With Holi right around the corner, it’s time to get your skincare and haircare essentials to save you from the damage that the colours may to your skin. Being the most energetic, spirited, and colourful festival, Holi is a festival celebrated with gulaal and water to squirting chemicals and synthetic pigments. These colours damage your skin and make it dry. A little precaution can go a long way.
Here are some of the essential tips that may help you to protect your skin and enjoy the festival to the fullest:
1 Cover up with natural products
The most effective way to get the colour off easily is by applying oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, or olive oil. These provide a certain level of protection to the skin from the colours and chemicals as well as nourishes the skin. Do not forget those nails!
There are major benefits of applying any sunscreen or moisturizer with at least SPF 30. Besides preventing the colour from sticking to the skin, it takes care of the sun, dust, colour as well as heat. Sunscreens are absolutely helpful in reducing the aftermath of colour from the body.
3. Rose water
A concoction of gram flour, sweet oil, and milk cream in rose water is also advised after playing Holi. This paste becomes thick and can be applied to the face, hands as well as legs. Rub it off once it dries to remove the colour on the skin. This helps in keeping the skin soft.
Let it dry for some time and rinse it off. This mud pack is very helpful and makes the entire process effortless. In case you have any non-organic colours on the body, this paste will help soothe the skin.
4. Be gentle with the face
Do not use scrubs and exfoliators for at least a day after playing Holi. Apart from the typical coconut oil or olive oil massages, a blend of fresh lemon juice, curd and sandalwood will work wonders for the face.
5. Turmeric Ginger Scrub
The BodyCafe Turmeric Ginger Face and Body Scrub gently exfoliates dead skin off your body, stimulates blood circulation, improves skin elasticity, and gives your skin a healthy glow.
6. Oil your hair
Just like your skin, Holi colours are also dangerous for your hair as well. So oiling it is a must before the festival begins. The oil acts as a defensive layer on your scalp and protects the colour to enter the scalp.