• Louise Remedios

POST-HOLI SKIN CARE TIPS FOR BRIDES & GROOMS

Hosting a destination wedding in Goa does not mean you have to shy away from enjoying one of India’s most well-loved festivals. Maintaining a good skincare routine while wedding planning in Goa will go a long way in helping you look your best, and one day of playing Holi is unlikely to throw you off your game. Still, we’ve got a few tips to help you bounce back from this ultra-fun and colourful celebration.


Pre-party, remember to apply oil or moisturiser to your skin and hair, and coat your nails with clear polish. After the party, here’s what you should do:


USE OIL

We know how uncomfortable it feels to be wet, sticky, and full of colour, and the immediate reaction on getting home is to have a bath. That’s not the best idea. As awful as it feels, use a natural oil to break the colours away from your skin. Most colours are fat-soluble so readily available coconut oil will do the trick. Wipe whatever comes off with a dry cloth, and then step into the shower.


AVOID HOT WATER

Thinking hot water cleans better than cold might work for your dirty dishes, but not for your skin. Using hot water might actually cause the colours to set in. Instead, opt for cold or lukewarm water instead.


DON’T EXFOLIATE

Choose a Holi party that uses organic colours only. Those containing copper sulphate, mercury sulphate, and lead oxide are harmful not just for your skin but also for the environment. They can also leave a nasty pigmentation which you might be tempted to scrub off with a loofah. Bad idea. Any remaining colour - from organic or chemical powders - could irritate the skin. Exfoliating will just make things worse. Just give it a few days.


MOISTURISE

Playing with water in the sun can dry out your skin and wash off any moisturiser you may have used before the celebrations began. Remember to rejuvenate your skin with a good moisturiser that leaves it properly nourished.


TAKE A BREAK

When wedding planning in Goa, there’s a big chance you’ve already settled into a thorough grooming and skincare routine in preparation for the big day. But we’d advise you to take a break from this for a few days after your Holi celebrations. Keep away from alcohol-based toners, soaps, and other products with artificial colours and fragrances, retinol, and exfoliating serums since your skin is still sensitive.


STAY AWAY FROM THE SALON

Reschedule any grooming appointments to a few days after Holi. Give your skin time to recuperate before doing any waxing, threading, clean-ups, scrubs, facials, wraps, or even hair colouring.


HYDRATE YOUR SKIN

It’s a good idea to moisturise from the outside, but did you know that your skin also hydrates itself from the inside? Studies suggest that the outer layer of your skin pulls fluid from the capillaries and if there isn’t enough water in them, your skin can dry out. So drink lots of water to safeguard your skin. You can also opt for a hydrating face mask to boost its moisture content.


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