Holi, the festival of colors, is unarguably the most colorful and vibrant festival around the world. Households have begun their preparations. Lip-smacking sweets to load up the house with colors. It is truly a festival where we enjoy it to the fullest.
Amidst all the delightful moments, we must not let the festivities take a toll on the skin. The chemical combination can trouble the skin, as the color is applied to the skin. It can lead to dry and flaky skin. To avoid that, we are recommending a few tips and tricks that might help you.
Oil your skin
We use oil for our scalp daily for its miraculous benefits. However, oiling the skin is a great way to improve skin texture. The natural ability of oils to hydrate and nourish the skin is excellent. Use oil only on hands and feet as using it on the face can be an acne accelerator for sensitive skin.
You can apply a combination of different oils to the skin. The layer of oil will create a strong barrier over the skin and protect it from harmful colors. This process will not only enable you to take off the color easily but will also keep your skin moisturized. Coconut oil can prevent the skin from UV Radiation, peanut oil has a hydrating effect, and avocado oil is a proven source to enrich dry skin. (1)
Keep your Sunscreen close
Holi is a festival that is celebrated outdoors and when it is celebrated outdoors, the skin tan is inevitable. Once the skin is tanned, getting the original skin tone back is difficult. To avoid that, apply a layer of sunscreen lotion before stepping out in the sun to play.
Watch out the lips
While playing with colors, you cannot avoid the colors being splashed on the face and especially your lips. Due to the color splash on lips, they can get dry and chappy. Apply a layer of petroleum jelly to protect the lips from getting dry.
Don’t forget the nails
Drenching the nails in oil before playing Holi is a great way to protect your nails from getting damaged and soaking up colors. Applying some petroleum jelly is also a great way to avoid the colors getting piled up under the nails. Make sure to keep the nails short to avoid the ingestion of food getting mixed with the settled colors beneath the nails.
Hydration is the key
The significance of drinking enough water can’t be stressed enough. Sufficient hydration every day can keep skin problems at bay and will ensure the betterment of the skin. (2) As a part of the Holi skincare routine, don’t forget to drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated and skin acne-free as the festival is celebrated outdoors.
Try to include these simple yet effective skincare regimens. If followed properly, it can keep your skin free of problems even after Holi. Don’t allow the skin problem to worry you any longer!
Wish you a fun-filled and safe Holi!!