A chilled glass of flavoured milk, relentless dancing to Bollywood songs on loop and different shades of colour in the air- there's so much to love about Holi. And what better way to celebrate it than the traditional way with gulal and splashes of colours. Having said that, we often forget to take care of our skin during this time amidst all the gaiety. The colours do take a toll on your skin, leaving it dry and dehydrated after the long hours of festivities coupled with exposure to the sun. Sobiya Moghul, Content Lead at Amazon Beauty shares some post-Holi tips and tricks to help retain your glowing skin.
Vaseline Blueseal Light Hydrating Aloe Fresh Jelly
Lip Balms: Like your skin, your lips also need some post Holi care. Your lips can get chapped and gently rubbing a lip balm into your lips not only helps you get rid of the colours, it acts as a protective barrier and keeps them nourished.
This 100% pure petroleum jelly. The brand claims that it is gentle on your skin, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores). It also helps reduce the appearance of fine, dry lines. Helps protect from minor cuts and protects your skin from windburn and chapping. Buy Vaseline Blueseal Light Hydrating Aloe Fresh Jelly, 50 ML for Rs 215, here.
WOW Skin Science Ubtan Face & Body Pack with Chickpea Flour, Almond Shell Powder, Safron & Turmeric Extracts, Rose Water & Sandalwood Oil
Body Scrub: The most important self-care step post-Holi is– ‘exfoliating’. After cleansing your skin completely, it is imperative to exfoliate your body using a gentle scrub to get rid of all the stubborn color. Wash it off gently with lukewarm water.
This is a skin-refining face and bodypack that contains sandalwood oil, rose water, almond, turmeric and saffron extracts, and chickpea flour. It helps to draw out impurities and give your skin a smooth texture. This pack helps in removing deep-seated dirt from the skin. The active ingredients in this face and bodypack is inspired by the traditional ubtan recipe to give you skin that glows with health.
It has vitamins and minerals that help to manage your skin health, and prevent pollutants and free radicals from harming your skin. This ubtan pack, being rich in antioxidants, and vitamin E, helps to brighten skin, restore the natural radiance of the skin. This product is suitable for all skin types. Continuous use helps to enhance your skin making it supple and soft. This helps to refresh, tone, moisturize and protect skin from environmental damage. Use it twice a week to keep skin smooth and radiant. It is free of sulphate, silicones, parabens, and colour. Buy WOW Skin Science Ubtan Face & Body Pack with Chickpea Flour, Almond Shell Powder, Safron & Turmeric Extracts, Rose Water & Sandalwood Oil for Rs 479, here.
Khadi Natural Olive Oil
Body Oil: A mandatory step of the post-Holi skincare regimen is using a body oil. It is rich in antioxidants and massaging a generous amount onto your skin will help nourish the skin from within, while getting rid of the colour gently and naturally.
This oil is rich in proteins, minerals, and vitamins, plus essential fatty acids mainly- alpha-linoleic acid. Buy Khadi Natural Olive Oil for Rs 160, here. Khadi pure and essential oil
Just Herbs Instaglow Almond Complexion Face Pack
Face Pack: Excessive colour can cause breakouts and even dull your skin. A herbal face pack will help soothe the skin while healing it. Regularly using a face pack will help your skin slowly regain its glow.
This face pack instantly rejuvenates and revitalizes a dry dehydrated and mature skin, with a difference you can see and feel giving it a much smoother appearance and an even complexion tone. The anti-inflammatory properties of the herbs coupled with the purifying action of fullers earth and the antioxidant and nourishing properties of almonds help to restore the natural glow of the skin. Excessively dry skin can be benefited by thinning the paste with raw milk, milk cream or honey. Buy Just Herbs Instaglow Almond Complexion Face Pack for All Skin Type, SLS & Paraben Free - 150 GM for Rs 625, here.
Kama Ayurveda Shea Lotus Body Butter
Moisturiser: After taking a warm shower, don’t forget to moisturise your skin. The skin tends to get dry after excessive exposure to the sun and colours, followed by rigorous exfoliation. The right moisturiser will keep your skin smooth and hydrated.
Blended in a base of cold-pressed coconut and jojoba oils, this body butter is rich and creamy and gets easily absorbed into skin. It replenishes the body's natural hydration levels and enhances skin texture by softening and smoothening it. Antioxidant-rich natural butters - kokum (mangosteen), mango and shea - help maintain the plumped-up, youthful appearance of skin, by protecting against free radical damage and minimising the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and stretch marks.
While anti-inflammatory coconut and jojoba oils protect skin against infections, acne breakouts and blemishes, essential oil extracts of soothing lotus help induce a deep sense of relaxation and restoration. Buy Kama Ayurveda Shea Lotus Body Butter, 200g for Rs 1494, here.