These harsh chemicals, along with overexposure to sin, can lead to dryness and irritation of the skin that can last for weeks after the festival has left.
It’s time for the biggest spring festival in North India, Holli. Almost everyone loves to celebrate Holi and smear their loved ones in colors. But after the party is over, it is the terrible stage of removing the stubborn chemical color spots on the face, hair. These harsh chemicals, along with overexposure to sin, can lead to dryness and irritation of the skin that can last for weeks after the festival has left.
If you love Holi but don’t want the festival to wreak havoc on your hair and skin, here are super easy tips to make your parties stress-free.
Pre Holi Preparation Tips
To protect your skin from the harsh chemicals, you create a barrier between skin and color. Apply sunscreen, oil at least 30 minutes before going out. Do not forget to apply the facial oil and sunscreen to the ears, neck and other exposed areas of the body.
If you’re wearing cotton fabric that you’re comfortable with, the color can seep under the fabric. In such cases, go for relatively thick fabric and wide sleeves to ensure that the bare skin is exposed to as little color as possible.
To make sure the colors don’t stick to your nails for days, trim your nails and apply glossy nail polish with clear nail polish. Also, apply the nail polish to the skin around your nails so as not to let the color seep or get stuck around your nails.
For your hair, apply them at night. You have to soak your hair in oil, so avoid expensive bottles. Coconut oil is good for the day. Tie your hair in a tight bun or wear a scarf so that no one can color your hair.
Drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated throughout the day, as coloring, sun exposure, fried snacks, and desserts can easily dehydrate you.
Cleaning tips after Holi
Now that your face has become a canvas for different shades of pink, red, black that will take you a lifetime to get off, post all that nice gulal smear, before you jump straight into the shower, try to remove as much color as you can if possible with oil. Some holi colors get worse when they try to remove with water, but are soluble in oil. Blot your face with a cloth soaked in oil to remove color.
Skin hot water, use cold water to remove colors effectively. Do not scrub your skin too much, this will deteriorate your skin texture, making it prone to damage. Use mild soap. Do not try to remove all stains in one day. Moisturize your skin well when you’re done.
Finally, resist the temptation to visit a salon around or right after Holi, as the skin and hair are more vulnerable to damage.
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