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    6 Mar 2020

    Deal With The Onslaught Of Holi With These 14 Products

    Do me a favour, let's play a safe Holi

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    As fun as Holi is, it is also hell on your body. Here's a list of all the products people swear by and products I have used over the years to effectively deal with pre-Holi prep and post-Holi hangover!

    1. Slather yourself in sunscreen! You'll be outdoors for a good part of the day and the sun harms your skin just as much chemical colours. I use this Nivea SPF 50 sunscreen that is super moisturising and does not leave chalky traces behind – ₹371

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    2. Oil to the gods. Oil makes for a good layer of protection against harsh chemicals and makes them come off easily. You can use this cold-pressed olive oil on your skin, hair, lips and cuticles to keep them moisturised – ₹259

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    3. While oil is a great moisturiser, it does not suit all skin types. Applying oil on my face usually leads to a breakout. I use this open-pore reducing moisturiser that adds a protective layer to your skin and tightens pores so dirt and colours won't settle in them – ₹269

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    4. Do not ignore your facial hair! Get this conditioning beard oil all up in there to keep your mooch and skin protected from colours that can take up to weeks to come off – ₹227

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    5. There is nothing worse than pink-stained nails. Apply the darkest shade of nail paint you can find to keep your nails safe, like the matte finish varnish in 'Charcoal' from Lakme – ₹249

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    6. Post-Holi, avoid anything and everything that will your skin out. No soaps. Use this moisturising coffee body scrub to get rid of all the grime and exfoliate your skin – ₹395

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    7. Instead of harshly rubbing your lips to get rid of dried in colour, use this rambutan, date and liquorice lip scrub that gently cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes your lips – ₹214

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    8. Use this honey water toner from Biotique to refresh your now scrubbed skin and to restore its pH balance after a long day of being bombarded with colours – ₹114

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    9. Unlike movies, we can't all come out of Holi looking flawless. Some of us have to deal with breakouts 😭 These pimple patches will instantly hide redness and blemishes and also promote overnight healing – ₹299

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    10. You want to make sure your skin is plenty moisturised but not oily. This hydrating aqua balm from L'Oreal is very light-weight and makes your skin feel exactly how your parched throat feels like after drinking water – ₹419

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    11. Chill out after the festivities with this purifying and hydrating charcoal mask, as it's especially important to close your pores if you used a scrub to get rid of the colours. It is my favourite sheet mask ever because you can see the difference immediately after use – ₹99

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    12. The damage caused by harsh chemical colours is skin deeps. They don't come off for weeks and leave your skin feeling cracked and awful. Use this overnight moisture infusion mask to make sure your skin can get all the hydration it needs to repair ASAP – ₹580

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    13. Apart from the harm to your skin, the strong chemical smell of colours can also sometimes cause headaches/migraines, once the fun starts winding down. This destress roll-on oil enriched with herbs and herbal oils helps in relieving pain – ₹330

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    14. And rest your eyes with this weighted gel eye mask that you can pop in the freezer for an instant cooling effect and stress relief – ₹130

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    Take care of yourself and remember to step back when and as you need to. Have a safe and Happy Holi 🧡💛💚💙💜