Who doesn’t love Holi? Well, a lot of people. Simply because of the havoc Holi colours wreak on hair and skin. But it doesn’t mean you have to hate such a fun festival and be locked inside all day running from the colours. Prepping your skin for the festival can help you play with colours all you want without worrying about your skin. What you need is to follow these skincare tips to protect your skin and be Holi-ready...

Wash your face with cold water
 

Wash your face with cold water

First and foremost, clean your face with cold water and rub an ice cube before you apply the protective products on your face. It closes the pores and doesn’t allow dirt and harsh colours to enter the pores.

Not without a sunscreen
 

Not without a sunscreen

Since you are going to be out in the sun, don’t leave your house without applying sunscreen on your face and arms. Get your hands on Lakmé  Sun Expert Ultra Matte Lotion SPF 50 PA+++  for protection from sun damage.

Layer your skin with face oil
 

Layer your skin with face oil

You cannot risk your bare skin getting exposed to colours. Layering skin with the right products can save you a lot of drama and scrubbing hours. Apply a face oil like coconut or almond oil on the face before going out.

Grab a protective moisturiser
 

Grab a protective moisturiser

A moisturiser will ensure the skin isn’t dry due to colours and helps the colour come right off. Cover your face with Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel. It is a soothing and hydrating primer that acts as a barrier and protects skin. 

Petroleum jelly
 

Petroleum jelly

Not only your face, but your lips, nails and ears need to be protected too. Apply a generous amount of Vaseline Original Pure Skin Jelly on your neck, fingers, back of ears and lips to avoid direct contact with colours.