Holi brings with it a riot of colours, much joy and a whole lot of fun and games. However, once the festivities end all you are left with is multicoloured skin, in hues of pink, purple, green and yellow. Added to that, harsh chemicals mixed in colours can leave you skin dry and irritable, giving you no choice but to get into serious damage control mode.
We help you chart out a post-Holi skin care routine so that you can go back to being your radiant, flawless self in no time.
- Cleanse your skin free of all the colour and grime with the help of an organic milk cleanser containing coconut, pomegranate or aloe vera extracts. Make sure not to rub your skin while trying to remove those stubborn colours or use harsh scrubs to get rid of the stains. Instead massage your skin with the cleanser in slow upward motion while cleaning your face.
- Wash your face with cold water and use a gentle moisturising face wash that will help in replenishing your skin and restoring the natural oils that were lost while playing Holi. Similarly, for the body, use a mild body wash and lukewarm water to get rid of the colour quicker. Avoid mineral oil or alcohol based products as these will only increase dryness.
- Lemon juice is excellent in removing obstinate colour stains so keep a few wedges in hand just in case your cleanser and body wash does not do the trick.
- All those toxic chemicals in the colours only result in sucking out the moisture from your body, leaving your skin dry and flaky. After a shower, ensure that you apply generous doses of moisturiser on your face and body which will help your skin bounce back.
- If you are stepping out into the sun make sure you apply your heavy duty sunscreen and keep it with you in case you need to reapply during the course of the day. Your skin is very delicate after Holi and needs all the protection it can get.
- Soothing face packs with cucumber and neem will help in reducing itchiness and redness. A combination of glycerine with rose water is also works wonders in calming your irritable skin
- Avoid getting a facial or bleaching your skin for at least one week after Holi as your skin still remains very sensitive for the next few days.