Holi Skin care tips by BB
As much as we love splashing the colours on each other, we know we have to deal with the repercussions of the damage done during Holi. Here are some of the pre and post Holi tips that can be followed to have a smoother sailing boat when it comes to getting rid of the colours and helping the skin gain back the lost moisture and hydration.
A thick layer of moisturiser: We are all aware that the colours that are used during Holi contain a lot of chemicals. These chemicals harm the skin and sometimes may even cause skin allergies. It would be best to cover not just your face but also your body with a thick layer of moisturiser that locks in the moisture of the body. This helps the skin stay moisturised and acts as the base layer.
Don’t miss your sunblock: It is mandatory that sunblock is used as Holi is an outdoor festival and we all love running around under the sun on this day. Adding sunblock which is SPF 30+ can help the skin from tanning and sun damage. Apply your sunscreen at least 20 mins before you step out for it to work effectively.
Apply olive oil to the skin and rub away any excess oil: Applying olive oil before you step out would be a smart choice as the oil’s lubricant nature helps in the elimination of the colour post the celebration. It helps as a barrier between the skin and the colour, although it doesn’t eliminate fully, it makes the exfoliation process easy.
Cover your body as much as you can to avoid the colour on the skin: It would be a good idea to cover the body as much as you can to minimise the direct contact of the colour to the body.
It is ideal to splash cold water instead of hot or lukewarm water as it makes it tougher to get rid of the colour. Cold water helps in dissolving the colour better than hot water. Hot water in general is not good for the skin as it strips away the moisture of the skin. A facewash that has foam is a better bet to help remove the colour. The foam generated helps in removing the dirt particles on the top layer of the skin.
Apply olive oil all over your face or body and let it settle for a half-hour which will help in washing away the colours and dust particles. Wash away everything with a proper cleanser or body gel that has foam. Intense scrubbing and washing dries out the skin. Apply a thick layer of moisturiser and sunscreen to avoid loss of moisture in the screen. Hydration for the skin is very important, lack of hydration makes the skin look dry, old and wrinkly. To combat this and pamper your skin, the following can be done.