Holi, the most awaited, fun festival of the year, is only days away and we just can’t keep calm. While you’re gearing up for the festival of colours, you also need to prep your skin for the harsh colours that it will be subject to. And ladies, if you happen to have oily, acne-prone skin, you’ve got to be even more careful. Not to be buzz kill but you don’t really want to trigger breakouts after playing Holi, do you? Holi colours are often laden with harsh chemicals that can cause acne, allergies and what not to your skin. Don’t worry though, for here are three things to swear by on the day of Holi so that your skin is able to survive the colour riot just fine.

Massage your face with an ice cube
 

Massage your face with an ice cube

Open pores being exposed to harsh colours is the prime reason for breakouts on Holi. Take an ice cube and rub it onto your face in the morning for at least 10 minutes before you step out. This will help close the pores so that the colours are not able to penetrate into your skin. After you’ve done this, moisturise your face with a soothing moisturiser.

Don’t forget to Moisturise
 

Don’t forget to Moisturise

Apply moisturising face oil, like coconut oil for example, all over your face the night before Holi. This will cause the oil to get absorbed into your skin overnight, keeping your face well moisturised the next day. Also, it will help prevent the colours from affecting your skin. An hour before you get out to play Holi, cover your face with a lightweight moisturiser, such as the Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser, as it will act as a barrier between your skin and the harsh colours and will also help get the colours off your face easily after you’re done playing.

A film of non-comedogenic powder
 

A film of non-comedogenic powder

Decking your face with non-oily compact or setting powder will help you remove the excess oil from your face, giving it a matte finish. Also, a layer of light makeup ensures that the colours don’t come into direct contact with your skin, thereby keeping it safe and free from harsh chemicals. Get your hands on the Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Finishing Powderfor an oil-free look and for protection from harsh colours and other environmental aggressors.

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