Holi is a wonderful time to let loose and enjoy the festivities with friends and family. It’s also a time when we have to take special care of our skin to avoid breakouts and skin damage.
Here are 5 simple ways of taking care of your skin this Holi!
Natural Colours: This Holi, say no to toxic chemicals and yes to natural, organic colours. Your skin and the environment will thank you for it. Natural colours are a lovely mix of lentils, turmeric, beetroot powder and many other amazing ingredients that are actually good for your skin. You can also go one step further and play Holi with flowers, Lord-Krishna style.
Moisturise with Coconut Oil: Lather your face and body with coconut oil so that the colours don’t get absorbed by your skin and are easier to wash off after you’re done playing Holi. This will also ensure that your face and body don’t feel dry or itchy after you shower.
Drink Up: By that we mean drinking a ton of water during the day to keep your skin and body sufficiently hydrated. Even if you do choose to have a few drinks, make sure you keep a glass of water next to you and keep sipping throughout the day. This is the best way to ensure that the heat, alcohol and colours don’t cause dry, dehydrated skin.
Post-Holi Regime: Avoid using harsh chemicals on your face and cool off your skin with aloe vera gel. You may also apply a face mask of fresh yogurt and honey, leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it off with plain water. The yogurt will be cooling for the skin and the honey will deeply moisturise and brighten the face.
Avoid Applying Makeup: Avoid using make-up post Holi. Allow your pores time to breathe and skin to heal. Remember to wear sunscreen before stepping out of the house and keep your night-care regime simple with a light moisturiser and/or a natural hydrating gel.