Holi is right here! And, we can't keep calm. We don't know about you but we are ready with the water guns and colour balloons. Playing with colours and water, along with relishing lip-smacking delicious meals and beverages is undoubtedly the best part of this fun and frolic festival. But, amid all the excitement and enthusiasm, we tend to overlook one important aspect of Holi and that is skincare. Colours damage our skin and leave it flaky and dry. With our checklist, get ready to prep your skin and hair before you play Holi for unlimited fun all day long.
Beauty Checklist To Tick Off Before You Head Out To Play Holi
In order to prevent acne, rashes and reactions on your skin, swear by these Holi skincare tips:
1. Apply Coconut Or Mustard Oil
Dry skin allows chemicals to penetrate the body easily, therefore, it is always suggested that you apply coconut oil or mustard oil on your entire body. You can also use mustard oil. Don't forget to apply oil between fingertips, near fingernails and also behind the ear.
2. Don't Forget The Sunscreen
While you always have the option to apply oil on your face as well, many prefer not to. In such cases, you must apply a thick layer of moisturiser which will act as a protective layer or barrier preventing colours from staying on your face. Don't forget to apply sunscreen after moisturising your body. Always pick a gel-based sunscreen which is waterproof and has SPF above 25. It is safe to carry sunscreen along. If you're in the sun for more than 3 hours, you can always re-apply it.
3. Avoid Facial Or Razor
Avoid getting a facial or using a razor right before Holi celebrations. Whenever you get a facial or use a razor on the face, it opens up your pores. When done before Holi, there are high chances of colours along with other impurities getting stuck in the pores, causing breakouts, infections, and a lot more.
4. Wear Sunglasses
You can apply moisturisers, oils and sunscreens to save your body but what about the eyes? The eyes are extremely sensitive, and the chemical content in the colours can cause irritation, which may lead to allergies. Make sure you don't apply any eye makeup before heading out for celebrations. And, always wear a pair of sunglasses to protect them. In case, the colour ends up entering your eyes, wash them immediately with cold water. If irritation persists even after a few hours of playing Holi, contact an eye specialist.
5. Thoroughly Oil Your Hair
For the hair, both mustard oil and castor oil can do wonders. Give yourself a good massage so that oil gets seeped into every corner. Tie a bandana or any cloth - it will not only add a stylish element to your look but will also protect your hair.
6. Pay Attention To Your Nails
Trim your nails before stepping out to play Holi in order to prevent colours from getting stuck. Don't forget to apply a thick coat of dark nail paint, pick the darkest colour possible. It will protect the nail as well as the nail bed from getting damaged. Remove the nail paint after playing Holi.
Are you ready for Holi 2023?