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Holi Skincare Tips To Protect Your Skin - Shankara India

Holi Skincare Tips To Protect Your Skin

Holi, the festival of colors, comes once a year and takes everyone on a whirlwind journey where joy, laughter, happiness, and colors get the limelight. While we eagerly wait for the Holi celebrations, one concern all of us have at the back of our minds is - skin damage

In the earlier days, when there was no prevalence of synthetic colours, and the colours- ‘gulaal’ were mostly made of natural ingredients, our skin didn’t complain as well. Since the advent of harsh chemicals like sulphate, mercury, and bromide in colours, our skin and hair fear enjoying the festival to the fullest. These heavy chemicals can wreak havoc on our skin if not cared for properly. 

To help you out, Shankara India, an award-winning skincare brand, has introduced a range of 100% natural and organic skincare essentials to prepare your skin for the upcoming Holi parties. Infused with the goodness of highly potent, unadulterated beauty ingredients that are grown in the lap of nature, our skincare line has everything prerequisite for pre and post-Holi skin care. In this guide, we'll deep-dive into the pre and post-Holi skin care tips to ensure your skin remains radiant and healthy throughout the festivities and beyond.

Holi Skin Care Tips

We’ve sorted out the Holi skin care tips as per the steps necessary before and after the Holi celebration. So here are a few crucial tips to follow during pre-Holi skincare rituals: 

Pre-Holi Skin Care Rituals

1. Don’t Skip Moisturizers

If your goal is to maintain the same level of skin glow post-Holi, then do not forget to moisturize your skin deeply. Hydrated and moisturized skin is less likely to face any severe issues like itchiness, redness or rashes. To that end, you can check out an amazing range of Moisturizers and Emulsions at Shankara India.

Our Gheesutrā Face Emulsion, a potent elixir made using an age-old Ayurvedic process of 100 times washing of A2 ghee, penetrates the skin’s deepest layer, making you feel rejuvenated. While preparing for festivities, it’s obvious to have dull and tired skin. Our Gheesutrā Face Emulsion promotes collagen production and nourishes the skin at the deepest levels. Your dream of having satin soft and supple skin is just a click away!

But that’s not it! We have a great deal of face moisturizers in our stock that contain manjishtha to detoxify the skin from pollution, and chemical-laden colours, saffron red gold to reduce the risk of inflammation, evening primrose oil to maintain the skin's pH balance, rose to soothe your skin and various other powerful organic components. You can pick the one of your choice.

2. Oil Up

Just protecting your face from the harmful impact of chemical-rich Holi colours is not enough. Your entire body deserves the same level of attention and protection. So massage your skin from the neck down with the Ayurvedic body oils from Shankara India. The best way to protect your body from the harmful colours of Holi and other environmental aggressors while indulging in festival season outside like dirt, pollution, sun tan, etc., is to keep it nourished.

For this, you can get your hands on multipurpose Sweet Almond Oil from Shankara India. It provides intense moisturisation and nourishment to your skin without clogging the pores. By relaxing fine lines, reducing blemishes and promoting an even skin tone, it makes you all set to rock the dance floor on Holi.

Post-Holi Skin Care Tips

As now you’re drenched in colours, it’s time to follow a more extensive Holi skin care tips to revive your skin from all the damage it’s fighting off: 

1. Cleansing

After the hours-long celebration, you might be tired and try to complete the skin care as quickly as possible. But it does more harm than good! So take your time and deep cleanse your skin by picking your favourite Face cleanser from Shankara India. 

You can check out our powerful Deep Cleanse Facial Ubtan made using neem, roses, and red sandalwood that helps in moisturizing, soothing, nourishing and purifying the skin.  The combined effects of all the potential natural ingredients in our cleansers are calm, purified, non-irritated, glowing, and clean skin with visibly smaller pores. 

Along with your face, you should also pay close attention to your body. Our de-stressing body wash, which is a combination of lavender, geranium and chamomile, calms down your skin and promotes a glowing complexion.

2. Exfoliation

While it's tempting to scrub away every trace of colour, our gentle exfoliants, such as Microcrystal Exfoliator and Gheesutrā Nourishing Exfoliator, remove dead skin cells and reveal a brighter complexion without irritating your skin. The natural elements (turmeric, ghee, aloe vera and almonds) in our exfoliators restore your skin’s natural glow and regenerate new cells to repair damaged skin. 

3. Moisturize

As the day was rough for your skin, it deserves a deeper level of hydration to rejuvenate and heal. When your skin feels clean after the exfoliation, a good face massage with Shankara India Kumkumadi Oil, powered by manjishtha, red sandalwood, and saffron red gold or our Blemish Support Serum that is simply a blend of meadowsweet, lemongrass and lavender can soothe your skin. Leave the serum or oil the entire night to let your skin refresh and renew.  

So what are you waiting for? Play Holi your heart out without compromising the health and radiance of your skin with Shankara India.


Q. Should I apply sunscreen before Holi?

A: While sun protection before Holi is essential to protect your skin from UV damage and colour pigments. Hence, you must always put on a good amount of sunscreen before heading out for a Holi party. Also, you can get your hands on Shankara India Gheesutrā Face Emulsion. It contains a high amount of vitamin C  that lightens pigmentation and reduces age signs. Along with these, you can also trust it as your sun protection.

Q. Can lemon remove the Holi colour from the face?

A: Lemon juice can be too harsh for sensitive skin if applied directly. The Soothing Body Oil of Shankar contains lemon balm. Apply it on the skin during the pre-Holi skin care regimen and remove Holi colors without irritation or dryness. 

Q. Can we apply moisturizer after playing Holi?

A: Yes, it is great to apply moisturizer in your post-Holi skincare routine. Applying the moisturizer helps keep your skin hydrated, nourished and prevents from any further damage. 

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