As much fun as playing Holi can be, it also can wreak absolute havoc on our skin—what with the chemical-ridden colours that are slapped onto our faces and hair. To counter the dullness and dryness that come with the festival, we've put together a few post-Holi skincare products you must invest in ASAP.
- A gentle cleanser
- A restoring eye cream
- A hydrating lotion
- A moisturising balm
- A vitamin C-infused serum
A gentle cleanser
Steer clear of products containing harsh chemicals like parabens, sulphates, fragrances, alcohol, artificial colours, and dyes. Opt for dermatologically-tested, non-comedogenic formulas crafted with skin-loving ingredients instead. The Simple Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash is a cult-favourite for a reason. It is a mild formula infused with pro-vitamin B for hydration, vitamin E for skin soothing, and triple purified water for cleansing. It is free from baddies and cleanses your skin thoroughly.
A restoring eye cream
How do you counter the puffiness and dark circles that may get triggered thanks to the chemicals used in the colours? By investing in the Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF15 Eye Cream, that's how. A broad-spectrum SPF eye cream that minimises the appearance of dark circles, and protects and repairs the delicate area around the eye, this cream is infused with lactic acid to smooth and retexturise, sodium PCA to enhance moisture absorption, and spiraca, bisabolol, and hydrocotyl firm and reduce puffiness and lines. The fact that the cream is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and gluten-free is just an added bonus.
A hydrating lotion
You must avoid the dryness that Holi brings with it by pampering not just your face but the rest of your body, and that's why we've picked just the formula for you. The Love, Beauty & Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Hydrating Body Lotion, infused with natural coconut water, moisturises your body and leaves in its trail the invigorating scent of ethically-sourced Moroccan mimosa flowers. This clean beauty lotion concoction is paraben-free, sulphate-free, and contains no added dyes, colours, or fragrances in its formula. What’s not to love?
A moisturising balm
Don't forget to hydrate your lips! A balm is a versatile skincare staple. It hydrates the lips, soothes discomfort triggered by dryness, and forms a protective barrier over the surface to prevent external aggressors like the weather, wind, and pollution from causing damage. Our go-to balm is the Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin - Rosy Lips. Along with bedecking the lips with a rose-tinted sheen, this deliciously scented, non-sticky balm, infused with white petroleum jelly, seals in moisture immediately, and leaves in its trail a delicious scent.
A vitamin C-infused serum
Our favourite vitamin C serum? The Lakmé 9to5 Vitamin C+ Facial Serum! Laced with superfood Kakadu plum, the richest source of vitamin C, this lightweight serum repels dullness, sun-induced damage, and the effects of pollution on the skin, and wards off free radicals. It's loaded with antioxidants and contains 100 times the amount of Vitamin C as compared to an orange. A definite post-Holi skincare staple.
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