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Holi Skincare Tips & Secrets for a Glowing Celebration

Holi Skincare Tips & Secrets for a Glowing Celebration


Holi- when the air is full of joy and every corner is filled with color. But this holi, let’s not forget about the health and resilience of our skin amidst all the excitement & preparations. We know how contagious all the pre-celebration excitement is, but mild negligence can make your skin vulnerable to damage. Let’s make sure that our skin gets the love & care it deserves with the right pre & post-Holi skincare.

The Pitfall of Oiling in Holi:

Myth Buster about oiling before playing Holi: Oiling before Holi is a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation to protect skin from Holi colors. It was relevant at those times when the air was clean and the colors used were extracted from natural sources like flower petals, beetroots, leaves, etc. 

But dear readers, it's a question for you, how relevant is oiling in the ‘not-so-clean’ environment that we live in?  

Oiling your face on Holi can make the UV rays even more harmful. The oil combined with the harsh rays of the sun can magnify the UV rays and increase their penetration into your skin. This can result in sunburn, irritation, and even long-term damage like premature aging and skin cancer. The oil also traps dirt and impurities which can clog your pores and cause acne breakouts. So, it is best to avoid oiling your face during Holi festivities to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and keep your skin healthy and vibrant.

Instead, you can move with some essential natural skincare for Holi, for both pre & post-celebration which can make your skin less susceptible to any damage.

Pre-Holi Preparations:

Let’s go on a self-care spree, a warm-up for the chaos that’s to come on Holi. This Holi, let’s make sure that our skin doesn’t just glow with colors of celebration but with the radiance of health and vibrancy. Here are a few skincare products that you can include in your pre-holi skincare routine to enhance the skincare experience, both for you and your skin! 

  • Hydrating Serums:

Skin hydration tips for Holi can never go alone without Hydrating serums that are made with powerful ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid to replenish and maintain moisture in the skin. Hyaluronic Acids are multi-molecular acids where both bigger and smaller molecular structures are present which perform two important functions. The first is to penetrate deep into the skin’s outer barrier and protect against any skin damage. It is because hydrated skin bounces and has less chance of being damaged due to friction as everyone puts color on the skin. Second, the bigger molecules sit on the surface and create a layer that covers up the skin pore with Hyaluron. So if there is any excess color or bacteria, it will act as a barrier & prevent as much damage as it can.

Hence, you can add Kass Hydrating Serum – 2% Hyaluronic Acid in your skincare routine as it performs both functions & improves moisture levels to achieve a plump and supple skin complexion.

#Note: It’s not just a great pre-holi skin care incorporation but it is also a great post-holi skin care incorporation as it helps in healing.

  • Moisture-Boost Cream:

Moisture boost creams are formulated to keep the skin hydrated and nourished. The main ingredients are emollients such as kokum butter, lavender essential oil & squalene that help to form a barrier on the surface of the skin that helps to retain moisture and prevent water loss. The main benefit of moisture boost creams lies in their ability to replenish the skin’s lipid barrier, which can be easily weakened by environmental factors such as bad weather and pollution.

By enveloping yourself with Kass Moisture Boost Face Cream, you can fortify your skin's natural defenses and restore its moisture balance which results in a soft, smooth complexion.

  • Sunscreen with SPF 50 or 60:

Sunscreen is an essential part of every skincare regimen. It helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays from the sun's ultraviolet radiation. With a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 50 or 60 which is based on the fact that it blocks about 98% – 99% of the UVB rays that cause sunburn and sun damage.

Post-Holi Care:

As the colors settle and the echoes of laughter fade, it's time to tend to our skin, tenderly nursing it back to its radiant glory with a Post-Holi skincare guide. Start with,

  • Aloe Vera Cleanser:

Aloe Vera is known for its gentle & calming effects on the skin which is rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. For skin that is already sensitized and irritated due to all the colors, you need to use a cleanser that soothes that irritation. 

Always remember, if you don’t feel irritation, that doesn’t mean your skin is not irritated. There are a lot of instances, like when a person’s skin is thicker, the skin can be irritated yet they don’t feel it as there may not be any symptoms. Hence, it is advised to use an aloe vera-based cleanser that has natural exfoliating powers to remove dead skin cells without irritating the skin. The gel texture of aloe vera helps to form a barrier on the skin’s surface that prevents moisture loss and keeps the skin hydrated.

Kass Aloe Vera Face Wash helps to maintain the skin’s natural pH which in turn helps to prevent skin barrier disruption. This cleanser is great for sensitive, acne-prone or dry skin. They provide a nourishing and soothing cleanse that leaves your skin feeling refreshed.

  • Brightening Serum:

A brightening serum, on the other hand, acts as an antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals produced by environmental stressors like UV rays and pollution. As one spends extended hours of exposure to the sun while playing the joyous festival holi, it brings skin imperfections along with it as many people notice dull & lifeless skin post-holi. Using Kass Brightening Serum will bring back that illumination that you have lost after Holi. 

  • Barrier-Fix Moisturizers:

Most of the time, people ignore and question how one day can damage the skin. But it is like a cumulative effect that can damage the skin barrier in the long run, even as you start incorporating acids without attending to the skin barrier first which in turn will worsen the skin. Therefore, it is very important to incorporate Barrier Fix Moisturizers that are specifically designed to repair and reinforce the natural barrier function of the skin which is the best skin barrier protection for Holi. These moisturizers contain ingredients that imitate the skin’s natural lipid barrier including ceramides & fatty acids. These components help to replace lost lipids in the skin, restore the integrity of the barrier and prevent Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) that results in maintaining optimal hydration of the skin.

Kass Barrier Fix- Enhanced Hydration Face Cream helps to improve overall skin health and resilience. It also helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors such as dryness, sensitivity and compromised skin barrier. So, if you’re looking for a way to fortify your skin’s defenses, consider adding a barrier-fix moisturizer to your routine.

  • Nourishing Night Creams:

Whether you like it or not, the skin barrier has been compromised because of this, for a few weeks, you will experience a loss of moisture & nutrients which will make the skin look dull and lifeless. To replenish that and make it look healthy & glowing, Night creams are incorporated that take advantage of the skin’s natural repair mechanisms during sleep when the skin’s cellular turnover and regeneration are at their peak. 

Packed with powerful ingredients like ceramide, Kesar, and essential oils, Kass Nourishing Night Cream delivers targeted nourishment and hydrating throughout the night, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to take on the day.

A well-balanced skincare regimen with the right ingredients is here to fill in the cracks and restore the skin’s energy & vitality, allowing it to emerge from the rainbow of color stronger than ever before.


On this auspicious day of Holi, don’t forget to treat your skin with love and care with these essential Holi skincare tips that will boost your skin’s resiliency. Let us take care of our skin, protect it, and make sure it emerges from the Holi festival unscathed, glowing, and beautiful. For amidst the rainbow of colors, our skin deserves all the attention it can get.

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