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15 Pre & Post Holi Skincare Tips To Enjoy The Festival Without Worry

15 Pre & Post Holi Skincare Tips To Enjoy The Festival Without Worry

My top priority is keeping my skin safe this Holi. But only having a post-holi skincare plan won’t cut it. I need to keep my skin protected even before I play with colours.

I follow a thorough pre and post-skincare routine to keep my skin healthy and stain-free.

Best Pre-Holi Skincare Tips

Best Pre-Holi Skincare Tips

Prep With A Ceramide Cream

Ceramides are the building blocks of the skin. A ceramide cream helps strengthen the skin’s barrier so that it stays resilient to holi colours.

The POPxo Sun Soother After Sun Lotion has ceramides and it keeps my skin super healthy and plump.


Apply A Sheet Mask

Sheet masks help in hydrating my skin. This step ensures my skin doesn’t get too dry even after playing with holi colours.

The MyGlamm K.Play Lychee Hydrating Sheet Mask is my go-to product to follow this step.

Also Read: Holi Special Nail Art Designs

Apply Dark Nail Polish

Since you will be using your fingers to hold and apply colour, your nails and cuticles are prone to staining. Coat your nails with petroleum jelly to prevent the colour from staining and damaging them.


I love the MyGlamm Wanderlust Sand Matte Nail Polish – Raspberry Trifle because it has a quick-dry effect.

Rub An Ice Cube

We all know that ice cubes help tighten the skin, This is precisely why you should rub ice cubes all over your face and body before going out to celebrate Holi. Rubbing the ice cubes for 10-15 minutes will prevent harmful colours from penetrating into the skin and causing breakouts. 

P.S: You’ll also look fresh as a daisy!                        

Slather On Some Coconut Oil

Before you step out to celebrate Holi, slather on a generous amount of coconut oil. Since most Holi colours are pigmented and packed with harmful chemicals, the oil prevents them from penetrating and staining the skin. It also helps in cleaning the colour from your body post-Holi.


The Organic Harvest Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil is my go-to product to follow this skincare step.

Follow It Up With SPF

After oiling your skin, the next step is to apply SPF. Avoid a cream-based SPFs as it will make your skin sticky. Instead choose waterproof and gel-based SPF. This product will protect your skin from UV rays and prevent your skin from getting tanned. 

My favourite sunscreen is the POPxo Glow Goals Illuminating Sunscreen SPF 30 PA+++.

Show Your Pout Some Love

The chemical colours, and the scorching heat can dry out the lips. Instead of reaching for your lipstick, apply petroleum jelly or lip balm with SPF instead. Either of the products will keep your lips moist, protected and hydrated.


The MyGlamm LIT – PH Lip Balm – Main Squeeze is a colour-changing lip balm that makes my lips look pink and juicy.


Taking frequent sips of water during the day will keep you hydrated, energised and prevent your skin from drying out. If your skin feels irritated or flares up, wash it off with cool water immediately and apply aloe gel on the affected area to soothe it.

I use the Organic Harvest Organic Aloevera Gel With Organic Glycerine to soothe my skin.

Best Post-Holi Skincare Tips

Best Post-Holi Skincare Tips

Clean Up With Facial Wipes

I like to use wet wipes infused with skin-loving ingredients to clean the colours from the surface of my skin.


The Manish Malhotra Antimicrobial Facial Wipes leave my skin feeling clean and fresh without stripping it of moisture.

Spritz Face Mist

A gentle hydrating face mist helps my skin calm down during the cleaning process. I like to use face mists that contain natural ingredients to soothe my skin.

The St. Botanica Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Boost Face Mist contains natural ingredients too that help my skin feel soothed and refreshed.

Baby Oil Is Your Saviour

Baby oil is gentle on the skin and is an excellent stain-remover. Using a baby oil on stubborn stains helps in evening out the skin tone faster.


The Moms Co. Natural Massage Oil is super gentle and nourishing.

Mask Up

A face mask will not only soothe your skin but also help in fading stains left behind by holi colours.

The Manish Malhotra Kesar Face Pack Gel is a hydrating face mask made with natural ingredients that cleanses my skin so gently.

Take The Natural Route

Use rose water as a toner to remove any oil and colour residue.


I like using the Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water to tone my skin.

Apply Moisturisuriser After

After cleansing, toning and applying a face pack, moisturise your skin with a mild cream. This will prevent your skin from feeling dry and patchy.

The Manish Malhotra Amla Moisturising Gel is a gel-based moisturiser that my skin loves.

Finish It Off With A Face Oil

The face oil should be the last step in your holi skincare routine as it helps lock in moisture and active ingredients in the skin.


The Organic Harvest Organic Argan Oil works as a great facial oil for my skin.

Note: Stay away from facials, bleaching and waxing for the next week. Give your skin the time to heal and repair itself. Avoid fragrance-heavy products and wear minimal makeup. You should be good to go!


More Holi-Related Articles

Mouth-Watering Holi Dishes & Drinks To Try – If you’re hosting a Holi party at your pad, planning a good food and drinks menu should be a priority. If you need help with choosing the perfect dishes, we’ve got you covered. 

Romantic Ways To Celebrate Holi With Your Husband – Is this the first Holi with your husband? We know of many ways to make this day special and memorable.


Haircare Tips For Holi – Now that you know how to look after your skin for Holi, we’ll teach you how to look after your hair as well. From pre-Holi hair care tips to post-Holi hair care tips, we’ll be delighted to fill you in on the deets. 

Happy Holi Quotes and Wishes in Hindi – Holi is known as the festival of colours that is celebrated in every part of India with utmost joy and enthusiasm. We’re bringing you beautiful Happy Holi wishes in Hindi to share with all your dear ones. 

Best Places To Celebrate Holi In India: If you are looking for a new experience, check out our list of the best places to celebrate Holi in India!

Holi jokes in Hindi: Send these jokes to your near & dear ones on this auspicious festival to the fullest!


Above all things, make sure that you celebrate Holi safely, I know I will thanks to these tips!

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06 Mar 2023

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