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Prep Your Skin for Holi: Effective Skincare Tips

Holi Hues!

Experts Approved Holi Skincare Tips You Need to Know!

Ready to tackle Holi without worrying about your skin?

Dive into our expert-approved Holi Skincare Tips! In this post, we not only share skincare secrets but also bonus nail care tips to ensure you’re festival-ready from head to toe!

Pre Holi Skincare Tips

1. Postpone Salon Appointments

pre holi skin care tips- postpone salon appointments

Avoid any therapies like facials, bleaching, waxing, threading, peels, or laser treatment, the week before.

Delay and do it after Holi is gone.

2. Postpone Exfoliation

pre holi skin care tips- postpone exfoliation

Exfoliation should be avoided before Holi as your skin will be more prone to damage.

3. Apply Coconut Oil On the Skin

pre holi skin care tips- apply coconut oil on skin

Apply coconut oil all over your skin.

It will make a protective shield on your skin. And will help you from skin damage.

4. Don’t Forget Sunscreen

pre holi skin care tips- don't skip sunscreen

Holi is played during the daytime.

So as usual you’ve to apply sunscreen to your exposed areas.

5. Wear Full Sleeve Clothes

pre holi skin care tips- wear full sleeve clothes

It’s preferred to wear full sleeve clothes on the day.

Your skin will thank you for that.

6. Apply Lip Balm

pre holi skin care tips- apply lip balm

Apply a lip moisturizer to hydrate your lips. For added protection, choose a lip balm with SPF.

You can also a thin layer of petroleum jelly over it for extra protection.

7. Protect Your Lashes And Brows

pre holi skin care tips- protect your lashes and brows

Apply a bit of coconut oil or olive oil onto your lashes and brows with a spoolie brush.

That will help you to protect them from damage. And the color removal method will be a lot easier post holi.

8. Moisturize Your Ears

pre holi skin care tips- Moisturize Your Ears

Don’t forget to moisturize your outer ears or pinna.

Bonus: Pre Holi Nailcare Tips

1. Paint Your Nails With Dark Colors

holi nail care tips 1- paint your nails with dark color

Painting your nails with dark nail paint can save you.

It will help your nails be protected from colors.

2. Keep Your Nails Short

holi nail care tips 2- keep nails short

Making your nails short is important prior to Holi.

As colors can get stuck into your nails. So long nails must be avoided.

3. Coat Your Nails With Petroleum Jelly

holi nail care tips 3- coat your nails with petroleum jelly

Gently apply some petroleum jelly onto your nails just before going out for playing Holi.

Being occlusive, petroleum jelly will help your nails from being damaged by colors.

Post Holi Skincare Tips

1. Take Your Color Off From Your Skin First

post holi skin care tips- take the color off

Don’t jump over exfoliation at first. Firstly remove all colors.

Massage coconut or olive oil all over your skin (face and body).

Then gently remove all the colors with a damp cloth. It’ll help you get rid of colors without irritating your skin.

2. Cleanse Your Skin

post holi skin care tips- cleanse your skin

The next step is cleansing.

Gently cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser or bathing bar.

3. Use A Gentle Exfoliator After Face Cleansing

post holi skin care tips-  use a gentle exfoliator after cleansing

Then use a gentle exfoliator to get rid of the remaining grime.

Similarly, clean your face first.

Then use a mild exfoliator. You can make your own exfoliator by simply whipping 1 tbsp coffee and 1/2 tbsp yogurt.

Gently scrub for 3-4 minutes and wash it off.

4. Don’t Forget To Moisturize After Wash

post holi skin care tips- moisturize after wash

After cleansing and exfoliation are done don’t forget to moisturize.

Moisturize when your skin is damp. That’ll help you to lock moisturization.

5. Milk Wash

post holi skin care tips- use milk for wash

You can follow this extra step before moisturizing for toned and hydrated skin.

Dip a cotton pad/ ball in milk.

And gently swipe all over your face. And then wash with water.

As milk is a gentle cleanser this will help you to get rid of residues if any. It will also help you to have your skin hydrated and toned.

6. Don’t Forget To Clean Your Ears

post holi skin care tips- use Q tip to clean the ears

Most people forget to clean their ears, the outer ones obviously.

You can use some coconut oil. And gently swipe it with a cotton swab.

Or you can gently wipe the colors with a damp cotton cloth instead of swabs.

7. Exfoliate Your Lips And Hydrate

post holi skin care tips- exfoliate and moisturize lips

Exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub.

You can make your own DIY lip scrub at home too!

After all that don’t forget to moisturize your lips.

Bonus: Post Holi Nailcare Tips

1. Clean Your Nails

Holi nail care tips 4- clean your nails

After completing all these steps during bathing remove your nail polish with nail remover.

If there are colors stuck on or inside nails apply olive oil or coconut oil. Then brush it gently (you may use an unused toothbrush). And wash it off.

Or you can just simply mix some coconut/olive oil in lukewarm water. And dip your nails into it (after removing nail polish obviously).

Then moisturize your nails after pat drying.

Final Thoughts

Taking care of your skin before and after Holi is key to enjoying the festival without worrying about skin issues. Remember these expert-approved tips for a vibrant and healthy skin glow!

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