Holi Skincare Prep
Holi is a great time of year! It’s full of fun, colours and water fights, however all this activity can be damaging to the skin. Unlike old times, when Holi was celebrated with natural colours and flowers, the chemicals used for the colours today can be drying and cause irritation to the skin. So, we have put together a simple skincare guide to prep your skin for Holi and keep it healthy and glowing.
Before and after Holi, it is important to take good care of the skin and be gentle when prepping it for the damage caused by the harsh chemicals and water. It’s important to cleanse twice a day (morning and night). Cleansing removes the chemical colours, dirt, makeup, sweat and any buildup of products or external pollutants, leaving your skin clean and soft. When cleansing, it is important to avoid using harsh soaps that can disrupt the skin’s natural pH balance, dry out the skin and cause irritation, especially for people with dry skin. During Holi, it is better to opt for a gentle cleanser with natural, nourishing ingredients. Dermavive Hydra Cleanser is made with Colloidal oatmeal which helps the skin to retain moisture by reinforcing the protective skin barrier. Failing to cleanse regularly will result in clogged pores which can cause dull skin, breakouts and acne.
2. Moisturise Your Skin Regularly
Moisturising is important to hydrate, nourish and protect the skin, especially during Holi festivities. After cleansing your skin, be sure to apply a hydrating moisturiser that is easily absorbed by the skin. Opt for non-comedogenic, lightweight moisturiser that will act as a barrier between your skin and the colours. Applying moisturiser will protect your skin from the harsh chemicals in the paints and prevent any damage. Neutriderm Moisturising Lotion is made with vitamin E phosphate that delivers antioxidants on your skin’s outer layer, providing short and long-term benefits to your skin. In addition, moisturing fights dull skin and helps to prevent premature wrinkles and fine lines.
3. Look for the Recommended SPF
Not only is sunscreen crucial for long-term skin health, it should also be used to protect the skin during the Holi festivities. However, the chemicals in the colours and paints can react to the UV rays and cause irritation to the skin, therefore it is important to choose water-proof sunscreen to protect your skin. Sunstop SPF 30 is recommended as it is non-comedogenic, water resistant, non-greasy and dermatologically tested. When applied to the skin, it will form a barrier between your skin and the paints and prevent any sun damage. It is best to apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before stepping out of the house to play Holi.
It’s advisable to apply sunscreen regularly to maintain the good health of your skin and maintain a youthful complexion for longer. By failing to adhere to proper application, UV exposure can damage skin cells, leading to wrinkles and skin laxity. Additionally, it can cause the formation of skin malignancies like melanoma and actinic keratosis. So, whenever you purchase your sunscreen, ensure that it has an SPF of at least 30.
Keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout the Holi festivities by having the right skincare routine. Be sure to cleanse, moisturise and SPF every day with non-comedogenic products that will protect your skin against the colourful paints.
The Neutriderm skincare Combo contains Dermavive Hydra Cleanser, Neutriderm Moisturising Lotion and Sunstop SPF 30+ and is the perfect, simple and easy way to maintain healthy, glowing skin without a fuss. Purchase yours here.