The year 2020 and 2021 passed without much commotion. But the year 2022 started with a ray of hope. The streets are no longer empty, but the masks are still there. The life that had come to a standstill has regained some movement. Things are coming back into track, and each one of us is looking forward to celebrating the first festival of the year; Holi!
Holi is undeniably one of the most dynamic and colourful festivals in India. Traditionally, water and dry Gulal were used to play Holi. Unfortunately, synthetic colours have now taken over, which can damage your skin and hair. Holi is the festival of colour that symbolizes the victory of good over evil. It’s important to play Holi safely without damaging your skin. Follow these pre and post-Holi hacks to get back your flawless skin.
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Holi 2022 Pre Holi Skincare
You may be excited to play Holi with your family and friends, but don't forget to take care of your skin. We will be sharing some useful skincare Holi hacks to protect your skin from the scorching heat and harmful chemicals present in the colours. So first and foremost, prep your skin before you go out to splash the colours.
Skin hydration is a crucial step as your moisturizer forms a protective barrier over your skin, protecting it from the harmful effects of the colours. Hydrate your skin properly with a hydrating serum or moisturizer before playing Holi.
2. Apply Sunscreen
Apply good waterproof sunscreen before going outside to play Holi. It will not only prevent your skin from getting exposed to harsh sun rays but also help in preventing pigmentation. Apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before stepping out to ensure maximum protection.
3. Apply A Body Oil
After slathering your skin with a good amount of sunscreen, top it up with body oil for extra protection. You can use coconut oil or almond oil. These body oils prevent the synthetic colours from coming in direct contact with your skin, thus minimizing skin damage.
You should apply a moisturizer, sunscreen, and body oil to your face, as well as the rest of your body since your entire body, requires protection.
4. Protect Your Nails
Apply a base coat and 2 coats of nail polish. Nail polish helps to protect your nails from staining due to colours. Alternatively, you can apply any natural oil such as coconut or almond oil to your nails. These natural oils protect your nails and cuticle from staining.
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5. Colour Block
Nails, ears, and hairlines are among the places on your body that are more likely to retain colour. Apply petroleum jelly to protect these areas before you play with colours.
Holi 2022 Post Holi Skincare
Skin gets stained with synthetic colours, and it is very important to clean the stains thoroughly or it might lead to pigmentation or it may clog your pores, triggering a breakout.
1. Clean Your Face
Colours are easier to remove when they are wet. Take a shower when you get home after playing Holi. Cleanse your face with a gentle face wash. Use a glycerine mixture, sea salt, and a few drops of lavender essential oil. This helps in clearing the impurities and toxic substances from the skin.
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2. Apply A Face Oil
Do not rub your face vigorously while removing the colour. Instead, apply some face oil such as almond oil, gently scrub the area with a facial scrub for 2 minutes, and then wash off with lukewarm water.
3. Avoid Hot Water Shower
When your skin is sensitive, taking a hot water shower is an absolute no. Take a warm or cold water shower.
4. Hydrate Your Skin
You should hydrate your skin after you are done with the cleansing process. Keep your skin hydrated by using a rosewater mist or facial serum. It helps to calm down inflamed skin. It is essential to keep your skin soft and to prevent dryness.
5. Stay Away From Potent Formulations
After playing Holi, your skin will remain sensitive for a few days. You should avoid applying potent skincare formulation on the skin during this period. Avoid skincare products with strong fragrances, soaps, alcohol-based toners as they can exacerbate your skin condition.
Skincare Tips For The Holi: Do's And Don'ts
- Do not exfoliate your skin 2-3 days before or after playing Holi.
- Try to avoid any facial or skin treatments for a few days before and after the festival.
- A hydrating mask can treat dry, dull and dehydrated skin caused by overexposure to heat and harmful UV light. Apply an overnight hydrating mask for better results. Focus on the sensitive areas of your skin, such as the eyes and lip area.
- Avoid playing Holi with synthetic colours, especially lead oxide, copper sulphate, and mercury sulphate.
- Make sure that you use mild skincare products which are gentle on your skin. Use non-comedogenic skincare products to avoid clogging of pores.
FAQs: Holi Skincare Tips
How To Use Oil if I Have An Acne-Prone Skin?
Experts suggest using non-comedogenic face oil for people with acne-prone skin. These face oils form a thin protective layer on the skin protecting it from harmful synthetic colours.
How To Remove Dye/Colour From My Face?
Exposure to heat and the chemicals present in the colours make your skin sensitive, and scrubbing can aggravate your skin condition. The best way to remove colour stains from your face is to apply a generous amount of oil and then wash off with the mild face wash.
Once you are done with that apply a mixture of curd, turmeric, and Multani mitti. This mixture has a soothing effect on sensitive skin and effectively removes the colour stain from your face.
These tips will help you avoid damage to your beautiful skin caused by synthetic colours while playing Holi. Wishing You All Happy Holi.
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