Holi is just around the corner, and it’s definitely fun to play around with colours and celebrate to the hilt. But all that pigment in the gulal and Holi colours can play havoc with your skin and hair. They can make your skin and hair dry; give rise to itchiness and irritations.
Worry not. Here are some beauty care tips that will help you to protect your skin and hair during Holi and enjoy the festivities without getting stressed.
A Day before Holi
Wash and condition your hair to cleanse your scalp and hydrate the strands. Try WOW Skin Science Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner, to nourish and protect your hair. This ensures your hair and scalp does not get very dry as you play with colours.
Prep your skin by removing dead skin cells with a good scrub. This will ensure you do not get dry patches on your skin after playing Holi. Try WOW Skin Science Activated Charcoal Face Scrub.
Do not forget to moisturize your skin with WOW Skin Science Skin Revive Nectar Moisturizer. It will keep your skin smooth and soft for the day of Holi.
On the Day of Holi
Think protection for your skin and hair. And that’s done by applying some coconut oil on your hair, scalp, face and all the exposed parts of your body. This acts as a barrier and prevents colours from coming in direct contact with hair cuticles, scalp and skin, which means less damage and scalp irritation. Use WOW Life Science Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
Before applying coconut oil on your skin, you need to think of sun-protection since you will be playing under the sun. Apply a sunscreen since it gets very hot during this season, and all that colour and heat can aggravate skin damage. So smooth over a generous amount of sunscreen on your face, arms, legs and back. Choose WOW Skin Science Sunscreen Matte Finish SPF 35++.
Hydrate your eye area and your lips with soothing aloe vera gel like WOW Skin Science Aloe Vera Gel. Keep your lips soft by smoothing over some cream or lip balm on the area.
Beauty Routine After Playing Holi
Care for Your Face
Use plain water to wash off the colour. Do not use very hot water to rinse your face. Wipe your face and then use micellar water to remove as much of colour from your skin as possible. This is extra helpful if you have played with synthetic colours or permanent colour. Try WOW Skin Science Coconut Clarifying Micellar Water.
You can also use some coconut oil on your face after cleansing to remove stubborn colour stains. Wipe off with a cotton pad. Then use a face wash to give your skin a final cleanse with a gentle, balancing face wash like WOW Skin Science Apple Cider Vinegar Foaming Face Wash.
Do not be too rough on your skin. All of the Holi colour may not come out at one go. Rubbing too harshly can damage your skin. Instead, use atoning, and moisturising face mask that helps to repair skin damage and restore its natural glow. Pick WOW Skin Science Pink Rose Clay Face Mask.
Now give your skin the nourishment it needs, after all, that colour, dust and heat. Massage a generous amount of rich cream on your skin after cleansing it. This helps to restore lost moisture and forms a protective barrier on the skin. Give it a dose of skin-restoring vitamins with WOW Skin Science Multi-Vitamin Face Cream.
Care for Your Hair
Start by dusting off the dry colour from your hair. Then use plain water to rinse as much colour off your hair as possible. Then shampoo your hair to cleanse your scalp and hair. You might have to go twice with it to get rid of excess colour. Pick a shampoo like WOW Skin Science Red Onion Black Seed Oil Shampoo.
After rinsing your shampoo squeeze out excess water and towel dry your hair. Then use a hair mask instead of a conditioner to give more intense care to your strands. It also helps to repair any damage that might have been caused by Holi colours and soften rough hair. Try WOW Skin Science Red Onion Black Seed Oil Hair Mask.
Finish off the care for your hair post-playing Holi by using a restorative hair spray that lessens hair damage and breakage. We recommend WOW Skin Science Multi-Repairing & Nutrition Water Hair Spray.
Care for Your Body
Start your post-Holi body care by washing off as much of colour from your body with a clarifying body wash like WOW Skin Science Amazon Rain Forest Volcanic Gold Clay Body Wash.
Then use a body scrub to slough off dead skin cells and any residue of Holi colour from your skin. Try WOW Skin Science Ubtan Face & Body Scrub.
After bath apply a generous amount of rich body butter on your damp skin. It’s important to use a body butter instead of a body lotion to ward off the excessive dryness caused due to sun, dust and colour during Holi. Try the nourishing WOW Skin Science Rich Olive Body Butter.
Finally, give your hands some extra dose of love with WOW Skin Science Avocado Hand Cream. It will help soften dry hands caused by playing with colour and water.