to the right place because this article has some skincare tips for Holi,  that will help you deal with post-Holi skin problems while also celebrating the colours and vibrancy of Holi!

So what are the Holi skincare tips that you should follow before the festival? Here are a few essential tips that you must follow:

  • Scrubbing: If you want to play with colours and still have glowing skin after it, scrubbing is your friend. It helps exfoliate dry and dead skin cells making your skin look brighter and softer. It also helps to remove excess oil from the surface of your skin and even out your complexion.
  • Moisturizing: Hydration is the key to maintaining healthy and glowing skin. Make sure you apply moisturizer on your skin every day at least twice a day to keep it hydrated and nourished. You can also use a hydrating mask before applying makeup or playing with colours to keep your face moisturized throughout the day.
  • Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen on your face before going out in the sun. It will protect your face from harmful UV rays and help keep away tanning and redness caused by the sun.
  • Put a little Vaseline on your nails, ears, knuckles, elbows, and knees before going out to play with colours, as these body parts tend to get very dark when exposed to the harsh chemicals in artificial colours.
  • Make sure before applying colours on your face, you apply a coat of coconut oil to prevent the colour from sinking into your skin.
  • Apply a lip balm to keep your lips moisturized and hydrated.

Have you ever wondered what people do after the colour has faded and their faces are covered in play-doh like colours? Do they walk around with white faces until their skin goes back to its original colour? I know I would get sick of that, but hey, maybe that's just me? So if you are worried about what to do next, don't be…Below is a list of post-Holi skincare tips to be followed:

  • First and foremost, a good shower is in order. You need to wash off all that Holi colour before it can damage your skin. But be gentle while you are at it, as harsh scrubbing can irritate the skin further. Use a mild cleanser or body wash, and avoid using hot water.
  • Next comes the moisturizing part. For normal to dry skin, use a light, water-based moisturizer or a nourishing lotion, but for oily skin, opt for an alcohol-free toner or astringent instead of a moisturizer.
  • The best post-Holi skin care tip is to stay hydrated so that your skin doesn't get dehydrated after being exposed to all those chemicals. Drink plenty of water fresh fruit juices, and eat lots of fruits and vegetables to restore your skin's moisture levels.
  • If you have developed rashes due to the chemical colours, you may apply calamine lotion on the affected areas to relieve itching and irritation. But if the rashes look serious, consult your doctor immediately.
  • Avoid stepping out into the sun immediately after playing Holi, as it will damage your sensitive skin even more. Also, apply a good sunscreen with SPF 30 before going out in the sun.

Most of the people struggle post-Holi with their skin after Holi. Often, the colour doesn't go off, or if it does, the skin tends to feel dry. We hope you enjoyed these practical and easy Holi skincare tips for maintaining your beautiful skin during this joyous season! Wishing everyone a Happy Holi 2022!