Since the festival of colors is round the corner, here are a few tips on how to prep your skin before Holi festivities. The festival is all about having fun with family and friends. Playing with harsh colors and exposure to the sun can make your skin dry, tanned, flaky, irritated and burnt. But, don’t worry, these easy tips and tricks will make sure that the aftermath is not so bad.

Holi Festivities

Save These Tips That You Must Prep For Before Going For Holi Festivities:

1. Oiling

The first and foremost step is to oil your skin properly at least 30 mins before you step out to play. This not only hydrates your skin but also ensures that less color is absorbed. The oil basically acts as a barrier between your skin and color.

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2. Close Your Pores With Ice-Cubes

On the day of Holi, before stepping out, you can rub ice on your face as it can help in closing the pores of your skin. Just gently massage ice cubes on your clean face for about 10 minutes. This simple trick will not allow the colors to seep inside your skin and cause damage.

3. Apply Sunscreen

Apply a generous amount of sunscreen 20 minutes before stepping out of your house to avoid the unwanted tanning and skin issues. This will protect your skin from the sun and also from the colors.

apply sunscreen before holi

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4. Apply Nail Paint Before Stepping Out For Holi Festivities 

Just like your skin and hair, your nails need protection too. The Holi colors might stain your nails or get deposited around the cuticles. To avoid that from happening, apply transparent nail varnish or nail paint before playing Holi.

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5. Cover Yourself From Head To Toe

It is strictly advised to wear full sleeved clothes while playing Holi. Avoid wearing denim, synthetic and silk clothes as wearing such clothes may cause irritation, rashes and allergies to your skin.

6. Tips For Lips And Eyes

Apply a lip balm to keep your lips moist and nourished. Avoid wearing lenses when playing Holi. If by chance, color does get into your eyes, don’t rub them, but splash water on your eyes.

7. Hydrate Yourselves Properly

Not drinking enough water causes the skin to dry up. When that happens, the color could seep into your skin and damage it. Stay away from alcohol and try to drink water and juices. This will help stay energized and hydrate your skin as well.

hydrate before holi

Now that you are aware of the tips and tricks on how to prepare yourselves for the Holi festivities. Make sure to follow them, otherwise you are going to have a hard time removing the color from your skin.  We hope these Holi skin care will prove to be effective and the best part is that you can easily find these at your home. Protect yourself and enjoy the festival.

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