Yep, it is that time of the year again. The festival of colors is always such a jovial time. Some love it, some hate it, but you have to admit it that you just can’t ignore it.
For many of us, Holi literally translates into “bad skin days ahead” because all the harsh chemicals in cheap gulals, water colors, and the prolonged exposure in the sun only screams “severe skin damage!”
But all the colorful fun does not have to come at a cost if you take out some time this festival to do some simple skin care tips:
1. To begin with, a good sunscreen goes a long way. Always apply a waterproof sunscreen with a high SPF as a base. Sunscreens are generally thick in their formulation and act as a shield. Not only will this prevent the sun rays from harming your skin, it will also prevent harmful chemicals from seeping into the pores of your skin.
2·The next step would be to apply a type of lubricant. Oils usually work well. The thicker, the better. You can opt for coconut or Almond oil. They are very good for keeping the skin moisturized. But for the purpose of this festival, I would suggest you apply a little more than you normally would. That will clog pores and further protect skin. They color will also not stain and come off more quickly and easily on bathing.
3. You can also apply Glycerine. This will also help the color come off easily.
4. After the the celebrations you can use face and body scrubs to clean the pores and remove dead skin cells.
5. Apply Aloe Vera gel to soothe skin after bathing and cleaning up. This will help to soothe any irritations. You can also use some face masks that will hydrate.