Holi is just a few days away! And you all must gear up to have a big bash this year. Holi is the most enjoyable of all festivals however we all realize that Holi colors can damage the skin and hair. We got you covered this Holi with our Pre-Holi and Post-Holi skin care tips –
Pre – Holi skin care:
- Moisturize well – The most important part of your pre-Holi skin care would be building a layer of moisturizer/lotion on your face which is the most delicate area. Use a generous amount of moisturizing lotion having sunscreen like Bio Carrot which has an SPF 40 over your face (including area behind ears and earlobes) to protect yourself from the harmful colors as well as the sunrays.
- Protect your Hands & Legs – Build a layer of body oil or lotion all over your hands and legs to make sure your skin is protected from the harmful chemicals. Also this would help getting off the color during the shower later. We recommend you to apply Bio Carrot Seed Oil which is light and not greasy, yet will give you the right amount of protection and if you prefer a lotion we recommend Bio Winter Cherry to nourish your skin and prepare it for the Holi party.
- Oil your Hair – Your hair would be the first part of your body that would get affected by the harmful chemicals in Holi colors. So make sure you oil your hair really well, at least 20-25 minutes before you start with Bio Flame of the Forest oil, which will prevent your hair from any damage.
- Paint your Nails – If you enjoy painting your nails, then Holi is the day when you should definitely not miss painting them with your favorite nail polish. A nail polish would not only build a protective layer on the nails but would also get you in a festive mood.
- Lips and Eyes – Protect your lips by applying lip balm generously. We recommend you to use Bio Morning Nectar or Bio Aloe Vera lip balm which also has SPF 30 and therefore would protect your lips from harmful sunrays as well. For eyes, completely avoid wearing contact lenses as they may cause irritation if got in touch with Holi colors.
- Clothing – Now, when you have prepared your skin to face the Holi colors, make sure you clothe yourself with full-sleeved and full length bottoms, to reduce the chances of damaging your skin from the colors.
Post – Holi care :
Had a crazy Holi celebration? Well before you hit the bed to take a nap you must clean up the color from your face, body and hair. The more delay there is in cleaning the color, the tougher it will be to get rid of it.
- Cleanse well: Firstly, dust off the all the dry color from your face and body. Remove all them makeup that you might have applied with a makeup remover like Bio Almond Oil. Then cleanse your face very gently with a mild cleanser. We recommend you to use Bio Honey Gel with lukewarm water to wash off the color. If there’s still any color left, you can scrub off the rest using Bio Walnut purifying & polishing scrub. Avoid scrubbing excessively as it will damage your skin and may cause irritation.
- Wash your Hair: Next, wash your hair using a damage control shampoo like Bio Soya Protein followed by conditioning hair with Bio Watercress nourishing conditioner. Repeat the process for another couple of days until the color goes off completely.
- Cleanse your body with a revitalizing body wash like Bio Apricot body wash which has a 100% soap free formulation that would help removing any pollutants without dehydrating your body.
- Moisturize – Apply a thick body butter like Bio Coco Butter for the next few days to nourish your skin well. Once the color is completely off your body, you can start using your usual body lotion.
- Nurture your Nails – Take out the nail paint using a nail paint remover and follow it up by giving a gentle massage to your hands. The color might take a couple of days to completely go off your skin, so keep patience and follow the post-Holi tips regularly until all the color is gone, without excessively cleansing/scrubbing your body.
Have a safe and wonderful Holi!For more information on Biotique, visit – www.biotique.com