Holi is the festival of color and everyone enjoys them but these chemical colors can harm our skin too so always be careful when you are going to celebrate Holi.
Follow below tips for skin care in Holi
Pre Holi skin care
Always remember when going out to play Holi, first apply moisturizer and sunscreen on your body. No need to go for any chemical moisturizer, you can simply use coconut or almond oil so any chemical does not directly come in contact with your skin. Apply a thick coat of oil on face and neck. All this will help protect and shield your skin from all the punishment and stress it is going to face in the hectic but ridiculously fun festival of Holi. You can use coconut oil or olive oil to oil up your skin and hair as they are very easy to find and work quite effectively.
For lip care apply a thick coat of lip gloss or Vaseline.
If you like long nails, you have to sacrifice for this day. Cut your nails so the color doesn’t settle on the nail bed. Also, apply nail paint on nails and protect the cuticles by applying oil and moisturizers.
Apply oil on your hair, from scalp to tip. Also do not leave your hair open, tie it into a ponytail or a bun and cover your head with a scarf.
Some other useful tips to follow before you start playing Holi to keep your skin and hair safe and healthy as much as you can, are detailed in the following points:
- Clothing is important in Holi. First, you will need old clothes or ones you wouldn’t mind spoiling as there will be a lot of colors and it will be extremely hard to cleanse them out afterward. Wear dark colored cotton clothes so that they are light and do not get heavy after being soaked and the dark colors will keep the appearance of colors on their minimal. Alo make sure to cover as much of your skin as you can to protect it not just from colors but also from the sun.
- Holi urges you to be active and playful, doing all of that will tire you and your skin out too. Moreover, the skin is also facing an onslaught of colors and stuff. So, make sure to drink plenty of water before you get into the celebrations. This will help keep you and your skin hydrated which is crucial to skin’s health.
- Be careful when your eyes are concerned. Take off the contact lenses or spectacles if you use them as they could be harmful and may bruising or injuries in the fever of Holi. There will be a lot of touching of faces and applying colors there that it just makes sense to keep that area clear of any stuff like specs.
- Nails get easily stained in Holi which could cause some issues. For example, you can ingest some toxic colors unknowingly from them being stuck in your nails. So, keep your nails short and tidy for Holi. Rub some olive or coconut oil on it to provide them with some protection and making it harder to stain them.
Post Holi skin care
When you go to take bath after Holi celebration, do not directly use soap. Oil or cream based cleansers are best. Apply them on the whole body and then take bath. If the color is still left, add a teaspoon of besan to 2 tablespoons of milk powder and to it add a few drops of lavender essential oil. Apply this mixture on your skin. Then have a bath.
Also, try these face packs to pamper your skin
For oily skin: Make a paste of papaya, lemon juice, and milk powder. Apply it on and leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse off.
For dry skin: Mix a teaspoon of honey in half a mashed banana. To it add a pinch of sea salt, scrub for 10 minutes. Then rinse it off.
Skin care for combination skin-If you have combination skin, then instead of slathering on a cream-based moisturizer, apply this DIY ubtan to get rid of the dark colors without irritating your skin. Take equal proportions of rice flour and lemon juice, mix it well to form a paste and apply it all over your face. Once it starts to dry out, scrub it off gently in circular motions. Do this before taking a shower and you will notice the colors fade away easily without scrubbing abrasively.
Skin care for normal skin-At first, wipe your face with micellar water or a wet wipe. Then take powdered red lentil, gram flour, turmeric powder, and rose water to make a gentle exfoliating scrub. Apply it and gently exfoliate your skin and watch the dark colors fade away.
Some other useful tips to take care of your skin after you have engorged in the celebrations of Holi and your skin looks like an abstract multicolored canvas:
- After the Holi celebrations, keep your skin free from any heavy makeup and stuff and keep it light. This is because your skin must be vulnerable after all that strain and heightened activity.
- Do not forget to cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin. There is no reason to not follow these basic and useful skincare tips. Also, remember to reapply your sunscreen as it would have certainly been washed away completely by that point.
- You can utilize ice cubes to calm and soothe your skin as it must be undoubtedly a little irritated due to all the strain, colors, heat, and stuff.
- You certainly can utilize exfoliation to provide a better cleaning treatment of your skin. This method will be more effective in wiping away your colors from the stained skin as exfoliating will help remove collected dead skin cells.
Tips to remove the color from hair
If you have applied oil on complete hair and scalp, it should not be a problem, but if you have taken 1 tablespoon each of olive oil and coconut oil, to it mix 1 teaspoon each of castor oil, glycerine, vinegar, conditioner, and your shampoo respectively. Apply the mixture on your hair and the scalp and leave it on for an hour and then rinse it off.
Remember that conditioners can make your hairs dry so deep conditioning is required.