How To Take Care Of Your Skin Through A Pre-Holi Skincare Routine?
Holi is the most celebrated festival of colors in India. It’s a celebration that involves people from all walks of life, religions and cultures. Holi is celebrated to pray for the well-being of humanity and also to purify the atmosphere around us by removing all the negativities from it. The only way you can do this is by taking care of your skin before playing with colors on Holi day itself so as not to damage it further or cause irritation later on!
Why Holi Skin Care is Important?
While Holi is easily the most fun festival in India, there can be a few problems. The colors we use to play Holi can be very harsh on the skin. Even if you go completely natural, Holi colors can still be too concentrated on your skin and can cause allergic reactions. Drying of the skin is one of the most common side-effects of Holi colors.
Moreover, the water used for Holi is frequently harsh and too salty, both of which can further damage skin barriers and break down skin cells.
The third issue is that while Holi is played outside during the day, prolonged sun exposure may cause skin problems like sunburns, hyperpigmentation, and other skin conditions.
So, we advise taking care of your skin by maintaining a proper skincare routine both before and after the Holi festivities.
Pre-Holi Skincare Tips To Be Followed
Exfoliating is important for two reasons: it helps remove dead skin cells, and it also helps to reveal new, healthy-looking skin. Exfoliation should be done regularly to keep your complexion glowing and feeling smooth.
To get rid of dead skin cells, you need a good scrub or exfoliator that will remove dirt, oil and other impurities from your pores without irritating them. There are several different kinds available:
- Acid-based scrubs work best on sensitive skin
- Enzymatic ones are gentler but still effective
- Physical scrubs provide deep cleansing action by rubbing against the grain of your face instead of using pressure
- Mechanical ones use rotating disks that rotate across each other as they move over the skin (this creates friction)
- Chemical peels use acids like glycolic acid or salicylic acid that dissolve away layers of dead skin cells while leaving fresh ones behind.
The choice depends on what kind of results you want.
Cleansing your skin is a crucial step in taking care of any blemishes or other skin issues. You should use a mild face wash to remove any leftover makeup or dirt from the day before and then cleanse your face twice per day with an appropriate cleanser for your skin type. If you have oily skin, look for one that is oil-free; if it's dry or sensitive, choose something that doesn't contain alcohol as this can irritate the area and cause redness or swelling.
For a thorough pre-Holi cleansing, you can use Organic Kitchen’s greek yoghurt face mask and coffee kombucha probiotic cleanser. It has gentle exfoliators that clear impurities from the deepest levels of your skin.
- Moisturize your skin after playing with colours.
- Use a good quality moisturizer.
- Apply moisturizer at least twice a day, even if you are not sunbathing or swimming in the sea, as it will help protect your skin from dehydration and irritation caused by wind or salty water.
- Avoid using alcohol-based products on your skin since they may cause dryness and peeling of the skin after prolonged usage, leading to further damage to the epidermis (outer layer). This can be prevented by using non-alcoholic moisturizers instead!
Before heading to play Holi outdoors, remember to put on full-sleeve clothes and sunscreen. During March, the weather gets warm and sun rays are harsh on the skin. To avoid tanning and sunburn, apply Organic Kitchen’s Saffron and Vitamin C sunscreen.
- Olive oil is a natural moisturizer. It's also a good barrier against harmful UV rays, which can cause premature aging of the skin.
- Olive oil helps to keep your hair healthy and prevents split ends from forming.
Pre-Holi skincare depends on your skin type
The pre-Holi skincare regimen for each skin type depends on what you're doing during the festival.
- If you have dry skin, your best bet is to use a gentle cleanser and exfoliant (like a mitt) to remove any dirt and oil from your face before applying moisturizer.
- If you're oily, try using an oil-free moisturizer or makeup primer (which will help keep makeup on longer), but avoid lotions with fragrance if they contain menthol in them--this can be irritating to some people's sensitive skin.
- If your skin is normal or sensitive, then using regular products should be fine!
However, if you wake up with redness or irritation following the festival festivities anyway then I recommend going back into the routine again after the Holi celebration has ended so that any inflammation subsides naturally without any artificial ingredients being added into their routine.
During Holi Skincare Tips
- Layer your skin just before playing Holi: Use body lotion to your entire body an hour prior to participating in Holi to layer your skin. To protect the eyelashes and nails, dab a little baby oil on them and apply Vaseline to the area surrounding your eyes. Always dress in long sleeves to prevent direct colour exposure.
- Cover yourself: The more you cover oneself, the less probable it is that the colours may damage your skin. Put on clothing that completely covers your body. Put on a long-sleeved shirt that completely covers your body. Your skin might receive the best protection from a physical barrier.
- Don’t miss on Sunscreen: Apply a good amount of chemical-based, water-resistant SPF 50 sunscreen to the face and entire body. Choose a sunscreen that can withstand heat and perspiration.
Post Holi Skincare Tips
- Gently remove the color: After enjoying Holi, use washing milk to make the colours come off more easily. Carefully remove the colour. Use a quality moisturiser after removing the colours to avoid any dryness.
- Washing your face: When washing your face, it is advised to use a foamy face wash because the foam will best remove dirt, makeup, and extra oil while preserving the skin's freshness. A word of advice: be careful to use a cleanser that is suitable for your skin type.
- Use cold water: Warm water may not be as effective when applied straight to the skin. Instead, use cold water since it will easily remove the colour.
- Use oil: To make the colour disappear, apply an oil—such as coconut oil—to the affected areas and leave them alone for a little while.
- Hydrate your skin: You should always use a good facial serum and moisturiser, no matter what time of day it is.
Organic Kitchen's Products That Can Be Used For Holi Skincare
- Organic Kitchen's Coffee Cleanser: This Coffee Kombucha Probiotic Face Cleanser is a combination of green tea extract with coffee, kombucha and vanilla. This exfoliating cleanser remove all dirt & impurities to reveal fresh and clear skin.
- Organic Kitchen’s Kale Serum with Vitamin B & Niacinamide: This antioxidant-rich Kale vitamin B soothing serum shot removes dead skin cells while thoroughly hydrating the skin while reducing the signs of premature aging.
- Organic Kitchen's Moringa Papaya Oil-Free Hydrating Gel: This lightweight, super hydrating moisturizing gel is formulated with papaya and moringa extracts which incorporates with Vitamin A, E, and C to purify and relax your skin with a natural radiance.
After playing with colours, take care of your skin by following the above-mentioned tips. It is better to play Holi with flowers or natural colours to avoid severe damage to your skin. With Organic Kitchen’s exclusive skincare line, prep your skin for protection and nourishment before the festival of colours arrives.
Don't forget to wear SPF protection and enjoy the festivities of Holi, and you'll be OK. Also, to protect your hair, take care of it, wear oil, and even cover it.
Organic Kitchen wishes you a happy Holi!