Holi Skin Rehab: Restore, Renew, Rejuvenate with Skincare

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Every year during Holi, we all enjoy the amazing vibe, the super cool music, the contagious laughter, the yummy food, and the stunning and vibrant colours. But there is one essential thing that somehow tends to be kind of overlooked - YOUR AMAZING SKIN!

Excessive exposure to those harsh UV rays, the super sketchy chemical-laden artificial colours, and the contaminated water can turn out to be seriously quite harmful to your skin, making it incredibly dry, damaged, and cracked up! So, it's essential to give some extra care to your skin post-Holi celebration!

But this Holi we have pledged to help you keep your skin as beautiful and happy as this radiant festival is.  

Welcome to this Post-Holi Skin Rehab in which we will tell you how to take care of your skin with some best Holi skin care tips, effective routines, and interesting remedies for healing holi-damaged skin

Pre-Holi Skin Care Tips: Your Shield Against the Colours

Here are a few simple but effective tips for pre holi skin care tips which you should start following a week before Holi so that you worry less about Holi colours damaging your skin! What’s more? We’ve suggested our hero skin products for your pre-holi prep! 

  1. Hydrate: Start increasing your water intake, because that will help keep your skin hydrated making it less prone to the damaging effects of harmful Holi colours. To hydrate the skin to create a protective barrier and prevent dryness caused by exposure to colours, you can try our Ayouthveda Ultra Hydrating Face Emulsion Cream! 

  1. Moisturise to the Max: Apply a good quantity of deep hydrating natural lotion and moisturiser on your skin. Look for moisturisers with ingredients like Aloe vera, Coconut, or Green tea. Try our Papaya Vera Face Cream and Sparkling Gold Day Cream.

  1. Don’t Forget the Sunscreen: We mostly play Holi under the sun, so always wear a physical broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of more than 30. 

Ayouthveda Sun Turn Cream - SPF 30/SPF 50 is a great option to have some fun in the sun minus the tan! But given the heat of this summer, we strongly suggest you go with the 50 SPF! 


Holi Skincare Essentials: Protecting Your Skin

Here’s how you can give your skin extra protection on the D-day [Holi Day]:

  1. Wear Full Sleeves and Sunglasses: If possible, go for only full-sleeved clothes and long trousers so that your skin remains covered as much as possible, and wear sunglasses with large frames to ensure your eyes do not come in contact with harmful Holi colours.  
  2. Use Ice Cubes: Rubbing ice cubes on your face before stepping out can help to close the pores on your skin, preventing the colours from seeping in.
  3. Nail Care: Colours get easily stuck under your nails which stains them, so apply a dark colour of nail paint on your nails as well as cuticles before you start playing Holi.
  4. Avoid Rubbing Your Skin: While playing Holi, if too much colour gets on your skin then do not rub it, because it can cause more damage, instead just shake off the excess colour and later on, wash off with water gently.
  5. Apply Oil: You can also use oil like Almond and Coconut oil and apply it on your exposed body parts, make sure to cover your ears, behind the neck, and between your fingers, it helps form a protective layer on your skin and also helps easily wash off the stubborn Holi stains from your skin.

And guys, let's not forget those gorgeous tresses and luscious lips! They deserve some protection too for your pre-holi celebrations. 

Oil Your Hair: To nourish and strengthen the hair to minimize damage from colour application and removal. Try the Ayouthveda Protein Hair Oil for the best results.


4) Layer your lips: Apply a hydrating lip balm with SPF to protect your lips from the sun and the colours. The perfect Holi party partner for your pout? Our Party Swirl Tinted Lip Balm


Post Holi Skin Care Tips: Immediate Actions

After the fun, celebrations and exposure to harsh chemicals, your skin will need some extra attention and pampering to restore your skin to its previous glow! Here’s some after holi skin care you should do :

  1. Cleanse Gently: Get rid of the colours by washing them out with a mild soap and cleanser. Do not use hot water because it worsens the situation. Instead, you can use lukewarm water to gently remove colours and impurities from your skin without stripping away its natural oils, along with any one or more of our post holi face cleansers like Ayouthveda Sparkling Gold Face Wash, Deep Cleaning Foaming Face Wash or the Charcoal Facewash. 

  1. Don’t Scrub: You may feel the best way to remove colour is to use a scrub but it's not, scrubbing could leave the skin feeling dry and inflamed. So, instead, use a gentle exfoliating cleanser. You can use any of the above that we’ve suggested. 


  1. De-tan: Help in removing tan caused by prolonged exposure to colours and the sun.

The Ayouthveda DTan Facial Kit can be your best solve, which includes the DeTan Serum, the DeTan Scrub and the DeTan Powder among other products.

  1. Hydrate: Once your face is cleansed properly, apply a good quantity of moisturiser made with natural and safe ingredients. For this, try our Sparkling Gold Day Cream to Restore moisture and soothe the skin during the day and our Sparkling Gold Night Cream to rejuvenate your skin at night. 


  1. Tackle the Holi Colours in your Tresses too: Deep cleanse the hair to remove colour residues and restore its natural shine and softness, with our Purple Rice Shampoo & Conditioner


Healing Holi Damaged Skin: Remedies and Treatments

  1. Green Tea Rinse: Green tea is rich in antioxidants that can help ease irritated skin after Holi. Brew some green tea, let it cool, and use it as a rinse to abstract colours and ease your skin.
  2. Raw Milk Cleanse: Raw milk is an excellent cleaner. Dip a cotton ball in raw milk and wipe your skin with it.
  3. Honey and Rosewater: Mix honey and rosewater in equal proportions and apply it on your face. This acts as an undyed toner and helps in soothing the skin.

Post which, you could take 15 mins to give your face an at-home spa treatment! Try our Sheet Mask Pack for a spa-like feel for healing holi-damaged skin. 


Rejuvenating Your Skin: Tips and Tricks

  1. Fruit Masks: Use mashed papaya or banana as a mask. These fruits are rich in enzymes that could help in rejuvenating the skin.
  2. Potato Juice: Potato juice could help in reducing any colour-induced pigmentation. Apply it on your face and wash it off after 15 minutes.
  3. Yogurt and Turmeric Mask: A mask made of yoghurt and turmeric could help restore your skin’s undyed glow.


In conclusion, you must understand that although Holi is a festival full of joy and energy, it can also be a little harsh on your skin. However, with the proper care and attention, you can rejuvenate, revitalise and renew your youthful glow after Holi. Through this blog, you have been given a detailed Holi skincare guide to follow during this colourful festival to help heal holi-damaged skin, if there is any. 

And on that colourful note, here’s wishing everyone a colourful Holi that not only gives us beautiful memories but glowing and healthy skin. Ayouthveda wishes you a Happy Holi!

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