Post the ritualistic ceremonies of commencing Holi and before your day out with immersive colours and water play under the March sun, prep your skin and hair with some pre-Holi care. All the TLC for skin and hair will ensure that your post-Holi cleansing and nourishing is a seamless job. Whether it’s an intimate house party or a Holi concert that you are headed to, before you clad a white fit you need to harness the skin and hair with its protective gears. Skin slugging, flooding, product sandwiching, you name it- the right guide for your Holi skincare and hair care is full of moisturising, layering and SPF!- to achieve that flawless glow like Alia Bhatt.

Pre Holi Skin Care Steps

The Holi colours contain such chemicals that rip off the skin from hydration and moisture. It also causes skin irritation and allergies to sensitive skin types. To limit the stay and contact of the colours on the skin, cleansing your face and body and lathering some moisturiser and oils along with SPF is the ultimate goal. To begin the regime, start the preps a night before by treating your skin with an overnight treatment oil or serum.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, INR 2,100  

This is a night-time facial oil to restore moisture for a radiant appearance and refined texture overnight. The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is infused with Lavender Essential Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, and Squalane. With a single application, it helps the skin look radiant and soft by morning. It helps repair and replenish the skin by fighting signs of aging, providing fine youthful skin.

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Next thing up- Mornings are for deeply cleansing the face:

Bioderma Sensibio Gel Moussant, INR 1,699

Bioderma Sensibio Gel moussant Soothing Micellar Cleansing Foaming Gel is a mild, soap-free cleansing gel that uses the efficacy of micellar technology in a rinse-off formula.

Face toner enters as the second step for locking in the pores and seeping in hydrating ingredients, the spray technology is a great option for spritzing it all day long:

Laneige Cream Skin Refiner Mist, INR 1,680

A refreshing fine skin mist formulated with White Leaf Tea Water that delivers intense and
long-lasting hydration for up to 24 hours. Perfect for keeping skin hydrated on the go, this
lightweight spray moisturizer for the face is enriched with amino acids from White Leaf Tea
water to help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier.

Face serum, that are target oriented and light on skin does wonders without clogging the pores and leaves the skin protected, nourished and sealed with hydration:

Skeyndor Power C+ Energizing Emulsion, INR 3,770 

The highest concentration of absorbable Vitamin C in any Skeyndor therapy provides immediately vibrant and bright skin. The formula for this treatment contains 25% derivatives of Vitamin C and 10% each of the superfruits acai and pomegranate, giving skin a triple antioxidant defense to fight against the chemical colors.

VitC Body Oil By Aminu, INR 1,350

Vit C Body Oil comprises of 9 nourishing oils and is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins & sterols. The Vit C body oil firms, revitalizes & tones the appearance of skin. After a few weeks of regular use your skin will be stronger, softer, and deeply fortified.

Juice beauty Stem Cellular Vinifera replenishing oil Facial oil, INR 8,500

 Start the day by applying Stem Cellular Vinifera replenishing oil Facial oil. This will create a hydrating layer on the skin.

Popxo Beach Bum Multi-Use Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 PA+++, INR 349

With the POPxo Beach Bum Multi-use Sunscreen Spray SPF 50, you get to stay protected without doing the work. This face, body and hair spray, is a multi-tasking miracle, making it the real MVP of sun protection. Hyaluronic Acid, Raspberry Seed Oil and Cucumber extract give this formula a whole lotta skin-lovin’.

Typsy Beauty Shade Shifter Lip & Cheek Oil, INR 1,099
The colour-changing cheek and lip oil comes in a universally flattering pH-reactive shade for a custom lip & cheek stain effect. Vegan and cruelty-free, the blendable formula is enriched with the goodness of acai berry and hibiscus oil for hydration, comfort, and protection that lasts all day long, while giving a flushed and dewy finish to cheeks and lips.

Pre Holi Hair Care

Vilvah Nourishing Hair Mask, INR 690

This is a natural remedy to repair and restore your hair’s inner health leaving them soft and nourished.  Moringa oil is a powerful warehouse of rich nutrients to enrich your hair growth and control hair fall. Argan oil, Shea butter and Mango butter acts as a natural conditioner and leaves your hair soft and manageable.

Body oil massages and hair oil champi can never go out of Indian vogue, the ancient technique has multifold benefits and for the Holi shenanigan it’s the best bet.

Inde Wild Champi Hair Oil, INR 949

The formulation is grounded in heritage and Ayurvedic wisdom handed down, generation to generation in the brand founder’s family. Use as a pre-shampoo, an overnight treatment or in your weekly head massages for protective and restorative treatment. For Holi celebrations it’s recommended to leave the oil on while you play and protect the hair from colours.

Curly hair girlies need extra caring essentials to maintain the bouncy curls and prevent the damage that make the hair frizzy and unmanageable, if oiling weighs down your hair and loosen your locks, then a hair cream for curls shall do the trick:

Fix My Curls Curl Quenching Hair Butter, INR

 As a protective layer to apply before playing Holi to make sure your curls/waves arent damaged during your festivities.Moisture revival made easy with our curl quenching hair butter. It’s vegan, it’s lightweight, and it gives your hair exactly what it begs for – moisture!